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“Real Cuban Food in Orlando.”

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Yaya's Cuban Cafe & Bakery
Ranked #49 of 71 Bakeries in Orlando
Cuisines: Cuban
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Real Cuban Food in Orlando.”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

Great experience one of the best local breakfast, lunch, and bakery in Orlando with real Cuban food .

  • Visited April 2012
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“Tasty Cuban treats hidden behind a mechanic”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

When searching online for authentic Cuban food in Orlando, a zillion search results popped up. So, we narrowed our first introduction to Cuban food to a little known, but big on flavor bakery just outside of Winter Park: Yaya's. The bakery is relatively easy to find. Just remember that it's behind an automotive mechanic shop and a quaint neighborhood.

Upon arrival, the parking lot was full, rather, overflowing onto the street. Locals flowed in and out of the tiny shop, but the scent of fresh baked bread and sweets awaited us inside. The glass cases showcased the best Cuban bakeries have to offer. We ordered Pan Cubano (Cuban bread similar to french bread with a crunchy exterior and unbelievably soft interior), Quesitos (a cigar shaped flaky pastry filled with cream cheese and sprinkled with sugar, Ham Croquettas (breaded minced ham, cheese, and potato), Beef Empanadillas (spicy beef filling with a deep fried Empanada shell), and Guyabas. For those not familiar with a guyaba, think of it this way: if a flaky apple turnover had an affair with a guava filled jelly donut, a guyaba would be the result. The empanadillas and guyabas were the highlights of the experience.

There were a handful of locals enjoying a sit down breakfast of which we didn't partake. However, don't pass up a cup of Cafe con Leche. Service is with a smile and rest your fears if you don't speak Spanish - English is widely accepted, though an honest attempt to order in Spanish is welcomed.

On average, expect to spend between $1.50 - $5.00 depending on the pastry. It's also possible to order larger quantities for parties which appeared to be a good deal.

It was a great experience and we're glad to have found one of the best local breakfast, lunch, and bakery joints of Orlando.

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