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Egg-It Hong Kong Style Waffles Kapitolyo

I've read about Egg-It from Spot.ph and was instantly curious about the hype. Egg-It is supposed to be a play of the word egette which are famous street-style waffles from Hong Kong which, as I've also read, are surprisingly very cheap. I've never been to HK and the peculiarity of this…

Coco Dolce Artisan Chocolates

If there's one thing that I cannot give up eating, it would be chocolates. I live and breathe for chocolates. Fun fact: I once went with friends to a ~*~fashion bloggers~*~ bazaar and instead of buying clothes, I bought chocolates worth a thousand pesos. Everyone was just astounded. Hahaha. I …

Loops & Links

OneSo What's Your Art? I found this funny blog post (okay, I follow Ely Buendia on Twitter) by Chelo Bacarro. For those who don't really fit in any creative mold (draw, photograph, sing, paint, you know -- relate!) but has great appreciation nonetheless. Is food art? Because that's the …

Pomodoro Pizza Kapitolyo

Kapitolyo definitely doesn't disappoint. It's a neighborhood of diverse cuisines that caters to everyone's quirky definition of delicious in a wide range of prices. Every now and then, different restaurants pop up waiting to be discovered, for everybody's dining pleasure. What was …

Favorite Things #26

1. Bed/snuggle/ramen/sweater weather the past few days. I just want to curl up in bed all day. 2. Pistachio Berries n' Cream cupcake by Cupcakes by Sonja. 3. This random vandalism inside a jeepney 4. I have a thing for Chinese and Japanese... food. Hen Lin's siomai and takoyaki forever~ 5.…

Between Lenses 01: Silence

Between Lenses is a blog link-up initiated by Tara of Tara Victoria and Trina of Of Trees and Hues. I'm so excited to participate in this one because I think it's such a creative collaboration, and it's the first time I'll be joining a photography challenge. Tara and Trina will be p…

Weekend Movies #3: Asian Films

I've been watching a lot of Asian films lately, and this bunch has been, so far, the cream of the crop:

1. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. I've already seen Old Boy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance so I already had some expectations with this film. As usual, it did not disappoint. It's ghas…

Bronuts Philippines

The whole cronuts craze may have died down but Bronuts has proven they are here to stay. First launched September 2013, I've first heard of them on Podium's Manly Eats last year but never got the opportunity to try them out. The only other brand of cronuts I was able to taste was Wildflour…

Harina Artisan Bakery Cafe


I think I can safely say that we're over our slight obsession with Kanto Freestyle Breakfast because we finally wanted something different to try for breakfast. A quick search using the app Zomato brought our attention to Harina Cafe, a place that serves breakfast that's located in White Plains, which is a stone's throw away from our office. Perfect.

Without doing prior research and just relying on good ol' Google Maps to get there, I think we've driven along the stretch of White Plains twice looking for Harina Cafe. We almost gave up (and our cab driver obviously wasn't too happy with all the circling around which I don't understand because that's why you take a cab, right?) and decided instead to go to Banapple when we finally found the place. (I saw in most blogs that they had a signage hanging that you won't miss when driving along White Plains but for some reason, it wasn't there when we paid a visit.)


I think they just opened when we got there because it's still quite hot inside. Though I really like the overall vibe of Harina. It's like the cozy, friendly neighborhood bakery that everybody in town keeps coming back to. (Well, after researching for this blog post, I found out that Harina Cafe used to be called Monsee's Chefs and Bakers. It was more of a bakery than a restaurant before, serving a wide array of breads and pastries.We saw the Monsees signage but since we weren't aware of this fact, we just kept passing by Harina.)


They also offer different kinds of spreads, cold cuts and cheese, muffins, a whole variety of pastries and other products.

I was expecting to catch a whiff of something cooking in the oven but I guess they aren't baking anything yet that morning.