Restaurant of the Month
By Misti Blu Day McDermott
OSSORIO Bakery and Café is located in the heart of Historic Cocoa Village. They provide Breakfast from 8am-11a, M-F, till noon Saturday and Sunday. Lunch starts at 11am Daily and they are open until 8:30pm, with the exception of Sundays (9AM-6PM). Everything is made from scratch with the freshest ingredients available. There are no additives, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. Their omelets are to die for! My personal favorite is the Asparagus & Brie with fruit and a side of salsa. Their coffee makes the larger name chains take a back seat.
For lunch, the Sara’s Salad is a popular option. It’s a chicken salad with sautéed onions, celery, tomatoes, raisins, black olives, in a lightly curried mayonnaise over a bed of spring greens, served with a toasted croissant and balsamic vinaigrette. My favorite is the Connor’s Catch, a house salt cured salmon (lox) with goat cheese and cream cheese blend, mozzarella and asparagus, stuffed with baby spring greens, red onions, and a lemon vinaigrette. The sandwiches are wood fire roasted, folded and sliced in half and served with a roasted sweet potato. OSSORIO also serves ten-inch thin crisp flat bread pizzas, also baked in the wood oven.
OSSORIO Bakery and Café have something for everyone. They have been open since 2003 (17 years) and have become quite the village hot spot for locals. They recognize their regulars because some of us have been frequenting for many years. It’s a home away from home vibe where you can get fresh home-cooked style meals while running into your other local community members.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, you can still order carry out (delivery options available too) by calling 321-632-2423