A Dainty Cupcakery Serving Good Comfort Food It’s not always that you find a cupcake shop with interiors as interesting as Vanilla Cupcakes which echoes themed cupcake shops and bakeries usually found in Tokyo and Seoul. As one of the earliest cupcake shops to hit the Philippines, Vanilla Cupcake is known for its delectable, dainty looking cupcakes—but did you know that Vanilla Cupcakes also serve warm comforting meals that is the perfect fare while you catch up with your friends? Have your fill in any of the filling budget meals by Vanilla Cupcake Bakery Creamy Zesty Chicken Pesto Pasta and Healthy Tuna Cheese Melt Sandwich – only PHP249 After you […]
Nono's by Classic Confections offers a wide array of cakes and sweets, among which are the award-winning Nono's Chocolate Oblivion and Sylvia's Strawberry Shortcake, which are both named after Chef Baba's parents. Chef Baba Ibazeta Benedicto is at the helm of these confections, which are perfect for all occasions. Even though Classic Confections at Greenbelt 5 has permanently closed, there is nothing to worry about as Classic Confections menu is still served inside Nono's: Comfort Food Done Right located at UP Town Center in Quezon City, The Podium in Mandaluyong, and Three Central in Makati.
LIA’s CAKES IN SEASON opened its maiden cakeshop in November 2004, just the perfect time before the Christmas Season of sweet merry-making. One month after, they were surprised by the big volume of orders clamoring for their divinely delicious signature and trademark product, the Avocado Cake. Ten years since, their Avocado Cake has become a household hit amongst cake lovers because of its uniqueness and its decadent taste that has continued to delight customers through the years. You will not get lost looking for the famed cakeshop as it has a big signage and giant pictures of their signature cakes. Currently situated in Kapitolyo Pasig City, you will instantly feel […]
“Croque” pronounced as “Krohk” is derived from the French Word “croquer” which means crunch. And crunchy delicious food that brings freshness and comfort best describes Croque Café and Bakery. The Café which opened its doors to the public in March 2014 serves healthy and hearty dishes with distinctive European flavor and Filipino scrumptious taste. A fine blend of western and locally-loved culinary colors and tastes that foodies in the business district of Makati and beyond will surely enjoy. At the helm of the operations are the young and passionate Chef Owners Joseph “Paco” Lao and Alexa Alaba (graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts at the prestigious Alain Ducasse Institute […]
Enjoy pleasurable desserts at this classic ice cream parlor! Summer may be over but as the old saying goes, There is always room for desserts. Icebergs, known for its cold desserts, continuously attracts audience who have an extreme love for sweets. Icebergs also offers other snacks to satisfy everyone’s cravings. – The Chocolate Chip Parfait – Heaven is just a scoop away. Enjoy your favorite ice cream from the classic sundae to a triple-scooped chocolate parfait as a delightful treat to complete your day. – The very Cheesy Nachos – Don’t like the cold treats? Icebergs also offers other specialties just like Cheesy Nachos oozing with melted cheese, good […]
NO NEED TO FLY. Now, one can eat authentic French confectionery! – Vive la France! A delicacy shop that also provides wine all ordered from France, La Vie Parisienne is the place of wine, pastry, ham and cheese for Francophiles in Quezon City! It is a must-see place if you want to buy premium quality wine. They have 150 types of wine in their cellar, price ranging from P250 to P10,000. For a casual evening or dinner, the sweet and fruity Shanpelino (P290) is the perfect companion. – EFFERVESCENT. Shanpelino (P290) available in different flavors. – Their delectable Croissant (P55), delicious crescent-shaped pastry and Macaron (P49), a meringue-based dessert […]
This whimsical little shop in Century City Mall pays tribute to only one thing: cookies. . A CRAFT COOKIE SHOP. Scout’s Honor displays its offerings in glass cases, welcoming everyone to try their goodies. . Opened early 2014 by Chef Miko Aspiras, Scout’s Honor has a display of cookies that is difficult to ignore. Their rows and rows of big cookies – with quirky names to boot! – are enough to get your curious. Among the crowd favorites are their S’mores Tag Along, the all-time favorite marshmallow and chocolate combination, but only this time in layers and with shortbread topped with graham crumble, Cereal Cookie Bar, molasses oatmeal cookie topped […]
It may not be easy getting to Bicutan, Parañaque, but if you somehow end up wandering there, you might as well make the most of the trip and head to Cake Planet, which is considerably the best dessert spot in the area. – Cake Planet Interior – The Cake Planet and Cafe, owned by Chef John Sta. Cruz, opened in November 2010 and has since gained popularity not just among the residents from different villages but bloggers and food enthusiasts who drop by every chance they get. The shop’s interiors embody a delicate sophistication with its black and white checkered floor, black tables and chairs, and painted walls emulating a […]
Mention ice cream, and everyone gets excited. And it’s not just the kids. Ice cream has become an ultimate comfort indulgence, and the adults, too, have lined up in ice cream shops for a scoop or two. At Farmacy, renowned bakery Wildflour’s sweet spin-off by chefs Marge and Walt Manzke and Ana de Ocampo, this couldn’t be any truer. – Exterior of Farmacy – Designed like the vintage soda fountains shops we know from movies (but in more muted tones), Farmacy offers a wide selection of freshly made ice cream that it takes several minutes to choose. For starters, they’ve got sundaes, which are recommended if you’ve got a hankering […]
The southern part of Metro Manila, Las Piñas City in particular, has a lot of places where people hang out in their most relaxed attire. One cannot help but notice its laidback residents and casual neighborhood businesses. At one of the nicest coffee shops here – The White Cup Coffee & Milk Tea Bar – you can drop by even in its busiest hour wearing a shirt, shorts and flipflops, and no one would bat an eye. – Al fresco seating at White Cup – The White Cup is located along JB Tan Street in BF Resort Village. It is easily recognizable by the big signage along the side of […]
Old American diners or breakfast places you see in the movies — these are things that you will surely remember when you visit Sophie’s Mom in Tuscany, McKinley Hill – The floral and plaid tablecloths complement the white-washed tables and chairs. – The interior is well-decorated with vintage clocks, frames and floral painted walls that will give you that homey feel, as if visiting your grandmother. They also made extra effort in extending that amazing look inside of a restaurant by putting a huge sofa, an old telephone and even a miniature Eiffel Tower. Passers-by can’t help but look at or take a photo of this quaint place! – Framed […]
Anyone could easily mistake this place for just another dessert café. That’s where they are wrong. Ferrero Hazelnut Crunch Cake Maitre Chocolatier is said to be the first boutique café in the country. They not only serve rich chocolate desserts but unique dishes as well. Their Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Chocolate Sauce (P135) and White Chocolate Vegetable Omelette (P122) would pique the interest of anyone’s taste buds. White Chocolate Carbonara Quality chocolate brands, such as Lindt and Merci, can be found in this chocolate haven. You can buy these as gifts or souvenirs for your loved ones, but why not make it special? Chocolate gift baskets, trays, hearts and […]
A pancake shop originally from America that also boomed in Japan and other countries, Slappy Cakes has become so popular that people line up and wait for hours just to have a taste! Salmon Benedict (P350) The restaurant is a family-friendly place. On weekdays from 2PM to 6PM, children under 10 years old can even eat free of charge! A hot plate is installed in every table where you can cook your pancakes, though, so parents have to be a bit wary of the hot surface. However, all uneasiness disappears once the cooking starts! Customizing your pancake is the name of the game in this all-day breakfast restaurant. Different kinds […]
If you have never been to Calea, then you have never been to Bacolod City. Calea, in a nutshell, is Bacolod’s famed bakeshop. It is a household name for Bacoleños and one quickly synonymous with sinful sweets. Their iconic shop is often filled with tourists and locals alike, but the place is big enough for everyone to savor their desserts in peace. The display counters of the shop are simply a joy to behold. Upon entering, you are greeted by at least thirty different types of cakes and pastries in the front display alone, all laid out in neat formation. At the freezers near the back, there’s more – a […]
It’s not that difficult to find Orange Whisk Restaurant and Patisserie along the food strip of Aguirre Avenue. For one thing, the restaurant has a big sign up front, not to mention a bright orange color that is, without a doubt, hard to miss. The restaurant is a joint project of Isaiah Ortega and Pastry Chef Korinne Lirio, who have come up with a selection of dishes that are deceivingly simple yet comforting and delicious. Among the favorites are their Burger Steak with Blue Cheese Mushroom Cream Sauce – a dish of Kutayama Wagyu steak on a bed of mashed potatoes drizzled with mushroom sauce – and Wagyu Saikoro Steak, […]
Japan’s most popular cheese cake has invaded the Philippines! Uncle Tetsu is a takeaway store that specially serves unique cheese cakes. Unlike the dense, heavy Western-style cheesecake, Uncle Tetsu’s version of this well-loved cake is light, fluffy and not too sweet. Rich in vitamins and minerals, they are prepared using the freshest of eggs and milk and the best quality cheese and butter and contain no preservatives added. These cakes are also low in calories and sodium and high in protein. Originally from Fukuoka, Japan, Uncle Tetsu cheese cakes have been around since 1985. Tetsushi Mizokami, the inspiration behind the loveable Uncle Tetsu character we see as their logo, grew […]
Last October 2014, Patisserie Kyo opened a branch at Trion Tower near SM Aura, sharing space with Ralph’s Wine and Spirits of the Wine Shop. This Japanese bakery cafe is famous for their healthiest and delicious bread. Strawberry Shortcake is Patisserie Kyo’s bestseller. The ingredients used in making the shortcake came from different parts of the world: wheat flour is made in Japan, the sugar is made in the US and the cream is made in France. Strawaberry Shortcake (P150/scice; P1,300/whole)
Something attracts popularity in Mamou too! not just their juicy steak but also their Key Lime Pie. This American dessert delivers a balanced taste of sweet and sour. Topped with a German whipped cream “Schlagsahn”, this dessert carries a light and crusty taste. The Key Lime Pie is good to eat after meal. Key Lime Pie can also be purchased in The Blue Kitchen located at the basement of Powerplant Mall.
A made-to-order cake shop that opens in a confectionery bazaar every weekend on the first floor of Powerplant Mall, under Baker’s Dozen. Costa Brava is a very famous shop, known for its “healthy sugar” which is made from the sap of the palm. The most popular item is Caramel Cake. It is delicious even if you just eat the sponge dough because of its texture that is soft with a little moisture. The butter cream of the cake is applied thinly, just to coat the cake and the taste is not that overpowering. For the cake does not use any preservatives, the aftertaste is refreshing.
Decorated in pink, calm atmosphere radiates throughout the shop, matching its French-based design, Pâtisserie Bébé Rouge is located next to New Hatchin. The most prominent here is the strawberry shortcake. Light, spongy texture of the cake compliments the taste of fresh strawberry cream and the sweet-and-sour taste of the strawberry toppings. Various shortcake designs are presented to the customers, like the Christmas Shortcake. A reservation for the Christmas cake can be done thru phone or by visiting their store. It is recommended to reserve beforehand for congestion is expected on the 24th as well as it will be sold out.
Hatch 22 is conveniently located outside Powerplant Mall in Rockwell. The beginning of this all-day breakfast café was from the celebrity siblings Erwan and Solenn Heussaff and the talented Chef Pete Ayson. The comfortable contemporary interior of Hatch 22 is definitely a feast to the eyes. Upon entering, the array of bread will make you salivating. Moreover, the aroma of the coffee is enough for you to be led to one of the tables. Bread Basket 2 P280 You can come as early as 7am to buy some of their freshly baked bread. We recommend the Bread Basket 2 which consists of different types of bread that are usually sold in […]
Known for serving traditional Filipino and Asian dishes since 1936, The Aristocrat, has also put up its own bakeshop. The Aristocrat Bakeshop offers premium quality products at reasonable prices. As a humble start, the bakeshop was only given a small spot in the kitchen of its main branch along Roxas Boulevard to cater its dessert needs. Because of the positive feedback from its customers and the management’s desire to serve quality desserts, the bakeshop’s production area was then moved to another location in Adriatico, Manila to have its very own space. Here are some of the best-sellers: Torta delos Reyes – The Aristocrat Bakeshop’s delicious 5-layered crisp wafer cake with […]
St. Marc Café is a specialty bakery and patisserie that offers freshly baked bread and pastries, drinks, and desserts. The first ever café opened was in the upscale Ginza, Tokyo in 1993. As of 2014, the brand have managed to establish more than 350 St. Marc Café stores across Japan, of which are all directly-managed. St. Marc Café features a stylish, warm interior that encourages relaxation and friendly conversations. The store concept combines a well-loved, quality “Japanese dessert place” with a premium coffee shop. It is designed to appeal to upper middle to high-end market that enjoy artisanal alternatives, and appreciate brand provenance. St. Marc Café is best known for […]
Bono Artisanal Gelato is a Filipino brand that boasts of serving authentic, artisanal Italian gelato that taste like no other. As their tagline suggests, all gelato is made from the finest all-natural ingredients, sourced from different parts of the world. They don’t add anything artificial and “unreal.” The process, however, takes days to finish. They use pozzetto cabinets as storage because it can preserve a constant temperature and ensure the least amount of air and light contamination. They make it daily and traditionally, like how it is done in Italy where the gelato originated. Now, there’s no need to go to Italy just to have a scoop of the […]
The Royal Touch was co-founded by Carolyn Robb, who served as the Executive Chef to The Royal Household of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana for eleven years. So expect only elegance in its interior design and only deliciousness to its treats. One of the most popular cupcakes is the Chocolate Biscuit Cake! It’s the cupcake version of Prince William’s Groom’s cake on his royal wedding. Chocolate Biscuit Cake (Php 120) Red Velvet Empress (Php 95) Mini cupcakes (Php 150/5 pcs; Php 270/10 pcs)