Mom & Tina's Bakery Cafe
FRDC Building 106 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C-5), Pasig City, Philippines
momandtinas.com - +63 2 914-0833 or +63 2 571-1541
Mom & Tina's Bakery Cafe Pasig City Reviews
Cozy dining with a country atmosphere along the busy thoroughfares of Pasig City Dec 05, 2012
Mom & Tina's is a cozy little cafe and bakery along C5 in Pasig City. It is located in an area which is known for car dealerships and a few other restaurants. While they already have 4 branches in Metro Manila, this review focuses on the original branch which we usually visit since it a few kilometers from our home.
Mom & Tina's started as a family pastime which eventually evolved into a full fledged bakery focusing on traditional home cooked meals. They have an extensive dessert collection so this is sometimes the main draw although their meals are also well prepared and great tasting.
Once you enter the cafe, you will notice how homey it is, reminiscent of a Baguio city atmosphere, especially at night. While the restaurant has large glass windows which make it look like an aquarium from the outside, the decor is very tastefully done that it is a showcase of what one would like his or her country home to be. Guests have the option to choose the tables with the comfy sofas, or the traditional wooden chairs. Our last visit was just this first weekend of December, so the Christmas decor was already in full swing and you'd have a sense that the holidays are around the corner.
The menu focuses on simple but elegant comfort food, i.e. pastas, steaks, salads, sandwiches, etc. and of course, pastries (they have more items for cookies, pastries, cakes, breads and desserts).
One thing I would like to point out is that they managed to live up to their name in service. We ordered a series of entrees but the chicken sandwich (essential the same as chicken fingers except served with bread) took 15 minutes longer than usual. After numerous follow-ups, they acknowledged that the kitchen had made a mistake (cook apparently took out fish chips instead of chicken), and offered some filled buns while the order was being corrected. Many other restaurants couldn't care less and would let their customers wait hungry. At least here they made up for their shortcoming and offered an alternative while waiting at no additional cost.
The pastries are simply too numerous and delicious that one can just keep on coming back and checking out a different variety to order for dining eat or take-away.
The nice thing about home style cooking is that their restaurants are not too commercialized and they manage to maintain the quaintness and coziness, as well as the personalized service.
One could expect to spend about $10-15 per person for meals with dessert.
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