Lola Café + Bar

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Lola Café + Bar is a home-turned-restaurant situated in Tomas Morato which is a known place for meetings, press conference and other business agendas. They are serving delicious Filipino dishes. The place is cozy, simply decorated yet elegant with a vintage homey vibe you will surely love. The place is oh-so Instagram worthy. 

The place is very spacious to the extent that press cons are often held there. They also have a big parking space, so parking is not a problem. The location of it is a bit exclusive so you have this not crowded private feel which may be why press cons were being held there. Intimate events can be held there for it. I think it can house up to 150 people including the al fresco area. Their staffs are courteous and the owner is very kind. Their toilet is also simple, clean and cute. They have a fast WiFi connection.

 
Every dish that we ate is a must-try for they are too delicious especially if it is your first time dining here. Filipino cuisine at its finest for a very reasonable price! 

Obviously, a variety of coffee and tea is available ranging from Php 80.00 to Php 145.00. But since it’s also a bar, mocktails (Php 120.00), cocktails (Php 195.00 - Php 215.00), wines (Php 196.00 - Php 950.00) and beers (Phjp 55.00 – Php 160.00) are available too.

Bagoong Rice w/ Roasted Pork Belly @ Php 275.00 
(salted dried shrimp ‘hibe’, sweet ssam roasted pork belly, binurong manga at sibuyas, chicharon)
-I love this bagoong rice. I just love bagoong.
Tinola Rice w/ Confit of Quarter Chicken @ Php 260.00 
(ginger confit chicken Maryland, lemongrass rice pilaf, charred green papaya, scallion-anchovy vinaigrette)
-This a unique take to tinola, the broth is missing. Haha. But it really tastes good and really tinola. Just a bit oily though.
Truffled Lengua @ Php 495.00
(wild mushrooms, porcini broth, garlic cream)
- this one is our most favorite, you can really taste the truffle oil. The cream was so good plus the toasted garlic! Yummeh.
Halabos na Hipon sa Aligue @ Php 560.00
(prawns w/ taba ng talangka, chili & garlic sauce, lemon wedge)
-My second favorite is this one though if you're high-blood, maybe you should not try this because of the aligue. Kinda deadly. But everything is perfect in this dish!
Kiyatama Wagyu Steak @ Php 720.00
(roasted garlic cloves, charred mixed vegetables, ala pobre meat jus)
- this one is yummy, the meat is tender and the roasted garlic cloves is perf in this dish.
Bone Marrow Sisig @ Php 235.00 
(pork jowl, kamias jam, garlic crumble, flat bread)
-My all-time favorite, sisig and this time the twist is the bone marrow. This is really a must-try over a pint of beer! LOL XD
Cashew Pavlova @ Php 99.00
(crisp and cashew meringue, topped w/ cream and mango)
-this dessert is surprisingly good, it quickly melts in my mouth with the burst of flavors of cream, mango and cashew.
We have tried all their mocktails. Unfortunately, I only got to take a picture of the two drinks. I'm no fan of mocktails but I enjoyed the Milan.
Tosca @ Php 120.00 (ginger, lime, soda, apple juice)
Rio @ Php 120.00 (mint leaves, grapefruit, soda)
Beliz @ Php 120.00 (basil, passion fruit juice, soda)
Milan @ Php 120.00 (mint leaves, grapefruit, apple juice)
RATINGS
Taste: ★★★★
Ambiance: ★★★★★
Presentation: ★★★★☆
Serving: ★★★★
Service: ★★★★☆
Value for Money: ★★★★
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
HIGHLIGHTS
þ Lunch
þ Dinner
þ Air Conditioned 
þ Seating Available 
þ Dine-In Available
þ Bar Available
ý No Home Delivery
þ Outdoor Seating
þ Wifi Available 
COST 
PHP800 for two people (approx.)
PHP55  for a pint of beer (approx.)
Cash and Cards accepted
MUST TRY
Bone Marrow Sisig, Truffled Lengua, Hilabos na Hipon sa Aligue, Cashew Pavlova
RECOMMENDED FOR
Dates, meetings, functions like birthdays, baptismal or even press cons.

Branch Visited:

Lola Café + Bar
99 Scout Lozano Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City
Open daily from Monday toThursday: 11:30 AM - 11:00PM, Fri to Sat: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM, and Sunday: 10:30 AM - 10:00PM
Telephone no.:  (02) 501-2620 & +63 9178176045

@lolacafe
I'm under-dressed with Ate Lee's outfit! LOL XD

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7 comments

  1. Halabos na Hipon and Bone marrow Sisig! Oh man, I am so wanting to get off my comfy chair and "travel" to tomas Morato! Hahaha! Damn, even if this will be the death of me I'd still like to try those dishes- at least you died happy right? hahaha

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  2. That's my kind of coffee shop too. I do appreciate the big chains, but there is something about smaller and unique coffee shops. :)

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  3. Great review and great pics to support it

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  4. My goodness Id love to spend an afternoon there. You eat lengua too? It's such an acquired taste isn't it? My kids love it actually I don't too much.

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  5. Nice that the place is a little bit private. It looks very tasty from the pictures. Must be :)
    I like how you made an overview with ratings so it's easy to see how you feel about the place. Well done.
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  6. I think I have passed by this cafe bar before but I really haven't tried dining here. The food looks delectable. I might visit this bar the next time I'm in Manila so I can try their food. -Claire

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  7. It seems a great place to go. If I even have the chance to go there, I would like to visit this place. :)

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