The Cafe Royale Treatment
Let’s get the Cafe Royale post over with and check it off my other list – the places tried and not yet written about list, ONCE AND FOR ALL. *hee
Ever since Crown Legacy Hotel opened, I wanted to see the inside of it. What better excuse to go in than to eat at their in house resto, Cafe Royale? Good thing, the first ever promotion the hotel had was merienda all you can. Two hours in the mornings and afternoons of Monday, Wednesday and Friday were devoted to this little binge fest.
Serving snacktime greats from the Philippines, China, Mexico as well as international selections, merienda has never been so satisfying. =) There’s bottomless drinks, too. My top pick from the selection is the tacos … mostly because of its beautifully colored salsa. In the second running are the congee and the bilobilo – the taste opposites.
I did my best to steer clear from the Filipino selection though … aside from common, it was also too heavy. I couldn’t possibly waste my tummy real estate on that. The pizza too, kept me away after one slice. It got major stale from reheating … manual (to and from the kitchen), it seemed like since the some of the chafing dishes on the table didn’t have warmers on them. From the buffet of choices, Race enjoyed the puto and dinuguan most. \m/
Even if the Cafe Royale sign is just at the dining area that doubles up as a bar on one section of the spacious lobby of the hotel, it covers the dining area on the second floor too. There, the table height is just right for eating meals. The spots at the lobby are mostly for lounging and drinking … and if you insist on eating on these luxurious hard wood tables and chairs like we did, get your shoulders and back ready to do a lot of hunching over. =b
Our second dining experience at the cafe (when we were deterred from eating at Grumpy Joe) gave us a look at their extensive menu. We picked out some Crown frappes first – which were a little bit pricey. I went: Oh, yeah, awesome! (I’m making quotations with my non-claw hands =)) , like Emmet from the Lego Movie did, going through one of the Instructions to Fit In, Have Everybody Like You and Always be Happy.*heeharhar
Dark rabbit for me (does this mean a stronger caffeine overload more than white rabbit? A resounding YES! Boy, was that a misstep, I didn’t sleep a wink that night =D) and vert matcha that wasn’t very vert/green (as you can see in the photo) for Race. Based on taste too, it’s most likely they mixed our drink orders up and gave us the same thing.
Having had some trouble choosing what to eat, I opted for some shark’s fin soup with crab meat. Ingredients aside, it looked just like regular thick soup. It had little bits and pieces of shark’s fin that felt in the mouth like crumpled plastic, and tasted really fishy. I didn’t notice the crab meat but my brother said, they were all at the bottom when he finished up our salty leftover takeout.
I got a slice of brazo, too. That was a good one; sweet and fluffy with a delicious custard center that wasn’t egg-y malansa.
One can never go wrong with rice toppings and at Crown Legacy, they’ve got 10 kinds. ^^, The accommodation specialty had veggies, asado slices, fried chicken, lumpia and egg in it, just the plate for a hungry man. The lumpia was in want for a sweet and chili dipping sauce but the chicken made up for it. Good, good chicken, from the skin to the meat underneath.
X marks Cafe Royale for good food in Baguio.
Food: for the a la carte and for the merienda all you can.
Ambiance: Love the Crown Legacy lobby/lounge/cafe, I could park my bum on one of their sofas forever. *snickers
Price: Always the drinks that get us. *hihi
Crown Legacy Hotel
Kisad Road, Baguio City
***Ohh, lookey, another one for our list. Will it hold a candle to Reg’s? We’ll see.
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