Venezia Bakery & Cafe


European & Latino Cuisine in an Italian Atmosphere

Warm, Fresh & Unique…Every Day!

That’s what the sign says outside the Venezia Bakery & Cafe.  And it’s true!

Mrs. LanceAround and I had the pleasure of speaking with Ignacio Plaza, the Managing Partner of the Venezia Bakery & Cafe


Did We Wander Into Venice?

Ignacio’s grandparents immigrated from Spain to Venezuela where Ignacio was born and raised.  He created the Venezia using the same concept as the bakeries found in his native Venezuela.  His cuisine is a mix of European and Latino influences and the decor of his restaurant makes you feel like you have wandered into Venice, Italy.

He explained that when Europeans first came to Venezuela, they discovered an area where the natives had built their dwellings right on a lake.  This reminded them of Venice, Italy, so they named this new land “little Venice” or Venezuela.


Ignacio Bakes Everything Fresh From Scratch

Ignacio is very proud of his shop. 

 He insisted on taking me back to the kitchen to demonstrate how he and his cooks create everything from scratch.  The refrigerated walk-in was filled with freshly made products ready to be placed in the oven.

The Venezia specializes in ham and cheese rolls made the same way they’re made in Portugal, breads, empanadas and rows and rows of freshly prepared pastries and other desserts.

Mrs. LanceAround had a huge egg and cheese sandwich (which only cost $4.50 and she couldn’t even finish it) while I enjoyed a spinach empanada.  The food was wonderful.  Mrs. LanceAround also ordered an expresso which, she claims, was the best coffee she ever tasted; not a hint of bitterness.


Live Music Every Sunday

Enhancing the experience, every Sunday the Venezia features live music.  This week, a group with a mandolin player, a guitar player and a harpist skillfully entertained the patrons.

A big Thumbs Up for the Venezia Bakery & Cafe
13586 Village Park Drive
Suite 302
Orlando, FL 32837

Phone: 407.851.1148
Web: Coming Soon!


Rows and Rows of Fresh Baked Food, Breads & Desserts

Located in Hunter’s Creek Village, just south of Hwy. 417 on John Young Parkway about 10 minutes east of Disney World.

2 Responses to “Venezia Bakery & Cafe”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    Wow, I have been looking for a blog like this for a while! I live in Kissimmee and I’m always looking for new/interesting things to do in our area but I never really know where to go (and I’m not that good at being adventurous, which poses a problem… lol). I’ll definitely be keeping up with your adventures on here to give me cool new ideas on where to go & what to do with my friends next time I hear them complain of boredom. 🙂

    Thanks for reading and have a great day!

  2. LanceAround Says:

    Hi Elizabeth: Thanks for the nice comment. If you do try something mentioned in my blog, please take a moment to write a comment and let us know how it worked out for you. My business office is on Hwy. 192 right near the giant orange. Stop in and say hi if you are in the area. Regards, LanceAround.

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