You’d think that Vanilla Cupcake Bakery is just another confectionery shop with yummy looking pastries on display. But when you browse through their giant menu outside, they offer a variety of food other than baked products.
What’s Inside Vanilla Cupcake Bakery
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery and Cafe spells shabby-chicness all over. It actually reminds me of Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay.
It has a wide assortment of cupcakes that were just too good look to eat. Maybe next time, we’d try a few of those. The price point ranges from 98 to 158 pesos per piece, depending on the flavor. I guess the price would speak for the quality and taste of their goodies. Well, I’ve yet to try some of those next time.
“Pretty” is the ideal word to describe its ambiance. From its inviting exterior to its lovely interior wallpapers, it would just make you want to look at everything (and even read every random quotes on the walls).
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery’s chicness also emanates from its furniture and cutleries. They have nice-looking chandeliers and wallpapers. The chairs, especially the colorful wingback ones, would make you want to prop your feet up, and relax. For me, it would make me one to lean back and pull out a book to read.
The centerpiece was different for each table. It could be a rose or other miniature plant on nice looking pots.
The plates were old-fashioned but stylish looking. It did somehow complemented with the food presentation. They also use mason mugs for the drinks.
What We Had Eaten
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery and Cafe offers different category of food such as:
- All-Day Breakfast
Since we just had a pretty heavy merienda before dinner, we did not get to try a lot. My hubby ordered Lechon Kawali with Thai Shrimp from the entree selection, while I ordered Sardines Casserole Rice from the All-Day Breakfast menu.
The Lechon Kawali with Thai Shrimp Paste was composed of rice in shrimp paste, crispy fried pork belly, and side dishes such as sliced green mango, tomato, onions and scrambled egg. My husband seemed to like it.
For my order of Sardines Casserole, it was basically spanish sardines drizzled in olive oil, garlic and topped with sunny side up egg. It also came with a rice. It’s something different for my taste, since I’m a bit used to the spanish sardines with a hint of spiciness. But the serving actually would make you want to order an extra rice.
The Lechon Kawali meal costs 198 pesos, while my order costs 148 pesos. It was actually pretty budget friendly.
However, I would have to remark on the juice. We ordered a pitcher of fresh dalandan juice. Its cost was 108 pesos per pitcher. Imagine our surprise (and a tad disappointment) when we were served a half-liter sized carafe of dalandan juice. Yes, it was enough for the two mason mugs, but we were expecting to be drinking at least two glassful of it. We also had to give Olive half of our servings.
Maybe they ought to change the word “pitcher” on their menu.
4 out of 5 Stars
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery and Cafe primarily stood out for me because of its adorable ambiance and decor. The food was pleasant but not something explosive to the palate. I reckon that their core is actually their baked goods, which I have yet to taste in the future. Well of course, the juice serving size. I’m not sure if all ot the beverages were like that. Probably, they have a different presentation per drink variant.
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery and Cafe is great for families and most especially barkadas or titas who would like to spend a few hours or so in this endearing food shop. It’s also a lovable venue for a few photo ops.
If we were to go back here, we would definitely have those yummy cupcakes!
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery and Cafe has several branches. The one in Trinoma Mall is located in second level, garden wing area.