The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel: Weekend Brunch and More

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. However, for people like me who always wakes up just in time to go out, whether it be on a weekday or a weekend, we can only catch brunch. Fortunately, The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel understands us and offers a lovely brunch treat from 9AM to 3PM every Saturdays and Sundays.
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Contrary to popular belief, The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel doesn't only serve cakes. Who would want to eat cakes for brunch, right? Okay well, even if you do, this sleek restaurant in Bonifacio High Street Central offers a wide selection of not just dessert items, but also of breakfast staples, as well as sumptuous appetizers and main entrées.

The Weekend Brunch Specials

It has only been recently that The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel launched its weekend brunch treat, and I was very fortunate to have gotten the chance to sample not just one, but all seven of the Weekend Brunch items.

Wholewheat Buttermilk Pancakes P295

First we had was this Wholewheat Buttermilk Pancakes (P295), a layered all-time favorite breakfast item, but this time, pimped with mascarpone cream, homemade blueberry preserve and some slices of fresh bananas, instead of just maple syrup and butter. And while these beautiful treats were soft and fluffy, they were also quite dense which make them not just a delight for the palate, but also filling for a growling stomach.

Bircher Muesli P265

We also had the Bircher Muesli (P265), a bowl of the old-fashioned rolled oats with assorted dried fruits, fresh green apple slices and coconut shreds soaked in milk and yogurt, which is perfect for a healthier, lower-calorie brunch option. As someone who lived snacking on oatmeal and fruits, this item doesn't really taste a lot different, but is definitely creamier, nuttier, a little sweeter and a lot fancier.

Stuffed French Toast P295 Stuffed French Toast

Another usual breakfast choice we had was the Stuffed French Toast (P295). Unlike the classic but ordinary French toast though, this one makes use of brioche bread, cream cheese, fresh strawberries and blueberries, then drizzled with powdered sugar and served with a wild berry mascarpone sauce. Aside from being a sweet and tangy treat, this is another heavy brunch item enough to satisfy two hungry diners.

Homemade Corned Beef Stuffed Blinis P325

We then sampled the Homemade Corned Beef Stuffed Blinis (P325), three rolls of chunky corned beef laying on a bed of vine ripe tomatoes, topped with caramelized onions and whole-grain mustard sauce, and served with Swiss cheese scrambled eggs. Just the plain sight of this dish already made me drool, and what more when I got a bite off it. The corned beef was so meaty, perfect with the blinis, and the creamy, fluffy eggs.

Smoked Salmon Benedict P345 Mediterranean Eggs P335

Next we had were the Smoked Salmon Benedict (P345) in whole-wheat, quinoa pancakes topped with a thick and creamy hollandaise sauce, and served with olive oil-cooked asparagus, and Mediterranean Eggs (P335) cooked with tomatoes, basil and feta cheese, then served with pan-fried lamb sausages and rockets salad. Although I love salmon, I easily went gaga for the Mediterranean Eggs as this dish was just so savory.

Pan-Fried Foie Gras P365

Last and definitely not the least is the most luxurious among the weekend brunch menu items -- a plate of Pan-Fried Foie Gras (P365) cooked with fresh herbs and truffle oil, then served with creamy scrambled eggs, fresh greens and toast. While I love foie gras in general, this was a bit too much for a morning meal. I guess this is fit for those who are looking for a fancy and high-cholesterol starter for the day.

The Cake Club's Regular Offerings

Aside from the Weekend Brunch specials, The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel also boasts of a great lineup of gustatory treats on their regular menu.

Truffle Fries P180 Foie Gras Macaron P150

For starters, they have the Truffle Fries (P180), crispy-fried potato slices cooked in truffle oil and seasoned with sea salt flakes. Dubbed as one of the best truffle fries in town, we truly had a hard time keeping ourselves from hoarding this serving. We also got to try the Foie Gras Macaron (P150 each), Chef Nick Stoyanov's signature treat which is definitely bigger than your average macaron, and surely fancier as these got foie gras! Every bite from this macaron gives off an explosion of sweet, savory and salty flavors.

Slow-Roasted Beef Belly P395

We also got a taste of the Slow-Roasted Beef Belly (P395), a very tender and very succulent meaty treat served with brown rice, honey-roasted baby carrots and horseradish cream. Upon taking my first bite, I suddenly remembered the carnivorous beau who'll surely love this. When we visit The Cake Club soon, I'll order this for him.

Lamb Burger P490

I also got to take a bite off this Lamb Burger (P490), a beautiful sandwich of Moroccan-spiced lamb patty, parmesan and feta cheese, and harissa yogurt, served with a siding of fries. While I'm not big on burgers, I fell in love with the distinct earthy and herby-spiced flavors of this dish. Even the buns weren't ordinary, so this is definitely a must-order!

Braised Veal Cheek Ravioli P370
Braised Veal Cheek Ravioli

We also sampled this Braised Veal Cheek Ravioli (P370) with green beans and shiitake mushrooms drenched in braised jus. As a lover of veal, even the cheek part, this dish surely satisfied my carnivorous craving. The pasta pieces were quite al dente, but it's the tender and succulent meaty fillings that had us gasping endless oohs and ahhs. Just look at that beautiful and generous veal cheek shreds encased in the ravioli pasta!

The Desserts

Of course, with a sweet name for a dining establishment, we sure wouldn't be caught leaving The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel without trying first some desserts.

Black Sesame Ice Cream P150 Apple Pie Ice Cream P150

We first had a taste of Diamond Hotel's famous smooth and creamy ice cream creations in Black Sesame (P150 2 Scoops) and Apple Pie (P150 2 Scoops). I've already sampled these beautiful ice cream blends during my trips to Diamond Hotel's restaurants, and my favorite still is the Black Sesame as it's delicate, quite nutty and not overly sweet for my palate unlike the Apple Pie flavor.

Vanessa and Guia

And before we ended our 3-hour brunch, we also sampled two of the beautiful cakes at The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel. My personal favorite is the Vanessa (P250) which is a big pistachio macaron loaded with fresh strawberry slices and cream filling. Despite the size, the pistachio macaron still has a lovely crispy, airy and slightly chewy quality which makes it enjoyable. And the fillings, oh the fillings, they were just perfect creating a harmonious blend of sweet and tangy. This cake is so good that I can eat it all by myself!

Guia P250 Vanessa P250

We also got to try Guia (P250), another pretty treat, but this time, it's a rich and creamy cheesecake with maple and walnut flavors. While this beauty looks harmless, it's actually dense and definitely packed with nuttiness and sweetness. I only took a spoonful and was already satisfied. It's that flavorful, so make sure to have someone to share this with.

THE VERDICT

Even if I don't always eat breakfast, our trip to The Cake Club has proven that I am indeed in love with breakfast menu items. With brunch treats this good, I just don't know how can anyone say no. Of course, both the weekend brunch specials and the regular items may come with quite a hefty price tag, but believe me when I say dining here is worth it. Every dish we had didn't only bring a beautiful explosion of flavors for the palate, but was also big for a mere person to finish. And with great selection, a sleek and cozy restaurant space, courteous service and a vouch from the notable Diamond Hotel Manila, The Cake Club is definitely going into my recommended dining establishments list!

Taste - 4.5/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 3.5/5
Overall Value - 4/5


The Cake Club, Bonifacio High Street Central
UG/F Bonifacio High Street Central, East Superblock,
7th Ave. cor. 29th St.,
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Metro Manila Philippines
(02) 621-3176
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52 comments:

  1. wasn't able to try danielle :( we need to go back! haha! :)

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    1. Let's! I want to try Ispahan and have Vanessa ulit! :D

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    2. true! can't belive we walked out of there without trying danielle =( We definitely have to try Daniella and Ispahan on our next visit ;D

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  2. ohhhh perfect breakfast heaven. Im willing to starve myself for 2 days just to fill my tummy with these yummy goodness!

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  3. Mouth-watering! Seeing foods this yummy makes me wish I have a bigger stomach so I can eat all of them...:-)

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  4. Sinful delights! Hope I could visit Cake Club soon. :)



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  5. The food looks really delicious and now I have another breakfast alternative whenever I'm in Bonifacio High Street training in the morning.

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  6. did you get to try all of that? the food all loo delish, but I would love to try the slow roasted beef belly :)

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    1. Yes! :D We only got to finish the brunch items and appetizers though. As for the entrees, I only got a small piece from each serving.

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  7. the foods were beautifully presented and of course how you took pictures made it more look appetizing and delish :)

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  8. The foods look much more delicious through intelligent captures. Do you have a special photographer or is it you who took the shots?

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    1. I'm flattered sis Marri. I'm actually the one who took all these photos, as well as every photo on my blog entries unless cited.. :)

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  9. Everything looks delectable. From the appetizer to the main dish to the dessert. This place is a must visit.

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  10. eveyrhting looks so heavenly! Beautiful shots, too, Sumi. :)

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  11. yummy! All the food are mouthwatering.My kids will enjoy the brunch foe sure.

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  12. Definitely the Wholewheat Buttermilk Pancakes and Slow-Roasted Beef Belly pleassssssssss hehe! I love those!

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  13. I've been eyeing this place since last month. Will definitely visit this month.

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  14. everything looks good and inviting. i think the photo speaks for itself. photos looks great how much more the actual taste of it.

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  15. With all those sample you ate, I bet it lasted until dinner!. hahaha! they look so yummy!

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  16. Looking at the photos of these wonderful kitchen creations makes me drool :-) They really have come good food in there.

    Great captures!

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  17. Oh my! I can't watch this. I am so tempted to eat more. Oh dear! I want me some of those yummy treats. Great food! Love everything.

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  18. The Lamb Burger looks irresistible. I love pancakes and the wholewheat pancakes may be the perfect way to start the day.

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  19. Wow everything are yummy it makes me hungry wahhhh...It gives me a thought of something to grab in the kitchen.....

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  20. Everything looks yummy! I wish I could try them all. :)

    From the pictures, mukhang delectable na. :)

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  21. youre a certified foodie! galing! =)

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  22. galing ng photos. good review. nagutom tuloy ako. great review:) keep it up!

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  23. Stunning! You captured the beauty of the food, I love the quality, that makes the food taste really good!

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  24. Great food photos, it's tempting me to dine at Diamond Hotel =)

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  25. Those giant macarons looks so rough...they should refine them :/ Everything else looks so good, I can smell heaven from here just by looking at the photos!

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  26. I wanna try all of these.. So envy of you. :) Oh well someday I'm gonna eat all these heavenly foods, es[ecially the sweets one :) Thanks for sharing your food delight moment. :)

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  27. Want to try the stuffed Blinis,Cheek Ravioli and the Guia!

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  28. OH MY G. I wanna try everything! Looks delish!

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  29. I can't afford this but they do look delicious!

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  30. lovely dishes!super mouthwatering!

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  31. eeep 150 for a macaron. i hope it's better than the ones in TWG

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  32. Wow. So appetizing. Wouldd be great also if there is an alternative but in Buffet verion :)

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  33. One of these days, I'll go there =) this was awesome!.. kagutom!

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  34. wow i wanna try the Wholewheat Buttermilk Pancakes it looks delicious!

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  35. Everything looks so yummmmmy... the desserts are oh-so-drool worthy... And the comments I read are spot on, the food photos make them even more crave-inducing. Great job Sumi! :)

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  36. Just looking at the photos makes my tummy growl! Would like to try the Homemade Corned Beef Stuffed Blinis if I have a chance. Hmmm!!!

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  37. The braised Beef Ravioli looks so tempting. I can have that for lunch too. :)

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  38. My oh my! BGC is definitely becoming the breakfast-place-to-be! I've been meaning to try iHOP, and now Cake Club is on my list too! :) I'm definitely sampling the Wholewheat Buttermilk Pancakes and Homemade Corned Beef Stuffed Blinis.

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  39. Braised Veal Cheek Ravioli and Vanessa makes me want to try it. Love the review. Might go there one of these days.

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  40. wow so appetizing,how you captured it,so presentable and iam craving for Braised Veal Cheek Ravioli hope i can try it.

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  41. I am also a brunch person! I wanna try The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel kaya lang malayo sa amin! :)

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  42. everything here is absolutely delicious :) just by looking at it :) got attracted with the first photo as thumbnail for the blog (vanessa plus other desserts) and after going thru these, you're so lucky to have tasted quite a lot.

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  43. I really really hungary and want to take breakfast. This looks great! The food and atmosphere look delicious!
    The Raven

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