Manna Garden Cafe, Revisited (an UPDATE)
A looong overdue update. *hihi Whew, would you believe, it’s been two years since our last visit to Manna? … and don’t I know it, and don’t you know it, there’s been a ton of big changes in the garden cafe since then. (Hooray for growth and improvement!) (I’ll say again, a very dynamic industry. Meanwhile, there’s all these restos opening up in every other inch of Baguio that’s keeping me and my foodie lovies’ chompers real busy.)
First off, Kharis Cafe and Bakeshop. It’s made itself, to me, like a bakeshop to contend with what with its uber beautiful, uber delicious buttercream cake. The first time I saw it on their FB page, I fell in love! (“… too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you.”♪ ♫ and all that … um … blue-eyed soul/pop, according to Wiki) While I kept thinking Bakakeng takes a lot of effort to get to, this beaut threw all my excuses out the window.
To make the most of our trip, we also tried what the new concessionaires at this little food community had to offer. For the savory stuff, it was up to Eats Trio Alpha as well as Wok This Way. (Menus here.) (There used to be Kusina ni Tito Onong serving budget home cooked meals, e.g. karekare, on our first Manna Garden visit of 2016 but they’ve since moved to Arc Residences beside Ozark Diner.)
Our appetizer of quesadillas from Eats Trio Alpha and the nasi goreng stir fry rice that Race love, love, loves so much, were washed off with Kharis’ beverage selection. The choco peppermint frappe was mine; a light and refreshing minty taste (that my brother sure wouldn’t comment on as tastes like toothpaste =b) and for Race, a cup of Americano coffee, of which, we were told (still) comes from Cosy’s Cafe and Roasterie. Yey!
I didn’t want to dig into the blossom topped buttercream cake just yet, as I wanted to get more photos of it at home, and so Ms. Tina offered us a slice of the other cakes available at the bakeshop (Kharis Cafe menu here). Sans rival (definitely, a more refined version in comparison to Sizzling Plate‘s; I relished in the chewy bits sticking to my teeth *snickers), almond espresso sans rival (sans rival with a coffee twist for those who couldn’t get enough of a caffeine fix from their drinks), tiramisu and to go, the dark-y and melt in your mouth, chocoholic’s muse. ^^, (Thank you, Ms. Tina for the taste! Like addicts for your cakes, we are now … like addicts. *heeharhar)
As soon as the last slice of butter cream cake was consumed in our home, all the Kharis cakes started haunting my dreams (didn’t I say, we’re like addicts now?) and so I placed an order, this time, for a whole choco mousse (that melts like ice cream in your mouth) to be picked up at the Bakakeng garden cafe again … because someone was craving for Wok This Way’s goreng, mixed in with so many pieces of meat, tasty fried rice under a scrabbled egg blanket. =D
Since this second visit of 2016 turned out to be early din-din, I picked something more substantial from Eats Trio Alpha: The curiosity inducing, wet burrito.
While I got a bit unsettled that it took some time to get to our table, when it arrived, I was fully appeased. Drenched in an awesome striped design of honey mustard and hot sauce, this tortilla stuffed with flavorful fried rice (had images of Indian fried rice in my mind from the aroma that made its way to my face and tickled my nose), cubes of bell pepper and tomato, shreds of lettuce, and pieces of meat, made this a memorable dinner. (“,)
To cap it all off (and also to quell the heat from the burrito), Race got another cup of Americano coffee; this time with two shots of espresso (the perfect mix, he’s whispering in the background as I type this), Tablea hot choco for me (because even if it was sort of a hot day, the ‘real feel‘ temperature didn’t seem to have a fighting chance in Bakakeng, in this delightfully treed, zen scene).
We had the mini cheesecakes, one topped with lemon and the other with blueberry, for dessert. Another surprising sensation, as I never knew that cheesecake could melt in your mouth like chocolate with a tinge of zingy cheese.
Again, X marks Manna Garden Cafe for good food in Baguio. A heavensent haven, not just for students now, but FOR EVERYONE who loves to eat good food.
There will surely be a third, a fourth, a fifth … to infinity visits here, a favorite eating place. Bakakeng, you’re just my backyard now. =))
Food: for Eats Trio Alpha and Wok This Way. I’m giving Kharis desserts, a . YES, 10 treasure chests. Pop na pop! (Pop Talk residue, sorry. *tee hee)
Manna Garden Cafe
[Eats Trio Alpha, KFC minibranch, Wok This Way, Kharis Cafe and Bakeshop … and coming soon, either Casa Pizzeria or La Comida. Weee!]
Eagle Crest, Phase 2
Baguio City, Philippines
(See location on Google Maps: Baguio General Hospital to Manna Garden Cafe
Tags: #1, addicted, addicts, addicts for Kharis Bakeshop cakes, additional information, additional information baguio food, adventure, affordable, affordable baguio, affordable food baguio, al that blue eyed soul or pop, all that jazz, ambiance, appeased, aroma tickled my nose, Baguio, baguio affordable eats, baguio affordable foods, Baguio Bakakeng student, Baguio bakeshop to contend with, baguio best restaurants, Baguio blog, Baguio burritos, Baguio cheap food, Baguio City, Baguio City eatscapade, Baguio City eatsploration, Baguio City Philippines, Baguio dine, Baguio dining escapade, baguio eat, baguio eats, Baguio Eats Trio Alpha at Manna Garden Café, Baguio Eats Trio Alpha at Manna Garden Café menu, Baguio Eats Trio Alpha burrito, Baguio Eats Trio Alpha quesadilla, Baguio Eats Trio Alpha wet burrito, Baguio eatscapade, Baguio eatsploration, Baguio eatsplorer, Baguio eatsplorers, baguio favorite spot, baguio food, baguio food adventure, baguio food adventures, baguio food blog, Baguio food blogger, Baguio food escapade, Baguio food establishments, baguio food guide, baguio food landmark, baguio food map, baguio food photo blog, baguio food quest, Baguio food review, Baguio food reviews, baguio food trip, Baguio foodie, Baguio foodie blogger, Baguio foodies, baguio foods, baguio guide, baguio guide what to eat, baguio hang out, Baguio hangout, Baguio kare-kare, Baguio KFC at Manna Garden Café, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop almond espresso sans rival, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop blueberry cheesecake, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop buttercream cake with chocolate lace wall, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop cakes, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop chocoholics muse chocolate mousse, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop lemon cheesecake, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop mini cheesecakes, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop revel bars, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop rose scabiosa chrysanthemum hydrangea buttercream cake, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop sans rival, Baguio Kharis Bakeshop tiramisu, Baguio Kharis best butter cream cake, Baguio Kharis buttercream cake, baguio Kharis Café Americano coffee, Baguio Kharis Café and Bakeshop, Baguio Kharis Café and Bakeshop at Manna Garden Café, Baguio Kharis Café choco peppermint frappe, Baguio Kharis cakes, baguio Kharis desserts, Baguio Kharis hot chocolate, Baguio Kharis Tablea hot choco, Baguio Manna Garden Cafe, Baguio Manna Garden Cafe concessionaires, Baguio Manna Garden Cafe Google map, Baguio Manna Garden concessionaires, Baguio Manna Garden Wok This Way nasi goreng fried rice, Baguio nasi goreng, Baguio Philippines, baguio restaurant blog, baguio restaurant blogs, Baguio restaurant connoisseur, Baguio restaurant food, baguio restaurant guide, baguio restaurant map, Baguio restaurant review, Baguio restaurant reviews, Baguio restaurants review, Baguio restaurants reviews, baguio restaurants to eat, Baguio where to eat, Baguio Wok This Way at Manna Garden Café, Baguio Wok This Way at Manna Garden Café menu, Baguio Wok This Way goreng, Baguio Wok This Way nasi goreng, Bakakeng, Bakakeng Baguio, Bakakeng my backyard now, bake, bakeshop to contend with, beautiful delectable buttercream blossoms, best, best kept secret, best loved hangout baguio, best restaurants in baguio, Beth, better, binge, bites of information, blog, blogger, blogs, blogs about baguio food, breakfast, budget, budget friendly, budget friendly dining baguio, burrito, burrito took long, burrito with a kick, burritos, business, businesses, businesses popping up like mushrooms, busy chompers, butter icing not annoying butter taste, buttercream cake, caffeine fix in a dessert, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You song, center, cheap eats in baguio, cheap food, cheap food baguio, cheap restaurants baguio, chest, chests, chewy bits of sans rival sticking to teeth, chomper marathon, city, City of Pines, comfort, comfort food, comfort in the familiar, comfort in the familiar Baguio, comfy cozy hang out Baguio, compare, comparison, comprehensive baguio food blog, comprehensive details about Baguio food, comprehensive information about Baguio food, concessionaires, connoisseur, cook, cost, costs, craving, cravings, cubes of bell pepper, cubes of tomato, curiosity inducing wet burrito, customer, customers, dark chocolate choco mousse, delectable, delicious, delight, delights, din din, dine Baguio, dining around baguio, dining out, dinner, discover, discovering, discovery, dish, dishes, documenting, dynamic food industry, dynamic restaurant industry, Eagle Crest Bakakeng Baguio, Eagle Crest Phase 2 Bakakeng Baguio, early din din, easy on the pocket baguio eating, eat, eat and dine Baguio, eat baguio food, eat out baguio, eat-in-baguio, eateries, eatery, eating out Baguio, eating out in baguio, eats, eats baguio food, eats baguio foods, eats in Baguio, eats in Baguio City, Eats Trio Alpha Baguio location, eats-ploration baguio, eats-plore, eats-plore baguio, eatscapade, eatsploration, eatsplore, eatsplore baguio, eatsplorer, eatsplorers, eatsploring Baguio, establishment, establishments, every angle, excuses, explore, explore Baguio city, explorer, explorers, fancy, fantastic, favorite, favorite dishes, favorite hang out in baguio, favorite orders, favorite place to eat baguio, favorite restaurant, favorites, find, find good Baguio food, find good food in Baguio, flavorful, food, food adventure, food adventures, food and drink, food escapade, food establishment, food establishments, food quest, food trip, food trip in baguio, food trip with Xine, food trips, foodie, foodie trip, foodie trip Baguio, foodies, foods, fountain in the garden Baguio, fragments of chocolate lace wall, fully appeased, funds, gastronomic, get a taste, good, good Baguio food, good eats, good eats Baguio, good food, good foods, Google map, google map link Kharis Cafe Eats Trio Alpha Wok This Way, google map link Manna Garden Cafe, goreng, goreng stir fry, great, great time, growth, guide, guide to restaurants in Baguio City, hang out baguio, hangout, hangout baguio, haunt my dreams, haunting my dreams, Have a taste, haven, heaven sent, heavensent haven, honey mustard and hot sauce, hot choco, hot choco baguio, hot chocolate drink, hot chocolate drink in baguio city, hotel, hunt, improved, improvement, improvements, infinity visits, info bites, info bites Baguio restaurants, info bites to dish out, instant fave, juiced up improvement, Karla, Kharis Bakeshop Facebook page, Kharis Cafe Bakeshop Baguio location, Kharis Cafe Eats Trio Alpha Wok This Way Google map, life, like addicts, list, location, location in baguio map, location of baguio restaurant, lunch, manna, manna Baguio, Manna Garden Cafe Baguio, Manna Garden Cafe Baguio location, mark, marks, melt, melt in your mouth Baguio, melt in your mouth cheesecake, melt in your mouth chocolate mousse, melt in your mouth sensation, melting, melting qualities, memorable, memorable dinner, memories, memory, menu, moist, moist cakebread Baguio, moist tasty chocolate cake, momentary jolt of intense dark choco, must try, must try baguio food, must try Baguio restaurant, must try food in baguio, must try in baguio, Must try restaurant in baguio, must trys baguio, nasi goreng, nasi goreng fried rice, new and improved, new favorites, nice and comfy hangout, no fighting chance, no.1, no1, occupied chompers, one shot of espresso, orders for meet up, orders for pick up, out the window, P3, P3 food trip, pampering, passion, passion for food, perfect hang out, perfect mix café Americano dopio two shots of espresso, perfect place to hang out, perfect place to hang out baguio, perfectly tasty fried rice, Philippines, photo documentation, photoblog Baguio, photos, pieces of meat, pines, place, places, places to eat, popping up like mushrooms, price, qualities of the perfect hangout Baguio, quest, quests, Race, rating, ratings, real feel temperature, restaurant, restaurants, restaurants in every other inch of Baguio, richly dark chocolate mousse, Saint Louis University Baguio, Saint Louis University Mary Heights campus Baguio, scrambled egg blanket, scrumptious, search, searching, service, shredded veggies baguio, simple, SLU, SLU Baguio, SLU Bakakeng student, snack, snacks, spicy, spicy burrito, spicy food, spicy whammy, spot, staple, stripes of honey mustard and hot sauce, substantial, super moist cakebread, supplement, supplement baguio food, surprising sensation, taste, tasty, the spot, time, tinge of cheese, tips, tips dining out Baguio, too good to be true cant take my eyes off of you lyrics, treasure, treasure chest, treasure chests, treasures, treats, treed zen garden café, tried, tried all Baguio restaurants, Try, try eating at Baguio restaurants, two shots of espresso, unsettled, update, update baguio, update baguio food blog, update baguio restaurant blog, water feature Baguio, water fountain Baguio, where to eat, where to eat in Baguio, where to eat in Baguio City, Wikipedia, Wok This Way Baguio location, x, x marks baguio food in baguio map, x marks baguio restaurants in baguio map, X marks the spot, Xine, Xine favorite, xine favorites, xine's favorite, xmarks, xmarks baguio, xmarks baguio food, xmarks baguio restaurants
24 responses to “Manna Garden Cafe, Revisited (an UPDATE)”
Trackbacks / Pingbacks
- Here and There in the City of PINEs: Sierra Pines Hotel and Pinewoods Golf & Country Club | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - March 18, 2016
- Masa MexItalian: I “Knead” You | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - May 5, 2016
- UPDATE: Pancake House Baguio – NEW on the Menu | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - June 13, 2016
- Notable Edibles #15 | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - July 12, 2016
- Baguio Food Tour Thru Menus | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - July 18, 2016
- Forecast at Casa Pizzeria: A Downpour of Pizza with A Chance of Pasta | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - July 29, 2016
- McDonald’s Baguio Session Road: Memories and New Beginnings | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - August 25, 2016
- McDonald’s Baguio Session Road: Of Memories and Comebacks | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - August 25, 2016
- Baguio Food Tour Thru Menus part 2 | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - September 6, 2016
- A Not So Vanilla Life at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery, Kamiseta Hotel | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - September 11, 2016
- Notable Edibles #16 – Matchato | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - October 4, 2016
- Shoriken Buffet: Hitting the Mark on Our Appetites for Food | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - October 10, 2016
- Stellar Indian/Pakistani Dishes at Chef Restaurant | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - October 17, 2016
- Tambay sa ‘Bahay’ ni Kuya…J =b | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - November 14, 2016
- Lolita Bistro Cafe: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - February 15, 2017
- Today’s Special 2: Food from Papa Fares Arabian Restaurant, Shahi Qila House of Kebab and Biryani, and Bliss Wellness Indian Curry House | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - August 20, 2017
- Lamisaan Dining & Bar at Holiday Inn: A Table of Plenty to Share with Foodie Lovies | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - July 16, 2019
- Still on Season’s Eatings Mode in February 2020 | X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods - February 19, 2020
Leave a Reply Cancel reply
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Search for Good Baguio Food
X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods is a personal blog. Everything posted in this blog is PERSONAL OPINION DERIVED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and since TASTE can be pretty SUBJECTIVE, should NOT be taken as THE NORM or the LAW OF DINING around in the City of Pines.
Its (prosaic =b) contents are meant to help with the question “san tayo?”/where do we go? in relation to eating out in Baguio, to ENCOURAGE EXPLORING (eatsploring) and TRYING NEW THINGS offered in the City of Pines.
By all means, eat where you want to eat and eat what you want to eat. May you have a great experience with all the places you visit and may all the restaurants you go to deserve a ton of treasure chests! (“,)
(Also, if you have any second thoughts about a certain place you arrive at, please DON'T LET THIS BLOG BE THE REASON YOU ARE FORCED into ending up anywhere. If the restaurant doesn’t have what you want, please FEEL FREE TO WALK AWAY.)
Who Picks Up the Tab? ^^,
Relive Recent Eatscapades =)
- FGBF Signing Out (“,)
- Feeling Eatcited at Mangiamo Ristorante & Pizzeria
- Genki Sushi: All Aboarrrd!
- Kor-Phil Culinary Academy: A Quarantine ‘Break’
- Quarantine Surprises from The Year that Was
- Quarantine Surprises … Seeing Light at the End of A Tunnel
- Ausphin International Institute Quarantine Surprises
Food Trip Archives
Where to Eat in Baguio
- ***TabLe of bLoG ConTenTs*** (1)
- **iNFoBiTes for Dining in Baguio (106)
- *Comfort in the Familiar a.k.a Xine's Favorites (",) (95)
- Accommodation Dining (Eating at Baguio Hotels, Inns, etc.) – Is It Worth It? (76)
- Baguio Breakfast Buffet Bonanza (9)
- Baguio Diner Dash Competition (5)
- Baguio Food Photo/Blog (83)
- Contrasts & Comparisons (17)
- Fine & Fancy … Dress to the Nines Dining (or not, if you don't want to =b) (32)
- Food for Thought a.k.a Think Before You Eat (5)
- Healthy Eats, Shoots and Leaves …and then some (17)
- New in Town (161)
- NotabLe eDibLes Ű (25)
- Origins (21)
- Staple Foods Baguio (51)
- Uncategorized (29)
- Updates & Supplements (104)
- ~*Intermission*~ (48)
- ~ScrumpTiouS GiveAwaYs!~ (13)
Do they really have a KFC inside Manna?
Hello there! Yes, they do. I didn’t really study the menu they have in their stall, but I gathered it was the basic chicken stuff: bucket of chicken, 1pc, 2pc, etc. (“,)
Parang ang sarap naman nun burrito.
Hi there! It’s as good as it looks, with a kick too. *hihi I’ll definitely be ordering Manna Garden Cafe Eats Trio Alpha’s wet burrito again. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did whenever it is, you plan to try it. (“,)
10 talaga ang rating para sa Kharis Cafe? Makapunta nga dyan sa Manna ngayon na. hahaha
Hello, Mario! Yes, they so deserve it, don’t you think too? I hope you had as transcendental an experience yesterday, trying out Kharis Cafe and Bakeshop goodies as we did! Eatsplore pa more! *hihi (“,)