Historic Cuban Bread Bakery in Tampa, Florida
It’s difficult to find a bread bakery that has proudly upheld a tradition and an authentic craft for nearly 100 years. When you enter La Segunda Central Bakery, however, you’ll have found such a place. With a rich baking history and Tampa’s most authentic Cuban bread to prove it, La Segunda has pleased the palates of countless people across the country.
La Segunda is a historic Cuban bread bakery in Ybor City, a lively, multicultural neighborhood of Tampa, which provided the backdrop for the Cuban cigar-making industry in the early 20th century. Since opening our doors in 1915, we have continued to hand-bake Cuban bread in the 36-inch loaf style and tradition, topped with a palmetto palm leaf to create the signature split. Our passion as artisan bakers means that we continue to follow the original Cuban bread recipe that founder Juan Moré discovered in Cuba.
Now in our fourth generation of family ownership, La Segunda’s Cuban bakery has remained a time-honored Tampa landmark while expanding into a thriving commercial bread bakery. We provide wholesale fresh and frozen Cuban bread, media noche bread, hoagie rolls, hamburger and hot dog buns to our well-established clients, which include prominent restaurants, major food distribution companies, grocery stores, schools, and hotels and across the country, such as:
- The Columbia Restaurant
- Dandee Foods
- Beef O’ Brady’s
- Wright’s Gourmet House
- And many more
When it comes to Cuban bread, La Segunda is a bread bakery that insists on supplying uniform loaves of “perfect sandwich bread” to our customers. That’s why we’ve recently introduced a mechanized proofer to our bread-making process. The proofer gently rotates and rolls our specially-blended dough, helping only to create the consistent shape of our 36-inch and 18-inch loaves of Cuban bread. Plus, as a bread bakery operating 24 hours a day, we have thousands of loaves on hand at any given time, ensuring that we never run out of bread.
Whether you’re savoring a Cuban sandwich at a local restaurant, or enjoying any of our other baked breads, pastries, and deli items in our retail bread bakery and café, nothing compares to the taste, texture, and quality of La Segunda Central Bakery’s hand-made baked goods. For more information, contact us today.