Porto’s Bakery & Café-Various Locations
What: Porto’s Bakery & Café
Where: Multiple Locations
For: All Ages
Porto’s is my all-time favorite bakery to get some tasty food and desserts from. There are locations in Downey, Glendale, Buena Park, Burbank and West Covina. Not only is the food mouthwateringly good, but the prices are very affordable…which is good for my wallet but not for my daily calorie intake. I have been to three different Porto’s, and each one has been better than the last. I don’t think that I’ve ever walked out with less than two boxes full of goodies.
I mostly come to Porto’s for their baked goods. I can literally eat five cheese rolls in one sitting if I didn’t have any self-control. They have every type of dessert you can think of from cupcakes, cookies and brownies to puff pastries, strudels and croissants. Porto’s is known for their potato balls, which come in a variety of flavors. Different kinds of sweets, savory baked goods and breads greet you when you walk through the doors. The bakery section is wall-to-wall and is always crowded with people trying to get the fresh goods.
You can go to Porto’s to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner (why not make it all three?!). Savory sandwiches, hot soups and salads are available for patrons. There are even plated steak entrees on the menu. You can sit down and enjoy your meal or order for carry out. Porto’s offers many different types of coffees and teas…if I wasn’t so loyal to Starbucks, I’d say that they have some pretty stiff competition. If you don’t need caffeine in your day, a variety of fresh fruit smoothies topped with whipped cream are offered.
If you think you’ve been to a bakery with a ton of cakes, think again. Porto’s has the most cakes that I’ve ever seen. Patrons can order them for a special occasion in advance or walk into the restaurant to pick up pre-made cakes. My personal favorite are all the types of cheesecakes that they have. The kids like the cupcakes (although they only lick off the frosting).
Emma and Sky licking the frosting off the cupcakes.
Every time I’ve gone into any Porto’s, the parking lot has been a mess. By mess I mean that I feel like I might get in a fist fight in the parking lot because there are never any available spaces. The line is also very long (sometimes out the door), which they try to mitigate by using a guest number system. After you order at the bakery counter there is an assigned worker that packages up your food and then calls your name to the register to pay. If you plan on coming to Porto’s, make sure that you factor in the time it takes to park and stand in line.
As I said before, Porto’s is very affordable. I often leave with two boxes filled with sweets for less than $35 out the door. Prices can be seen on their website. Make sure to also check their website for seasonal items that change often.
Porto’s Bakery & Café Information
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