I’ve always noticed that Cafe Mary Grace is always full when I visit Serendra. We never bothered to check it out since we originally thought that it was just a crowded ensaymada place. I was pleasantly surprised that the salads and pasta servings are good — perfect for the light Sunday lunch with the family. Little did I know that Cafe Mary Grace serves different kinds of tsokolate (or chocolate drink) which is actually a perfect match for its ensaymadas. Also, it was interesting to read all the nice letters by customers used as decorative designs on top of the table. That is an awesome concept which added to the overall ambiance and experience when dining in Mary Grace. I definitely have to add this to my top 10 Serendra restaurants and remove Guava from the list 🙂

The Best of Serendra by Our Awesome Planet
Piazza Serendra slowly coming to life…
Bonifacio High Street and Serendra Piazza (a Photo Essay)

Top 10 Restaurants In Serendra by OAP
1. Chelsea, Chelsea by the Market Market!
2. Abe means good filipino food!
3. Duo of Serendra: Chef Mao and Larry Cortez
4. Breakfast at Portico’s
5. Cafe Mary Grace, Serendra
6. Mezzaluna-First Night High!
7. Cupcakes+Sonja: Opening Nights and Creating the Cupcake Craze in the Philippines?
8. Balducci Birthday Bash
9. Aloha Polu Kai!
10. Thai at Silk @ Piazza Serendra

Cafe Mary Grace Menu Cover
Mary Grace Letter, Dear Friends
Starters and Salads
Flavorful Pastas
Hearty Sandwiches, Home Made Iced Teas, Merienda Fare
Hot Chocolates and Delectable Desserts
Mary Grace Specialty Products, Classic Squares, Classic Cakes

The place is quite small and it can only fit around 20 people in 6 small tables. For me, I like the coziness of the cafe despite the fact that it feels crowded because you are in shoulder to shoulder distance from the next table.

I’m glad that I captured this tender moment between Aidan and Rache.

Prawn Salad with Mango-Papaya Vinaigrette (P175++). Mixed Lettuce tossed with mango chuncs and papaya-infused vinaigrette, finished with fresh pan-grilled prawns. The prawns are big, crunchy and tasty which is the way we like it. The vegetables look tired.

Cream Dorie Fillet with Leek and Saffron Cream (P205++). A light saffron flavored cream pasta with grilled tender fillets of cream dorie topped with fresh green leeks for that slight pungent bite. The sauce was indeed light bordering into blandness. We were supposed to get the mushroom pasta but at the last minute, they informed us that they run none available at the moment. Darn!

Spicy Lemon Scampi (P203++). A tasty refreshing pasta with pan-seared fresh shrimp in a sauce made of extra-virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, spicy chili flakes and tender garlic bits. This is the one we love because of its spicy kick and the oil + garlic combination.

Traditional Tsokolate (P50++). Full-flavored, fermented tsokolate. This is the way we like our chocolate, just plain, traditional or classic. However, my vote still goes to the Portico’s Spanish Chocolate.

Tsoknut Tsokolate (P70++) A Warm cup of thick tsokolate infused with tsoknut, a drink that many kids and kids at heart will surely enjoy! A bad bad combination we should say. Don’t try the tsoknut version…

Sansrival. Rache’s favorite…the butter does not feel like eating calories. I like the almond toppings and just the right amount of chewiness on the merengue.

Mary Grace Ensaymada Toasted (P65++). The Toasted version goes well with the chocolate…. yummy!! I just had to order another one but classic this time…Ooopppsss, diet another day! Can I justify that I did run yesterday so I deserve something I love?! =)

Mary Grace Ensaymada Classic (P60++). You can also have it the classic way, a soft pillow bread sprinkled with cheese and right amount of sugar.

Cafe Mary Grace, Serendra
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday (11am to 10pm), Sunday (12nn to 10pm)
Cafe +632 858, 0858
Office: +632 821 3197
Mobile: +63917 814 2263