Porto’s Bakery & Café is coming to Northridge.

Owners Margarita Navarro and Betty Porto plan to repurpose the 14,854-square-foot Sears Auto Center in the parking lot of Northridge Fashion Center as its next location, though they have yet to sign a contract finalizing the deal.

The Northridge announcement comes just as the Cuban bakery opens in West Covina. The storefront at the west end of the Plaza West Covina Mall on Sunset Avenue held its grand opening Tuesday to a huge crowd.

While there is no official opening date for the Northridge location, Navarro, whose mother opened the original Porto’s in 1976, said it will happen soon after the new West Covina location settles in.

Porto’s, famous for its Cuban sandwiches and savory pastries, has additional locations in Burbank, Glendale, Downey and Buena Park.