Los Angeles is teeming with stellar Filipino bakeries—from Valerio’s, renowned for its sweet, cloud-soft pan de sal, to Red Ribbon, the go-to cakery for birthday parties. This family-run diner, which specializes in hearty breakfast classics and take-home pastries with a modern Filipino twist, earns a spot on our list for its famous, melt-in-your-mouth ube pancakes—a bright purple stack sprinkled with ube cookie crumbs and drizzled with house-made ube cookie butter. But that’s not all they have: If you’re leaning savory, try the silog plates—a popular breakfast that means “fried rice and eggs” in Tagalog—with house-made tocino or smoked sausage. And if you’re on an ube break, flapjacks come dressed in some of the Philippine’s most well-known flavors and ingredients—like buko pandan, caramelized plantains, and sliced jackfruit—all available from its full menu until the end of the month. You can also recreate those decadent ube pancakes at home—since the pandemic, they’ve started selling their dry mix online.
How to order: Take out or delivery via Postmates, Grubhub, Seamless, and DoorDash