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Never-ending Recess at Escuela Restaurant+Cafe

It’s back school for X and her foodie lovies! ^^,

X and loved ones at Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio

Back to school! \m/

Strictly speaking, Escuela is an ‘institution’ for curbing one’s hunger, and the curriculum is recess alllll the waaay.  For this school day we attended, most of our classes were on how to stuff our sweet cravings. *nomnomnom

Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio menu

The syllabus of eats at Escuela restocafe.

Staring at the blackboard of eats, my appetite was initially whetted by the campfire toast. (I do like to try different restaurants’  French toasts just to see if I’ll love it like I do my sister’s version.) The wait for my sister and her girl brood got me thinking, however, of the deep fried cookie bombs as well. *drooool

Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio banana nut toast and camp fire toast

Banana nut toast and camp fire toast ^^,

It was a meal that went straight to dessert for me and my niece with our toast encrusted with graham crumbs topped with choco ripple.  Her’s had bananas and peanut butter in between while mine had melted marshmallows. Both dessert toasts were served with a squirt of whipped cream on the side … as if the sugar rush of all the other ingredients combined wasn’t enough. (It wasn’t. *hihi  We used every bit of it. =b)

Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio deep fried cookie bombs

Deep fried cookie bombs (“,)

The cookie bombs were something else.  How much did I love it?  So much that the three spheres of it, the size of a P5 coin, left me wanting more. (There’s seven in one tray but I had to give my family members a taste. Begrudgingly, I tell you, begrudgingly. *snickers) A level up to deep fried desserts, this had cookie dough in it … and yes, a little aluminum bowl of whipped cream beside it again. It really was the bomb. (“,)

Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio drinks menu and vanilla caramel milk tea, pot of peach tea, almond bom and tribe moka frappes and iced tea

The drinks menu and our drinks (pot of peach tea, iced tea, vanila caramel milk tea and almond bomb and tribe moka frappes)

Eating all these sweets made us naturally reach for something to wash our mouths off . Mine was a sad glass of milk tea. Though it did have vanilla caramel flavors to it, it was pretty faint. (Lil’ Nick from New Girl comes to mind; chastising, over dramatically, the little girl and boy who sold him “some watered down nonsense” of a glass of lemonade. =)) ) Also, it was a reminder why I didn’t like pearls in my milk tea anymore. Oh, how they clumped together for dear life.

My sister’s small pot of peach tea saved the day, thoroughly cleansing my palate.  As for Race’s and my niece’s beverages (tribe moka frappe and almond bomb), they’re another sugar high … and crash waiting to happen, but, boy were they cooling. *sip ahh

 outside looking in Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio

Care to join the class? =D

My sister got a chopping board of waffles for her early dinner/late afternoon snack.  (I must say, they’ve got wonderful plating of the food at Escuela resto+cafe. \m/) Although it seems on the menu like the bananas and the peaches and the strawberry ripple were options for what one would want in a waffle, Escuela’s put everything on it … together with a wee bowl of honey and another dollop of whipped cream. Like eating a thick, fluffy crepe, she said, with the minute knitting of eyebrows because of the plastic wrap the waffles were laid on got in the way of her slicing. =D

Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio waffles

Waffles with everything. =)

Even though we mostly majored in sweets at the ‘escuela’, there are also salty/savory subjects at the restaurant and cafe. My other niece went for the sandwich lovingly named Ms. Minchin.  It had a small beef patty sandwiched in a bun with pesto, arugula, cheese, cucumber, onion and chicharon.  Though I only noticed the pesto from the little bite I took out of the burger, I made a mental note to get a whole burger that I could enjoy every flavor of to myself next time.

Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio  Ms. Minchin burger

Ms. Minchin burger … with fries that I’m sure Sarah did all the peeling of. =)))

For Race, dinner wouldn’t be dinner if it didn’t have rice and so he ordered binagoongan.  Granted, it tasted fine, he says but he would have liked it more if the meat was crispy.  Also, it was a tiny helping that he could probably eat three plates more of.

Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio binagoongan with green mango

If he only knew they would put it on a heart shaped plate, he would’ve asked for a manlier one. *heeharhar

All things considered, we had a great time attending this eating class.  X marks Escuela for good food in Baguio. Here, the bell never rings for a formal lecture.  It’s all the joys of recess, never-ending.

Food: 3 treasure chests for the binagoongan and 4 treasure chests for the sweet treats and whipped cream topped drinks and the spot of tea.  1 treasure chest for my milk tea.

Service: 3 treasure chests

Ambiance: 3 treasure chests

Price: 3 treasure chests

the staircase leading to Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio

Under the staircase leading to the classroom themed restaurant and cafe

Escuela Restaurant and Cafe

2nd basement Halili Building

95-A Bonifacio Street [across SLU main gate, enter the building where Mercury Drug is, go down two flights of (the dew drop shaped) stairs and get ready to be schooled. =D.]

Baguio City, Philippines

facebook.com/pages/Escuela/794428130607806

different spots to hangout at Escuela Restaurant+Cafe Baguio

Different spots to hang out at Escuela. Note the study nook for one, if you want to make like a geek and study, study, study. =b

 

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14 responses to “Never-ending Recess at Escuela Restaurant+Cafe”

  1. Escuela says :

    Good Day!.:D

    We are grateful and happy for you trying Escuela despite the fact that its kinda hidden.;). Thank you for reviewing our cafe and knowing the experience of our guests gets us going and inspired to come up with more food and drinks that our guests will love and also to know how to make our service better for our guests.:D

    Hope to see you again here in Escuela.! 😀 ❤
    Rest assured, more new food items will be served soon.::D

    Always happy to serve you,
    ESCUELA Cafe+ Restaurant

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Escuela! Thank you so much for bringing additional dining options for the students and residents in Baguio. \m/

      I look forward to visiting again and trying out stuff from your savory selection as well as the new additions. I appreciate you leaving a comment here, too. More power to your restocafe! (“,)

  2. XiNE says :

    Hiyee there, elakatrina! I’m ever so grateful to you. Oh, I think lots of Pao’s classmates hang out here. Cool concept for a cafe. \m/ Hope the week’s going well! (“,)

  3. wina says :

    hi ate xine! i went there this Sunday. unfortunately, they were close. hahaha, but, i’d like to visit it some other time (note to self: schooldays dapat pumunta. hahaha). fortunately, on the same day, i found a new cafe. it’s called Cafe Rheality located at session road. you should try it po! :))

    • XiNE says :

      Hiyee there, wina! True to form – escuela days too.*hihi

      Ohh, fun, thank you so much for adding to our list of Baguio restaurants! Will go there as soon as I find the time. Hope you’re having a great food adventure! Ingats! (“,)

  4. Joonana says :

    Grabe, I’m so gonna try this, ate!!! Omnomnom, everything looks so appetizing. I hope they’re open every Sunday hehe ♥♥

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Joonana! Ohh, before you go, they have school days as days of operation. Escuela is out on Sundays. *hihi

      I hope you have a great experience at the classroom themed restocafe whenever you choose to go (weekdays or Saturdays ha)! Enjoy! (“,)

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