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Meet Mosi Brandi of Esencias Café in Doral

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mosi Brandi.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Mosi. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Since I was little, I got inspired by my mother’s kitchen. Exploring ingredients, flavors and textures from the world. Being raised in Venezuela, in an Italian-food-centered family, inspired me to pursue a career in Gastronomy. I moved to Mexico, to acquire my Culinary Arts Degree. This encounter of cultures created the essence of my cuisine: a Latin Mediterranean fusion. Throughout the years, I was able to work providing catering services, cooking classes to children and adults and helping businesses grow with my consulting experience. Finally, I decided to embark in the entrepreneur world with “Esencias Café”, because it is a place that allows me to share all my skills and the knowledge gained through the engagement with my clients, friends and family. Esencias is a place where you can have a healthy, tasty meal at the best price, including breakfast and lunch buffet, pastries, dessert, coffee and more!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has a been a challenge to stand where I am standing now… Ten years ago, I had to leave my home country, Venezuela, and move to Mexico, and later on to United States. Moving out of my country, has been one, if not the greatest, obstacle I have faced. Adapting to a new culture and to new ways of living was hard at the beginning, but there are always things that make a rough road, smoother.

Owning my new cafe, Esencias, was an opportunity that even though I knew it will not be easy, it has been much simpler than what I thought, thanks to the cultural exchange I experienced while moving out of my homeland. When I started at Esencias Café, the business was already running with a great team, facilitating the creation of a new concept, menu and services, in which I have been working on for the past 9 months and I hope that the business will grow and succeed in the upcoming years.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We are recognized for our delicious, healthy and varied buffets, pastries, desserts, and cooking classes. Involving our clients to live the experience of eating well in a pleasant environment, is Esencias Café’s philosophy; we become part of their everyday life, and that is why they return.

Great flavors are our essence and our passion is to celebrate life and family through great homemade dishes. Regardless of the time or date, food brings us closer and here, at Esencias Café, everyone who gathers around our table is family. Esencias Café is a way of life, we seek excellence in our service by creating strong and lasting bonds of belonging and exchange of experiences between our team and our customers, always promoting respect and communication as the basis of our essence.

What were you like growing up?
I grew up in my mom’s kitchen, always curious about what she was going to cook that day. That was my main interest when growing up. I was a happy, enthusiastic, joyful girl who enjoyed spending time outdoors, being with my family and friends, going to the beach, traveling and listening to music. However, I always returned back to food, food is the essence of my life.


  • American breakfast $5.60
  • Daily lunch buffet $11.oo (soup+1 protein+2 sides)
  • Cantinas (meal plans) from 3 days a week $9.50
  • Pastries & desserts from $1.60-$3.5o

Contact Info:

  • Address: 7500 NW 25th st #103
    Miami Fl, 33122
  • Website:
  • Phone: 786 4838652
  • Email:
  • Instagram:
  • Facebook: Esencias Café
  • Yelp: Esencias Café

Image Credit:

Jessica Solórzano
Cibyll Mathison
María C. Gomes

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