Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe in Pasig City
Budget : TBD (my first try is free because I attended a reception for baptism)
Duration : ~1-2 hours
Bummers : none
Nomnom Rating : 5/5
When I drive by C5 in Pasig City, my attention is usually caught by this simple and unpretentious structure of red bricks and glasses with a large sign that says “Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe”. By the looks of the resto and the name as well, my first thought is that it’s a family-owned place. And it is. Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe began as a mother and daughter hobby of baking and cooking. As I have read from their website, this homely bakeshop and restaurant is a product of tried and tested family recipes that has been passed from generation to generation. Lucky for us foodies, they decided to share their gastronomic concoctions through this quaint and charming cafe.
I was planning to give Mom and Tina’s a visit. Fortunately, it was the venue for the reception for Maia’s baptism – a beautiful baby girl who I’ll be playing the role of fairy godmother. Oh, I need my wand. Lol! So, I was able to dine there for free.
Hi Maia! Welcome to the Christian world! And thanks for treating me at Mom and Tina’s.
Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe has two floors. The cafe is at the first floor and the second floor is the extension of the cafe. I think events and other reservations are catered on the second floor. That’s where we had the baptismal reception. I didn’t enter the dining area on the first floor but by simply looking at it through the large glass windows, I can say it looks homey. Actually, it looks like a large living room – with the couches, tables, and decors. There’s also a similar setup on the second floor, by the entrance.
The interiors of this bakery cafe is like a hybrid of a home’s living and dining area. It’s cozy and it arouses the appetite.
Or maybe because I was also mad hungry that time.
It was almost lunch when we arrived so immediately started eating. We began with Pumpkin Soup and Mango Kani Salad.
The pumpkin soup was creamy and it had bacon bits in it. It was delicious and this is the kind of soup that I want when I am sick. Though it doesn’t heal you, it makes you feel better and happy inside.
The mango kani salad was good. The veggies are crunchy and the nori on top of the salad was a great add-on. I just wished it had more dressing since this size was for the whole group to share.
For the main course, the buffet table was filled with only a few options. But if these options are answers to the question “Which dish is the best?”, I’d say all of the above.
I am a chicken or fish person but the Barbecue Baby Back Ribs at Mom and Tina’s won my heart. It was sweet and salty with a very little hint of spicy. The meat was tender and it was cooked perfectly. Every bite was wow!
I didn’t know that the Chicken Lollipops and Fries are an awesome combo. I think it’s another approach to fish and chips. It was good but the baby back ribs already owned me.
The Baked Chicken Macaroni was so cheesy, literally. I love cheese so this was perfect for me but for those who don’t adore cheese, you might find this dish a bit overwhelming.
They didn’t have to make the rice special, with the three dishes above, I was already happy. But they did, the Java Rice is really filling. And I love the color, it makes me want to eat more.
Mom and Tina’s lived up to name of being a bakery. They were generous on the desserts. They served three different cakes.
The Chocolate Cake was my favorite. Oh yeah, you know me, it’s chocolate so I should really like it. Well, it’s really good. Promise. Cross my heart. It’s almost at par my all-time favorite chocolate cake from Mary Grace. The chocolate was not too bitter or not too sweet, it’s just right for me. The cake was soft and a bit moist. I like it.
The Brazo de Mercedes was in form of a cake. The usual brazo de mercedes that I have is in form of a role. So, I was curious about the custard in the middle. For this cake, they served the custard on a separate bowl (look at the photo of the three cakes above). At first, I thought it was mashed potato but I realized why would they put a bowl of mashed potato on the cake table? This brazo is oozing with caramel.
I wasn’t able to try the Prune Cake because I was already full. But it looks great. And if I were to base the taste of this cake from all the other food I had at Mom and Tina’s, I could say it tastes great too.
The beverages were not only refreshing but they are also very colorful. They served Blue Lemonade, and Green and Red Iced Tea.
In baptisms (like weddings), it’s customary for the hosts to give something to the guests as souvenir. On this occasion, Maia’s parents gave cupcakes made by Mom and Tina’s too. And Maia had a Baptism Cake.
Here’s a proof of my fairy godmotherhood.
Thanks Kuya Micro and Ate Macar for this privilege.
For Mom and Tina’s Menu, get it here.
Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe Location/Contact Information:
106 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue,
Pasig City, Metro Manila,
Telephone: 914-0833 or 571-1541
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