Croque Cafe + Bakery: Dainty Cafe and Bakeshop (Pasay Road Makati)

Croque Cafe + Bakery brings together two geographically distance cuisines (European and Filipino) in one place.

croque cafe bakery

croque cafe bakery
With a simplistic dainty and casual neighborhood flowery and bright cafe and bakery feel, Croque offers a feel at home mood to its customers.   It has a main dining area and a small function room.

croque cafe bakery

croque cafe bakery
They have a chiller full of cakes.  And, right next to it is the cake chiller with delectable sweet treats that's good for diners and take out orders.

croque cafe bakery
The bread shelf on the right side of the entrance has a selection  of freshly made pastries for the day. 

Food

Soups and  Appetizers
coconut pumpkin soup
Coconut Pumpkin Soup (160 php)
The Coconut Pumpkin Soup was served with a bowl filled only with a crouton chunk, pine nuts and alfalfa.  

coconut pumpkin soup
Coconut Pumpkin Soup (160 php)
The Coconut Pumpkin Soup itself is served in a small pitcher to be poured on the bowl.  The pumpkin puree with coconut milk was served soothingly warm and it was sweet and refreshing.

dilis arugula salad
Dilis Arugula Salad (195 php)
Dilis Arugula Salad is a boneless dilis, salted duck egg, mixed greens, tomato confit, pomegranate vinaigrette. The Dilis Arugula Salad was served quite oddly as it was placed half big bowl full.  The tantilizing dressing spiked with some saltiness from the dilis is sensational. 

fromage de tete
Fromage de Tete (350 php)
The Fromage de Tete  is terrine of pork cheeks served with mixed greens drizzled with balsamic reduction .   It was very soft to chew.  However, the flavor was not as enticing.

spinach and mushroom quiche
Spinach and Mushroom Quiche


All-Day Breakfast
croque madame
Croque-Madame (270 php)
The Croque-Madame is a multi-layered dish: melted gruyere (topmost), bechamel, grilled ham and pan de mie bread served with sunny side up and salad.
silog medley
Silog Medley (245 php)
The Silog Medley is the duo of the taposilog and tocilog served with fried egg.  It is alfalfa topped on tocino slices then tapa slices on a cup of garlic rice (locally known as sinangag).  The tocino is very tender and with a mild touch of sweetness.   The tapa is one of the best I've tried!  It's not your ordinary tapa as the beef are chunks that has some succulent and flavorful fatty parts.  

Entries
croque adobo
Croque Adobo (385 php)

The Croque Adobo is a hefty plateful that would be too much for a lady eater.  It has huge.chucks of 36-hour sous vide pork adobo chunks served with french beans, greens with balsamic reduction and organic black rice.  It also comes with a cup of adobo sauce.  I found their adobo marinade to be too salty and sour for my taste even when accompanied by a mouthful of rice.  The softness was just okay.  I honestly expected it to be softer.

seared pink peppercorn crusted tuna
Seared Pink Peppercorn Crusted Tuna
The Seared Pink Peppercorn Crusted Tuna were thick chunks of pepper crusted tuna flanks drizzled.  It is served with a bowlful of organic quinoa and fresh greens with balsamic reduction.  Although I'm fond of eating raw tuna in the form of sashimi, sushi or kilawin, this is the first time I've tried one that is too fishy so I could only take in a few slices.

Pasta
pasta al funghi
Pasta Al Funghi (345 php)
The Pasta Al Funghi is an oil-based fettucine topped with generous amounts of shitake mushrooms and enoki mushrooms, golden 64 degrees pouched egg and spiced with romanico.  The tasteof pecorino romano is very mild yet captivating.
 
spinach meat lasagna
Spinach Meat Lasagna (320 php)
The Spinach Meat Lasagna is my favorite among the pasta dishes I've tried.  It is filled with rich and salty bolognese stuffing and topped with mozzarella cheese and parmigiano reggiano.  It is served with steamed spinach on the side.

classic carbonara
Classic Carbonara (355 php)
The Classic Carbonara is light provolone cream-based with thick lasagna pasta topped with pouched egg.  It was very very mild with parmigiano reggiano which is probably why it comes with two large slabs of salty bacon.

Desserts
panna cotta
Panna Cotta
The Panna Cotta is an excellent meal-ender.  It is has a mellow sweetness and creamy pudding consistency.  I really like that tarty berry sauce and crunchy pomegranate seeds. 

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Croque Cafe + Bakery is a one of kind place that offers its own renditioned dishes. 


Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Croque Cafe + Bakery Menu
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Croque Cafe + Bakery
Business Address G/F Dominion Bldg. Pasay Road
Makati City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 7am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 300-700
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 956-7534
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