Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes

Blazing hot afternoon. This is the time when my mom and i decided to eat in one of the Banapple Restaurants in Manila, located in Sky Dome of SM City North Edsa. It is not that spacious, just enough for people like us decided to dine in and others to take out food. They are known for their cakes, pies and other sweets. They have a large variety of them. ๐Ÿ˜‹ in one corner there are muffins and breads too which are wrapped and arranged well. All the orders are being given and paid in the counter.



We ordered baked creamy-cheese penne pasta (215php) which was served with 2 slices of yummy breads, chicken sandwich (115php) sliced into two, and a slice of blueberry cheesecake (100+php) which is by the way their best-seller. Their servings are generous for 1 person. I did like their pasta 5/5. The sandwich has more chicken in it that it made something different with the taste 4/5. Hmmm. I was dissappointed with their blueberry cheesecake given that its their best seller, 3/5. Or maybe i tasted two of the best cheesecakes for me 1. SNR and 2. Cakegarden ( this is home-baked i discovered in Tagbilaran City, Bohol)





Casa Verde

We have been talking about this even before my flight bound to Bohol. I just happened to read one of looloo’s app user review. And i am really thankful for that person. ๐Ÿ˜‰ my boyfriend and i arrived in Cebu around dinner time so we just put our bags in the hotel/pension house then went to Ayala Center and begun our search in the said restaurant. Although there’s a queue, we were able to get seats since we’re just 2pax. We tried their best sellers: Sparerribs with rice and their medium rare steak with mashed potato. Their servings are big enough for one person. And we get to try their strawberry smoothie too. Their employees are friendly. I noticed that even their cakes/desserts were served in a big plate since the slices are generous. They offer different beverages from soft drinks, smoothies, beers, wines, etc. Indeed a wonderful night for me and my boyfriend.


Sweet Home Cafรจ

I get to taste their latte and pudding the first time i visited their shop, and i did enjoy my drink. If i remember it right their pudding is just P15 per piece, cheap right? And the drink is around P80. Their price is affordable without tarnishing the quality of their goodies and their customer service too. They also have different cakes and cup cakes plus the TWG tea, Twinnings, breads, meals like chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Their breads are freshly baked. The place is air-conditioned (first floor) the open area is on the second floor. Although i noticed some chairs and tables infront and side of the shop. Well, you choose where you want to stay. Their employees are friendly. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is squeeky clean and very relaxing. They have couches, high chairs and regular ones. Plus outlets for those who opt to charge their gadgets while having a fun conversation and sipping their coffee or munching on their sandwich or cake. ๐Ÿ™‚ or simply enjoy their free wi-fi. ๐Ÿ˜‰



The Buzzz Cafรจ

My man and i had dinner here last September 04, 2014. Although we went to their main restaurant located in Panglao before, it’s a first for us to finally dine in and spend some time in the restaurant in this branch, cause what we usually do is just eat ice cream and enjoy the view. Upon entering the restaurant, we saw their products: different spread, bread and a lot more for pasalubong. ๐Ÿ˜Š On one corner you’ll find their ice cream. We already tried their Ube, Pandan and Mango flavor. Really good!

That night we tried their pasta with chicken and ribs ‘n brown rice matched with lemongrass drinks. The price is P160 for each meal. While waiting for our food we were given complimentary slices of bread plus honey and pesto dip. Isn’t that nice? Their employees are friendly and attentive. There was a soft music being played. They have sofa and wooden chairs. The one that is located in Panglao offers different facilities/amenities and has a beach view, romantic and very relaxing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ but they also have one in Galleria Mall (where we ate). If you’re looking for a place to eat which use and serve organics, i recommend this place.



Persona Mesa



In one of my nights in Tagbilaran, Bohol my boyfriend and i went here. The staff were busy serving and all since the restaurant is almost full. We had their special dish SPARERIBS for 200+ pesos and a seafood pasta for another 200+. The spareribs came with few veggies and a rice while the pasta have 2 wheat breads. Their food is good. The place is clean and very relaxing. They have tables and seats in an air-conditioned area, also outside who may opt to smoke or just chill. Their loo is very unique and maintained clean amidst the busy staff. They have soups, sandwiches and desserts too. Their drinks are put in a jar which i find cute. Their staff are very friendly specially the security guard. It was indeed a wonderful night.