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Porto's Bakery & Cafe
Cuisine: Bakery, Cuban, Eclectic, Latin
Price Range: $
Rosa Porto emigrated to Los Angeles from Cuba in 1960 and brought with her the recipes that have sustained her famous bakery ever since. She's now retired, but her kids and her extended family still... Read More
Rosa Porto emigrated to Los Angeles from Cuba in 1960 and brought with her the recipes that have sustained her famous bakery ever since. She's now retired, but her kids and her extended family still bake up her world-class delicacies at three locations (Burbank, Glendale and Downey) and fans still line up to get a taste. Be sure to try the Cheese Rolls (a cream-cheese filled flaky pastry) for only 75 cents each, along with the classic Refugiados (a guava and cream-cheese strudel), which will cost you 80 cents. Porto's Tres Leches Cake is a yellow sponge cake soaked in a three-milk sauce and topped with meringue icing, a steal for $15.50. Don't miss the savory delights found here, too, from the infamous Potato Ball (a mashed-potato ball filled with seasoned ground beef and fried up) for $1 to the empanadas and chorizo pies that melt in your mouth.
315 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203
- Bakeries, Desserts & Coffee: "Try the pumpkin latte with your dessert from October to December and you'll never go to Starbucks again."
- Best for Bakeries, Desserts & Coffee Because: A staple of the San Fernando Valley since 1960, Porto's remains one of the most popular places for sweet (and savory) treats in Los Angeles.
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