When our group has a gathering, people always look forward to someone bringing in Porto's Bakery pastries. They are really good and always come fresh. I had always wondered where it was, but it was only recently that I finally went online and searched for it.
It is about five minutes away from where we hold our vigil adorations. We went there one morning after the vigil and there must have been hundreds of people that packed the place. All their tables were occupied, they had two lines for ordering baked goods, and one line for picking up pre-ordered goodies. All the lines were long!
I talked to one of the patrons and she said it was this way even during the middle of the week!
We have tried ordering meat pies, cheese streudel, guava streudel, guava & cheese streudel, and ham & cheese croissant. I think it is the pastry bread that makes the treats special. It is just flaky enough without disintegrating, it does not harden and it has a distinct flavor that complements the filling.
We got the cake we brought to my mother-in-law last mother's day from here as well, a mango mousse which you cannot find in just any commercial bakery. I used to have mango cakes all the time in the Philippines, but this tastes totally different! It has just the right amount of sweetness blended with the mango's natural sourness to make it delectable. The mousse is light and totally goes with the soft spongy cake that has a flavor all on its own.
You must try it if you are in the Glendale or Burbank area! Their treats are truly amazing.