Sweet Bella Café: Cakes, Pastries and More

Everyone knows my love for both good food and great deals. Since I eat out almost every other day, it's just necessary that I attempt to get a dining experience for a discounted price. So when Sweet Bella Café volunteered itself as my next discount dining destination through a 50% off deal at Ensogo, I just know I shouldn't pass up the chance.

Sweet Bella Cafe

Located in the restaurant-filled Burgos Circle, The Fort, Sweet Bella Café is a French-style patisserie boasting of the saccharine creations of Chef Cristina Santiago Rivera. Although cakes, macarons, pralines and specialty breads are aplenty, Sweet Bella Café also offers a generous selection of salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza and more. Thus, it's a perfect place for a nice afternoon date over food and desserts.

Sweet Bella Cafe Cakes

The beau and I just took the MRT and The Fort Bus to Bonifacio Global City. It was one hot summer afternoon and we were so glad to find out that aside from sweet promises of decadent desserts, Sweet Bella Café also prides itself on offering a cozy hangout spot for barkadas and dates alike.

Sweet Bella Interior

The first floor at Sweet Bella Café will warmly welcome its guests with an enticing array of cakes both for display and take away. On the other hand, a modern and sleek white-drenched interior with magenta banquet seating offers diners a clean and comfy space conducive enough to both enjoy good food over an equally good conversation.

Farfalle Aglio Olio En Pesto with Chicken P295

Since we were already hungry, we decided to skip the salad and go straight for a serving of Farfalle Aglio Olio En Pesto with Chicken (P295). Although the dish might not look much, this ensemble of garlic, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken and pesto over bow-tie pasta is one hearty meal in itself. My date and I shared a serving of this pasta dish and although both of us are hefty eaters, we actually found ourselves satisfied -- taste-wise and portion-wise.

Farfalle

It was also my first time to have farfalle, a type of pasta which looks like a butterfly or a bow-tie. And true enough, this dense piece of pasta is not only a great sight for the eyes, but also a good fill for a growling tummy.

Quatro Funghi Pizza P395

We next had a 10-inch Quatro Funghi Pizza (P395) -- an extra thin-crust pizza cooked in brick oven and generously topped with oyster, button, shiitake, winsu mushrooms and parmesan. Although I've had my fair share of pizzas for the past few months, I can attest that Sweet Bella's is one of the crispiest I've ever had. I never took a single bite without feeling a beautiful crunch go off. And, don't get me started with the mushroom fest!

The Pearl P295

Honestly, I was already quite full after finishing both the pasta and pizza dishes. However, I can't simply walk out from a desserts shop without even taking a bite off on one of the patisserie's famous cakes, the Pearl (P295). Voted as Best Dessert for 2011, this light and beautiful pink guava mousse is filled with flambéed Guimaras mangoes. And although the beau didn't like the oddity of this cake, having a thing for rare flavors, I loved it! Each bite is a soft and silky spoonful of a harmonious blend of refreshing guava and mango.

Strawberry Banana Shake P150 Mango Shake P120

I know we already had a feast, but the scorching heat made Sweet Bella's drinks even more enticing. So to accompany the dishes, I had Strawberry Banana Shake (P150) while the beau had a glass of all-time favorite Mango Shake (P120). My date noted that Sweet Bella's smoothies lacked a little more sweetness. However, I'm digging their smooth blend as one can really pick up the fresh fruity flavors of the shakes.

THE VERDICT

Although The Fort is very far from where I live, the trip to Sweet Bella Café is well-worth it. The pasta dish, pizza, cake and even the drinks were of great quality. However, I have to admit that prices are quite steep. Although I can't promise that I'll revisit Sweet Bella Café soon, I can definitely say that I'll patiently be waiting for another sweet deal.

Taste - 4/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Promo Price - 4/5
Original Price - 3/5
Overall Value - 4/5
(Note: Overall Value rating is for the discounted voucher amount we paid.)


Sweet Bella, Burgos Circle
Burgos Circle, Rizal Drive, Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manila
Philippines
(02) 844-8244
Official Website
Facebook Page

43 comments:

  1. love the look of the pearl! :) quite expensive for P295.. good thing you got a deal from ensogo!:)

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  2. I soooo love the presentation especially on your dessert choice. Plus, I love anything that has pesto and chicken combined. All the more reason to visit the Burgos Circle! :)

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  3. oh goodness, the Farfalle Aglio Olio En Pesto with Chicken looks damn good :D

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  4. oh my.... i have to get my mouth on these goodies... :D

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  5. OMG. Looks very delizioso! :D :D

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  6. Panalo ang presentation. It always counts for my food reviews :)

    BTW, the name is lovely, Sweet Bella.

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  7. Presentation's really creatively appetizing!

    I'm willing to spend for food this good :)

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  8. i so love desserts! that cake with a butterfly on it is pretty ♥. Yeah ;-)

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  9. I wish I could go there someday! (too far from our place :<)

    Though I don't have a sweet tooth, the desserts look so cute!

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  10. That cake was beautifully presented but quite expensive imo. Wow I envy you ha. As much as I want to, I don't have the finances to eat out every other day. How do you stay slim? lol

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  11. My sister told me you could always get a good deal in ensogo. She often get discount when they dine out with friends from that site. Hope to try one when I get back in Phil.I love how they design their cakes and other foods. Unique!:)

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  12. I wanna bring home the "PEARL" i don't wanna eat it .
    Cute plating but I can't deny their a bit expensive.

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  13. that Pearl really looks enticing but difficult to eat, I just wanna gazed at it and for keeping :D

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  14. such tempting photos of food!! love looking at them.. xx

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  15. The images are fascinating. Fancy shapes for food! :)

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  16. i'm into vouchers and food too, its just a shame i don't have enough time to wander and dine much during my last vacation...

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  17. nakakatakam ang mushroom pizza + cheese melt. wow. tsaka for some reason nag-crave ako bigla ng lasa ng pesto dahil sa picture ng farfalle with green pesto spices ;)

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  18. great post! the photos were so inviting.. :)

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  19. The pastry looks like something from Antique Bakery! Hahahaha I'm not sure if you're familiar with that Korean series. Looks so beautiful! The pizza and the pasta look great too! yummyyyyyy

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  20. Yung prices you posted, is that promo price? Ang mura ha, if that's their regular price.

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  21. @Unsugarcoated Reviews: I'm not slim anymore sis! I used to wear tight-fitting clothing back in college, but now I can't wear a lot of my fave pieces anymore.. >.<

    @Mich of Mich Eats and Shops: I haven't watched that series, but when I searched, I found something similar to the Pearl! :D

    @Rae: Yes sis, the ones I posted are their regular prices.. :) Personally, P295 for a personal-sized cake is quite expensive for me.. ^^

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  22. ohmy !! gustong gusto kong itry ung cake nila .

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  23. I've been to Sweet Bella before pero wala pa yung The Pearl wah!

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  24. The pizza sounds yummy. Kaya lang ang layo nga sana magkaron ng branch sa Ortigas. =)

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  25. Those cakes look so decadent and the one with a pink butterfly will make a sweet treat for ladies. :)

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  26. wow! those are really looking sweet and tempting!

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  27. if there are good deals then why not give it a try. those food are mouthwatering.

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  28. I live far from The Fort, but I will definitely visit that place before summer ends.

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  29. i love group vouchers! I get to try restaurants for a discounted price :)

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  30. uhhh i'm drooling, ate sumi !
    ang ganda ng pearl, surely, mas masarap siyang kainin kaysa tingnan lang. :)

    i always love how you describe your foodie experiences, grabe sa details in a very good way. :)

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  31. i'm not into sweets, but that pink cake is so mouthwatering...

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  32. So pretty looking namn nung the pearl! kakaibang combination yan ah! Guava and mango! gotta try it!

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  33. wow! the cake looks so cute! and i wanna try the pizza too <3
    Rovie, The Bargain Doll

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  34. Full packed here..of so many cholesterol-rich temptations..but even so they are still yummy and gorgeous.

    I just finish eating but my appetite continues to long for these and hoped they were just around here.

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  35. Intrigued about the pearl.. Aren't Guimaras mangoes the best? :) kinda pricey though. Hope we can catch some deals too hehe!

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  36. If my dead tooth has already been extracted (still have it), I'd grab some even though The Fort is far from our place.

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  37. ang ganda ng food presentation nila in fairness ah

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  38. GRABE!
    Cakes, shakes and pasta...
    PERFECT!
    Sweetness and yumminess to the max.

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  39. I so love the ribbon pasta look! It's cute :) Ugh so many delicacies to try XD

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  40. Grabe ang ganda ng food presentation nila! And I think I would fall in love with the pearl!

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