7 Best Places to Order Sweet, Cheesy Ensaymada in Metro Manila
by: The Beat Asia
August 16, 2023
Soft, sweet, and cheesy are just three of the many words that best describe ensaymada. Introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period, ensaymada is a luscious treat that is smothered with butter, sugar, and grated cheese. What makes ensaymada a crowd favorite is that it can be paired with any concoction, such as hot chocolate, coffee, or tea. If you want to tickle your taste buds with every soft bite, refer to this list of the best ensaymada spots in Manila.
Café Mary Grace
Café Mary Grace has won the hearts of titas and titos with its best-selling premium ensaymada. For only P698, a box set contains six pieces of delicious homemade ensaymadas. Whether you’re looking for a gift for any occasion or just want to satisfy your sweet cravings, Café Mary Grace will save the day.
Location: Café Mary Grace, Paseo De Roxas, Greenbelt 2, 1223 Makati City
Nothing is quite as classic as Goldilocks’ ensaymada. It remains the go-to dessert for Filipino foodies, as it not only suits their palate but also reminds them of their childhood. If you want to take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the early 2000s, Goldilocks’ cheesy ensaymada will do the trick.
Location: Goldilocks, 2nd Floor, Metropoint Mall, San Roque, Pasay City
The Daily Knead
The Daily Knead’s Jamon Manchego Ensaymada is a sweet little pleasure that’s sure to satiate your cravings. Its fluffy, sweet base pairs well with the intense, zesty taste of the cheese toppings, making it perfect for dessert lovers who want to take their mouths on an adventure.
Location: The Daily Knead, Unit 1 / Km 21 Villongco Road, Corner West Service Road, Sucat, Parañaque City
Cibo Di Marghi
If you want to indulge in a pastry unlike any other, check out Cibo Di Marghi. Its sugar-coated brioche is the upscale version of the Filipino classic staple, topped with a generous amount of grated cheese. Despite having parmesan and prosciutto variations, it’s always the truffle ensaymada that draws the crowd. A box of four costs P650, while a box of six is priced at P950.
Location: Cibo Di Marghi, 2314 Chino Roces Avenue, Extension 1231 Makati City
Mylene’s Ensaymada and Banana Cake
Mylene’s Ensaymada and Banana Cake is a bakery that offers various kinds of cakes and pastries, so it comes as no surprise that they also sell ensaymada. The bakery’s version features a generous layer of grated cheese and has just the right amount of sweetness to complement your coffee. Contact [email protected] for the price list.
Location: Mylene’s Ensaymada and Banana Cake, Loyola Heights, 98 Xavierville Avenue, Quezon City
Wildflour Café & Bakery
Wildflour Café & Bakery takes pride in its pastries and indulgent cakes. Its take on ensaymada is covered with so much cheese, perfect for those looking for something tangy. For P840, you can get a box of six, which you can share and indulge in with your favorite people. If you want to have a taste of its best-selling ensaymada, make sure to order ahead of time, as the bakery receives a lot of requests daily.
Location: Wildflour Café & Bakery, Plaza Drive, Ground Floor, 8 Rockwell Center, 1210 Makati City
Must Be Mom’s
Even without spending too much, you can already have a taste of heaven with Must Be Mom’s baked treats. This bakery’s hallmark product is its Cheddar Ensaymaditas, bite-sized goodies that are layered with a generous amount of butter and sugar. Other options to try are toasted ensaymada, ube ensaymada, and more.
Location: Must Be Mom’s, 36 Mariposa Street, Barangay Bagong Lipunan ng Crame, Quezon City
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