Miami’s five best Colombian bakeries

Display of pastries at Pan Pa’ Ya! (Jessica Acosta/SFMN)

Miami is filled with diversity, culture, and cuisine from dozens of countries. One that stands out is Colombia. Sancocho, bandeja paisa, and buñuelos can be found from Country Walk to Hialeah.

But it’s the baked goods that really attract Colombians afuera del pais

Colombian bakeries provide many pastries and traditional foods from the motherland. These pastries include everything from arepas to empanadas. Then there is the delicious smell of coffee. Miami has a whole load of these in every corner, but here are some of the best:

Pandebonos displayed at Panaderia 20 De Julio. (Jessica Acosta/SFMN)

Panaderia 20 De Julio
15415 SW 137th Ave
Miami, FL 33177
(305) 378-9428

Located in a shopping center called Coral Reef Village, this unique bakery was named after the date of Colombia’s Independence. The bakery allows one to taste typical pastries from Colombia while traditional music from there plays in the background. It is usually filled in the mornings as people rush over for buñuelos or calentado. The prices range from $1.25  to $15 depending on the item. The taste will bring you back for more.  

Arepa con queso, empanada de carne, pandebono, and a Colombiana from Macita’s. (Jessica Acosta/SFMN)

Macita’s Restaurante de Kendall
14685 SW 104th St
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 380-9985

Located in the Shoppes on 104, Macita’s is both a dine-in restaurant and a bakery. They have very friendly service and even serve traditional bandeja paisa, which includes rice, beans, chicharron, arepa, and more. Prices range from $1.25 to $30 depending on whether one is dining in or just buying from the bakery. Macita’s is also known for catering. They provide picadas, which can be enough for 10 to 15 people. 

Display of traditional pastries, candies, and breads from Colombia at El Buen Pan (Jessica Acosta/SFMN)

El Buen Pan Bakery
10354 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33174
(305) 400-8928

This heartwarming bakery gives you a glimpse of Colombia as you come across all the traditional goods. Popular sweets range from chocorramos to milo. The delicious aroma of desserts takes over as soon as you enter. The bakery even has indoor and outdoor seating. The prices range from $1.80 to $20. They also take COVID precautions and use facemasks at the moment.

Display of traditional Colombian drink Postobon at Pan Pa Ya (Jessica Acosta/SFMN)

Pan Pa’ Ya!
10425 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 599-1146

This bakery has all kinds of goods and drinks. Colombian sodas such as Postobon come in pineapple, grape, and apple flavors. They also provide Powerade, water, and even coffee to try alongside your delicious Pan de Yuca. Not only is dine-in available here but there are also options for take-out or delivery. The prices range from $1.79 to $25.

Outside look of Los Tres Monitos Bakery (Jessica Acosta/SFMN)

Los Tres Monitos
5374 W 12th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 556-1321

This bakery will make your mouth water. The options vary from ice cream to soup. They provide food for any kind of meal at any time of the day, parties and have different flavored cakes for all events. The amount of dedication they have for their clients is phenomenal. The price ranges from $1.50 to $15.

Jessica Acosta is a junior majoring in Communications-Broadcasting at Florida International University. After her studies, she plans to pursue her dream career of working in the entertainment industry as an actress or even as a TV host.