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Merengue Bakery and Cafe

Monrovia , CA
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LOCATION

110 Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016 US (map)

PHONE

626-358-5650

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ABOUT US

We are one of Southern California’s premier cuban bakeries, located in the heart of Old Town Monrovia. We offer a wide variety of foods and services for everyone to enjoy. Our display... Read more
We are one of Southern California’s premier cuban bakeries, located in the heart of Old Town Monrovia. We offer a wide variety of foods and services for everyone to enjoy. Our display cases are packed with fresh pastries, mouth-watering desserts and amazing cakes. Our services include catering and custom cakes for any event. We are especially known for our wedding cakes. From the first cake tasting consult to final delivery, we pride ourselves in building a strong relationship with our clients. Let us blow your guests or clients away with some of the most delicious fresh foods and jaw dropping cakes! Our client list includes many large name celebrities, sports figures, and numerous corporate businesses. We are able to offer amazing services at a very affordable rate, and we live up to our reputation that our food will truly make you dance! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Kosher, Lactose Free, Organic, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Candace
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
My venue had two bakeries to choose from for our cake. Merengue was one of them. We set up a tasting and didn't even contact the second vendor. They were in the middle of a remodel so they didn't have a physical location but they were always responsive on the phone. I worked with Vivian and she is super sweet. We set up a tasting at a Starbucks and the cake was just delicious. I coordinated with her to bring her some cake ribbon and stuff and even dropped it at her house since she lived close to my parents. Talk about trust and real personalized attention. The cake was probably the best wedding cake I've ever had. Usually they are kind of bland and uninspired. Merengue makes delicious cakes and it looked pretty, too!
My venue had two bakeries to choose from for our cake. Merengue was one of them. We set up a tasting and didn't even Read more...
My venue had two bakeries to choose from for our cake. Merengue was one of them. We set up a tasting and didn't even contact the second vendor. They were in the middle of a remodel so they didn't have a physical location but they were always responsive on the phone. I worked with Vivian and she is super sweet. We set up a tasting at a Starbucks and the cake was just delicious. I coordinated with her to bring her some cake ribbon and stuff and even dropped it at her house since she lived close to my parents. Talk about trust and real personalized attention. The cake was probably the best wedding cake I've ever had. Usually they are kind of bland and uninspired. Merengue makes delicious cakes and it looked pretty, too! Read less
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Tania
Wedding:
1/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Loved the flavor loved the cleanness of my cake and it wasn't fondant! A good price for a beautiful and delicious cake :)!
Loved the flavor loved the cleanness of my cake and it wasn't fondant! A good price for a beautiful and delicious cake :)! Read more...
Loved the flavor loved the cleanness of my cake and it wasn't fondant! A good price for a beautiful and delicious cake :)! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake was just perfect!! And it was the most delicious cake I have ever had at a wedding! We received so many compliments!!
The wedding cake was just perfect!! And it was the most delicious cake I have ever had at a wedding! We received so many Read more...
The wedding cake was just perfect!! And it was the most delicious cake I have ever had at a wedding! We received so many compliments!! Read less
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Eveline
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Yum yum yum! Merengue bakery hooked me on a sample given at a wedding show! I had gone alone so I had to take my now husband to a tasting and we feel in love! They let us sample 5 diffrent flavors and we choose all 5! We had 300 PPl wedding to feed so we got a 4 tier cake plus a full sheet out flavors where red velevet (grooms choice) chocolate crunch (brides choice) Cuban guava (there famous for it) strawberry shortcake (I love strawberries) and dulce de leche (both of our fav) they had a book of styles we could choose from and they wherent what we wanted so I showed them 2 pictures on my phone and they where able to do that for us it was simple slick white cake with 2 tiers with quilted pattern and the other 2 tiers with a glitter ribbon! The cake is a must try for any occasion super moist it won't disappoint! You can also just go in for a slice when ever your craving some witch sounds like a good idea now! Enjoy!
Yum yum yum! Merengue bakery hooked me on a sample given at a wedding show! I had gone alone so I had to take my now Read more...
Yum yum yum! Merengue bakery hooked me on a sample given at a wedding show! I had gone alone so I had to take my now husband to a tasting and we feel in love! They let us sample 5 diffrent flavors and we choose all 5! We had 300 PPl wedding to feed so we got a 4 tier cake plus a full sheet out flavors where red velevet (grooms choice) chocolate crunch (brides choice) Cuban guava (there famous for it) strawberry shortcake (I love strawberries) and dulce de leche (both of our fav) they had a book of styles we could choose from and they wherent what we wanted so I showed them 2 pictures on my phone and they where able to do that for us it was simple slick white cake with 2 tiers with quilted pattern and the other 2 tiers with a glitter ribbon! The cake is a must try for any occasion super moist it won't disappoint! You can also just go in for a slice when ever your craving some witch sounds like a good idea now! Enjoy! Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
First off I should tell everyone I am a wedding Photographer. And I love when a bride gets their cake from Merengue. They are by far the best. I love the Red Velvet OMG. You will not go wrong by ordering from them. My Parents are having a 50th wedding party and we will be having Merengue Cake.
First off I should tell everyone I am a wedding Photographer. And I love when a bride gets their cake from Merengue. They Read more...
First off I should tell everyone I am a wedding Photographer. And I love when a bride gets their cake from Merengue. They are by far the best. I love the Red Velvet OMG. You will not go wrong by ordering from them. My Parents are having a 50th wedding party and we will be having Merengue Cake. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We got a red velvet wedding cake from Merengue Bakery. The cake itself was beautiful and it was one of the best tasting red velvet cakes I've ever had. I highly recommend them.
We got a red velvet wedding cake from Merengue Bakery. The cake itself was beautiful and it was one of the best tasting Read more...
We got a red velvet wedding cake from Merengue Bakery. The cake itself was beautiful and it was one of the best tasting red velvet cakes I've ever had. I highly recommend them. Read less
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janice
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.8/5.0
Great cake! We were very happy with our cake.
Great cake! We were very happy with our cake.
Great cake! We were very happy with our cake. Read less
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Kimmy
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing!! I had Merengue create my wedding cake and a few mini desserts for my wedding's dessert table. I cannot express enough how much I loved how everything looked and how delicious it all was. We got soo many compliments on how yummy the cake was ! (Which sorta surprised me because I personally have never really cared for or remembered wedding cakes! ).

I showed them a photo of the cake I wanted and the baker really delivered! A huge draw for me was they don't use fondant on any of their cakes- fondant is so GROSS (it's sugar rubber!). They use delectable fresh cream and their cakes are always crafted beautifully. Mine was a strawberry shortcake and it was very moist and soo light, and loaded with tons of fresh berries. The mini fruit tarts are divine. Everything they do is divine. Get them to cater your next event! They do wonderful savory foods as well and I highly recommend the empanadas and potatoe balls. Thanks Merengue!
Amazing!! I had Merengue create my wedding cake and a few mini desserts for my wedding's dessert table. I cannot express Read more...
Amazing!! I had Merengue create my wedding cake and a few mini desserts for my wedding's dessert table. I cannot express enough how much I loved how everything looked and how delicious it all was. We got soo many compliments on how yummy the cake was ! (Which sorta surprised me because I personally have never really cared for or remembered wedding cakes! ).

I showed them a photo of the cake I wanted and the baker really delivered! A huge draw for me was they don't use fondant on any of their cakes- fondant is so GROSS (it's sugar rubber!). They use delectable fresh cream and their cakes are always crafted beautifully. Mine was a strawberry shortcake and it was very moist and soo light, and loaded with tons of fresh berries. The mini fruit tarts are divine. Everything they do is divine. Get them to cater your next event! They do wonderful savory foods as well and I highly recommend the empanadas and potatoe balls. Thanks Merengue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.5/5.0
I tried several samples from many different bakeries at various bridal shows and Merengue bakery’s cake and knowledgeable/friendly staff was by far my favorite. The prices were fairly typical of other vendors I had seen and when I went to book my cake Vivian was able to work with me on ways to save.

I was very excited about this vendor and my cake but ultimately I ended up being a little disappointed with the results.
1) The day before my wedding I went in to make my final payment for the cake and Vivian told me that the bakers evidently see her note that there was supposed to be sheet cake so they made a bigger cake to feed 200 people. In a way that was fine because normally that would cost me more but since it was their mistake it didn't. But it also made my cake a lot fuller than the tall and lean cake I had showed them that I wanted.
2) When I saw my cake at the reception I was really disappointed because I had also specified that I did not want them to make the artificial gum paste flowers that were in the picture of the cake I had showed them because I was going to have my florist add real flowers. Not only did they put the gum paste flowers on the cake but they put the tackiest daisy-looking flowers that looked nothing like the ones in the picture.
3) The cake was definitely not as fresh or as delicious as the samples or the several other pieces of cake from them that I had purchased when visiting their bakery (but to give them credit, they did give me fair warning on that it would taste different because the outer frosting would be plain vanilla).

Despite the caveats, Merengue Bakery is still my favorite bakery for cakes. Based on my experience, I would recommend them as a wedding vendor only if you want a crazy specialty cake (which they are really good at) or if you are really on top of them to make sure they do what you want (ie for a simple wedding cake).
I tried several samples from many different bakeries at various bridal shows and Merengue bakery’s cake and Read more...
I tried several samples from many different bakeries at various bridal shows and Merengue bakery’s cake and knowledgeable/friendly staff was by far my favorite. The prices were fairly typical of other vendors I had seen and when I went to book my cake Vivian was able to work with me on ways to save.

I was very excited about this vendor and my cake but ultimately I ended up being a little disappointed with the results.
1) The day before my wedding I went in to make my final payment for the cake and Vivian told me that the bakers evidently see her note that there was supposed to be sheet cake so they made a bigger cake to feed 200 people. In a way that was fine because normally that would cost me more but since it was their mistake it didn't. But it also made my cake a lot fuller than the tall and lean cake I had showed them that I wanted.
2) When I saw my cake at the reception I was really disappointed because I had also specified that I did not want them to make the artificial gum paste flowers that were in the picture of the cake I had showed them because I was going to have my florist add real flowers. Not only did they put the gum paste flowers on the cake but they put the tackiest daisy-looking flowers that looked nothing like the ones in the picture.
3) The cake was definitely not as fresh or as delicious as the samples or the several other pieces of cake from them that I had purchased when visiting their bakery (but to give them credit, they did give me fair warning on that it would taste different because the outer frosting would be plain vanilla).

Despite the caveats, Merengue Bakery is still my favorite bakery for cakes. Based on my experience, I would recommend them as a wedding vendor only if you want a crazy specialty cake (which they are really good at) or if you are really on top of them to make sure they do what you want (ie for a simple wedding cake). Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Eddie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.8/5.0
This vendor was one of two we could choose from when working with Sheraton Pasadena. This was included in our wedding package, however, we did use some add-ons. We wanted a VERY shiny gold piping which apparently takes a lot of extra work. It was $100 for a 3 tier cake for the gold piping, but since the rest of the cake was "free" for us, it wasn't too big of an expense. Unfortunately, due to the venue lighting in the specific placement of our cake, we could hardly even see the piping =(

Overall though, this place has DELICIOUS cakes and a professional team working in their catering department (although the young woman working there at the time, no longer works there). Anyway, the tasting session was great! They scheduled us an appointment to ensure we had enough time to taste and think of our design. And the tasting pieces are full slices from the bakery counter! It was great, because we were able to take some cake home to our family to help us make the final decisions! Compared to the other cake vendor offered - Merengue takes the cake!... see what I did there?? I'll be here all week, thanks folks!
This vendor was one of two we could choose from when working with Sheraton Pasadena. This was included in our wedding Read more...
This vendor was one of two we could choose from when working with Sheraton Pasadena. This was included in our wedding package, however, we did use some add-ons. We wanted a VERY shiny gold piping which apparently takes a lot of extra work. It was $100 for a 3 tier cake for the gold piping, but since the rest of the cake was "free" for us, it wasn't too big of an expense. Unfortunately, due to the venue lighting in the specific placement of our cake, we could hardly even see the piping =(

Overall though, this place has DELICIOUS cakes and a professional team working in their catering department (although the young woman working there at the time, no longer works there). Anyway, the tasting session was great! They scheduled us an appointment to ensure we had enough time to taste and think of our design. And the tasting pieces are full slices from the bakery counter! It was great, because we were able to take some cake home to our family to help us make the final decisions! Compared to the other cake vendor offered - Merengue takes the cake!... see what I did there?? I'll be here all week, thanks folks! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake

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