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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.

Cafe Royale at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio merienda all you can

Enjoying merienda all you can \m/

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.

Cafe Royale at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio 2014

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/

Cafe Royale at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio  second floor dining area

Sights at the second floor dining area

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

Cafe Royale at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio menu

The Cafe Royale menu *click for a better view

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

Cafe Royale at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio dark rabbit and vert macha frappes with brazo de mercedes

Dark rabbit and vert macha frappes with a slice of brazo de mercedes =)

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.

Cafe Royale at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio brazo de mercedes

Come closer, brazo de Mercedes ^^,

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.

Cafe Royale at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio rice topping

Specialty rice topping *nomnomnom

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.

Cafe Royale at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio 2014

Sights at the lobby dining area. Note our bowl (that’s small size, can you believe it?) of shark’s fin soup. =D

X marks Cafe Royale for good food in Baguio.

Food: 3 treasure chests for the a la carte and 2 treasure chests for the merienda all you can.

Service: 4 treasure chests

Ambiance: 5 treasure chests Love the Crown Legacy lobby/lounge/cafe, I could park my bum on one of their sofas forever. *snickers

Price: 3 treasure chests Always the drinks that get us. *hihi

Cafe Royale at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio rules and regulations

Cafe Royale

Crown Legacy Hotel

Kisad Road, Baguio City

(074) 422-4481

crownlegacyhotel@gmail.com

***Ohh, lookey, another one for our list. Will it hold a candle to Reg’s? We’ll see.

Binalot Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio 2014

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13 responses to “The Cafe Royale Treatment”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hello there, lesleycarter! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the blog! So many trips, and adventures, I’m sure you’re busy. *hihi Have a great new week! (“,)

  2. XiNE says :

    Hello, mister0donut! Thank you so much and happy food questing! (“,)

  3. gourmetclassyfox says :

    I heard Binalot charges you extra for add ons, i.e: Chili, etc.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, gourmetclassyfox! Ohh, thank you for the heads up! I’ll be sure to ask for add ons when we dine there to see how much they tack on. More power to your blog and happy food questing! (“,)

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