I know I've been MIA on here, but in my (lousy) defense, I've moved, don't have internet in my new place and been quite busy with life overall. Much of what I've been eating has been unremarkable or already been covered, but I do have a new obsession that is worth sharing with you all: Porto's Bakery!
A Cuban bakery with a big space and a lot to choose from. This photo shows about 1/3 of the bakery case.
Charles loves their eclairs and now he cannot visit without getting one.
Insides! Charles appreciates the fact that they are not stingy with the custard.
One of Porto's signature items is the cheese roll. Similar to a cheese danish, but with a flaky exterior. Get it, it's damn good.
The chicken croquette has a creamy filling and is good. But my favorite is...
The potato ball! Think fried potato ball with taco meat. Not entirely accurate I know because there are specks of bell pepper in the filling, but that's how my brain has filed it away.
A respectable cherry turnover with gorgeous sugar crystals. Would be perfect with tea as an afternoon snack.
Inside shot shows the lovely layers and simple cherry filling.
The best part of Porto's is their pricing. Here is my receipt:
$4.22! And this is when I got extravagant for the sake of the blog. Normally, I get a potato ball and a cheese roll ($0.65) and am full. And don't worry, I didn't forget you folks drooling over the eclair; it's only $1.50! Even with a coffee or milk, breakfast usually runs us $2 something. For a quick breakfast in the greater LA area. I keep expecting someone to say "just kidding," but it is for real. When you scramble over there, though, be aware that there is a separate line for bakery items and other menu items like sandwiches, etc. Hope you'll try it!
3614 W. Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505-2913