by E. B.
June 21, 2003
Everything is served in plastic plates and plastic ware. Tables are tiny like the ones you see at McDonald's and Burger King. There are enough tables to seat everyone, though. Luckily, I haven't been there when it was completely packed, although there were times when it was close to being completely full.
My favorite part of the store is the bakery. You can get Paradise cake (cake filled with pieces of mango, guava, and passion fruit), three kinds of malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts in plain, coconut filled, and dobash filled), fruit tarts, chocolate cakes, haupia pies and cakes, and more. If I'm stuffed, I take the food to go, along with some dessert. Mmm. . . Ono grinds. . .
From journal Torrance: An Insider's Look