Burbank’s food scene would not be complete without a touch of Cuba from Porto’s. The cafe might seem spacious if not for the long lines that often flow out the door. Don’t worry — you won’t have to wait long for Porto’s most popular items; the meat-stuffed potato balls and meat pies fly off the display counter. The aroma of cumin-spiced sandwiches like the ropa vieja — made with tender, thinly shredded flank steak — fills the air. Porto’s bakers prepare dough to make a variety of sandwich breads daily. Polish it off with a guava and cheese pastry, a cheese roll, or take the sweet and spongy Tres Leches sheet cake home.
Porto’s, 3614 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA, USA +1 818 846 9100
From Matcha Green Tea Pancakes to S’more’s Pancakes to Chocolate Tuxedo pancakes, Bea Bea’s flips some of the most interesting flavors on the griddle. It doesn’t skimp on the good stuff, either. Fresh mascarpone cream, whipped cream, and cream cheese take Bea Bea’s pancakes to the next level. With an extensive menu, consisting of salads, sandwiches, and the popular, Mexican-style Volcano Scrambled Eggs, there is something for everyone. Even hard-to-please vegans will enjoy a good brunch with the tofu scramble and the Vegan Wrap.
Bea Bea’s, 353 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA, USA +1 818 846 2327
For champagne and fancy spreads, indulge in the weekend buffet brunch at Castaway. Perched high upon the Burbank hills, Castaway has been nicknamed ‘The Jewel On The Hill’. Both the San Fernando Valley and the sprawling city of Los Angeles are beneath it, which means incredible views. The brunch buffet is only available on weekends and offers many menu options, like the Maryland-style crab cakes and the seafood pasta.
Castaway, 1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA, USA +1 818 848 6691