Slappy Cakes: Do-It-Yourself Pancakes Now in Manila!

While I'm not a big breakfast person, I don't think my view mirrors the general public as there has been a continuously multiplying number of breakfast places sprouting here and there. But while a restaurant serving all-day breakfast may not entice me that much, with Slappy Cakes and its interactive dining setting, I'm undeniably, undoubtedly sold!
Slappy Cakes at Eastwood

Slappy Cakes is a popular breakfast spot in Portland, Oregon, USA brought to Manila, or rather Eastwood to be specific, by the same folks who've brought us Mango Tree. It has already been featured on The Cooking Channel, Rachel Ray, Women's Day Magazine, and was even awarded the title "America's Best" by Food Network for being one of America's top ten dining destinations. But just what makes Slappy Cakes special?

It's Slappy Cakes' interactive setting giving us, the guests, a one-of-a-kind experience creating, designing, and simply having fun with our own do-it-yourself pancakes!


Replacing O'sonho in the New Eastwood Mall's ground floor, Slappy Cakes now takes charge of the inverted L-shaped restaurant, filling the dining area with four-seater tables equipped with big non-stick pancake griddles which I fondly call my pancake playground.

Slappy Cakes Eastwood Slappy Cakes Eastwood Tables with Griddle

And now, I'll let you in on my Slappy Cakes experience...

Step 1: Choose a Batter

The first step in enjoying your Slappy Cakes experience is to choose one, two or three (or all) from these selection of Slappy Cakes' homemade pancake batters.

SlappyCakes Pancake Batter Classic Buttermilk (P225) Whole Grain (P225) Peanut Butter (P260) Vegan (P260) Chocolate (P260)
Peanut Butter (P260); Vegan (P260); Whole Grain (P225);
Classic Buttermilk (P225); Chocolate (P260)

We got to try all these pancake batters and my favorites are the honest-to-goodness Peanut Butter, the earthy Whole Grain and the bittersweet Chocolate. However, the Classic Buttermilk is great if you want your pancake simple, while the Vegan variant, which is a little runny in consistency, is perfect for vegans and health-conscious diners.

By the way, each bottle of Slappy Cakes' pancake batter is good for 2 to 3 persons and can make up to around 6 regular-sized pancakes. Given the price though, I just wish every batter would come with even the simplest complimentary fixin or topping.

Step 2: Pick Some Fixins and Toppings

Of course, who would want to have their pancakes be a plain Jane? So to add some spunk, you can choose from Slappy Cakes' variety of fixins (which you can combine with your batter when cooking) and even toppings (to top and prettify your DIY pancakes).

Slappy Cakes Fixins and Toppings

For our session, we had some Bacon (P80), Mangoes (P60), Blueberries (P75), Chocolate Chips (P45) and Assorted Mushrooms (P70) for our fixins, and some Maple Syrup (P45), Chocolate Sauce (P60) and Lemon Curd (P80) for toppings.

From the fixins and toppings we had, my favorites would probably be the lemon curd-bluberry combination. The assorted mushrooms were great for a savory pancake too. And if you're a bacon lover, maple syrup and bacon bits is the way to go!

Step 3: It's Cooking-Slash-Playing Time!

My favorite step in the whole Slappy Cakes experience would probably be this one. Choosing which batter and which fixins and toppings to get was just a good introduction to what's yet to come. So let the all-day breakfast, all-day-fun begin!

Cooking Slappy Cakes Pancakes
Chocolate pancake with Bacon, and Classic Buttermilk pancake with Chocolate Chips

I won't be detailing this step anymore since I'm sure you guys will have different kinds of fun on your own Slappy Cakes interactive dining experience.

So let me just share with you my pancake artworks...

Slappy Cakes Pancake Name Sumi
Make your name pancake!
Slappy Cakes Chocolate and Buttermilk Pancake Sumi
Or make a regular pancake and top it with your name pancake!
Slappy Cakes Heart Pancakes with Mangoes and Blueberries
Make hearts or other-shaped pancakes and garnish them with your favorite fruits!
Slappy Cakes Vegan Pancake with Assorted Mushrooms
You can also make a vegan pancake with the Vegan Batter and Assorted Mushrooms!
Slappy Cakes FoodArt S and J
Draw your heart out using the pancake batters!
(Was missing the beau so forgive my sticky cheesiness.. XD)
Slappy Cakes The Foodies Circle
Or collaborate with your friends and have fun doodling on the griddle!

I had more pancake doodles, including my over 20 failed attempts at making a perfect heart shape, but I didn't include them since they didn't look too photogenic for this blog. Oh, make sure not to waste the batter and eat the pancakes even if they were mistakes.

Other All-Day-Breakfast Goodies at Slappy Cakes

Aside from pancakes, Slappy Cakes also offers soups and salads, as well as a selection of all-day-breakfast items, both American and even Filipino-themed. This is perfect if you're not big on pancakes, or if you just want to eat and skip all the cooking.

Country Fried Bacon P230 Tocino Tociyes P250

We got to try mini versions of the Country Fried Bacon (P230) which is a sweet, savory and crunchy serving of bacon dipped in batter and fried with caramel sauce, as well as the tender and sweet-savory glazed tocino in Tocino Tociyes (P250) which is served with 2 eggs cooked to your liking, garlic rice and mango salsa. Our version however is tocino skewered with mango, onion, tomato and potato, which while more of a cocktail food, whetted my palate. It was also super addicting that I devoured over 10 sticks!

All-Day-Cocktails and Mocktails at Slappy Cakes

Now, who said cocktails and mocktails should only be available at night? Here at Slappy Cakes, you can drink to your heart's content as early as 7AM!

Slappy Screw P200, Cucumber Lime Aide P190 and Guava Juice Cranberry Fizz P200

Since Slappy Cakes also takes pride of its special drinks, we got to try a sample of Slappy Screw (P200) which is a sharp and summer-friendly cocktail made from vodka, ginger syrup and orange juice, as well as their Cranberry Fizz (P200) which is a kicking blend of cranberry syrup over sparkling wine. If you're not fond of alcohol, you can try the Cucumber Lime Aide (P190) which doesn't only look good but also tastes refreshing.

But more importantly, have fun and enjoy a great bonding time at Slappy Cakes whether you're with your special someone, with your family, or in our case, with friends.

TFC Sumi Stacy Berylle at SlappyCakes

By the way, Slappy Cakes will be opening a branch in SM North EDSA soon. So fellow northies, let's all patiently wait for this fun interactive DIY pancakes place at SM North!

THE VERDICT

Slappy Cakes is not just another all-day-breakfast place. Unlike other breakfast dining spots in the Metro, the interactive dining setting they offer is truly one-of-a-kind. Sure, there's really nothing amazingly spectacular with the pancake batters, fixins and toppings (although they're good), but the experience is something to be enjoyed not only by kids, but also by the kids-at-heart. And yes, that alone is enough selling point for me. Price is leaning a little more towards the steeper side, but it won't hurt to have fun at Slappy Cakes with the special people in your life once in a while.

Anyway, the next time I'm at Slappy Cakes (Yes SM North branch, I'm waiting for you!), I'll make sure to try some a la carte items on the menu. Maybe aside from the interactive dining setting, I can find another reason to come back to Slappy Cakes again and again.

Taste - 3.5/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 3/5
Price - 3.5/5
Novelty Factor - 4.5/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Slappy Cakes, Eastwood
G/F 1110 New Eastwood Mall, Libis,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 909-3501
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45 comments:

  1. enjoyed our slappy time in Eastwood! :) North Edsa nmn next hehe :)

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    1. Yup! :D Can't wait to bring the boyf to Slappy Cakes too. Feel ko he'll really enjoy the dining experience XD

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  2. I want to bring my baby siblings here! :)

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    1. I'm sure they'll enjoy Slappy Cakes! :) I think I'll bring my baby cousins here too.

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  3. It's not just a pancake. It's a DO IT YOURSELF PANCAKE!!!

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  4. I hope they open at North EDSA soon enough, so much excitement! :9

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    1. Hihi.. Yup! I'm super excited already. I heard the SM North branch will open next month ^^

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  5. this is so cool. i love the "sumi" pancakes :)

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    1. Thanks, teach! Have to make one for narcissistic purposes XD

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  6. Sumi you're really an artist even in the pancake field =p Counting on more fun times like this in the future

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    1. Nah, I'm not an artist.. Nag-iinarte lang XD Yup, looking forward for more fun, bonding moments too! ^^

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  7. wow. I'd like to try making my "own" pancakes here :)

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  8. Pancakes my favorite. i can bring my family to enjoy a breakfast! whre isthe location of the retaurant again?

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    1. I always place the address at the bottom of my every post :)

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  9. So cool as you can choose how to flavor your cake and also can make you creative.

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  10. Now that's a fun way to make and eat pancakes. I'm sure my children will love this.

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  11. It's great that you can personalize the shapes and ingredients of the pancake! The country fried bacon looks gourmet. :)

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  12. Cool and yummy! Will check this place with my baby- for sure mag i enjoy yun :) thanks for sharing

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  13. Awesome dining experience, would visit their with my siblings :D

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  14. wow, i'm a cake person myself. I'll definitely want to try it out. Although my parents used to say not to play with your food. This is an exception! :D

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  15. Wowowow! If this is near BGC, I so want to try this one! I love customizing pancakes and to actually make them from scratch made me think of toppings that I will put in my pancake! yumyum! :D

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  16. Cool! Eating and cooking cakes in a creative way. Interesting. Wish we have one here too, we only have DIY burger here :)

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  17. it must taste good as it looks delicious .. I wish i could drop by and try their sumptuous looking pancakes .. yum !

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  18. This looks inviting! Well, who dfoesnt love pancakes by the way? ;p id love to try chocolate batter with bacon! Looks delightful!

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  19. Hope a branch will open at ATC. Making your own pancake is a real treat.

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  20. Man, I wish they put up a Slappy Cakes here in Baguio. That would be awesome :)

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  21. The interactive dining of this restaurant is indeed a unique concept. Customers can customize their own food and do whatever they like with it. Great find!

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  22. wow that's a great idea for pancakes!! I should try making funny shapes for my daughter as well!

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  23. Playing with food had never been this good :D I love it that you can make creative shapes and all that stuff :) It would be nice to try this place and their good food. Sarap naman ng DIY food :)

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  24. We just had pancake this morning. Yes, pancake is really one of my kids favorite, hubby likes the peanut butter batter and the kids just like plain and just topped with syrup or blueberry sauce. That place is good to spend a breakfast date with the family

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  25. We love pancakes! My son will surely love to make his own pancake. He enjoyed his DIY donut before, I'm sure he'll enjoy a DIY pancake too! :)

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  26. I want to use the batter and make my own cakes! Sooo cute :)

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  27. I really love pancakes. Me and my sister will surely visit slappy cakes!

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  28. wow this idea is so cool!! very new plus exciting because you get to create your own pancake! :)

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  29. It would be a wonderful experience for kids of all ages. Definitely going to wake up in the morning for this one of a kind experience.

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  30. Wow, i want to go there with my kids, looks fun!

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  31. My niece love pancakes!! will recommend this to my sister.

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  32. I like that it's interactive. Looks fun :)

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  33. maricris abarabarMay 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    My daughter love pancakes, will try this...

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  34. my daughter gonna like this place,she loves pancakes...

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  35. I've always wanted to do these on my pancakes :D

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  36. I can't wait for Slappy Pancakes at SM North! Hope they'll open soon by July!

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