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Satinka Naturals Coffee Shop & Bistro MakatiTuesday, May 19, 2015
I first heard of Satinka Naturals through Muffet, as she is friends with its owner, Satinka Felipe. She told me the restaurant serves organic, healthy food with vegan and vegetarian options. We've always made mental notes of visiting the place but it keeps getting pushed back for a number of reasons. I've managed to finally drop by last week when I met up with Joyce for her birthday lunch treat. She surprisingly recommended Satinka Naturals after reading about it on Spot.ph. And also because it's just a stone's throw away from where she lives and works, and it felt like she was under the impression that I was easing my way into being a vegetarian after our other lunch date before at Corner Tree Cafe. (I'm trying to eat healthier but I don't think I can ever be vegetarian. Haha.)
Nowadays, getting healthier options for food has become more accessible than before. But usually, healthier means something on the pricier side. It's difficult to let go of junk food because it's readily available and let's face it, a lot cheaper. I, honestly, most days would go for pancit canton than a bowl of greens. Hehe. Though if my budget permits, I would love to go to more places like this.
After we arrived and had a good look at their menu (which reminded me of Sagada food), we proceeded upstairs to be seated and to place our orders.
As opposed to the hectic and hot street of Pasong Tamo, the interiors of Satinka Naturals were laid back, (almost peaceful) comfortable and cool. There were low rustic tables and lots of pillows for lounging and chilling, and some soothing background music. Art pieces adorned the place and there was also a little shelf with books in it. Plus points for the great feel and ambiance!
On the table:
|Joyce's: Creamy Cajun Style Chicken Pasta (PhP 245) / Mine: Cream Cheese Chicken Pasta (PhP 265)|
|Avocado Cheesecake (PhP 220)|
I'm in love with how vibrant and fresh each plate served was. It looked fresh and tasted fresh! Just look at that bright purple cabbage and cherry tomatoes! The food were both visual and gastronomical treats. Though I had to ask for salt to add more flavor to my Cream Cheese Chicken Pasta, everything else was spot on and filling. Their pasta was made from scratch, and also, all other components on your plate are sure to be GMO and MSG free. I highly recommend the Avocado Cheesecake. Actually, I was really set on trying their Sagada-style yogurt because I totally missed out on that when we went up to Sagada last December, but boohoo, they didn't have any yogurt available. :( But I cannot stress enough how great the cheesecake was, especially with the dried and minced (?) mint leaves on the side. I never really knew those would compliment each other. Joyce and I really enjoyed it! I think a slice would suffice two people. :)
Don't forget to browse through the other products they offer! They have an "apothecary" shelf (really cool sounding word... just like alchemy haha!) that's got organic wellness products like shampoo, conditioner, lip balms, body scrubs, ointments, the works, and on the other side, they showcase their different kinds of coffee and beautiful fresh produce from farmers from North Luzon. Always remember to support local!
Satinka Naturals is located at 1137 Kamagong Street corner Chino Roces Avenue , San Antonio, Makati City
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Contact No.: 09277619799