Cafe in Quezon City: Manna & Golde
Craving for good food and great coffee in an Instagram-worthy ambiance? Say hello to Manna & Golde Cafe. Located along the quieter side of Kamuning, Manna & Golde is a quaint cafe serving all-day breakfast, comfort meals, and awesome coffee. And the best part? Every corner of the cafe is total eye-candy. Think Scandinavian-meets-tropical interiors – so pretty, I didn’t want to leave. Read on the find what to order in this Instagrammable cafe in Quezon City.
Manna & Golde: An Instagram-worthy Experience
Let’s talk more about those chic interiors. Being a foodie, we’ve been ‘hardwired’ that food is always king. Service, location, and ambiance come second. So when I get to dine in cafes or restaurants that have beautiful interiors, I can’t help but gush and rave about it.
And beautiful interiors is surely one top asset of Manna & Golde. As soon as you step, your eyes will be treated to a feast of colors and textures. To be honest, it looked like a legit setting for a sitcom TV series or what not.
Overall the design in Scandinavian, as seen in the wall colors and furniture, accented by tropical colors and textures all around.
There’s even a Cafe Bar table on one side where people can work (free high-speed WiFI + plugs) or just hangout to sip their cup of joe chatting or people watch, haha.
From time to time, Manna & Golde also holds workshops on coffee making and latte art. Which we were lucky enough to catch, as they were holding one sponsored by Breville.
Coffee Demo by Breville Philippines
I must admit, I’m not much of a coffee-drinker now. But I do enjoy a good cup every now and then, especially my all-time favorite blends. However, with the recent coffee demo by Breville, I might just switch my caffeine-obsessed switch back on. All thanks to the wonderful coffee session by Master Latte Artist, Dave Dource!
Sure, I’ve had cupping sessions before but this was the first time I’ve participated in an actual coffee-making session. And it was mind-blowing! Basically, Dave taught our group the basics of coffee-making, some techniques in caring for your machine, and some quick latte art demo.
Trivia: Did you know that one must and should use three (3) different-colored rags in coffee-making? One for milk, one for the porta filter, and one for water drippings. This ensures cleanliness and hygiene all throughout the coffee-making process.
Dave taught us how to make a espresso, Cafe Latte (Php 155.00), Cappuccino (Php 140.00), Cafe mocha (Php 165.00), and iced mocha. I like my coffee sweet and mild, so I opted to drink the iced mocha. It was extra delicious! I loved how the Golde blend had a mild chocolatey accent and the whipped cream was light yet sweet enough to compliment the coffee.
Trivia: Manna & Golde uses a custom ‘Golde’ blend of different single origins Guatemala Antigua, Brazil Santos and Java Indonesia. They’re also for sale in the cafe along with the innovative products of Breville.
Tip: Rainy day? Manna & Golde offers 30% off coffee whenever it’s raining!
What to Eat in Manna & Golde
Now that we’ve talked about their glorious coffee, let’s talk about what to eat in Manna & Golde. Which is exactly the first question I asked the owner, Ei, when I arrived in the cafe. To my sheer delight, Manna & Golde has an all-day breakfast menu. As well as a wide array of comfort food meals from hearty handmade sandwiches, pastas, coups, and rice meals. They also serve desserts such as Ensaymada, Cheesecakes, and Sans Rival.
For that day, however, we tried some of the newest menu items from Manna & Golde. For appetizers, we had the Roast Garlic Soup with Poached Egg (Php 120.00) and Chicken Noodle Soup (Php 135.00). For mains, we were served two kinds of pastas: the Classic Carbonara (Php 230.00) and the Cheesy Chicken Parmigiana (Php 235.00). Their Fully Loaded Sandwich (Php 205.00) was also a great combination to the mix. For dessert, we chose their Classic Lemon Cheesecake (Php 160.00 per slice).
Roast Garlic Soup with Poached Egg (Php 120.00)
For those who know me well, I eat soup as a starter whenever I can. Much more than salads or whatnots cause I feel the warmth they bring really does open up your appetite. And this bowl of Roast Garlic Soup with Poached Egg did the trick for me. It was hearty, had a strong garlicky flavor to it, topped with a delicious mix of poached egg and bread chunks. Perfect for a rainy day, indeed!
Chicken Noodle Soup (Php 135.00)
I usually have chicken noodle soup when I’m sick. Which I was that week so tasting this made me feel a little better- just like I was at home. A little salty for my taste, but still loved it.
Classic Carbonara (Php 230.00)
Fan of white sauce? Why not complement it with a generous helping of smoked bacon!
Cheesy Chicken Parmigiana (Php 235.00)
This for me was the winner between the two pastas. Sorry my co-bacon-lovers, the chicken wins this time around. New to their menu, Manna & Golde came up with this dish with our usual kid guests in mind. Chicken plus spaghetti, what can go wrong? Loved how the breaded chicken on top stayed crispy and was quite tasty.
Fully Loaded Sandwich (Php 205.00)
Want something light but packs a punch? Go for Manna & Golde’s Fully Loaded Sandwich. A breakfast sandwich consisting of smoked bacon, shredded chicken, scrambled eggs and rosemary ciabatta. Healthy but yummy!
Classic Lemon Cheesecake (Php 160.00)
After all that savor, sweet should automatically come next, right? And so we ended our lunch with a delicious slice of their Classic Lemon Cheesecake. I loved that it was uniquely topped with a slice of candied lemon with some honey, I suppose? Sweetness was perfect, good cake density and tartness.
Manna & Golde is located at the Ground Floor, Apartment 20, Kamuning Road, Kamuning, Quezon City. You can check their Facebook page at Manna & Golde! They also offer co-working space for startups or digital nomads (private room). Driving? Don’t worry they have ample space in front!
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