My dad played baseball in Cuba in the 40s, so I’m fascinated with anything Cuban—especially the food. Fortunately for me, there’s a wonderful family owned cafe and bakery a short distance away in Round Rock, on 79/Palm Valley Rd, on the way to Old Settler’s Park and the Dell Diamond. Cuban Bakery and Cafe has sandwiches and pastries to take out or eat there. I really love their cafe Cubano con leche, so I always find the time to sit and enjoy a cup with their delicious flan cheesecake and a meringue cookie.
The pastries are filled with a variety of fruits or meats. My favorite is one with a cream cheese filling. I also like the meringue cookie dipped in chocolate.
Large slices of bread in Cuba Bakery and Cafe’s traditional Sandwich Cubano are layered with roast pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese and thinly-sliced dill pickles.