In search of new and budding restaurants/cafes around Batangas, we came across Café Milflores, a small but unique pastry shop that serves delectable desserts as well as some appetizers such as sandwiches and pasta.
The café is at the corner of Dandan and Panganiban Streets, across the City Hall and near the park. You'd notice the café because of the bright yellow door, white picket fence and pink and white walls. By the door is a standee of Princess Kate and Prince Harry, not William. Haha! :D
The place is just small with only a number of chairs and tables but the atmosphere is one that is fun and inviting! The tables were similar to those at Café Noriter, with pictures, postcards, quotes under the glass tops. Each table is unique and designed differently, using a variety of table cloth designs. There were lamps on the ceiling -- placed specifically for a birthday celebration few days before. Those definitely made the room more lively and vibrant! :)
Memories on the wall
The interiors of the café are not extravagant but absolutely adorable! There were framed pictures on the walls, nice looking lamps, and a shelf on the corner filled with all kinds of books, from romance to thrillers to mysteries. A Madeleine doll is placed on top of the shelf because it was a favorite of the owner's daughter. There was also a cork board with some of the owners' photos of family and friends. (hope that there will also be a spot for their customers. ^_^)
By the entrance is a shelf full of souvenirs and knick knacks the customers can buy. There are candies, key chains, pens, pads and the like available for sale.
Café Milflores serves pasta, a variety of sandwiches, cakes, cupcakes, pastries, hot and cold beverages and ice cream -- all very appealing!:)
I scream for ice cream! ^_^
Small, medium, large
The food looked good and tasted good! For that afternoon we chose their pasta and grilled cheese sandwich. For dessert, we had the pistachio macaron, as well as the red velvet cupcake. We also ordered their houseblend coffee and pink lemonade. :)
Italian Sausage with Marinara Sauce (158php)
Italian Sausage with Marinara Sauce. It's spaghetti with red sauce with bits of Italian sausage on top. This dish would've tasted better if it had more sausage, a big spoonful more of the Marinara sauce and a bigger serving. :p It was kind of expensive given the serving size of the pasta.
Grilled Cheese Trio (65php)
Grilled Cheese Trio. This sandwich was a hit especially since we love cheese! The bread was served hot and the outside was still crispy, add the creamy, melt in your mouth cheese and you're good to go! The taco chips on the side added flavor and texture to this great snack! :)
Lady in Red - Red Velvet Cupcake (52php)
Lady in Red - Red Velvet Cupcake. You can never go wrong with red velvet cupcake! The cake was soft, packed and tasty, coupled with the sweet, creamy dollop of icing on top (plus the pink and white bits) -- a treat for the eyes and the palate!
Pistachio Macaron (42php)
Pistachio Macaron. The outside was crumbly yet cakey and the inside was just perfect - soft, sweet with the strong taste of yummy pistachio. Wish it was bigger though so we could enjoy more of it. Haha! :D
House Blend Coffee (65php)
Pink Lemonade (30php)
The Houseblend Coffee was good, not too bitter nor too sweet and the Pink Lemonade was refreshing and tasted just right -- not sour nor overly sweetened like other lemonades. It was a refreshing drink for the warm afternoon.
Party! Party! ^_^
Thanks to Chef Martin, the cafe's co-owner, for being such a wonderful host. He told us a little bit of history and the cafe's humble beginnings. He also shared with us some stories about the shop and how it was designed and conceptualized. We had a great time at the cafe and as usual, we had the place to ourselves! We enjoyed the ambiance, service and of course, the delectable dishes! :)
One big, happy, wacky family!
12A P. Dandan St. Cor. P. Panganiban St.
(Plaza Mabini,in front of City hall), Batangas
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Contact Number: 0927-5487680