I love desserts that use calamansi, lemon or lime, so the first thing I did when the excruciating period of house arrest ended was to go to the fairly new café in our village that sells Calamansi Cake. It’s my reward to myself for being a good girl and following all of the doctor’s orders and for not losing my sanity in those days of isolation. Plus, the cake is also highly recommended by my friend Red and I thank her for letting me know this zesty treasure exists in San Antonio Village. (Thank you, Red!)
Kuki’s Cakes and Coffee sells a slice of Calamansi Cake for 95php. Not bad for a big slice with generous calamansi cream and not-cloyingly sweet meringue. It’s good paired with a glass of Iced Coffee with Cream.
They also have Oreo Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Cake, Dulce de Leche Cake, and Almond Caramel Cake. A slice costs between 95php-120php. Whole cakes, 890php-1,200php. I got to try the Dulce de Leche and it’s not surprising that it’s their bestseller.
They have 2 kinds of cupcakes- salted caramel and carrot, 40php each. Liked the taste, especially the frosting, but both arent as moist as I want my cuppycakes to be.
They make an awesome strawberry milkshake! Thick and ang dami pang whipped cream. Hindi rin tinipid sa strawberry syrup! :p
Loved the milkshake with the tuna sandwich. the tuna spread was very chunky. Almost kasing sarap ng gawa ng Mama ko. It also has lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and cheese.
The café has 5-6 tables inside. Smoking not allowed inside. You can’t even vape. But don’t fret! You can go right outside, and be seated at Mang Rudy’s Tuna Grill and Papaitan– my favorite glorified carinderia in our area.
And yep, Kuki is Mang Rudy’s daughter. And yep yep, there’s also a Mang Rudy’s Grill in yakal St. Sosyal, buma-branch out sila, di ba? 😀
Service is fast and friendly. They make sure that their customers are comfy while enjoying the dishes that they meticulously prepare.
Here’s the menu of Kuki’s Cakes and Coffee. Just click on the image to see the whole photo.
I was told by Mang Rudy’s wifey that they opened a branch in Makati Ave just last Monday. It’s in front of A Venue. I think she’s talking about the old spot of Chihuahua. good to know that I can get my calamansi cake fix near my house and near my office. Wooohooo!
Kuki’s Cakes and Coffee
7522 Bagtikan Street,
San Antonio, Makati City