Ninong's Pastries and Cafe
Family owned and operated, Ninong's Pastries and Cafe serves up an intriguing assortment of bakery items, barista beverages, and specialty main dishes distinctly infused with Filipino heritage. Wrap your mouth around a handmade, family-recipe-stuffed empanada ($1.45 each) with your choice of chicken, beef, pork asado, corned beef, longanisa (sweet Filipino sausage), or spinach filling, or order an entire platter to experience lots of time-honored tastes in a single sitting ($8.70 for a half-dozen). Savory morning mouthfuls perk pepless patrons with dishes including Filipino corned beef and eggs ($5.50) and the classic ham-, pepper-, and onion-laden Denver omelet ($6.25), while the cafe's collection of muffins ($1.50), brownies ($1), fruit tarts ($3), cakes ($2.50 a slice), and more prepares customers for sweet dreams regardless of the time of day. For a satisfying lunch, pair the tang of pickled vegetables atop a tocino baguette sandwich (chicken or pork, $5.95) with some slurps of a sweet fruit smoothie ($3.25, add bobas for $0.80), or rinse down all of your rations with a cup of traditional-Filipino barako coffee ($1.75) for the energy to swim across a map of the Pacific with one eye behind your back.