Food Trip #20: Mom and Tina's Bakery Cafe

Another set of friends whom I can trust when it comes to my restaurant whims are my high school barkada. Its funny how we went all the way to Makati to try this one. We were supposed to go to Cafe Noriter near Benilde, but after much consideration - knowing we might not have enough time to scribble on their paper cups, we opted to just go to Mom and Tina's, just somewhere behind Greenbelt 5 last Monday.
There's another Mom and Tina's at Pasig, both branches promises to deliver that heart-warming, freshly-baked goodness that only home-grown cooking can offer.
Mom and Tina's exterior, at the corner of Perea and Dela Rosa St.
 M & E's interiors.
This Victorian-inspired restaurant is really quaint and laxed, like a cut-out from a children's story book- paisley wallpaper, mini-chandeliers, sofas, wooden furniture and of course, freshly baked goodies. It struck me how big the place is for a bakery or a cafe, but all's good. The place is perfect for that warm, creamy cup of coffee with cupcake on the side. The people we saw during that time of the day (around 8pm) were employees maybe doing some off the hour work. I'm guessing this relaxed, late night scenario is very much different during lunch time.

Blue Lemonade (P70), Red Iced Tea (P50) and Cafe Americano (P60)
Those were our drinks, nothing outstanding, but the color's good though, especially that blue lemonade. 

2 pieces of complimentary bread for every dish ordered

 Chicken & Spinach Lasagna (P160)
I ordered this one, it looks big on the picture, but its really not. They do have a good reason why the serving is small, the dish is so, so creamy and flavourful you really don't need a bigger portion. Good things there's the complimentary bread to wash it all down. Halfway through the dish, I almost had that umay feeling.

Sheperd's Pie (P175)
Mahed Potato-topped medley of beef, veggies and other what-nots. The taste is a bit off at first, but you'll get used to it. :)

Fettucini Carbonara (P170)
This one's soo easy I know my own version of carbonara's better. haha! How about that, Mom and Tina?

Oreo Cheesecake Solo (P70)
Double Chocolate Mousse (P75)
Blueberry Cheesecake Solo (P70)
Is it just me or the desserts are really just so simple? Romie and I even said we can make these on our own. I'll make an oreo cheesecake and I'll post them here so I can prove to you guys how easy it is.  Again, the serving for a solo is small, but you won't be needing much since its quite rich.

For the verdict:
The place is big, homey and warm. The pastries and cakes are such a delight to look at, and probably more delightful to eat. Some of them are easy desserts, such as the Oreo and Blueberry cheesecake. Romie and I are confident we can recreate them to the crumb.  The price is ok, but in relation to the serving size, a bit steep. As for the taste of the food, its alright. Again, Romie and I agreed that we can cook more killer meals.
You know what, since we think we're so great, why not venture into our own pattiserie-cafe? We could name it Romie's, Tonee's or better yet - Romie and Tonee's. LOL.

Mom and Tina's Bakery Cafe
Perea corner De La Rosa, Makati City


106 E. Rodriguez Jr, Avenue Ugong, Pasig City

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