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Shine Bakery & CafeSaturday, December 21, 2013
When we went to SM Aura a couple of weeks back, Muffet recommended we try Shine Bakery & Cafe. She's been there once before after she won the shopping spree from L'Indochine.
This tray of sweet goodies welcomed us when we got there. Cupcakes and eclairs? I already love this place!
They actually have a small nook on the other side of the restaurant where they showcase and sell their pastries separately. When we had cupcakes and eclairs to go, I was curious why on the paper bag it said Gourmandise Patisserie.
With a little research, I found out that Shine Bakery & Cafe was previously the Gourmandise Patisserie, a desserts spot known for their eclairs and other pastries (which was located in Serendra). The shop closed and was given a new name and other items were added to the menu. The restaurant was actually named after Chef Sunshine Puey Pengson, Chef Rob Pengson's wife.
The place had that light, playful vibe. A little dainty because of the pastel colors but like a super toned down version of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. The interior had these little details that made it super fun. Like the striped pipes (candy cane inspired?) that connect these small glass encased boxes that contain trinkets and memorabilias, I guess, and some pops of color here and there. It's a visual treat to both young and adult guests.
|This one's super cool.|
On the table:
|Chicken Adobo (PhP 388)|
|Smoked Salmon Alfredo (PhP 390)|
|Fondue Burger (PhP 388)|
|Salted Caramel Cupcake (PhP 78) and Red Velvet Cupcake (PhP 95)|
Sure, there were some hits and misses with the wide selection offered by Shine Bakery & Cafe. They're still in soft opening so I'm sure there will be improvements and enhancements once we try it again in the future. We were also thrilled to see Chef Rob actually preparing the meals!
People who loved Gourmandise Patisserie need not to be sad anymore, Chef Sunshine and Chef Rob certainly made something better out of it!
Shine Bakery & Cafe is located at 3/F SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Contact Nos.: +63915 912 2289 / (02) 553-6566
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM