Advertisements

Plakafe (at Le Fern Hotel I): Weekends, Coffee, and Records

We’re back (from house arrest *tee hee) and for this post, we’re eatsploring another newly opened resto, a discovery by Sir Dan.

Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I one of the dining tables 2017

Interesting dining table

(Weeks before they actually opened, our eager beaver foodie friend already got wind of it. I’m in awe. How does he do that? Aren’t you, dear reader, in awe too? *hihi Many thanks, Sir Dan!)

Weekends

So Plakafe is 181 R&B that got a facelift. Oh my, how my eyes darted from this spot to that as we entered the joint that Friday afternoon, amazed about how every nook and cranny of the restaurant became a more eye candy version of its former self. We took a seat at one of the diner booth like seats by the window and the photo above was my view = a fascinating table with mismatched chairs with the dramatic light fixture above it surrounded by what looks to be like 50 coffee cups. \m/

Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I open faced lumpia 2017

Open faced lumpia =D

Before we get to the grub, FYI, X+1 visited the now more colorful cafe at the start of the weekend but they are open everyday from 9:00 to 9:00. =) It’s only right seeing that this is a hotel eating place.

I took my eyes off my view long enough to run through the menu items where Race and I settled on tinapay platter, merienda platter and another savory dish, the open faced lumpia.

Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I tinapay platter with kesong puti and jam 2017

Tinapay platter with kesong puti and mango jam =)

You know it, Race really enjoyed the bread platter with kesong puti and jam because he’s a bread person. Out of the breads there, he said, he liked the dinner roll best. I formed no opinion about it because he didn’t give me a bite. *sniff So happy with the bread, he finished it off like that. *hee

My Filipino sweet treats platter then arrived at the table and I zoned in on the maja blanca first. By far, the creamiest one I’ve had. NYUM. Well made cassava cake with a fab sweet and tangy gooey topping. That goes for the biko too. The kutsinta was pretty big and tasted okay. (Still good but it doesn’t topple the kutsinta I have on a pedestal.)

Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel merienda platter with cassava, kutsinta, maja blanca and bikoI 2017

Oh my gosh panghimagas: Merienda platter consisting of cassava, kutsinta, maja blanca, and biko ^^,

Well before I was done with oh my gosh panghimagas, I got to bite into the delicate rice wrapper bowls of veg of my open faced lumpia. I thought it would’ve been better if the lumpia wrap was a bit thicker so we could eat the bowls by hand but no biggie really. To season it, we were given a good helping of delish vinegar but sadly, we didn’t get to use everything simply because this lumpia wasn’t being true to itself, trying to be sosy. =b

Coffee (… and then some)

Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I cafe amerieAno 2017

Kape AmericAno

But, of course, my better half tried their coffee. This is a cafe after all and also showcasing local (with everything they have really, all Philippine made products), all the more reason to support no? #SupportLocal Plakafe’s coffee offering comes in regular, large sizes as well as iced versions (for some selections). A rich enough cuppa Joe, Race says. ^^,

Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I miki bihon pancit 2017

This is it pancit miki bihon with bread buns (“,)

Just when we thought we were done, Supervisor Kosha came round to our table, and gave us a free taste of their Malagos tsokolate drink and their specialty miki bihon pancit … complete with buns of pandesal. How very Filipino, and how very memory triggering. =D I never really got into eating pancit that way but I do have memories of family doing that when I was a kid.

And what a pair the Plakafe pancit was to the Kambal (bakery a floor below this resto) bread. It was saucy savory enough to complement the bread bun. Also, it had lots and lots of stuff (veggies and meat pieces), it was a challenge to mix after the calamansi squeeze. We forked away all the noodles and we still had the other ingredients to munch on after. *nomnomnom

Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I Malagos tsokolate 2017

Malagos tsokolate *sip ahh

One sip from our hot choco cup and my brain said, “Definitely, Davao Malagos”. So much so, I had a mind to seek and devour those chocolate bars again soon.  A perfect cup of hot chocolate with a fun-fun froth that made us feel like we were drinking a choco cappuccino. *sip ahh

Records

Records/lolo music at Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I 2017

Plakafe’s records display … Lolo music =)))

The music played at Plakafe came from a turntable alright. Not all “lolo music” as it says on their display case *snickers, but that just might be what vinyl does. The sound takes on a cooler vintage feel. (“,) I didn’t really hear the scratchy needle static in the music but I remember Race and I did bob our heads from time to time as we got chomper busy.

X+1 at Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I 2017

X marks Plakafe, Le Fern I’s reinvented in-house resto, for good food in Baguio. Coffee and then some, music from vinyl records make a perfect mealtime combo and a perfect day, weekend or weekday.

Food: 4 treasure chests I’m so glad that they simplified their menu. Going back to basics, to comfort food, really makes their menu shine, methinks.

Service: 4 treasure chests

Ambiance: 5 treasure chests Full of character this cafe is now. ❤ ❤ ❤

Price: 3 treasure chests Somewhat small servings.

Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I menu 2017

Plakafe

Le Fern Hotel I

45 North Drive St. (behind NBI), Engineers Hill

Baguio City, Philippines

422 6419

facebook.com/plakartcoffee/

Baguio Plakafe at Le Fern Hotel I dining area 2017

Spruced up artsy dining area \m/

***We truly appreciate the foodstuff on the house, Ms. Kosha. Thank you as well for the info bites about Plakafe like the upcycled pieces and artwork. More power to you and to everyone at the cafe and the hotel!

 

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

11 responses to “Plakafe (at Le Fern Hotel I): Weekends, Coffee, and Records”

  1. Anonymous says :

    open na pala tong Plakafe.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there. Yes, it is. We made a visit the day after their grand opening and sadly, missed the half priced everything. I did enjoy the calm of second day operations at Plakafe though. *hihi I hope you have a great time at Le Fern I’s reinvented inhouse resto! (“,) Thanks for dropping by this food blog.

  2. MF says :

    That hot chocolate looks good. I like that they also have latte art in it

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, MF! It sure does … tastes so good as well. Kudos to Plakafe for the extra effort of putting latter art in it. Happy mealtime at Plakafe whenever it is you plan to visit! Thank you for leaving a comment on this blogpost too. (“,)

  3. Jeanette says :

    I agree with you. Plakafe seems better than the old cafe they used to have there. Stand out because of the arts arts.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Jeanette! Right from the staircase to Plakafe, everything’s all colorful and artsy and a great sight. I didn’t get to check out the pieces inside more thoroughly but I hope you like what you see when you come dining at Le Fern Hotel I’s restaurant. Thanks muchie for the comment! (“,)

  4. Anonymous says :

    Im excited to see Plakafe for myself. It looks very artistic. Instagrammable pa hahaha

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there! 181 R&B as Plakafe does have many amusing things to show off now. Happy Plakafe dining. I appreciate you leaving your feedback on this feature post, too. (“,)

  5. Anonymous says :

    we went to eat at Plakafe on opening day. Many people because everything is half price. We waited hours for our food. Some orders were out of stock

  6. XiNE says :

    Hello. That is the risk that we run into, visiting a newly opened restaurant on their opening day.

    You might like to return to Le Fern Hotel I’s inhouse resto now that they’re on regular operations. (No more half price promo. I’m sad I missed that though. =b) On our visit, we almost had the restaurant to ourselves.

    Thanks for telling us about your Plakafe opening day experience! Happy eatsploring! (“,)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: