Rubio’s Cuban Cafe


On this chilly morning AR and I head out early to see what we could find. Rubio’s has an interesting schedule and not open early morning. We were craving a Cuban coffee, but no luck. There store hours are as follows:
 
 Monday to Friday
 11am to 3pm
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Saturday and Sunday
 11am to 7pm


Awesome little place. They make a good use of space in this tiny area.


Great decor on walls and the place is very clean.


We arrived at 11am sharp, so no customers when we arrived. About 12pm the lunch rush came in and we had to pay and leave in a hurry before it became too crowded. We were heading back to the ship and we couldn’t be late.


The paintings on the wall were gorgeous and we were greeted by Andrea. She said it was only her third day working there and she was amazing.
 


I haven’t had a Jupiña since I was a kid. I may have hyped it up too much in my head. It’s just pineapple soda. : )


AR had the Passion Fruit. I didn’t want to take a taste. Most of these drinks have way too much sugar in them. AR said it tasted refreshing.


Croquetas
 Two ground ham croquettes, rolled, breaded and deep fried. I always have loved these. Nice and hot when they brought them out. Always a good way to start the meal.
 


Frita/Cuban Burger
 Cuban Style burger of seasoned ground beef served with onions, and piled high potato sticks on a burger bun. I have had these in Miami and they are delicious. This one was definitely a second place contender. Keep in mind we have nothing like this in Orlando, so having a Frita in Cape Canaveral was pretty cool.


Ropa Vieja with white rice and maduros. This was AR’s dish. I ate most of hers too. Very nice. Not out of this world good, but good combination.
 
 Andrea, thank you so much for the great service and hospitality. Your suggestions were spot on. Until we “Eat” again.
 


Dos Dedos Arriba!
 
 
 
 Rubio’s Cuban Cafe
 (321) 799-2200
 6550 North Atlantic Avenue
 Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
 
 Monday to Friday
 11am to 3pm
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Saturday and Sunday
 11am to 7pm
 
 
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Location:6550 North Atlantic Avenue Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

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Pepper Pot Grill (Nassau, Bahamas)

 My dear friend Leslie from DCL was the one who introduced me to this place years ago. Today I had to bring my buddy Chris with me. It is near the straw market. You have to cross the street from the main road and it’s hidden in the back. I asked some taxi drivers and they told me it was closed. I then asked around again and they directed me to where it was at.
 


It was the first time Chris was eating Jamaican food. This was truly a great place to start. Sandra was our server today. She was awesome. Got our food out quickly. The place is nice and clean. It is cash only. They claim to have the best Jamaican food on the island. It is strange to be in the Bahamas and have Jamaican food.
 


Mango Juice. This is what Chris ordered. I wanted to take a sip, but I was enjoying my carrot juice way too much.
 


Carrot Juice. I was expecting to taste carrots and soil. I was not expecting it to be creamy. I wanted five more of these. This juice is perfect.
 


Jerk Chicken with rice and peas and plantains. I remember it having more of a kick. This time around Chris said it was tasty, but it was missing the kick.
 


Curry chicken with white rice and plantains. This was my dish. The curry was perfect. Great taste. Had a nice spicy kick to it, but my issue were the bones in the chicken. Still delicious, just annoying. They have other sides that they offer. I love their plantains.
 


Fruit Cake. For dessert I had my eye on the chocolate cake they had near the register. To my surprise it was their Fruit Cake. Fantastic. I could not tell you what it had on the inside, but it was great. Chris and I were full and we still took more than one bite because it was that good.
 


Two Thumbs Up. Foodbidden Approved.
 
 
 Overall, the place is a hidden gem. It is off from the main road. Short walk and definitely worth it. Cash only. Place is clean. Ask for Sandra. She is awesome. Oxtail is on the menu. Busy during lunch time. Lots of locals call their orders in and come and pick them up.
 
 
 
 Pepper Pot Grill
 Nassau, Bahamas
 Near Market and George Street

Location:Between Market and George Street

Melao Bakery

Melao Bakery


Thanks to @annrodoz for suggesting this place to me. She is a hardcore foodie as well who goes out to all these neat places to eat. Kissimmee is full of best kept secrets. This is off the beat and path. In front of the Oscoela Health Department. It’s been in this location for 4 years and still going strong.


The place is big. Not your typical hole in the wall. So much room, they could have a small nightclub in here. While sitting here in the restaurant I noticed all the music is Christian music. The staff shirts say, “Glory Be to God” (In Spanish of course) The restaurant is kept extremely clean.


I was careful taking pictures today. Lots of locals coming in and out for the fresh bread and coffee. Also, their breakfast selection is amazing. Best Puerto Rican food in this area. You name it you can order anything here and they will make it for you.


They have a separate area for all the sweets and treats. All of the other blogs I have done you see the buffet and the sweets together. Melao has its own section for sweets. Very nice.


Number 5 Breakfast Combo: Fried Eggs, Plantains, Ham, French Fries, Toast, and Cafe con leche. All of this yumminess for $8.00. Great prices and great portions. Open from 6am to 9pm. Highly recommend this place for anyone on a budget.

Foodbidden APPROVED!!

Melao Bakery
(407) 348-1777
1912 Boggy Creek Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34744
http://www.melabakery.com

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Location:-1936 Boggy Creek Rd,Kissimmee,United States