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“Confusing and overpriced”
Review of Pinecrest Bakery

Pinecrest Bakery
Ranked #6 of 6 Bakeries in North Miami
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I went into the restaurant to get a soup and sandwich and to my surprised when I was sat down the menu had no sandwiches on it I was told I had to order at the bakery where there were no signs that explicitly said this so I got up I went up to the bakery the girls only spoke Spanish it made it very difficult for me to ask any questions I walked out this place will be closed within one year

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

If you are traveling to Miami from the north do not miss this place. Or even from the south or west. A lunch special no less, Beef medallions with fried potatoes and arugula salad, with a lovely peppercorn sauce. Outstanding! Jason was my server, excellent as well. Topped off with a caramel senorita. I wont eat for another week. I shall return.

Thank Bunkymark
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

What’s good:
The bakery side works great! Bright, clean, and attractive. Big selection of pastries includes regional and standard Cuban styles plus other Latin American and Spanish options, sweet and savory. Great option for breakfast, lunch, or takeout from the bakery. Cakes and party platters are available.

Sandwiches, empanadas, croquetas, papa or yuca rellena are all good savory options with a wider range of selection than most neighborhood Latin bakeries. There are some tables in the bakery section for eating in.

Now for the Iffy:
The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner and there is a bar. You walk through the large bakery section to the restaurant host stand. The host’s greeting was challenging, not welcoming, as though we wouldn’t understand that the restaurant prices are much higher than the bakery prices.

The menu is trying hard to be quirky and fun with lots of Spanish, or Spanglish, but that makes it hard for a non-Spanish speaker (or reader) to understand. The menu is all over the place, leaning heavily to the Italian, with pastas, pizzas, and seafood.

Unfortunately, the execution of the restaurant food is not good at this location. The poached eggs on the Eggs Florentine were way over cooked and hard and the hollandaise was run-of-the mill. The pasta on the smoked salmon cannelloni was thick, doughy, and undercooked and the sauce was bland. The three cannelloni came unaccompanied by any side dish. Also, surprisingly for a restaurant attached to a bakery, there was no bread basket.

The service was amateurish and slow. One of our orders came our completely wrong and the replacement took a while to arrive. The waiters seemed to find a lot of other places to be in a restaurant with only three occupied tables at brunch, all clustered together.

Had hoped for an all-around neighborhood go-to spot, but at least found an upscale Latin bakery. Hoping the restaurant side improves. Right now, definitely not worth the price difference for a Sunday brunch on-the-go but good option for party platters or grab-and-go breakfast or lunch from the bakery.

Located in a strip mall on 135th street and Biscayne. Easy to get into going east on 135th or south on Biscayne. Not so easy from the other directions.

Insider’s tip:
There are water bowls outside the door for furry companions. Nice, South Beachy/Midtown touch.

Insider’s tip two:
There are two nice parks almost across the street for picnics or parties, which makes this a handy location for picking up the festive nibbles.

Thank 2TravelWisely
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Restaurant was supposed closed at 10 pm I went at 9:30 and it was close. Even the employees from the cafeteria send me to eat at the restaurant because it was”open” but it wasn’t. They didn’t had soup after I ordered the sup and paid for it. They look really lost, the line for the food was long and they had just one register open. I will never come back to this place again...
Jose Padilla
786-877-2850

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile
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