Feb 12, 2009

Review: Porto's Bakery - Cheese Roll

A fairly famous Cuban bakery in the Los Angeles area, Porto's Bakery has two locations: one in Glendale and another in Burbank. I've only been to the Burbank location and it's always really busy but the line moves pretty fast. Porto's offers a plethora (including a vast selection of cakes) of baked goods at reasonable prices. They also offer sandwiches (which I'm not too fond of) and coffee (which can be quite good).

The most famous item on the Porto's menu is the famed cheese roll which is a sweet fillo dough pastry with a layer of cream cheese in the middle.  People love these things and will drive miles and miles just to pick up a box.  They sell like hotcakes for 65 cents each or a dozen for $7.40 which is a pretty good price for a pastry.
They cost about 70-some cents each are pretty tasty. There is a negligible discount for buying them by the dozen but I think a lot of people buy them by the dozen anyway.
They are great for breakfast or a snack. Best fresh but still good the next day. For those with no self-control, be careful not to eat the whole box in a sitting.

Porto's Bakery

315 North Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 956-5996

3614 W Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 846-9100


  1. This certainly looks good! The filo is very flaky and it looks a bit glossy too which is beautiful. And the browned cheese on the outside looks very flavorful.

    BTW, is "cheese cheese" cream cheese? Do they also sweeten the cheese too or do they just leave it as is...

  2. Good catch! I fixed it. The cheese is slightly sweetened. The pastry dough itself is where most of the sweet comes in. The sheen might be a combination of a sugar glaze and an egg wash if I were to guess.

  3. maybe I'm just cheap, but doesn't 70 cents seem kind of expensive for fillo dough and cream cheese?


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