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Favorite Pastries, Cakes, Pies in South Florida?

Looking for bakeries and restaurants with delicious pastries, cakes, and pies in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale through Miami area).
(But excluding wedding cakes and other "special occasion" custom cakes.)

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  1. Martarello in south beach is very good. I just had their large cannoli and it was awesome.

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    1. re: tpigeon

      Epicure Market in Miami Beach isn't bad to walk in and pick up a cake for a dinner party or self indulgence! I love their Strawberry Cake & their black/white cookies. They are an expensive market, but their bakery is the least overpriced department in the place, a cake for under $10 isn't bad, just make sure you have people to share it with or hide the scale!

      Provence Bakery, in Miami and expanding to other parts including Boca Raton has great pastries.

      1. re: jmdhsmiami

        Agree about Epicure...every single cake, pastry, bread is amazing..never disappointed. I love the coconut cake, ET chocolate cake, all the cookies...yuummm

      2. re: tpigeon

        Where is Martarello? I can't find it on the internet.

        1. re: racer x

          Sorry missed this post on Washington between espanola and 15th in South Beach

          1. re: racer x

            The correct name is Mattarello (1450 Washington Ave Miami Beach).
            I stopped in 5 stores asking people where this place was yesterday, and none of them knew what I was talking about. Luckily, one shop had a computer behind the counter and were able to google the address for me.

            They didn't have many pastries for sale yesterday (Friday) evening around 8pm. But I got a slice of a torta with fresh fruit slices and chantilly cream over layers of custard and I think a liqueur-flavored mousse with a sponge cake base. Delicious.

        2. try a cannoli at Laurenzo's Italian specialty market
          cuatro leches at Karlo bakery
          La Brioche Doree
          Le Royal French Bakery for inexpensive macaron

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          1. re: ankimo

            tried going to La Brioche Doree about three weeks ago but was "closed for renovations". has it reopened?

          2. Croissan'Time on Federal Hwy in Fort Lauderdale (just N of Sunrise Blvd) has pastries that make you feel like you're in Paris!

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            1. re: gblcsw

              Agreed!! And they have wonderful ambiance.

            2. The guava and cream cheese cake at Cake Design by Edda. Yeah, guava and cream cheese is cliche here, but this one is unique. I believe there's guava puree in the cake batter, the layers sandwich a guava filling and the frosting is cream cheese based. It's more addicting than I'm making it sound.

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              1. re: lax2mia

                Good to know lax, we had a specialty cake from Edda's which was exceptional, I didn't mention them as I have not had any of their simpler cakes,etc.

              2. Misha's cupcakes in that just recently opened in South Miami (located on South Dixie Hwy) has really fabulous mini and regular-sized cupcakes. I personally love the chocolate ones.

                1. Cuatro Leches Bakery in the Bird Road Arts District is one of Miami's best kept secrets. My wife dreams about their cream cheese flan. My personal favorites are their original tres leches cake and their awesome rum cake with custard topping. Always call ahead to reserve your order - restuarant accounts get first dibs on their daily production.

                  Gilbert's Bakery on the corner of Red Road and Bird is a great place to grab a quick snack or coffee break for under $3. I love ordering a tiny cup of coratadito coffee, a sweet guava and cheese pastelito and a savory beef pastelito. This is a great place to take out-of-towners for a little taste of Little Cuba.

                  Knaus Berry Farm makes a great destination for a road trip. Try their famous cinnamon sticky buns and their killer strawbery shakes. Its a seasonal market, so check their hours on the web before heading down.

                  1. I had a really good cherry pie from the Pinecrest market some time ago.