CAO Bakery in Miami, Florida

You might be asking yourself what or who CAO Bakery is and why they appear to be popping up all around town.

As of this writing, CAO Bakeries are in Downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Kendall, North Miami Beach, Pinecrest, South Beach, Sweetwater, West Kendall, and Westchester. So when I say they’re all around town, I’m not exaggerating—there is one near you.

CAO Bakery View from Entrance
CAO Bakery in South Beach
Some CAO Bakery History

Who is the CAO family? This is the same family that brought us Miami’s most famous Cuban Bakery, Vicky Bakery.

What Tony Cao, grandson of the founders, along with his wife Yvette and their business partner Carlos de Varona, did was update the bakery with a larger menu. The looks of the locations have also received an update, but this is not a design blog, so I’ll focus on the food.

Menu Board
Menu Board

Don’t get worked up since all the Cuban Bakery classics, like their cafecito, pastelitos, croquetas, and empanadas, are still available. They’ve added some soon-to-be classics like their La Frita CAO, bacon maduros, ropa vieja papa rellena, arroz con pollo bites, and award-winning MedioDia Sandwich.

CAO Bakery Food Menu
CAO Bakery Food Menu
CAO Bakery Drinks & Locations Menu
Drinks and Locations Menu

We’ve got the best of both worlds, old school, and new school. I’m 100% positive that’s what they were aiming for.

Two Croquetas from CAO Bakery in Miami, Florida
Two Ham Croquetas
Arroz con Pollo Bites from CAO Bakery in Miami, Florida
Arroz con Pollo Bites
Pastel de Guayaba from CAO Bakery in Miami, Florida
Pastel de Guayaba

CAO Bakery
7830 Coral Way
Miami, FL
(786) 717-7187

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Monday OPEN 24 HOURS
Tuesday OPEN 24 HOURS
Wednesday OPEN 24 HOURS
Thursday OPEN 24 HOURS
Friday OPEN 24 HOURS
Saturday OPEN 24 HOURS
Sunday OPEN 24 HOURS

Award Winning MedioDia Sandwich

CAO Bakery MedioDia Sandwich
MedioDia Sandwich

I needed to sneak in a mention of the MedioDia Sandwich here at the very end. In 2019, I hosted a Best Miami Sandwich competition in Little Havana, where this sandwich was a slam dunk with the judges.

It’s a guava and cream cheese pastelito with ham and Gouda cheese. Now you know the story of why they won.

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