Torres bakery in Cudahy is the family’s dream, making Mexican dessert

Christine M

From Mexico to Milwaukee, the Torres family has made their dream come true: a family bakery. The recipes, passed down over three generations, became the bedrock of the family’s new business, Torres Bakery, 4759 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy.

In 2013, they purchased the building south of Leighton Street in Cudahy. It was a dream renovation and building, and they eventually opened their bakery and café in April.

Mario Torres and his wife Sofia Salvat run the day-to-day business they run with Torres’ parents dealing with baking and cooking. Salvat brings her experience as a manager and barista, along with her Colombian and Puerto Rican roots.

Traditional Mexican bread and desserts are made in-house daily, including pan dolce, conchas, and churros. They also make sweet pies, cakes, pies, cheesecake and pastries. Panini is served on homemade bread, with popular options by far including chipotle chicken, cubano, and melted tuna. Valentine’s Day coffee is served daily, and the menu includes cold brew, latte, frappe and smoothies, as well as aguas fresco for summer.

Mario Torres and his wife, Sofia Salvat, run a Torres bakery with his father, Mario, who does all the baking.

The current hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For updates, go to

The beginnings of the bakery

Mario: Bread has been passed down from generations. My grandfather was working in Mexico. I passed it on to my father. Because of the crime, my parents decided to sell and travel here. It took some time. At first we were in Los Angeles. Then we came here.

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