July 30, 2011

If Café Mesa were a flicker of light, it still shines the most in Stotsenberg darkness




Hazelnut coffee

Dory fish with tomato and olives

Heart brownie



While having soda and coffee, Carla tells me that every time she passes by the café at dawn or at night, she feels drawn to its quaintness and exquisite light. Who wouldn’t? Just the sight of a charming wooden house surrounded by verdant trees and grasses somehow tells a phase in life when romance was only make-believe and magic was real.

But I told her “Maybe you just associate this place with your longing for something or someone.” She just laughed it off.

Even if change is necessary, there are times that I still want constancy. If you look at the café’s glass window, you don’t just see your reflection, you see the most constant thing in your life - home.

Cafe Mesa
Building 2078, Cardinal Santos Ave.
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga

July 21, 2011

July 19, 2011

L’Eau Vive in Asia

“There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them
except in the form of bread.”
- Mahatma Gandhi




Salmon aux aspergus 

Poulet aux herbs 

Profiteroles



L’Eau Vive (the living water) is being run by the Missionary Workers of the Immaculate of Donum-Dei. The missionaries operate the restaurant as one of their means to generate funds to finance their religious and social works.

L’Eau Vive in Asia
1499 P. Guanzon Ave.
Paco, Manila
Tel. No.: 563-8559

July 10, 2011

Cafe 1771

Experience delicious dose of serendipity.


Organic chicken in potato crust


Sauteed sea bream


Strawberry cheesecake


Café 1771
El Pueblo, Ortigas Center
Pasig City