Café Mary Grace at Serendra
Last weekend I had a sinfully rich hot chocolate, with just a hint of vanilla, at Café Mary Grace at Serendra. We'd flown to Manila for the Chinese New Year holidays (when everything in Singapore is closed!) and spent Sunday night catching up with Carl, Kathy, Diane, Dex, Issa, and the kids.
The eponymously named Mary Grace Hot Chocolate is one of several varieties on the menu. It's so rich I practically had to eat it with a spoon... but it's smooth, and not at all cloying or bitter.
Besides the hot chocolates, we tried the pastas, the iced teas (one pitcher of Hibiscus iced tea, and another of Apple and Cinnamon), and the dessert squares. Ironically, nobody ordered any of the famous ensaymadas.
Mary Grace's daughter Chiara introduced her to us - she was very nice and so motherly, we felt more like houseguests than customers.
Dozens of letters to Mary Grace peeked up at us through the glass tabletops. We read a few, and then Diane and I slipped in a couple postcards of our own. I wonder how long before someone discovers them?
A dozen meters away from Café Mary Grace, Xocolat sells hot chocolate from a small stall while waiting for their main store to open up. And with Cacao right at the entrance, it looks like Serendra is shaping up to be a chocolate lover's paradise.
Information and Contact Details:
- Café Mary Grace is at Serendra, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
- Phone: +63 (2) 856-0308
- Pictures of the café, by one of Mary Grace's kids
- Photos of the ensaymada, cheese rolls, lemon tarts, and Food for the Gods by their food stylist
- Anton's Best of Serendra Restaurants at Our Awesome Planet
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