Il Padrino Coffee, Fairview Terraces
Eating has been our favorite way of hanging out. It's just the perfect way to bond with your best friends. Every now and then, we check out new places to visit and try and our latest gastronomic feast was at Il Padrino Coffee in Fairview Terraces. We are not new to the coffee shop actually. Back in high school, we would always pass through their first branch along Commonwealth Avenue (near Fairview Center Mall) but not until they opened their second branch in Fairview Terraces that we had a chance to try it.
Il Padrino Coffee is a fairly small place. It can accommodate up to 20 people. I find it really cozy especially with the wallpapers. It just brings up a European vibe to your coffee day.
This was our second visit already (the first one was just a sudden visit so I forgot to take photos) and just like our first one, we ordered the group meal which costs Php 640 for a pizza, two pastas and four glasses of iced tea. What I noticed is that they have changed the group meal compared to the one we had late last year which costs around Php 700+ for a pizza, two pastas and a chicken meal (no iced tea was served).
Meat Feast Pizza 10"
The reason why we returned to this place was because we enjoyed our first visit. Their Italian Lemon Garlic Chicken Pizza 10" was the bomb. At first, it looks like a plain pizza with no toppings but you'll be surprised. Because everything was hidden on a layer of cheese. That's our favorite. We also had the Chicken Crema Al Pesto which I personally enjoyed (my friends don't eat pesto! haha) and the Pasta Carbonara.
Now, based on that, we were pretty disappointed with our second visit. First, the plating looks bad. The presentation before was great and it looks mouthwatering. But with our return, it looks like the pastas were just tossed in the plate. We even have to request for parmesan cheese. The pizza was great though. It was yummy though we still prefer the Italian Lemon Garlic Chicken Pizza.
Well, will we return? Yes. Actually, Il Padrino is a nice place to relax and sip coffee. Their food is still great in my opinion and the price was worth it. I just hope they'll maintain the way they presented their food like before. Aside from that, it's still a great place to visit.
My food buddies! Best friends for more than 9 years now. (From left: Tracy, Lois, Patrick and me!)
Thanks for reading! We have a lot of restaurants to try and can't wait to post them soon. Isn't it nice to have best friends who supports your blogging career? He he :)
- Justin -