D Taino Bakery
A Puerto Rican bakery in an Oklahoma City library might come as a surprise to the unsuspecting visitor, but one bite into D Taino Bakery's sweet and savory goods will keep you coming back for more.
After moving from Puerto Rico to Oklahoma after Hurricane Maria in 2017, Hector Lopez and Wenddys Rios decided to share their native cuisine with the Sooner state, opening D Taino in 2019. Connected to Metropolitan Library System’s Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, this delightful bakery and cafe features coffee, breads, sandwiches and sweets with a special Puerto Rican touch.
Stop by for the spongelike sobao bread that makes up D Taino's sandwiches, bite into puff pastries filled with guava jam, or sip on a cup of coffee made with beans from the Museum of Coffee in Ciales, Puerto Rico. Grab a quick breakfast of sausage pancakes, or take an afternoon break with a Doppio espresso and tembleque (a coconut dessert pudding). D Taino's large windows and views of downtown OKC make it the perfect spot for people watching.