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Must Try Café Food Crawl in Ortigas

Metro Manila | Dec 27 - Dec 31, 2020
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Let’s crawl into the Best Ortigas Cafe Destination

Ortigas is now considered a hub of numerous establishments and increasing number of businesses. With people stressing out daily, they needed something to lighten up the load and something to energize them. One word — Coffee.

But it’s not just about coffee that we’re talking about here. We’re pertaining to a concept of café with an upscale setting that offers full menu and appetizers, too.

There’s been a resurgence of this type of restaurant in the Philippines. Let’s just say that Filipinos wants more than just plain coffee, sandwiches, and pasta. Admit it, we are gastronomic adventurers.

Here in our list of Café Food Crawl in Ortigas, you’ll get to tick off each one and discover the best Café in the area.

Café 1771

People working near El Pueblo probably knows about Café 1771. This posh café or might as well-considered as a bistro is one of the members of Chateau 1771 Group of Companies. Such establishments include Chateau 1771 in Greenbelt 5, Sentro 1771 in Greenbelt 3 and Serendra.

The café is easily recognized because of its amazingly colonial-themed façade. Not only you’ll get to have a nice cup of coffee, but experience a relaxing ambiance as well.

Their café menu has a selection of viands from a breakfast menu, appetizers, meats, fish, and salad. They also have 3 types of pizza – the Salbacho Pizza, Holy Cow Pizza, and Garlic Mushroom Pizza. The Oysters Rockefeller is also to die for. This 8 pieces of freshly baked Aklan Oysters is topped with spinach, bacon, and cheese will definitely leave you wanting more.

For their dessert, you must try their Sugar-free Carrot Cake. It’s as good with the cream cheese frosting topped in it.

Café 1771 is located at El Pueblo along ADB Avenue. For reservations, call (02)631-7340, (02)470-6559, or 0917 866 0442.

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Sunnies Café

If you think it’s related with the Sunnies Shades, then you got it right. From the owners of the eyewear brand comes another creative idea of merging lifestyle and something experimental – the Sunnies Café.

Sunnies Café offers comfort food with a modern twist and serves breakfast, brunch, dinner, coffee, and even cocktails. In short, it’s your go-to chill café after a tiresome day at work. Their interior exudes relaxed elegance, and an equal amount of warm-toned interior for a more relaxing vibe.

Expect a hefty serving of their All-Brunch choices. There you can choose from Ricotta Pancakes Php 360, Steak and Eggs Php 390, or a Granola Bowl Php 190. If you’re there to taste bulks of flavor, try the Crunchy Herb Fish Fillet Php 360 or their Butcher’s Steak for Php 480.

Have a taste of their dessert great for sharing like the Sunnies Funfetti. It’s a creamy tres leches cake with whipped cream, topped with salted caramel ice cream for only Php 290. Sounds yummy? Wait until you taste it.

Their range of hot and iced coffee servings are perfect after eating a heavy meal.

You can also visit Sunnies Café at Bonifacio High Street and Alabang Town Center.

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

OK Café Chef Laudico

Located at Meralco Avenue in Pasig comes another café to perk up your day. Ok Café by Chef Laudico is a must-visit café for those who are in the budget but are craving for overly delicious pasta, bread, cakes, and coffee.

OK Café is the short term for Orlando and Keona Café. Its owners are Chef Roland Laudico and wife Jackie.

This café is notable for its wide range of Filipino dishes in its menu. Appetizers include the Adobo Pate Pandesal Crostini Php 89 and their own version of sisig, the Sisig Shooters Php 109. For sandwiches, they have a Grilled Cheese Angus Corned Beef for only Php 249 even a healthy Malunggay Pesto with Grilled Veggies in their pasta selection for Php 209.

Chill and take a sip of their very own smoothies, frappes, hot and iced drinks as well. Pair these drinks with their Quezo de Bola Cheesecake.

You can visit OK Café at the Ground Floor of Renaissance Center in Meralco Avenue.

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Yamato Bakery Café

Have your caffeine fix at Yamato Bakery Café, located at Ayala Mall the 30th. It’s a bakery that serves Japanese coffees, pastries, and desserts.

They serve limited yet delightful menu including their croissants. Plain (Php 40), Cheese (Php 45), Bacon (Php 50), Chocolate (Php 50), Peach (Php55), and more. For cold sandwiches, they also have a signature chicken, classic tuna, and my personal favorite, the Shrimp Mango Kani.

Paired their heavenly tasty Fruit and Strawberry Danish Taste their servings of Americano, Cappuccino, Café Latte, and Almond Latte.

Visit them on the 2nd floor of Ayala Mall the 30th in Pasig.

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕

Mrs. Fields Cookie Café

Who could ever resist the drool-worthy cookies and desserts of Mrs. Fields Cookie Café?

They have been serving irresistible baked cookies for 30 years now. If you happen to look for a quiet nook to chill in Megamall, head over at Mrs. Fields located at the Upper Ground Floor building A.

I’ve always been fond of eating cookies with a glass of cold milk, and Mrs.Fields doesn’t disappoint. They manage to put all things together and pair everything perfectly. Nothing also more comforting than trying out their decorated muffins, cookie creations, and chocolate brownies.

You can even buy their sweet pops for corporate giveaways or for special occasions.

You can visit them at the Level 6 of Shangri-La Plaza, in Mandaluyong, and one branch in SM Megamall too!

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Seattle’s Best Coffee

I bet you’re all familiar with Seattle’s Best Coffee. True to its name, they serve only the best blends of iced and hot beverage in their café.

You’re going to love their various offering of their all-day breakfast especially Omelettes (Php 160 – Php 195) and Big Breakfast (Php 220 – Php 265) composed of egg, bacon strips, sausages, and fruit marmalades. Their light meals such as their salad selection, pasta, and sandwiches are sure to delight your palettes too!

Javakula is their signature coffee coolers. Try pairing it with their fresh meals menus such as their Toasties wherein you can choose from Spam and Egg Toasties (Php 205), Sausage and Egg Toasties (Php 205), and the Salmon and Cucumber Toasties (Php 220).

Currently, they’re promoting their latest addition to their menu – the  Peanut Buttercup and Cookie Crunch.  Both drinks are available in Javakula and Latte variants.

To view the latest offering and list of branches in Manila, visit their website at www.seattlesbest.com.ph

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕

Mary Grace Café

If there’s one café which should be considered on your must-try in Ortigas, it’s Mary Grace. The café’s name may not be intimidating as it may sound but once you experience feasting on its great offerings, you’ll be surprised.

Mary Grace has one of the most amazing and dreamy ambiances of all the cafes in Ortigas. From a regular kiosk in 2002, it is now a restaurant surrounded with fancy paintings, more like a papemelroti interior.

Their café menu includes their delightful Seafood Pasta good for sharing. It’s a medley of fresh clams, mussels, prawns, squid, and cream dory topped with herbs, olives, and mushrooms. One of my personal favorites, the Mango Bene which is a layer of frosted meringue with custard cream, and fresh mangoes in between is also a must-try. If you love chocolates, then order their rich and moist Chocolate Truffle Cake or the Chocolate Cake.

Aside from their sumptuous dishes, Mary Grace also offers their baked goods including their Ensaymada, handmade cakes, and hot chocolates.

Mary Grace has 3 branches in Pasig. You can visit them at EDSA Shangri-La, SM Megamall, The  Podium, and Robinsons Galleria. For other lists of other branches, visit them at marygracecafe.com

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕☕

Where’s Marcel

The café’s name might sound interesting, but wait until you taste their heavenly tasting food.

Where’s Marcel is a specialty café that takes pride in their fresh and exciting Melbourne experience in the Philippines. They serve Melbourne style food selection including iced coffees, milkshakes, non-coffee, and pressed juices.

The interior has this modern interior with elegant lines, yet feels warm and welcoming which makes it perfect to unwind or even an ideal place for formal and informal talks.

Where’s Marcel is located at Pearl Place, Pearl Drive, Ortigas.

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Flafe

Annyeong Haseyo! Taste the flavors of Korea here at Flafe Café.

Savour everything from bingsu, desserts, baked goodies only here at Flafe Café in Ortigas. Try their melon and strawberry bingsu- it’s to die for. And what’s a Korean dining scene without noodles, right? Well here at this café, they serve affordable yet tasty cheese, milk, and bibim ramyun, kimchi udon, jjapagetti, sarigomtang, and jjamppong.

They also have a wide range of bread menu which is aesthetically presented. Try their Honey Bread of flavors such as chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, mango, and cheese.

They also make these amazing flower cakes, also available for delivery. You can also enroll in their arrangement classes.

Flafe is located across GCF Church in Ortigas.

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Il Padrino Café

The Il Padrino café born out of love for a 70’s Italian film about family and familiarity with coffee.

Erwine Pangwi is the brainchild of this café. They’ve been serving Italian-inspired comfort food with a touch of Filipino creativity. Pangwi, who grew up in Sagada created the idea of bringing the rich coffee culture of the North.

You definitely must try their exceptional cup of Espresso, Latte, Mocha, and Cappuccino. There are also cool concoctions like ice-blended Mocha, Toffee Coffee, Coffee Jelly, Choco Macadamia, and Hazelnut Chocolate infused flavor.

Make your day extra special with their All Day Breakfast including Eggs Benedict, Waffles, Toasts, Italian Sausage set, and Balsamic Beef Set. The Pinoy Italian pizza infused with rich Pomodoro sauce adobo flakes, tomato, onion, bell pepper, salted eggs, mozzarella and parmesan cheese is one of their bestsellers you should also try.

Check out Il Padrino Café’s branches at Session Rd., Baguio City, Mt. Sinai (Commonwealth Avenue), Rob Galleria, Rob Starmills, Fairview Terraces, SM City Clark, & SM City Pampanga.

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Relish Luxe Café

Here’s another unique concept of a café. Newly-opened café in Ortigas, Relish Luxe Café offers buffet breakfast, bar chow, Filipino dishes, and baked goodies too.

Its interiors exude sophistication, elegance, and modernity. Walls are well-decorated with abstract paintings. Some walls are painted with floral for a more feminine vibe. It got a timeless charm perfect for every wandering foodie around the area.

They have a Make Your Own Salad Station, Cold Cuts, Toasts, and plenty of fruits too. Relish Luxe Café offers international and local food to satisfy every discerning palate. You must also try their House Specials such as the Relish Roasted Chicken for only Php 425 and Baked Salmon for Php 580.

For their drinks, try their milkshakes and fruit shakes. They have Afternoon Tea for two, with team sandwiches, cake bites and your choice of tea. This place also has function rooms for a private dining experience.

Relish Luxe Café is located at Citadines Millenium Ortigas.

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Going to a café before and after or work, or may it be hanging out with friends is a fun way to relax. There’s no denying our love for cafes and a much-needed escape from the busy schedule.

Breaking out on our regular patterns and exploring some places to eat and enjoy our food makes us explore and appreciate more the dining scene in the country. Not only did we satisfy our cravings, but we also supported some local and foreign business in their café ventures.

If you’re planning to have your next hangout place, always come back for our list of Café Food Crawl in Ortigas. Enjoy, and have a nice cup of coffee.

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