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.

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


orange wall




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.

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



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.

Magandang Gensan!

Magandang Gensan!

More than a decade has passed, I can still recall my bosses at work flying to Gensan for a couple of times due to a project closed in that part of Mindanao. Young as I was, I used to wonder if I ever had that chance, what am I to see in Gensan? Thinking of it, a World Champion Filipino boxer comes first to my mind and the tunas taking the second place. So what else?

Even if flying to Gensan City meant work for me, reaching a place for the first time, the excitement has always been there.

wifi zone
I should be thankful for a “wifi zone”… though I had to go down from my room from time to time…

Since I can’t do without coffee, I had to rent a tricycle to go around the city and locate the nearest coffee shop. Much to my surprise, there are a lot. I found this one.

Coffee 101..Gensan’s version of Starbucks, I assumed.

Just beside it, is a famous restaurant. As recommended by my staff, I had to try it during one weekend.

Grab a crab!
Largest menu I’ve ever seen…
And the tallest carrot juice I’ve ever had…

My visit at that time, was election month, as advised, stay indoors as much as possible. I listened at times, but most of the time, I did not.

In my hotel…
And another…
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This is Robinson;s Mall’s facade…
Been here twice…incidentally, one of the therapist who handled me is from my hometown, Laguna.
A piped-in music is playing..
I especially like their shower. so thin and soft to the skin.
These tiny yellow flowers abound in the sidewalks..lovely to behold.
And since my cashier is in yellow, I had to convince her for a souvenir photo. =)
It was a peaceful yet “missing my loved ones back home” stay…
Thankful that my flight back home is in the afternoon, I went to Citra Mina to hoard tuna, blue marlin & gindaras. Only to find out later that they have a branch in Sucat. ehehe..Staff here are very accommodating, very professional, and they packed our boxes neatly enough for the officers to okay it boarding time.

I’m sorry to misplaced my photos from the Tuna park, from where I witnessed the whopping, over-sized fish like literally “Big fish”…

gen san
I just got this one…(–,)

I heard that Sarangani highlands is an interesting place to visit too, and for nature-tripping, just nearby is a falls, some cave as well and of course the pristine beaches. I am so agitated to share this right away, I actually spent hours looking for the picture I’ve taken of Mt. Apo because its’ donning her unspoiled beauty right in front of the airport. I took it while waiting for my plane to arrive. I hope to catch up soon. Lesson learned: Immediately transfer photos to a usb or keep some media cards handy.

All I can say is that the city deserves its name for all its’ meaning.