Monday, June 19, 2017

'Out-of-this-world' coffee and more at Artesania MNL Cafe

My daughter and I went to lunch on Maginhawa St. in Quezon City last week. I was happy and excited to be back in one of my favorite places under the sun! It was my first visit this year to this well-known "eat street" (What took me so long? I wonder now.), and this time, we decided to try Artesania MNL Cafe. 
This resto, as the name implies, doubles as an artsy place, where diners who love to doodle and color can whip up a masterpiece while filling their tummies. But while I do love art and would sometimes draw and paint, I wasn't at Artesania 
because I wanted to sort of destress by engaging in these. I wanted 
to see for myself its Instagram-famous "galaxy coffee"! 
But since it was lunchtime, food first before coffee. 
Our orders:

Vegetarian Pizza, P230. 
Pizza at Artesania is thin-crusted, which I love for that crackle under my teeth. It's not greasy too! I chose this veggie pizza for the added health boost.

Carbonara, P290. 
I let my daughter choose our pasta, which was good for sharing, and she picked the white sauce spaghetti. We both loved this one for its creamy-and-rightly-seasoned goodness. There also was a lot of meat in the pasta - not just tiny bits but long strips of pork. This carbonara was as yummy as it was filling. By the way, it's called "Love me tender" on the menu 
and you know what? It isn't a bit hard to do.

Galaxy Cappuccino, tall, P115. 
Who wouldn't fall for such a beauty as my cup of cappuccino? I certainly was mesmerized and wholly captivated by the swirl of colors and those glittery stars! My dilemma was how to finish my coffee without ruining the barista's work of art. Thankfully, with much care, I was able to successfully preserve the beauty till my drink was down to the last sip. Don't think this one's all beauty, though, 'coz it tasted great, too - bold with an undertone 
of sweetness from the milk. 

Peach Mango Iced Tea, P105. 
My daughter's thirst-quencher which she described 
as mildly sweet with a sour hint.
Pop-up menu. How cute is that?

                      Inside and outside Artesania MNL Cafe which is at 
             #140, Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City

So, is Artesania MNL Cafe worth coming to? Yes! I could even actually be back. I've had Galaxy Cappuccino, I'll have Galaxy Latte the next time around. 
See you this part of Maginhawa, folks!
Happy eating!

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