Dean & DeLuca: After Dinner Cafe Chat (Tomas Morato Quezon City)

We encounter so many relationships in our lives.  Among them, friendships are the most unique because we get to choose to form them...  My last visit at Dean & DeLuca is a celebration of such friendship...

dean and deluca tomas morato
a friendship which began from our common interest - food and blogging.  Nearly a decade has gone by and we have undergone a lot of changes. 

dean and deluca bar
Though we all still love food, we don't go out just to food blog anymore due to our busy schedule or change in life priorities.  Yes, sad to say The Foodies Circle phase has gone.  But, our true and unnamed friendship remains. 
We had a heavy dinner elsewhere and was quite full.  But, we haven't seen each other for so long that we wanted to extend our chat here at Dean & DeLuca Tomas Morato.  It was almost its closing hours and yet the place was packed with a long queue.  The service was surpeb.  They entertained our orders even before being seated.  

Also, we were not ousted despite occupying our table past its closing time.  We couldn't help it.  The ambiance of the place made it quite nice to stay for a long chat.   Though I have to confess, because I am an introvert, I only recently discovered that most people find chatting as a stress reliever.  I could go on forever without talking and I'd be fine.  But, it was a fun night for me because I like to be around people I admire the most.  Even after a tiring day at work, I'd be recharged by their positive energy, outlook and wisdom.  

Purple Yam hokkaido Cake
Purple Yam Hokkaido Cake (250 php)
Apart from my family, these food buddies have the closest preference with me even with desserts!  Though we were all intrigued by the Purple Yam Hokkaido Cake, the girls were so considerate to order this because they all know my favorites and Purple Yam/Ube is one of them! (Arigato Gozaimasu Girls!!! \(≧∇≦)/ )

purple yam hokkaido cake
Purple Yam Hokkaido Cake  (250 php)
Although I like purple yam, I do agree that this Purple Yam Hokkaido Cake is quite rich and dense.  It is difficult to finish despite us having this for sharing.  I like the crumby part though.   

organic carrot cake
Organic Carrot Cake (200 php)
The Organic Carrot Cake is an interesting option.  Plus points on the organic carrot idea.  But, to be honest, this received more love than the Purple Yam Hokkaido Cake whether or not the carrots were organic.  It was the perfect pair for our coffee and tea orders. 

matcha green tea latte
Matcha Green Tea Latte (190  php)
The Matcha Green Tea Latte makes use of Jasmine tea as base instead of the usual water.  Thus, every sip has a fragrant aftertaste of jasmine that distinguishes itself from the Matcha.  Whether you find that harmonious or of contrast depends on preference.  Personally, it was fine with me.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
On its own stand as a cafe, Dean & DeLuca especially the Tomas Morato branch had quality food, service and ambiance.  It gave us an awesome tea time experience.  While it does not appear to be an expansive deli as it is known for in some parts of the world, it is certainly a cafe stop we'd consider when in the area.  The price is not stakingly high given the quality, service and ambiance that it provides.  Another additional factor to consider in justfying its pricing is that it is an international franchised luxury brand.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Dean & DeLuca Menu
Ambiance N/A
=Favorites or Recommended 
Dean & DeLuca
Business Address and Contact Banawe
Scout Rallos corner Scout Tuazon, Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Ground Floor, Edades Tower and Garden Villas, Rockwell Center,  Amorsolo Dr., Makati, Metro Manila
(6327) 944-68-02
Business Hours 10am-12am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-1,000
Free WiFi Yes
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