I was not really excited by it. I saw some pictures already and saw fine-looking cakes, but since I am very particular wth cake flavors and icings, I thought it was hubby who would be more interested. Plus, Bacolod being the sugar capital of the country made me assume they'd be super generous with the sugar. Hehe.
We never got to dine at the newer branch at Balay uince because it was closed on Tuesdays, this smaller branch in the L'Fisher complex is closed on Mondays
do start drooling now :)
we ordered blueberry cheesecake (left) and this chocolate pie (that was more pudding than cake); hubs loved their cheesecake but didn't like the crust while I loved the crust (it was made of whole oats); the cake slices averaged between P90-120 per slice
they actually have a lot of different pies and torte cakes
with a cup of coffee and skimmed milk, and take-out slices of lemon meringue (this was really nice, per hubs who loves such cakes) and imported (that's what they call their bestseller chocolate cake, which was decadent but nothing we haven't tasted before or crave for) our bill was P475.
I was also turned off that take out slices were just wrapped in foil and given to us in a plastic bag, like this
the imported chocolate cake was really nice, that custard in the middle offsets the richness of the chocolate... if you want to know how it tastes like, just get the Grand Chocolate cake at Aristocrat bakeshop
the lemon meringue was just citrusy enough to be really wonderful
I also bought white choco chip oatmeal cookies from Calea, and if ever, that's what I am going to go back for more of.
I know my review of Calea isn't really a rave, but maybe it's also because we have enough of good cake shops here in Manila. I like their ambiance though and they are really full every night we passed by their shop. The staff were also patient and the cakes, by Manila resident standards, are affordable. Twas still a great quiet time between hubs and me when we were there :)
entrance to the L'Fisher branch
loved their shabby chic interior... like frames for doors, and door panels as wall decor
the bigger Calea branch is on the first floor of Balay Quince