I honestly did not know much about what to eat when in Los Angeles, CA. Sadly, it was not one of those top of mind food destinations just because I was more focused in our neck of the Southwest, places which are, at the most, a 3-hour drive away (Remember that drive to Salt Lick BBQ?). Suggestions and recommendations from our family and friends who are based in or have frequented the area were certainly welcome then.
So when four different people prodded us to visit Porto’s and buy ourselves a box or two (or even three!) of cheese rolls, we took the hint (you really will!) and went there. Luckily for me and The Husband, my cousin actually had this as part of our itinerary for our short weekend stay in Los Angeles.
My cousin asked us to get there early because of the infamous Porto’s lines. “There’s a line everyday?!?” I asked. Lo and behold the sight of crowds hungry for Porto’s baked treats as we entered their doors.
“Yep. It is like this at Porto’s every single day.” Wow. It must be THAT good.
My cousin ordered three boxes of assorted Porto’s baked goods: meat pies, spinach and cheese danishes, dulce de leche kisses, potato balls and those famous cheese rolls. “That’s too much for the two of us!” I protested, but she insisted. I guess these treats would last us a while.
But those cheese rolls didn’t take too long for us to plough through. I am not ashamed to admit that I downed 3 cheese rolls when The Husband and I opened the boxes.
Oh, the cheese rolls! I have never had anything like it: light, flaky yet buttery rich, savory from the cheese yet sweet from the sugar crust, melt-in-your-mouth soft yet crunchy from the sugar coating. To be honest, I don’t want to write much more about it because my tummy grumbles, my mouth dribbles as I imagine my teeth sinking onto a Porto’s cheese roll. And unfortunately, I live a thousand and hundreds of miles away from the nearest Porto’s bakery, so this food craving is not solvable. At least not immediately.
So if you find yourself in Los Angeles, CA, gooooooooo and run towards the Porto’s Bakery & Cafe nearest you. Bring home boxes upon boxes of cheese rolls for you and your family. Or maybe you can hoard those cheese rolls all for yourself. Why not?
Porto’s Bakery & Cafe
3614 West Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91505
+1 (818) 846-9100
Mon-Sat 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 6:30 pm