Pastry chef Rosa Porto, a Cuban emigrant who founded Porto's Bakery Café in Los Angeles, died at 89.

Rosa Porto, the founder of Porto’s Bakery and Café in Los Angeles, dies

Porto’s Bakery & Cafe is currently present in Glendale, Downey, Buena Park and Burbank.

Porto's Bakery & Cafe

The Porto family announced Rosa's death on the business pages on Facebook and Instagram, where they wrote that she died "peacefully, surrounded by her beloved husband and family."

The statement continued: “Rosa was an incredible woman who started humbly from the kitchen of her house selling cakes and sweets to friends and family, while she was an extraordinary wife and mother for her three children. Later, when he was over 60, Rosa retired from the family business and had begun to focus her love and passion on raising her seven grandchildren. There was no greater feeling of joy and pride for Rosa than her grandchildren and soon she would be her great-grandson. ”

The history of Porto’s Bakery dates back to the 1970s, when Raúl and Rosa, along with their 13-year-old Betty children; Raúl, 11 years old; and Margarita, 9, left their native Cuba and arrived in a country that did not know everything, even the language.

In 1971 Porto’s Bakery started as a home-based company and was mainly attended by Rosa, the mother.

The marriage grew the business with the help of their children when they graduated from college. Portos gradually expanded to multiple locations and became one of the most recommended and recognized bakery businesses.

Today, this family business started by Cuban immigrants, Rosa and Raúl Porto, in a small pastry shop in Echo Park, is a Cuban coffee shop emporium in southern California, which reach the top positions in the list of best restaurants in United States on Yelp frequently.

Today, the Porto family continues the tradition of sharing the sweetness of Cuban cuisine and other Latin countries with a cup of coffee, in places where you can talk with family and friends and are already part of those traditional places and celebrities of this city where if you have not been, you better visit them soon.

The business expressed "sincere gratitude for all the love and kindness they have shown us over the years," at the end of their statement.


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