Tucked away in a village in Taytay, Rizal, this café is the perfect momentary escape from the city hustle. This place beckons its customers to relax, to take in the calmness that nature brings, and to eat some good food.
Since this doubles as a furniture showroom for Stick Designs, one would see interesting pieces in and out of the café. It is an eclectic mix that somehow blends well with each other. And I couldn’t help but take more photos than usual!
I find it ironic that this café only serves one type of coffee: French Pressed Coffee. I mean, aren’t cafes supposed to serve a good selection of coffee or various refreshments? But, maybe that’s just me. Anyhoo, their coffee was good. It wasn’t too strong that I was able to drink it without sugar or milk/cream.
Yes, that spoon was a standout for me. Yeah, they could have used a small teaspoon but they went with this: a teaspoon that hangs idly by as one sips his/her brew.
No, that’s not Palabok. That is supposedly one of their bestsellers which still dumbfounds me. It was bland. I don’t mean to be harsh but it was. My other companions, who ordered the same thing, shared the same sentiments. I couldn’t taste the aligue or the tuyo. I just felt sad and disappointed after. 😦
But this (yes, those pancakes), saved the day! When I saw cinnamon and pancakes on the menu, I knew I had to have it. And it was a good call that I did! I find the presentation very heavenly with all the glorious swirls and generous amount of powdered sugar dust. The pancake was very fluffy on the inside and quite cinnamony. It was good all on its own but when you add the cream cheese icing on top, oh boy was it GOOD. A must try indeed when you’re here!
Though my chosen dish wasn’t okay, their other dishes were good. My friends had these, I had a taste of it, and we liked it. Check out the photos below.
How I wish I had this instead. Yes, it was sweet but when you mix it in with the other items in the meal, it makes for one flavorful dish.
That was one very long straw! It poked my eye. Kidding! 😛
This not-so-hidden café is popular for prenuptial photo shoots and romantic dates. It really is no wonder why that is so because of the ambience one would feel when they are here. Dishes on their menu might be a miss or a hit depending on one’s palate. In my case, it was both.
Was it worth it? In terms of price, not so much. In terms of distance, not so much (gal from the South heading to the East…come on, it’s far). In terms of memories created here, a definite yes. 🙂
14 Four Cafe
144 Magnolia Lane, Barangay San Isidro,
Gregoria Heights Subdivision,
Official website: http://www.14fourcafe.com/