Cafe Mary Grace: Impressive Quarantine Protocols and Brunch (SM Manila)

A pandemic event happens about three times in every century. As they say, there's no rainbow without rain. As we've witnessed the food and beverage industry struggle along with other industries, we are also inspired by strong brands like Cafe Mary Grace that stay consistent with their core values, enduring the test of the pandemic... 

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Before the pandemic, we frequented Cafe Mary Grace  and even had the chance to visit in Cafe Mary Grace Rockwell and blogged about it just before lock down.  A few days ago, we got to dine again at Cafe Mary Grace SM Manila and noticed what remained consistent and the changes adopted.

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Before walking in, one has to undergo the health protocols installed by Cafe Mary Grace. There's a temperature scanner and QR code for contact tracing.

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There are contactless payment options like Gcash made available which made it convenient for many of its customers who simply drop by for their homemade handmade takeouts products.

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The Ensaymadas, Cheese Rolls and various cakes are already available as early as mall opening time and ready for take out and deliveries.

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The utensils are placed in a paper bag which also doubles as a face mask container.

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The seats that prohibit seating are properly laced and blocked by ribbons and each table has a signage that they are already sanitized and ready to be occupied.  We also noticed that they use different type of sanitation sprays.  We're really impressed with their protocol.  The staffs are well-trained and seems accustomed to the protocols already.



Perfect Plates

Chorizo Plate
Chorizo Plate (518 php)

We were used to ordering the big plate of Starters, Sandwiches and Flavorful Pastas in the past and just set them at the center for group sharing.  But, since pandemic whether at work or home, we are now used to preferring solo meals.  This makes the Perfect Plates so ideal!  The perfect plates includes a solo portion from its Fresh Salads, Flavorful Pastas and Handmade Cakes with optional add-on for a half-serving from its Hearty Soups menu.
We ordered the Chorizo Plate. For salad, it had the Local Greens with Chili Daing Dressing & Crunchy Garlic.  This is a salad possessed powerful flavors that complimented the earthy greens: kale and lettuce.  The chili daing dressing was strongly salty,  raw onion rings was sharply pungent and the fried garlic slices were also fragrantly tasty.  The Chorizo and Olives Pasta was a spicy oil-based pasta with a generous portion of mushrooms that complimented Mary Grace's house made chorizo bits well.  As avid spicy pasta fans, this is now our new favorite.  For add-on on Hearty Soups, we chose the Wild Mushroom (89 php/add-on) which served well as a creamy and comforting tummy warmer before engaging with the rest of the meal.

Mary Grace Cheesecake
Mary Grace Cheesecake (212 php)

For dessert of the day, we were given a choice between Brownie Bars and Mary Grace Cheesecake.  We opted for the latter and it was a satisfactory choice!  The denseness and sweetness is just right to make you want to take another forkful until you've devoured a plateful.


Vegetables on Focacia Sandwich
Vegetables on Focacia Sandwich (314 php)

Vegetables on Focacia Sandwich served with homemade potato chips and garlic dip.  Mary Grace really knows how to please a mushroom lovers heart.  Look at how it was overloaded with shitake mushrooms!  The sweet potato chips had an addictive garlic dip too.  As with all Sandwiches and Flavorful Pastas, there was an add on option for side salad or half-serving from its Hearty Soups menu.  We opted for the Summer Squash (89 php/add-on) this time and it was also so good.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict

No doubt Mary Grace Cafe is a brand that will continue to thrive through the test of times.  Through its food quality, service and safety protocols, you can already see the love, care and respect it has for its customers.  The cozy and clean ambiance along with its cautious and safety protocols is guaranteed to bring your the same and consistent comfort you've always loved at Mary Grace Cafe.  

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Cafe Mary Grace Menu
Ambiance N/A
=Favorites or Recommended 
Cafe Mary Grace SM Manila
Business Address SM MANILA
Upper Ground Floor, SM City Manila, Arroceros St., Cor., Natividad Almeda Lopez St., and San Marcelino St., Brgy. 659 Zone 071, Ermita Manila
Business Hours 10am-8pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,500
Free WiFi No
Contact Tel: (63) 2-8244-5300
Mobile: (63) 917-815-3663
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