Sulok Café : A place to Dine and Relax

In today’s age of coffee lovers and foodie, everyone is flocking to almost every known coffee shops you could name. Either to hang-out with friends, catch-up with “Titas of Manila”, study, write blogs, do business matters or just enjoy a sip of coffee.

This is definitely a good thing for the food industry. But sometimes, we missed those days when we go to a place where can dine and relax at the same time to help us cultivate ideas or simply take a serene moment with ourselves. I, personally continuously in search for those kind of places which Sulok Café offers.

Me and my business partner went to Sulok Café last August 3, 2018 with the intention of just trying out their food. At that time we need to do some paper works since we are heading for a business meeting within the area and haven’t had dinner, so we thought “Why not try Sulok Café”.

Upon entering, their order counter will welcome you with their menu written in black board. The over-all set-up invites homey and laid back mood, but to our surprise their menu is comparable to a restaurant, quite a wide range for a café.

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We were able to try the following:

Tuyo Mushroom Pasta (Php 170.00) – According to the barrista / waiter at that time, it is their best seller for pasta. It is basically olive oil, garlic, mushroom and tuyo. Kind of an Aglio Olio with tuyo. For a pasta lover like me, this might not taste as good as a Class A Italian Resto, but I can guarantee that it will not fail to satisfy your cravings! Plus considering their price, it’s a value for money.

Pro Tip: They only serve oil based pasta

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Adobo Flakes Rice Bowl (Php 110.00) – This one is their best seller for rice bowls. From it’s name, it is a pork flakes cooked adobo style, but with a hint of tapa flavor and topped with sunny-side-up egg. I could say that this one is good as it doesn’t give you a dry texture, which mostly is the problem with other restaurants. The price is great considering the big serving.

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Chocnut Frappe (Php 140.00) – I love how you could taste the chocnut flavor in every sip. Not too sweet and really taste what it should be chocnut! Hurray from my 90’s kid heart!

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Chocolate Frappe (Php 120.00) – This frappe is also true to itself, the whole experience taste like chocolate and not too sweet. Also, we are not sure if I’m just carried away by the Chocnut Frappe, but it resembles the taste of chocolate drink that we used to bring as “baon” during elementary days, like Magnolia Chocolait or Selecta Moo.

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Other than their food, we enjoyed how quiet and cozy their place was. I was able to concentrate in what I needed to do and finished in no time. Their Wifi is also good since the place is not crowded.

Overall, the service was good, the food was delicious and the experience was great. Will definitely be going back with the hope that their coffee based frappes will be available by then 🙂 So excited to try other dishes too!

Sulok Café is located at 2F, Okinari Arcade, L. Sumulong Memorial Circle, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City

The Glam-O-Rose Girl

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Conrad Manila : A heavenly place inside Metro

Conrad Hotel
Photo Grabbed from Conrad Manila’s Website

Conrad Manila is a five-star luxury hotel located at Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, making it very accessible and a perfect go-to place for people like me, who wants to unwind, relax but cannot take a long break from the busy city life.

For as low as Php 8,100 (before tax) or Php 9,949.23 (after tax), you may already book via Hotels.com a Deluxe Room for two adult and 2 children with room details and inclusions as follows:

  • Buffet Breakfast for two
  • 40 square meter room with city view
  • WiFi Access
  • Air conditioning
  • 42-inch LCD TV with premium channels, pay movies and MP3 dock
  • Refrigerator, minibar, espresso maker
  • Toiletries, Hair dryer, hot and cold shower
  • Access to swimming pool
  • Working table
  • Check-in: 2:00 pm
  • Check-out: 12:00 pm
  • No smoking

We stayed there last for two days and one night (Saturday – Sunday) and had the most relaxing staycation so far. From Ortigas, Mandaluyong where we are working tirelessly from Monday to Friday, it only takes 30 minutes to reach Conrad Manila. A perfect place to go if you want to instantly transport from a busy environment to a relaxing one.

Service:

Their people are very courteous and friendly, from the guards to receiving personnel to receptionists up to the restaurant staffs. I surely felt pampered during our stay.

Their check-in and check-out process are very smooth and takes only 5 minutes.

The Lobby
Photo Grabbed from Conrad Manila’s Website

The Room:

Their room, although very modern, gives a Filipino vibe because of the sophisticated use of wooden materials in their furniture and room details. They are using premium bedding and offers pillow menu for ultimate comfort, but to my opinion their standard pillows were already great considering I did not have problem with neck ache because of my scoliosis condition.

Their room almost have everything that you will be needing during your stay. From the complete toiletries bath robes, towels, hair dryer, slippers to iron and ironing board, to dining set and kitchen wares to the working table with lamp, telephone and supplies up to the 42-inch LCD TV with premium channels and pay movies. You could really hide in this place and never miss a thing!

And let’s not forget the automatic blackout drapes/curtains!

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Complementary Stuffed Toy with my favorite Perfume 🙂

Food and Refreshments

Their minibar offers bottled water, sodas and mini bottles of premium alcohols with a decent selection of snack choices, and chocolates! The espresso maker is a plus too!

They also offer 24-hours room service in case you get hungry at midnight 🙂

Their buffet is what fascinated me the most! After all, I’m a morning person more so a breakfast lover. I love how wide their breakfast selection was. They offer Filipino, Asian and Western Menu. They even have goto and taho!

Here is my first plate (sorry forgot to take picture of the succeeding plates due to excitement):

The Pool:

Although, I did not swim and prefer to relax on the side, their pool really looks great. It has a very relaxing and resort feels. You might even forget that you are at the heart of a city.

WiFi:

Although, we did not use much of their WiFi, I could say it’s good we did not experience buffing or disconnection during our stay.

Others:

Conrad Manila is located right beside the Mall of Asia and facing the Manila Bay. During your stay, you might want to jog in the morning or stroll in the evening by the bay. Hopping in one or two of the ktv restobar for entertainment along MOA seaside won’t be a hassle.

Verdict

5 out of 5! I will surely go back to this place!

 

The Glam-O-Rose Girl