Food & Dining

Shine Bakery & Cafe

3 Saturdays ago, I thought of taking the kids to SHINE BAKERY & CAFE since it was Ate’s cheat day & she can eat something other than sweet potato & chicken (yes, she’s on yet another new diet set by her hateful trainer RA-OUL). :| And they also wanted to try Cuptain Cakes which normally has a stall in SM Aura during weekends, but was nowhere to be seen the particular Saturday that we were there. :)

My favorite photos are the ones with my 3 happy kids in it. <3
Every moment with them is just so precious.


Shine Bakery & Cafe

3/F SM Aura Premier (opposite Toy Kingdom)

26th St. cor. Carlos P. Garcia Ave., Taguig City


I love the pastel colors & maaliwalas ambience of the cafe.
You feel light, happy, and carefree as you step inside.

I seriously contemplated on skipping lunch in lieu of a couple of these babies.
I was practically drooling as I was taking a photo.

Chef Rob Pengson, the owner, was at the helm.
It was nice to see that he really was the one preparing the food of his customers.
Chef Rob is the man behind The Goose Station, Olive Tree Kitchen & Bar, and Shine Bakery & Cafe.

There were so many wonderful things we wanted to try on the menu..

There was free wifi. The password was too cute not to include in this post. :P

The very handsome chef personally delivered our Umami Fries.
Hindi naman halatang kinilig ako diba? Nakasandal lang naman, akala mo close kami! ;))

The killer Umami Fries 233 php

Cheeseburger Sliders to share. 288 php
I regretted not ordering a big juicy burger instead after 1 bite. FYI, I finished one slider in 2 big bites. <!–3

Apple & Arugula Salad 388 php. I found the Vinaigrette too sour, but Ate seemed to enjoy it.
Those thin green strips are the apple. :)
I kept looking for it, lels, until Ate put me out of my misery & pointed it out.
“Me: Asan ang apol? Asan ang apol???”

Cherry Tomato Aglio 188 php
The servings are really good for 1, so make sure you get your very own. No sharing.

I know, I know.. my face is bigger than my pasta bowl! Bitin, haha. :P

Fried Chicken & Waffle 433 php.
It looks like there’s only 1 pc. here but there’s actually 2.
Ate fed me a piece. I really liked it & found it even better than a certain buttermilk chicken in Shang Mall.
We didn’t particularly like the waffle syrup that came with it though, it was a bit tangy than what we’re used to.

My Lovey liked this Mom’s Tapsilog 211 php, except that there was quite a bit of tapa shortage, lels.

Sayang coz the beef tapa cutlets were soft & tasty too.

Grilled Pork Chop 433 php.
All meat. Glorious. No fats! m/

My babyson is a hearty eater like his mommah, so we ordered an extra cup of garlic rice for him.
88 php

As you can see, our table was too small for our orders. ;))
We had to eat fast so our server can clear the table & make way for new dishes.
We really are hearty eaters.

Complimentary warm, soft, chewy Truffle Cookies. LHAV! <3
Thank you Chef Rob! :)

Gooey chocolatey goodness inside! <3
I wish my Lovey will also try her hand at making cookies similar to this.

Complimentary platter of Cupcakes & Eclairs. Thank you again, Chef Rob!! :-*

On our way out, we passed by Paul Boulangerie Patisserie. We shall return. And we’ll make sure to bring our appetites with us too. Humanda ka, Paul!




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