Hidden gem: Miracle Bakery shines with breakfast, lunch, cakes and baked goods

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Asada, chicken tinga and shrimp tacos with a fantastic red salsa from Miracle Bakery. (Photo by Lisa Paredes)

Nestled on San Fernando Boulevard near McCambridge Park, Miracle Bakery has grown since opening nearly five years ago into a small strip mall on the south side of the street. The restaurant and bakery offer a robust selection of American and Latin dishes for breakfast and lunch daily, whole cakes and freshly baked pastries.

The light and bright restaurant serves flavored coffee and lattes, freshly squeezed orange juice and lemonade, and bottled drinks. In addition to a few indoor cafe tables, Miracle Bakery also offers a large outdoor seating area.

More recently we have enjoyed the breakfast burrito, chilaquiles, breakfast quesadilla, and scramble a la Mexicana. We also found the carne asada torta, tacos and fried chicken sandwich extremely well done.

We ordered the breakfast burrito con papas, replacing the potatoes with rice, and found the combination with eggs, refried beans, onions, bell pepper, cheddar and bacon to be cooked perfectly.

Chilaquiles with green salsa, sour cream, cotija, a fried egg and avocado from Miracle Bakery. (Photo by Lisa Paredes)

The chilaquiles were very good as presented for a lighter meal. We like to add another egg and extra salsa or order them loaded (adding pinto beans, avocado and meat) for a heartier plate.

The Mexican-style scramble, made with three eggs, tomatoes, onions and green peppers and served with rice, refried beans and corn tortillas, tasted very fresh and was satisfying. The breakfast quesadilla of eggs, bacon, mozzarella, onion and cilantro, with added avocado, was also extremely fresh and flavorful.

Miracle Bakery lists a number of Latin and American breakfast items, including waffles, French toast, breakfast sandwiches, omelettes, chili rellenos, chicken enchiladas, and huevos rancheros. The lunch menu features a fried chicken sandwich, chicken basket, shrimp platter, taco salad, burritos, tacos, tortas and more. Both menus are available throughout the day.

The torta carne asada was very nice, combining the meat with lettuce, tomato, refried beans, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise, avocado, onions, cilantro and jalapenos. The tortas are all served with a side of Takis.

The tacos we tried – asada, chicken tinga and grilled shrimp – were excellent. Miracle Bakery’s asada is prepared in the traditional Mexican style. The accompanying red salsa provided a nice fire with only a few drops added per bite. They also offer barbacoa (pulled beef) and tacos al pastor.

Excellent fried chicken sandwich from Miracle Bakery. (Photo by Lisa Paredes)

Miracle Bakery’s fried chicken sandwich is one of the best we’ve ever had. We enjoyed their take, nestling beautifully fried chicken breast, chipotle mayonnaise, pickles and coleslaw in toasted challah bread and topped with pickled banana peppers. The small fries that came with it were perfectly seasoned.

The pastries we tried were also great. The current seasonal scone, strawberry hibiscus, is delicious, as are the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and blueberry muffins. We also tried the vegan and gluten free lavender donut and it is very good.

In fact, Miracle Bakery offers a number of gluten-free and/or vegan pastries and plates, providing a wide range of options for diners. Pastries are freshly baked daily.

Although Miracle Bakery is a recent discovery for us, we plan to return again and again to peruse their breakfast and lunch menus, as well as sample more of their creative pastries.

Miracle Bakery Cake Box. (Photo by Lisa Paredes)

Clean and tidy, with friendly staff and absolutely delicious coffees and food, Miracle Bakery earns a City tops. This hidden gem of a restaurant is a great place for breakfast, lunch, coffee, pastries and beautifully prepared cakes.

Restaurant information: Miracle Bakery is located at 1529 N. San Fernando Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91504. 818-561-4883. Miracle Bakery is open Sunday and Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Miracle Bakery receives: City tops

myBurbank Assessments:
Tops in town (exceptional)
On the marquee (really good)
Could use a rewrite (medium or slightly lower)
Don’t Quit Your (Poor) Day Job

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