LOLA CAFE: A Hidden Homey Cafe along Sct. Lozano
The resto is owned by Howard and partners, new restaurateurs, who are passionate about eating and drinking. They named it after the mother of the Sanvictores family - Lōla (pronounced as Loe-La), who built the house in the post-WWII era.
If you are looking for a new-dating place or a comfort- food place to hang out with friends in QC, check out Lōla Cafe + Bar:
The Homey Cafe Restos of QC:
Lōla Cafe is hidden along Scout Lozano (the street of Zirkoh Morato) and located at the back of Buenisimo (formerly from Eastwood by Cafe Ysabel). If you don't know the place, it's a bit hard “by chance” to see it by just driving around the Tomas Morato area.
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Greek Salad (P230 +10% service charge). Romaine and arugula with candied walnut, feta cheese, fresh tomato + honey balsamic vinaigrette
We started with the salad and this was the only thing we did not like in the menu. The vegetables were ”soggy-tired”, and the serving size was not worth its price.
Good thing we ordered a good cocktail drink called OASIS, a combination of pineapple, rum, amaretto, and passion fruit.
We love this pasta and which we've been craving for ever since our Italian friend Sergio Boero introduced this to us. Bottarga is naturally-dried mullet fish roe from Italy and a bit expensive so you won't often see this in the menu of casual restaurants.
(Tip: Another yummy pasta you can try is the Spicy Tinapa or Tartufo Pasta with Truffle Oil)
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The Kare-Kare came in highly recommended and it delivered on its yummy promises. We love the “peanuty” (with a good thickness) kare sauce. It has enough serving of beef meat and tripe and the bagoong matched very well -- not too salty, not too sweet.
We liked the Banoffee pie because of the center layer of ice cream which tasted like pastillas. It was served with a nice touch -- on a heavy grey tile.
The chocolate cupcake was just OK, better order the Pistachio Pavlova instead.
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I like its hidden-homey appeal. They resisted the urge to market it through high-profile announcements but relied instead on word-of-mouth from regulars and foodies who discovered it.
Although, Homey Restos like this shall need a signature- killer dessert. The salads should be fresh too.
99 Scout Lozano St., Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 501-2620
Facebook: Lola Cafe+Bar
Tuesday to Thursday 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday to Saturday 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sunday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed on Monday
Credit Cards Accepted
The Homey Cafe Restos of QC:
- Romulo Cafe - "Cafe Juanita" by Day, "Establishment" by Night
- LŌLA CAFE: A Hidden Homey Cafe in QC Scout Area
- CERCHiO's Sisig Pizza at iba pa
- Patio Carlito & WhiteHouse on 84th by Raymund Magdaluyo
- Bagoong Club - a Bagoong Themed Restaurant Everyone is Raving About
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Full Disclosure: We paid for our meals. I wrote this blog post myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I don't receive compensation from food and travel places we feature in the blog.
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