Hola! Madrid Bakery Is Open

The Madrid European Bakery & Patisserie in Wayland Square has finally opened with its promise of continental sophistication and delicious baked goods. This is a family affair with husband-and-wife team Sergio Mendoza and Hercilia Corona at the helm (seen below is Hercilia’s mother, Adriana). Obviously, when the weather clears, the doors can be flung open and the wide sidewalk will have chairs and tables. East Side Monthly spoke with Hercilia,

Corona explains that their goal is for visitors to feel transported “to the bakeries in Madrid that Sergio grew up with and where he learned everything he knows about baking and pastry.” Beginning at age nine, Mendoza apprenticed in his father’s bakeries alongside master pastry chefs and later ran his own operations. Today, he upholds age-old traditions and artisanal baking methods right here in Providence.

Everything about this place is gorgeous: the hand-painted signage on the facade; the interior decor (love the light fixtures); and of course the baked goods.

Sign in the window says they are still hiring.

About this image: Having a tree smack dab in the middle of a photograph would not normally be considered an ideal composition, but then I noticed that the branches and leaves almost completely covered the large photos of people exercising in the studio windows above. Sorry . . . this is neither the time nor the place for such thoughts.

Madrid Bakery & Pâtisserie, 199 Wayland Avenue, 401.409.2300, (directions)

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Adriana smiling with her eyes.

A taste of Europe.

Palmera — we used to call these elephant ears.

You can watch Sergio at work.

5 thoughts on “Hola! Madrid Bakery Is Open”

  1. Most beautiful gem bakery in RI! We loved the delicious Cappuccino and bakery lime and strawberry tart goodies!! Thank you for the best customer service.

  2. Maria Esther

    I was instantly transported to the feeling one has when entering a traditional bakery in Madrid, then the pastry textures and flavors fully sealed the deal for me. Thank you for bringing a piece of home to Providence and for celebrating such important traditions and culture in your baking. I cannot wait to try it all! Best of luck although I know you will not need it 🙂 Mi mas sincera enhorabuena!!

  3. Gail and Titu

    We have been to many bakeries around the US and other countries. We would say your baked goods are one of the best or maybe the best. Best of luck.

  4. Best croissants and apple tart!!!!! We are so lucky to have you in the neighborhood.

  5. I visited your store this morning. We had delicious Croissants and coffee. I had great experience look forward for my next visit

    Thank you

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