One day, my sister and I decided to go crazy and buy a whole bunch of pastries from the lobby cafe of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Libis, Quezon City. We walked in, walked out of the place with a bag full of their baked goods, and pulled a “Top Chef”, a.k.a. did a taste test. And they were pretty satisfying for the most part. My favorite of the cakes is the mocha slice, although the others weren’t bad. Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s famous for their big-ass ensaymadas, which look like they could give chase to Indiana Jones, very fluffy, and piled high with cheese and creamy butter. We also got Danish pastries, which are very flaky and filled with fruit that’s got the right balance of tart and sweetness. (I apologize for the lack of photos; I’d crammed the stuff into my mouth before remembering to take photos.) On a separate occasion, I got to try their fruit tart, and I recommend you do the same.
I’m pretty sure they offer other kinds of bread and cakes, so you’re not really short of options. And as in any baked good, the proper way of consuming these treats is with a cup or two of great coffee.
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