Love Cakes? Visit Bunny Baker

I had been looking for this place ever since I became fond of blogging about cafes. But even when I was still working in Makati, my attempts failed. I would take a quick tour from Glorietta to Rustan’s but to no avail. It was when I had the whole afternoon to figure out where Bunny Baker might be when I learned that it’s in one of the corners of the department store, near the toy section. Talk about an elusive bunny!

Directions

Ride a PUV going to Ayala and tell the driver to drop you at Rustan’s. Look for Rustan’s Department Store and take the escalator up to the third floor. Bunny Baker is at the corner of the toy section.

Place

Filled with pastel colors and decorative cartoon-themed cakes, the Bunny Baker sure fits the toy section that surrounded it. If you’ll zoom the pictures, you’ll see a sample of their designs—infinity gauntlet, Totoro, Pokemon, Star Wars, and a lot more—which are themes children are thrilled about. (I’m planning to have one made, actually.)

The back of the seats looked like bunny ears as well, and the banderitas gave an Easter feeling. It has no doors though, which made me think it was a part of the toy section. I even had to peek to make sure it really was a cafe.

Food

I ordered chicken mayo (whole wheat bread, chicken breast, cashew, celery, mayonnaise), which came with salted potato chips, for Php 220. I was even expecting the sandwich to be a little sour because of the mayonnaise, but it turned it to be okay. An 8/10.

Their hand-crafted single-scoop bunnylato worth Php 110 was not my taste though (6/10). Maybe because my last cup of coffee was two months ago, so it tasted bitter. What more for two scoops? (But that aside . . . little win for not drowning myself with caffeine, yehey!)

My favorite was the cookies and cream gelato (10/10), which came with two cute marshmallows that looked like bunny ears. The overall presentation was too cute that I was tempted to buy another one.

For more of their menu, check this link.

Favorite Picture


Bunny Baker
8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
3F Rustan’s Makati, Courtyard Drive 1226, Ayala Ave, Makati, Metro Manila
https://www.facebook.com/thebunnybaker/

The Coffee Project: A Chill Spot near Greenbelt

December 2019 Update: I just learned last September 2019 that the Villars own Coffee Project. While this cafe is very aesthetic, I highly recommend supporting other coffee shops owned by families who are not detached to the suffering of our farmers. Thank you.

I am emphasizing that it’s near Greenbelt because my friend and I took a taxi, afraid that it’s too far from our office, only to discover that it’s just a walk away!

The Coffee Project is the chill spot you’re looking for to enjoy your coffee while working or maybe chatting with a friend. Besides the aesthetics, we loved the instrumental music that added to the chill vibe while we remained focused on our tasks.

We went there around 7 p.m. on a rainy Friday evening. We were lucky there were no people yet, so we were able to get a spot where we (1) could work on a big table, (2) enjoy our own corner, and (3) could charge our devices, just in case.

Directions

From Greenbelt 1 (the entrance near Rustan’s supermarket), look for Gamboa  and walk straight ahead. Turn to the first right corner (Trasierra). Walk until you reach the second street corner (Aguirre). And voila! You’re there.

Food

I ordered the usual creamy pesto and mushroom pasta (Php 210) and a grande vanilla macadamia coffee-free frappe (Php 160). I have to rate the pasta an 8/10, while the frappe a 9/10.

 

If you’re ordering the same one that I had, make sure you order something salty that could complement the sweetness of the frappe.

To check their menu, click here.

Place

I love the entire place! There were bikes glued on the ceiling, the hanging lamps were beautiful, the walls and ceilings were lovely, the plants—not sure if they were real—blended well with the wooden shelves and tables. Besides the really creative interiors, they offered free WiFi for two hours (or I’m not sure if it depends on your order).

If I had to nitpick, I had to say the CR had no bidet. Haha. However, I heard that the place could be crowded at times.

Picture


The Coffee Project
Opens at 7:00 a.m., closes at 12:00 a.m.
100 Aguirre, Legazpi Village, Makati, Kalakhang Maynila
https://www.facebook.com/coffeeprojectofficial/

Playing with Neon at Filling Station Bar Cafe

Filling Station Bar Cafe is located in Poblacion, Makati. Unfortunately, DSLRs aren’t allowed, but we were able to take one picture before we were reprimanded (I asked beforehand in their FB page if DSLRs were allowed, and they said yes as long as it was for personal use). But anyway, I was there for the experience anyway, so I didn’t mind taking pictures with my cell phone.

DSLR Pictures (outside the restaurant)

DSLR Picture (inside the restaurant)

Cell Phone Pictures

 

If you want to go to places reminiscent of the retro and vintage fifties, this is one of the places you should try. We went at around 7:00 PM, and luckily, the diner wasn’t full yet. Their food is gold though (we spent like 1,400 plus on the food), but you won’t go home unsatisfied.

We ordered Sinatra’s chicken alfredo, Mexican style burger (which had an American flag on it LOL), and the four-in-one starter that contained lumpia rolls, onion rings, calamares, potatoes, and chicken wings. We should have thought that this was an American-inspired diner, so they had huge servings. I even wanted to order strawberry parfait, but my stomach could not take it anymore.

Sadly, I wasn’t able to take too many pictures because I was so full that I wanted to sleep my fats away. And yes, “sleeping my fat away” meant that I had to take more pictures inside Lokal Hostel. LOL.