Te Amo Cafe & Restaurant

Te Amo Cafe & Restaurant

life too short
Courtesy of: http://quotesgram.com/coffee-and-sweatpants-quotes/#lFnNkjW9iw

Coffee is a part of my system. As I was searching for new coffee shops in our area. Since the nearest known coffee shops like Gloria Jeans, Starbucks, Figaro, Seattle’s best, Coffee bean & tea leaf is less than an hour travel from my place. I’m referring to Alabang. And If you’re driving, you’ll save 30 minutes due to the fact that you will be obliged to take the short cut via the express way. Still, it is not that near when the craving got into me.

As Jen and I were searching for it in the internet (she automatically became my coffee buddy too). We became proud to give verdicts on all those that we visited. We aren’t experts, however, comparing the taste of this from that allows us to appreciate that this or that is better than the other. We establish our favorites too. Those that are worth coming back since we opted to always try what is new.

It became a habit to unravel countless food spots in our country, as there too many. One evening, she came across “Death by chocolate”, a coffee variant of a certain coffee shop which happens to be located in San Pedro Laguna. Seeing its’ photo, it was like a form of a very effective advertising campaign that whoever will see it will definitely find it to try it for real.

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Courtesy of: https://www.facebook.com/TeAmoCafe.SPL/photos_stream

So one weekend we opted to check it out and it was a funny thing when we asked the barker (dispatcher) of that village if how can we get to “Te Amo Cafe”. Little did we know that it is just a stone throw away from the national highway. It was hilarious. We thought we still need to make another ride while it’s just walking distance from the highway. We can’t stop laughing while the barker used his hand to point us the direction.

I never thought that it is just a very small cafe, they only extended their capacity to sit guests by providing some tables Al fresco.

facade
Their place is very strategic, very easy to find.
kimmy
Aaaw, my pets not allowed..
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How I love Calligraphy!

In photos, it looked big, enough to accommodate more than 20 guests.

counter
Their counter.. “Pay as you order” theme.
i love it
Wall in orange spells happiness. I saw another somewhere.
pets
Hmmmn, I have a feeling the owner loves cats and dogs..
torani prod
The ever famous Torani..
torani
It must be good. Everyone is using it.. Well, almost.

This is where I saw a folded umbrella shade which was supposed to be a joke when we saw this pic from Facebook.

patio umbrellas
Courtesy of : realfunny.net
me with the umbrella
Al fresco..
menuboard
Menu board..
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Guests are well-guided as menus are literally everywhere..
chiller
We’re going back to try a lot!
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Students meal..=)

So Jen got the famous “Death by chocolate”.

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Top view first..
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What can you say about it?=)

I had my caramel latte.

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Mine is simple..
mine
Though I like it as well.
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Without too much on it.

We just had nachos since most of their items in the menu are rice base. The reason behind this is that most of their customers are students.

nachos
It was good. The tortillas are lightly flavored. The cheese sauce is rich and creamy. And there are lots of tomatoes too.
utensils dish
I loved this dish where they placed our utensils..
quesadillas
Their Quesadillas deserve a second one..

Although they have pastries too.

snacks
Not too much and not too few choices..
pancake te amo
Like they have pancakes too! =) For our breakfast club..(–,) Courtesy of: https://www.facebook.com/TeAmoCafe.SPL/photos_stream

 

jen ulet
Relaxed mode..

It was such a good find. Just 10 minutes away from home. And we were served by very nice fellows who are very friendly, they are with smiles when they talk, very courteous in assisting all through out our stay there. They know their best sellers as well and are good in talking sales.

wifi
And free WIFI..

What else can you ask? =)

jen and me
Coffee addicts!
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Check it out!
menu 1
I’m gonna try the Turkey franks! =)
menu 2
Isn’t it so tempting?

This particular whim usually happens on weekends when everything else is lighter. There are a lot of issues on my coffee consumption but this is like combating a paradox. Why let them disrupt this ritual? To each his own.

It is good to know too, that cafes offering artisanal coffees recently proliferate in our town, I must say, I spotted another on my way home a few days ago.

Te Amo Cafe & Restaurant is located at:

# 10 Maharlika drive United San Pedro Subdivision, 4023 San Pedro, Laguna. You can contact them at: 887 4292.

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THE SNUGGERY Cafe…

The Snuggery Cafe 

“I was not the one who gifted you life, but life gave me the gift of you.”

Define snuggery? A cozy or comfy place, especially someone’s private room, lair or den.

I’ve got so many reasons to go out. First and foremost, I wanted to escape again from the humdrum of house chores here and there. On a weekend. When most people’s weekends were spent resting and bonding with families and friends. Mine are made of chores.

Good thing is I have this sweet daughter from another mom who will go with me wherever I wanna go when no one else can. Unlike my real son who will only go with for two things: Eating or shopping.

I brought Cha to this very small cafe just 15 minutes away from home. And look how we spent the next hour:

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Our coffee!
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Cha’s tomato pasta..
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And my carbonara..

Our coffee arrived just in time, both of us being coffee junkies. Minus the guilt of tolerating her doing the gulp at a very young age.

And together with the pastas which are still hot and looked yummier than when we were still smelling the scent while its’ being cooked. Their kitchen by the way is just a head turn away from our table.

This combination went perfectly together, just like the two us, playing daughter and mom.

We ordered for nachos salad, however, they run out stock and I just promised Cha that we will try it soon.

As a result, we were able to bond in silence, doing our stuff and snug.

Her games.

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Most of which are students.
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Reminded me of good old days..
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I forgot what Cha calls this.

And my magazines.

dobie
I met Dobie several times. He’s a cool persona. Very fashionable.
mag
Articles on Design inspiring me for my next projects.
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I told them bluntly the chalk art is still bland..

I remember Cha texting me, calling me on my mobile, sending me messages on facebook as to when we’re going to meet again. She’s such a sweet girl. And naughty at times.

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Pretty angle.. texting who?
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Sweet and pretty and chubby! lol!
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xoxoxoxoxo…
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Foodies!

Till then my darling.

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Please make the nachos always available. =)

We’re going to “Picked”. Another new-born cafe within the vicinity.

MAESTRO FEDELI Cafe… One good find…

Maestro Fedeli Cafe… One good find…

“We were born to be real, not to be perfect.”

There are moments when you do not know where to go to because you’re trying real hard to escape from the realities of life.

And there are moments when someone will bring you to that place for you to temporarily forget and leave what we do  not appreciate that much that is all there in this so called thing “reality”.

Thanks to the father of my son who sometimes understands where I’m coming from and will do things to make me happy without asking anything in return.

Originally, he boasted of this “tapahan” (steak house) near our place. He called it “To die for”. So we went there. But as I gazed around the other establishments within the neighboring streets, just across the street, is an inviting cozy cafe.

maestro fedeli cafe
Maestro Fedeli cafe..

So instead of having “tapas” (steaks). We had coffee and some pastries. There are a few tiramisus, no not the cake, the “pick me – up” ready to eat prepared pasta of some sort, with chicken on it, and since I’m under medication for my allergies to chicken, that one is taken out from the list, and then, pesto. Personally, I’m a red sauce lover. So we ended up having just pastries and coffee.

available from the chiller
Pick me ups from the chiller..

The theme, is a country-side like feel, the usual trend in the Philippines of creating a homey interior, with knick knacks here and there, inspirational quotes that will at times create an impact on your life, some calligraphys, some funny quotes, and souvenir items too.

chismis
Ehehe!
lamp
Ehehe!
hv a coffee
Grab a cup!

framed pastas

frame coffes

framed coffes and pasta

Framed menus is a good idea too. It’s very appealing. =) And honestly, the majority liked the vibes. Some would make it rustic, some shabby chic, some eclectic. I think this one falls under the third one – eclectic. Mix and match of modern and vintage items that fits together.

wall clock

another counter

lamp
Ehehe!

orange wall

peace

questions

ref

What we’ve had is of course, coffee. We got the caramel flavor and frap.

maestro fedeli
Personalized mugs..

And I had a classic white chocolate cookie, cookies and cream flavor and surprisingly chewy.

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Cookies and cream chip..

We also had their best seller, red velvet cookie sandwich or better known as “chipwhich”. Which is soft and chewy too.

red velvet sandwich

red velvet

Honestly, I like their pastries. Old school cookies, in common flavors that are usually ordered by so many and yet, they made it stand-out and very different from the other usual cookies around by the uniqueness of their version.

menu board

corcage

loo

make friends

The place had been standing there for almost 2 years, and it was a good thing that we spotted it.

chalk board
They’re on FB and IG too..=)

We are bringing my son and our adopted daughter (my son’s BFF who is a coffeeholic too) on our second visit. It was such a good find! Just a 15 minute ride from home. =)

Maestro Fedeli Cafe is located at:

7th Street, Pacita Avenue, Pacita Complex 1, San Pedro, Laguna. And can be contacted at: 887-1933.