Recommended by our Tampa Local Erica G. Untaran After years of perfecting and tireless hours of toil, our quality products are prepared using the same hand-made traditions set forth in the early 1900's. One of our most important time-honored customs is placing a freshly cut palmetto leaf across the top of each loaf to create the signature split down the middle. Only authentic Cuban bread contains the palmetto leaf. La Segunda is one of the very few bakeries to uphold this labor intensive tradition. Our craft has withstood the test of time, and discerning palettes — from individually inserting each loaf onto the hearth to retaining the strict structure of our baking shifts. This special combination of skillful, trained employees, high quality ingredients and a passionate heritage is why we continue to create the most authentic Cuban bread in America.