Bringing the Philippine Islands to the Midwest

Lola’s is bringing the islands to the Midwest!
With classic favorites to new takes on beloved dishes, there is something for everyone. Filipinos are famous for their hospitality and we hope you will feel like you're coming home when you visit us.

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Breakfast Menu

Saturdays from 8a-11a

Breakfast Fried Rice

All orders of breakfast fried rice come with rice, shredded cheddar cheese, eggs, and garnished with chilimansi sauce. Served with a side of atsara

Your choice of
-Chinese sausage- $5.00
-Filipino hot dogs-$4.00
-Jackfruit- $4.00

**consuming raw or undercooked meats,poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodbourne illness**

Calamansi shake-ups

$3.00/16 Oz

A Filipino twist on the classic lemon shake-up!

Agua fresca

Mango puree and pineapple juice topped with club soda


Mango boba


Mango popping boba in a passion tea lemonade base



Shaved ice with evaporated milk over tropical mix-ins

Add on:
Ube ice cream $.50
Maíz con queso ice cream $.50

Summer Food Stand Menu

This is our summer menu. It is available at our stand located at Market 59 on Mill St and any other places you see us EXCEPT for Saturday mornings in downtown Pontiac.

BBQ skewers

$4.00/2 skewers

Grilled marinated pork shoulder

Filipino hot dog


Filipino hot dog topped with in-house made banana ketchup and grilled onions

Optional: jalapeño bacon relish

Mango boba tea


Mango popping boba in passion tea lemonade

Agua fresca


Mango puree and pineapple juice with club soda. Super refreshing!

Calamansi shake-up


Like a classic lemon shake-up but with calamansi juice



Brown sugar boba

Ice cream

$1.00/ 2 scoop cone
$2.00/16 Oz cup

Ube macapuno (purple yam and coconut)
Maíz con queso (corn and cheese)



Shaved ice with evaporated milk and tropical mix ins!

Add on: $.50 ube macapuno ice cream
maíz con queso ice cream

About Us

“Lola” is the Tagalog word for “grandmother”

Cooking has been my passion for most of my life. Finding a way to bring a menu to life and watching people enjoy your food is the best feeling, especially when there is so much meaning behind the food.
I couldn’t be prouder to bring a little bit of the Philippines to Pontiac.

My name is Anna-Marie Cerda Fannin Hoerner, and I am the executive chef and creative at Lola's. I am married to Doug and mother to two beautiful, sweet little boys, Jon and Duke. I am a daughter and eldest sister. I graduated from PTHS in ’07. I then attended culinary school at Kendall College in Chicago. I hope that when you come to Lola’s, you’ll be able to taste the passion and pride I have for what I do.

Lola's has been a dream of mine for a long time. I just want to shout out some thank you's everyone who helped me along the way.

To Marlon and Stacey Eilts and the entire team over at Happy Hedgehog LLC, your team has made it possible for me chase after my lofty dreams.
To my family and friends, you've given me strong council, the greatest support, and lots and lots of love.
And to my husband Doug. Without you, I'm not sure I would've had the strength to pursue this course. You are my rock and biggest cheerleader. I love you so.


My name is Brie Annaliese Stadler and I’m the sous chef at Lola’s. I live with my boyfriend Alec (Anna’s brother) and our two kitties. I am the second to youngest of six kids. I graduated PTHS in ‘16 and went to HCC to get my Associates of Arts. Though I never imagined that I would be a chef in a kitchen, I’ve always had a passion for food and cooking. When you come to Lola’s, I hope you feel a sense of being welcomed, like I’ve been welcomed in this family. I’m so beyond grateful and excited to be a part of this journey.

The Lola’s

Frieda Mae McCoy (Carmen) (or "Short" for short) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1938. She was mother to two boys, and lola to 4 kids. She was my everything. I love her more than all the stars in the sky and to the moon and beyond.

Leonila Gabon (Cerda) was born in Romblom Romblon, Philippines in 1927. She was mother to 11 kids and lola to A LOT. I was robbed of a relationship with lola Luning. Robbed by time and distance. I’ve been to the Philippines a dozen times, but I have no memories with lola, and the last time I was there was for her funeral. That being said, she means no less to me than my other lola, and I will see her again someday.

Anselma Gabon Cerda (Fannin) was born in Binangonan Rizal, Philippines in 1961. She married my da, Marty Fannin, in March of 1988. She came to the United States in December 1988. She is mother to 2 girls and lola to 3 apo (grandchildren). This woman is the strongest person I know. She overcame such adversity and hardship, and still managed to raise her two daughters with grace. She is the embodiment of everything I want to be. She is Lola’s.