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Shelia's Bakery is a sweet spot in Southwest Detroit

A snapshot of Shelia's Bakery on Springwells in Southwest Detroit and the quaint bakery.


Many larger Mexican bakeries can be a bit confusing and slightly intimidating when you first enter a warm, fragrant world of unfamiliar sights and smells. But when you go inside Sheila's (which is named for Morales' 7-year-old daughter), take a moment to breathe in all the sweet scents, then grab a pair of tongs and a tray near the entrance and gather up the breads you want to buy. Expect friendly smiles, lots of laughter and a capable staff ready to assist should you have any questions.

The shop bustles with activity morning through night as people from the neighborhood bring their small children to select a birthday cake or to buy a tray of treats to serve their family during merienda.

Merienda is traditionally an Hispanic midday meal served around 5:30 p.m. after a late lunch (2 p.m.), which helps stay hunger until a late dinner is served (usually around 9 p.m). It's a light meal that often consists of a piece of fruit, pan dulce and coffee. Think of it as high tea with coffee and a Spanish influence.

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