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Merengue Bakery and Cafe

Monrovia , CA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

626-358-5650

WEBSITE

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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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REVIEWS

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janice
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.8/5.0
Great cake! We were very happy with our cake.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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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!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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).
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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!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our cake was perfect and tasted excellent. We visited the bakery several times before our wedding and they were very helpful. The food at the bakery is as amazing as their cakes. Try the guava cake... we fell in love. Thank you so much!!!
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Monica
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
From the moment I walked into the bakery I knew they were the one. The service at the bakery is great and the cakes were so yummy. I didn't just choose one kind of cake, I chose 3 and my guests loved it! A lot of my family got seconds and that doesn't always happen at weddings. I'm so glad that Merengue Bakery is a short drive from home. I go there when I'm in the mood for awesome red velvet!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
The cake was very good. But what really upset me was they were late with my wedding cake
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake was beautiful and tasted good! How often can someone say that?!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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bobo
Wedding:
5/14/2011
3.6/5.0
Man, this place is really hit or miss. I ordered my wedding cake from here because their chocolate parissian cake is really good. Well I gave them a picture of the cake I want. It's pretty simple. Just white buttercream with black ribbons that goes around the cake in a diagonal. Well the day of I was pretty suprised at how they managed to screw up the ribbons on such a simple cake. The edges of the ribbon was not cut straight to match the top edge of the different tiers. There is a picture attached. And the seams of the ribbons were not all in one side of the cake and were quite messy. So no matter how much we turned the cake around to find a better angle...there wasn't. It was as if they put the ribbons on hurriedly. They really need to work on their detail work. The cake still tasted yummy, but all the cakes I have ordered, it's like they only do 85% of the work and the last 15% they just do half a$$ed. It was the only thing about my wedding that I did not like. Everything else was pretty much perfect.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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JLaSance15
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.2/5.0
Merengue Bakery was very easy to work with. You get more than what you pay for with this bakery. I will definitely return to them when needing another cake in the future.
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