Mecato's Bakery and Café opens new downtown Orlando location


With just a little flour and a lot of patience, Mecato's Bakery & Café finally opened its doors for downtown Orlando workers and residents.

The new authentic Colombian bakery is located at 20 N. Orange Ave., on the first floor of the CenterState Bank building, home of Spectrum 13 News and the Morgan & Morgan law firm.

Although you may be content with a double-whipped white chocolate mocha Frappuccino, you can now enjoy a little taste of Colombia instead. In America, we pride ourselves on coffee consumption, but in Colombia, the entire country would fall apart without it. Mecato's features what they call the "Truly Fresh Cup of Coffee," a house specialty bean harvested in Colombia.

Colombia is the second biggest coffee producer of Arabica coffee. There are 560,000 coffee farms throughout the country, making it the largest exporter of coffee from South America. There's even a theme park called National Coffee Park in the Quindío area.

Meanwhile in Orlando, if you need a pick-me-up early in the morning or something to satisfy your sweet tooth, the bakery offers Colombian-inspired pastries, empanadas and arepas rellenas.

The Colombian beanery also has locations in Waterford Lakes and on Lake Underhill Road, and they provide catering. So, stop "procaffeinating" and diversify your morning downtown.

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