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The Best Pastry Shops in South Beach Miami

Fresh bread? Cookies? Croissants? Multi-tiered cakes? The best pastry shops in South Beach have all of these and more. Very few things can match the feeling of getting into a space that is filled with the aroma of dough. The smell of freshly baked bread warms the heart and calms the spirit. The same goes for desserts and pastries like airy croissants and expertly crafted specialty cakes and fruit tarts.

As South Beach’s culinary scene thrives, the city’s pastry, bread, and dessert landscape is gaining momentum and in this post we share the best spots you can visit for a tasty treat.

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True Loaf

Located in Sunset Harbour, True Loaf is one of South Beach’s finest pastry shops. The bakery uses organic flour to prepare croissants, loaves, and muffins making it a hit with the health-conscious folks. Other than baked treats, True Loaf also serves tasty sandwiches from Thursday to Sunday. The oversized croissants are a hit with the visitors and if you find that they are all gone, then you should try the giant cookies offered at the shop. True Loaf is a perfect spot to grab a bite as you take a stroll through the beautiful beach community.

Rosetta Bakery

This Italian bakery is the perfect spot to visit for some tasty Italian pastries. Guests should expect to find lots of Italian pastries that include classic croissants, biscuits, bombolones, and saccottino which is pastry that has been filled with delicious chocolate. Guests can also enjoy gourmet focaccia that’s been topped with mozzarella and veggies. The bakery has a casual Italian vibe and all you have to do is point anything that looks tasty and it will be served to you.

Bachour Bakery

Bachour Bakery is one of Miami’s greatest gifts. Located on Brickwell World Plaza, this bakery offers the culinary talents of two pastry chefs and a full bistro menu that is complemented by lots of pastry offerings. Visitors get to enjoy artistically designed pastries like different croissant varieties, danishes, and brioche. There is also a huge selection of desserts and specialty cakes. All baked treats are prepared in-house daily and many feature seasonal fruits.

Moises Bakery

Moises is a European pastry shop with Hispanic specialties. Guests get to enjoy traditional pastries from Venezuela, Argentina, and Chile as they relax with good coffee, tea, or fresh fruit juices. The shop is open all year long and you can pop in at any time for a taste of heaven. They serve specialty cakes as well and all you have to do is ask and the cake of your dreams will be prepared for you.

Buon Pane Italiano

Buon Pane Italiano serves tasty bread and pastry offerings that will leave you yearning for more. The pastry shop is run by Italian workers who prepare bread the Italian way with nothing other than flour, yeast, and salt so as not to compromise its quality. The bakery is small and cozy to replicate the corner bakeries that are found in Italy. Every bite of pastry from this bakery is a success making it a great spot for breakfast.

What to Do in Miami Beach January 2020

The best way to start the decade is with a trip to South Beach in January. While other parts of the country are cold and wintry, Miami still retains its warmth and freshness to create the perfect environment for some outdoor fun. Other than the breezy tropical climate, there are other things to look forward to when you visit South Beach at this time of the year. In this article, we will highlight some of the events, festivals, and shows that will keep you engaged and entertained.

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South Beach Jazz Festival: Jan 3 – 5

The month gets off to a flying start with the South Beach festival slotted to take place from 3rd to 5th January. This festival has a unique format in that the performances will feature at least one person with a disability. The festival is a celebration of the unique talents that people with disabilities possess and it is organized by David New who is an advocate for people with disabilities. The festival will take place at different venues in South Beach with the proceeds going to a non-profit that supports people with disabilities through awareness campaigns and advocacy programs.

Miami Beach Antique Show: Jan 4 – 8

The Miami Beach Antique Show is a must-attend event if you love beautiful things. Classified as the largest indoor antique show in the region, this 4-day event presents you with the chance to shop for jewelry, antique furniture, and handbags that date as far as the 17th century. The event will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center with tickets going for $20. More than 700 dealers have signed up for the event with Rolex, Cartier, and Harry Wilson some of the brands to look forward to.

Art Deco Weekend: Jan 17 – 19

This free community cultural event celebrates the unique architecture, design, history, and culture of Miami. This year’s event has been dubbed “Sheroes” and it celebrates the women who have made a significant contribution to society. The event will take place outdoors on Ocean Drive and it will feature at least 85 individual events. Visitors will get the chance to enjoy vintage photography and artworks as well as listening to live music and attending a retro fashion show. The event is free and there will be a Deco Kids Club for the little ones.

World Cup Series: Jan 19 – 25

The 2020 Hempel World Cup Series presents you with the chance to enjoy some live sporting action. Sports lovers get to witness world-class Olympic hopefuls from different parts of the world compete for top honors. The event will take place on Biscayne Bay. There will be lots of food and entertainment for everyone.

International Chocolate Weekend: Jan 24 – 26

Find the time to attend South Florida’s most delicious event at the 14th International Chocolate Festival. Enjoy tasty chocolate delicacies from the best chocolate artisans. There will be lectures and demonstrations on how to make chocolate from expert chocolatiers. An adult ticket will cost $25 while you will have to pay $12 for kids. Children below the age of 5 don’t pay anything.

Where to See Crocodiles/ Alligators Near Miami Beach

Alligators are common in Florida and it is one of the things that come to mind when people think of the state. There are close to 1.3 million of these reptiles in the state but that has not always the case. Crocodiles and alligators were on the brink of extinction a few years back but aggressive conservation efforts helped stop the decline. At present, it is easy to spot these reptiles sunning themselves on golf courses, wildlife parks, rivers, and freshwater lakes. Here are some of our top recommendations of the locations where you can safely see crocodiles/alligators near Miami Beach.

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Naples Zoo – Caribbean Gardens

Naples Zoo is found inside the beautiful Caribbean Gardens. It is located on Goodlette-Frank Road and visitors get to see alligators when they visit the Alligator Bay. The bay is surrounded by tropical plants that provide the perfect setting for the alligators to relax. Training sessions happen every day and visitors get to watch the zookeepers interacting with the gators. They also answer questions from the visitors and this makes a visit to Naples Zoo the perfect family outing for the kids to learn more about the reptiles and other wildlife.

Everglades Alligator Farm

This is the oldest alligator farm in the region and this makes it the perfect spot to view and learn about alligators. Experts at the farm hold live demonstrations when explaining about the alligators at the farm. The live feeding demonstration is another attraction at the farm as it provides you with the chance to witness the alligators eating their prey. Bring your camera to take pictures of the alligators in their natural habitat.

Cockscrew Swamp Sanctuary

The Cockscrew Swamp Sanctuary is another location that we highly recommend if you want to see alligators. Visitors get to explore a 2-mile loop within the sanctuary in search of crocodiles and other wildlife that are found in Florida. It is not a guarantee that you will see them but on most occasions, visitors get to see one or even a bunch of alligators. The tours are guided and this way, visitors get to learn a lot about the different animals found in the sanctuary.

Shark Valley

Shark Valley is located within Everglades National Park and it has lots of alligators for you to see. You can spot them moving in the rivers or out in the grass as they enjoy the sunshine. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture up-close shots of the alligators in their natural habitat. Other than seeing and learning about alligators, a visit to Shark Valley allows you to learn about other wildlife found within the park like the white heron.

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

The Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf is a great place to take your kids for them to learn about one of the popular creatures in Florida. 20 to 30 juvenile crocodiles are found in a swamp within the establishment making it the best educational center for the little ones to learn about crocodiles and their habitat. Visitors also get the chance to feed the alligators using bamboo fishing poles.