Yesterday, after a few hours of shopping in Greenhills and a relaxing massage by the visually impaired masseurs, my family and I headed to Banaue Quezon City for a delightful eat all you can desserts at Love Desserts.
I learned about “Love Desserts” while I was searching for “eat all you can restaurants in Quezon City” last Thursday for the Father’s Day celebration on June 16. I stumbled upon several blog posts and became so interested that I immediately shared this new discovery to my family who also loves to eat! And now… I’m writing the story!
We arrived in Love Desserts at 5 PM and it’s almost dinner time. The restaurant is packed with customers, good thing we’re reserved. We also saw few that are still in waiting to be seated. The place is quite small but cozy.
The store policy allows visitors for a maximum stay of 2 hours. The price for adult is Php 199 (roughly $4.71) and Php 150 (roughly $3.55) for kids. Luckily, my sister’s company is one of their suppliers and they gave us a 10% discount each. Wee.. thank you again!
Just like other eat all you can restos, there should be no sharing and left over at Love Desserts too. The left over charge is Php 399. They also suggest the reuse of plates and glasses to save water.
I can overly say that the selection and tastes of food at Love Desserts is more than Php 199 worth. It’s worth more than that! But I love the fact that it’s only Php 199. Management, please don’t change the price =).
The selection of food is not limited to sweets only. They also offer some pica-pica that will balance your taste buds. I don’t have a picture of that section because a few people are blocking the view when I was attempting to take the shot. Nevertheless, the food comprises of Dynamite (cheese sticks with chili), Manga and Singkamas with Bagoong, Fried Lumpia Wrapper with nachos sauce which is really good, Empanada filled with lots of chicken filling.
Below is the first buffet table of sweets that include tart, Champorado (which is really good), Buko Pandan and Black Forrest on shot glass, peanut bar, empanada, pichi pichi, Crema de Fruta, Brownies, Cookies, slices of cakes, singkamas and manga and more…
Milk tea, milk shakes, coffee and iced tea are also overflowing. The picture in the middle is a glass of fresh milk that you can also ask if you feel like adding more in your coffee or Champorado.
Who will say no for Halo-halo? This is the country’s most famous and favorite summer desserts. My pamangkins also love the gummy candies and fresh banana.
They also have the star of Noche Buena and birthdays, the Fruit Salad. Different flavors of ice cream are available to delight your taste buds too. I personally like avocado, calamansi and orange flavors.
And here’s the crepes’ station! My top favorite is Choco Banana Crepes. In the photo, the ice cream flavors are calamansi and orange.
Below are just some of my plates…
On the walls of the store, you will see some cork boards with messages of the customers and pictures who visited them. I made a remembrance too!
Overall experience? Certainly went home with a Happy Tummy! I definitely recommend this to those who love desserts. It’s worth every penny.
Date visited: June 2, 2013
Food Price: Php 199 (roughly $4.71) for adults and Php 150 ($3.55) for kids.
Tel #: 2390745
Location: 915 Banawe Street corner Del Monte, Quezon City, 1100, Metro Manila, Philippines
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We heard so much about the Cafe by the Ruins especially the hot choco they serve. So we decided to celebrate our nth monthsary there (dinner) during our 5-day vacation trip in Baguio. At first glance, we find the place secluded because their signage is not that visible from the outside. However, we were surprised that there are many people inside when we arrived.
The ambiance is nostalgic and romantic, I must say. Maybe because of the lighting and the wood structures. The restaurant is not that big and I think, it has about 20 tables. It has a second floor deck where you can view the bakery and the entire place. I just wish that the deck has more view of the Baguio streets. Here are some photos that we took.
It’s past 8PM when we arrived there and we already had our free plated dinner at Chalet Baguio so we only ordered for light meals. We took the dining area at the deck and ordered the famous hot choco. Turned out, that the Suman and hot choco I ordered are too heavy in my stomach. I felt somehow bloated after few slices. The hot choco is really good!
Hon loves noodles so he ordered for Duck Noodles Soup. I can’t remember the exact price of this meal but our entire bill is Php 500+ ($60). Our food comprises of Duck Noodle Soup, Iced Latte, Hot Choco and Suman.
Guests can also take home some goodies and freshly baked breads. Their bakery is located at the front of the restaurant. Operating hours of Cafe by the Ruins is 7AM-9PM.
I’d say that the Cafe by the Ruins is worth the visit. Next time, I’ll make sure that I’m starving when I go there. =)
Date Visited: April 28, 2013
Food Price: From Php150++ ($3++)
Went there via taxi cab
Address: 25 Shuntug Rd Baguio City 2600
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Important note: The aim of this article is to share our experience with Cafe by the Ruins. The restaurant did not asked or paid me to do this article.
Last April 27 to May 1, 2013, we went to Baguio for a vacation. It’s actually a month after our Puerto Princesa Tour. Originally, we planned to stay there for four (4) days but decided to extend for one more day due to the cold weather. However, I got sick on the fourth day so we just stayed in the hotel (Golden Pine Hotel) the whole day.
We stayed in two hotels during our five days vacation. We have decided to do hotel hopping since places in Baguio are very accessible with taxi/cabs with Php35 (.$90) as its flag down. The first time we did hotel hopping was during our Cebu Tour. It just so happened that we will watch Brian Mcknight Concert in Waterfront and we need to avail the package of Crown Regency at the same time. From then on, we thought of hotel hopping is a good idea but only for those places where transportation is easy.
So going back to Baguio…
Our first hotel stop is in Chalet Hotel located in Upper Military Rd, Baguio City. Allow me to share with you our Chalet experience.
We’ve been to Baguio several times already but Chalet is so far, in our experience is the best hotel in Baguio we’ve ever stayed. I’ve already posted my Chalet review in Trip Advisor and as I’ve said there, the hotel has really impressed us. Despite of the small space room (about 15 sqm), the services from the courteous staff and the food are the things that really satisfied us.
Here are the photos of the Chalet’s lobby and facade.
The room is equipped with a key card, LCD TV and safe where you can put your valuables. We never used the latter, though. The room internet is also fast and reliable.
Chalet’s comfort room is quite small but you have all the things that you need there. It has hot/cold shower and complimentary bath essentials.
As mentioned, the food is one of the reasons why we love this hotel. The complimentary breakfast and free dinner is served in their dining area (Dulcinea) and can be availed at anytime of the day from 6am to 10 pm. This is very convenient to those who have a hard time waking up early morning just to avail the free breakfast. The food presentation is beautiful and the serving is fair enough to fuel you for the next 3-4 hours of touring around the city.
The hotel has a no smoking policy. So for those who are, the hotel has a designated area for you. What we just don’t like about this area is it has no light during the night.
Overall, our experience in Chalet hotel is very satisfying. We had a good night sleep because the place is quiet and the bed mattress is good. The staff is very accommodating especially those who are in the front desk and the guards who are always ready to give you a hand.
More details about our stay:
Date stayed: April 27-29, 2013 (3d/2n)
Rate: Php 2,800/night or about $70/night
Includes: complimentary plated breakfast and free plated dinner
Booked via Agoda
Location: Upper Military Road, Baguio City
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Important note: This is an unbiased review of Chalet Baguio and based on personal experience. The hotel did not asked or paid me to do this article.