Filipino food has all the sweetness and spice of a Hollywood romance, but is considerably less squirmy at the dinner table. Feast calmly in good company with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of bakery bites and beverages at Ninong's Pastries and Cafe in Granada Hills.
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.
Ninong's is open for dine-in and carryout Tuesday through Thursday, with extended hours (open until 9:30 p.m.) on Friday and Saturday to accommodate wild late dinners and early midnight snacks. Customers can purchase up to four Groupons but can only use one per visit because too much euphoria can cause uncontrollable giggling—and you might choke.
Closed on Mondays.
- I usually stop in on my way to work & get a Baraka coffee & an order of 'Food for the Gods' (pastry), or an empanada to go. YUM! – SFV_foodie
- Great place for some down home food. :) I came here the other day just for some empanadas, but left with bags and bags of food and stayed for lunch. – Armi A., Yelp
Ninong's Pastries & Cafe
What is the most delicious color in the world? Ask the team at Ninong's Pastries & Cafe, and they'll give you a definitive answer to that question: purple. A violet hue is the signature to the cafe's pancakes, coffee cakes, shakes, and many other creations. Though not all of them, of course. The full menu represents an eclectic sampling of Filipino-American cuisine, from all-day breakfast dishes to savory entrées including Mom's Loco Moco. The cooks here also make baguette sandwiches to order—right down to the bread, which they bake fresh for each and every corned beef or marinated pork sandwich. In addition to imported bites, Ninong's Pastries & Cafe also serves imported teas and coffees, including Barako Coffee imported from the Philippines brewed with water imported from the clouds.
Granada Hills South
17705 Chatsworth St.
Granada Hills, California 91344Get Directions