From Wynwood to Little Havana, it is no secret that Miami’s unique neighborhoods are all the rage, and as more visitors venture “off road” from the usual tourist routes seeking that “local flavor”, both residents and visitors are rediscovering the delights and charm of their local bakeries.
Bakeries are still the quintessential places for conversation and mingling. The smell of bread, made fresh and hot that morning, locals grabbing a pastry and coffee on their way to work, there is really no better place to get a feel for a neighborhood than a stop at the local patisserie. But this is Miami, after all, and a little cosmopolitan flair is to be expected.
No establishment has captured that spirit like Jake & The Cake. South Miami has been enjoying the sweet life ever since this establishment opened its doors with its innovative concept at their current address: 6800 SW 57th Avenue.
Part boulangerie, part patisserie, part juice bar, the establishment has been a hit with both locals and visitors thanks to its thoughtful menu that takes you from breakfast, to lunch, with fresh salads, crafted sandwiches, creative hand-tossed pizzas, super food creations and homemade natural juices, in addition to homemade cakes, tarts and desserts.
The menu embodies the cosmopolitan spirit of Miami by incorporating Mediterranean traditions, along with a healthy dose of French and Cuban influences, while emphasizing healthful, organic and natural ingredients. Its casual airy atmosphere that is strategically accented by distressed textures, strikes that just-right chord between classic and eclectic, desired and inventive, health-conscious and, at times, indulgent.
If you step into Jake & the Cake and find yourself feeling right at home, for owner and founder Jacobo Aguia, that is all part of the plan.
“I always envisioned a bakery and somehow returning to that times when I used to bake cakes with my mother. I tried to create a fresh atmosphere that draws its inspiration from the charming farms from my childhood… and those special family moments. I envisioned a very unique and inviting feel.”