PORTO’S BAKERY AND CAFÉ
In Yelp’s guide to food greatness for 2016, Porto’s Bakery in Burbank ranks as the #1 place to eat in the US!
This iconic Cuban-style bakery features award winning pastries, custom cakes, and a loyal fan base of devoted customers far and wide.
Porto's makes me so happy. Every time I visit (which unfortunately isn't actually all that often) I always buy a big box of pastries all for myself hehe. Of course, they don't ever taste as good as they do when they're fresh, but they stay pretty true to their original selves even a few days later. I haven't tried much else in terms of food, but if everything is as good and as cheap as the three I mentioned with extreme excitement at the very beginning of my review, then you really can't go wrong here.
I did also get an iced horchata latte when I was last here, and initially it was TOOOOOO sweet and very thick (which is weird to describe a coffee drink? but that's how it was). But it was more manageable after the ice melted a bit. Not sure how the other drinks were, but I would proceed with some caution after that experience.
It does get very crowded!! Be prepared to wait, but the line usually goes by decently quickly. Full Review
Cheat day or not- I absolutely HAVE to stop at Porto's every time I'm in SoCal! I've tried a couple of their sambos which are great but I don't remember them being thaaat amazing where I feel the need to order sambos every time? The plantain chips are so addicting though! I also just had their Ropa Vieja dinner plate the other night and that was deadly! :P
In my opinion, their baked goodies are what's the best here! I've tried soo many things here and must admit that the potato balls, cheese rolls, & guava cheese rolls are the most/best mentioned items for a reason!!!
I miss you already Portos! But thank goodness you live so far away or I'd be here every day! Full Review
Ok so this place is as great as everyone says. However we went on a Sat at 930am and the line was huge! To be fair it was their 10th year anniversary. It was well staffed and it took me less than 10mins to be helped. Full Review