UPDATE: Citylight Hotel Coffeeshop
Finally made good on my promise of making another visit to Citylight. This time, it’s to experience dining at their café. Initially, our goal was their brazo de Mercedes (which I was at the height of my craving for, when we didn’t get it at Red Cherries or Danes…or Goldilocks – that story later ^^, I’m still craving for it.) I didn’t know that the day before I so wanted to eat brazo, Citylight posted a photo of it on their Facebook page (must mean it’s available rightie? *hihi).
When we got there, (days late now), the brazo was nowhere to be found. *aw From the wide selection, I then got my eye on the blueberry cheesecake as I was still looking to get my blueberry fix (that story in another blog =D). Standing around at the counter, some orders were delivered to their respective tables and the bowl of soup in one tray seemed very appealing, what with this day (January 18, 2013) being the coldest day (so far) in Baguio City. Brrrr!
We asked the cashier (who left us unattended for a period of time *weh. I liked the male dining attendants at the café better; thank you for the good service, guys!) for a menu and then got a seat at the only table that was free indoors. The Citylight café ambiance sort of lacks coziness in a cold day like this, with the wind blowing in through its doors. No way, was I going to sit outside, either. (I wasn’t bundled up enough to brave the chilly air there). (Must be fun on a warmer day, though…or just when you’re wearing more layers. =))
There were lots of other stuff on the Citylight menu. We stopped where the soups were and Race chose ramen.
I still settled for a slice of blueberry cheesecake and a glass of green passion iced tea (*heeharhar and she says it was super cold then =b)
In retrospect, I would’ve gotten some white cake… if only to say it like Leonardo di Caprio’s character, Calvin Candie in Django Unchained did. “Now, gentlemen, if you care to join me in the parlor. We will be serving Hhhwite cake.” \m/
So, that’s that with our Citylight Cafe visit. We’ll be back for the other stuff (pages and pages of yummy looking dishes) (maybe some white cake – or pie with cool whip? =D).
Now for the Goldilocks Brazo de Mercedes Story
We ran our errands, bought this and that. I couldn’t take the brazo craving anymore so we decided to get it from Goldilocks. Getting to their Session Road branch, there was only a whole roll left.
I saw the price as P235 and checked my pocket for the money we had left. I thought we had enough. The male attendant boxed the cake up and the cashier told me the price, P295. (Oh my, I have to get my eyes checked *hihi) We just had P290 and not a peso more. I asked the cashier if they accepted cards. She said, irritated like (or maybe that’s just how I interpreted her expression *hee), “cash lang po”/cash only. Ouch. =))
We cancelled the order. *huhu
Why, brazo?! Why are you so elusive?! Why?!
I won’t give up! I’ll get you some day! *fist in air
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