Feel at home at Mary Grace Cafe


Feel at home at Mary Grace Cafe

“It’s hard to find this kind of home at this price anywhere in the city.” -Elizabeth Wood- 

Mary Grace is that type of restaurant that is so rustic and homey. It reminds me of a souvenir shop back in college days: Papemelroti. Mary Grace is the restaurant version.

I have first frequented their branch in Alabang. Their specialty are home-made goodies. Like I said before, ATC is one of my second homes. Later, they put up one in Serendra, a lot bigger and daintier. They have more than 10 branches so far.

What I like most about them are as follows:

*The way they encourage their clients to write a missive or two and keep them under the glass top of their dining tables. It was fun reading them.

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So thoughtful!

My friend’s daughter wrote them one and she’s so sweet telling them how she love their cakes.. It is interactive and very positive.

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Missives…

*The slices of lemons in their house water pitchers

*The inspirational quotes they mount on their walls

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Over good friends…

*Country-side knick knacks that creates a homey feel

*And my personal favorite:combination of pasta carbonara and apple pie.

carbonara

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And this equally tasty apple pie…=) I especially love the crumbs..

I used to buy “to go” apple pies in their kiosk at Glorietta Mall though if dining in, I get my pasta in white sauce ( with unlimited toppings of parmesan cheese much more than I wish).

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Pasta Carbonara..

Through the years, it became a habit. My college buddies would not miss the cheese rolls (It is so soft to the bite, and one of my friends consume it in less than a minute!Lol!) and lemon bars too.

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I’d still go for my apple pies! (–,) It reminded me of “Troubles”, a small restaurant that we go to at University mall. I was college then. Same friends. It was definitely a favorite.

Try the “To die for” chocolate truffle cake!

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Chocolate truffle cake!

While I am at Mary Grace. I kept on smiling. I am reminded of so many beautiful thoughts. Nope, I’m not inches away to being crazy to smile at nothing. It is that feeling of contentment. As I’ve said before. Good food, good ambiance with good friends are one of life’s treasures. It makes you feel grateful that you are living a sweet life.

I also find their comfort rooms pretty and very comforting too. It reminds me of Cafe Juanita. =)

Mary Grace will always be one of my favorite restaurants even if there are numerous new ones that are “must trys” too, it’s like a habit that’s so hard to break.

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ensaimada

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And the famous mamon! =)
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Bread & soup: one of my favorites.

Not only it’ll give you comfort food but comfort while dining at the same time. =)

P.S.
It reminds me of an old friendship too. My highschool bestfriends’ little sisters’ name is Mary Grace. We call her “Gigi”. The thoughts of these two girls draws a smile on my face too.

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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