I’ve been meaning to blog about Porto’s Bakery in Burbank for a while now. It’s a Cuban cafe and bakery that is always packed on weekends. The Burbank location is the newest of two locations, with the original store in Glendale. Finding seats during the lunch hour rush is a challenge but the wait in line isn’t so bad when the view is a huge selection of colorful desserts.
I’ve decided not to attempt to try all the desserts but I always like bringing people here for a quick breakfast or lunch. Their Cubano sandwich is good but what is really outstanding and something I’ve never seen or tried before Porto’s are their potato balls.
Potato balls are balls of mashed potato filled with seasoned ground beef, covered in bread crumbs and then fried. The potato balls sell for less than a dollar each and combined with a sandwich, it helps to fill the nooks and crannies in the stomach. I find them especially delicious with a dash of hot sauce.