I went to Miami for a few days with a friend who is Columbian, named Steven. While there, he insisted we get some good Cuban and Columbian food, and I wasn’t opposed. One day for breakfast, we went to Don Pan Bakery in Doral, although they have multiple locations. According to Steven, it is common for Hispanic people to eat a brunch-like breakfast with meat, so this type of meal was new to me. He suggested I try an arepa, which is a flatbread made of maize (corn) dough or flour, so I figured I would try it, especially since I was in a city where I could get authentic cuisine.
We walked in and I was excited to see all the various options they offered, although I was unable to read most of the menu because it was completely in Spanish. I had Steven translate for me, and I decided on the diet arepa, which was turkey and parmesan, and then I also got lettuce and tomato added on to it.
I didn’t know what to expect the arepa to taste like, but I really liked it. To me, it tasted like a cross between a biscuit and an English muffin. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the turkey and parmesan on it were tasty. Although I normally wouldn’t consider eating something like this to start my morning, I thought it was tasty and I would eat it again – whether it was for breakfast or lunch.
The restaurant featured a variety of food, such as pastries and sandwiches. The food seemed fresh and you didn’t have to wait too long for it, plus it was reasonable priced and the atmosphere was nice. If you want some authentic food, I would definitely recommend trying Don Pan.
Don Pan Bakery
4179 NW 107 Avenue, Miami, FL 33178
(305) 640-1500 & (305) 640-1512
Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 7:00am-10:pm; Thur 8:00am-8:00pm; Sun 8:00am-9:00pm