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Merengue Bakery & Cafe

417 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2811
+1 626-358-5650
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
30 May 2018
“Nice Cuban!”
10 Aug 2017
“Excellent food and pastries”
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7:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean, Latin
417 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2811
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my first time to Merengue Bakery and Café. I got a Kahlúa cake for my husband for his birthday. Cake was very moist and very delicious! We will be back to try other items at the café.

Thank Cheryl Lyn R
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Very nice cuban sandwiches - we had the ropavieja which was excellent! Coffee was very good, but the pastries were meh...

Thank OrangeOrb
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Perfect for a quick bite or dessert. Papas Rellenas with ground beef is my favorite. Great services too.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Very friendly service. Nice patio seating. We Split-Split the Cuban breakfast sandwich and the omelet croissant. We also experienced delicious Plantain Chips for the first time. Good Coffee, too.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place looked like a place to eat some pastries. However, it does have light lunch like sandwiches and meat pies Cuban empanadas. A lot of people were dropping by to order cakes.k I had their brewed coffee and napoleon and my brother had tea...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This bakery serves the best Latin desserts / cakes in Monrovia. They also serve Cuban empanadas, potato balls, sandwiches, and other delicious foods. Service has markedly improved since moving to this new location on Myrtle. :)

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Monrovia has a ton of interesting dining options. Luckily made a good choice in choosing merengue. Cuban bakeries are always so tempting. We were conservative getting only potato balls, ropa de vieja and roast lechon sandwiches, and a piece of cake. All were good especially...More

Thank Dore W
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Potato balls, empanadas and lots of incredible desserts are just a few of the things you'll find. There's a huge lunch and sandwich menu, including Cuban sandwiches and other favorites. The staff is really friendly and eager to please. It's small, but there's plenty of...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This place was crowded and the food LOOKED so good. But the cake was clearly made from a mix! Supermarket products are better! And the Cuban sandwich was edible, but not tasty. The employees should learn to smile.

Thank Rocky P
Reviewed 17 November 2016

with the exception of the “Cuban Cake” we found the desserts to be very, very disappointing. This review is for desserts only. Despite being visually appealing, they were poor-tasting – and not very Cuban. Guava and Guava & Cheese Pastry: These were pseudo-Cuban with no...More

Thank GlobalTravelWorks
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2811
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-358-5650
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Merengue Bakery is one of Southern California’s premiere bakeries, offering handmade cakes, pastries and traditional Cuban delicacies, with an in-house café where you can relax and enjoy a cup of Café Cubano or savor one of our world-famous papa rellenas. We’re located in the heart of beautiful Old Town Monrovia, a town we’re proud to call home. Follow us online.
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