You are what you eat.
Nothing says “I love you” like a bouquet of flowers, but what more if it’s placed on a silver platter with your favorite food?
Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they’re also organic (obviously) and healthy! These dishes have edible flowers that provide a unique taste, aroma, and a different look to your food. From salads to cakes (yes, it’s possible!), here are some of what you can try for yourselves for Mother’s Day, and don’t forget to give your mom flowers, whether in hand or on a plate!
Bungalow Cafe – Molito Lifestyle Center
With beautiful and open interiors with tons of natural light seeping in, Bungalow Cafe isn’t just an Instagram-friendly spot – it’s a restaurant and cafe serving homemade bread and pastries, an all-day breakfast, pasta made from scratch, and delicious entrees. From excellent coffee to cocktails, it’s easily one of the best hangout places in Molito.
Bean & Yolk – Westgate Center
An all-day brunch cafe, Bean & Yolk specializes in coffee and eggs and features an egg-centric menu with eight specialized egg dishes.
Southbank Cafe + Lounge – multiple branches
One of the more popular destinations in Westgate Center with a newly opened branch in Capitol Commons, Southbank Cafe is your all-around hangout place for good coffee, food, and cocktails.
Cafe Fleur – Poblacion
Cafe Fleur is a charming coffee spot in Makati perfect for brunches and afternoon hangouts. You’ll love the nature-inspired theme and wooden furniture, plus the warm light that’ll brighten your mood, and their food is equally outstanding thanks to Chef Sau Del Rosario’s brilliance!
Mom & Tina’s – multiple branches
Mom & Tina’s Bakery Cafe serves traditional home-cooked meals, fresh-out-of-the-oven pastries, and goodies that everyone can enjoy. No wonder why it’s the go-to choice for families and big groups!
St. Louis Cafe – Bonifacio Hight Street
A European-inspired, Australian cafe in the heart of BGC. Offering a wide variety of breakfast & brunch options, gourmet sandwiches, decadent desserts, specialty coffee, artisan ice cream, cocktails, and more.
Sunae Asian Cantina – One Bonifacio
When you want innovative, creative, and jam-packed Southeast Asian flavors to rock your palate, you have to visit Sunae Asian Cantina. Some of their dishes may be familiar to the Filipino ear–Bahay Cubo, Sunae’s Sisig, and Not Your Ordinary Halo-Halo–but taste as you’ve never experienced before. This a must-try spot if you’re looking for something new and unexpected!
Tahanan Bistro – Antipolo
Tahanan Bistro is a casual but fine-dining restaurant overlooking an expansive garden and a snapshot of the Manila skyline. It currently offers three different set menus: Aranga, Balayong, and Katmon. From the Balayong set menu, try the Baboy Damo and Liempo from the Katmon set menu. Read more here.
Flossom Kitchen + Cafe – San Juan
Flossom Kitchen and Cafe offers all-day breakfast, Filipino breakfast dishes, as well as salads, pastries, and coffee in a picturesque setting. With a sprinkle of petals as pretty as their decors, try their many floral dishes including their Chori Shrimp Pizza.
Sonya’s Garden – Tagaytay
Sonya Garcia’s Garden is a tucked-away bed and breakfast, a wellness spa, a country store, a panaderia, a cottage restaurant, and a well-kept secret garden. Most of their dishes have edible flowers and they say that if you’re feeling adventurous, you can pick and eat the flowers right from their garden!
25 Seeds – Pampanga
From the same owner and chef of Cafe Fleur, 25 Seeds is a farm-to-table concept restaurant set on the Dycaico Ancestral House. One of their must-tries is the salted egg chicken!
Alegria – Fort Bonifacio
Alegria offers Latin flavors with a modern twist on dishes like elote, paella, aglio olio, fajita, as well as different flavored sangrias. Almost all of their dishes have edible flowers in them, even the drinks!
Arroz Ecija – multiple branches
From the team behind XO46 Heritage Bistro, Arroz Ecija offers Fil-Hispano cuisine with regional specialties like bagnet, callos, lengua, bringhe (paella), and more. Try the Philippine Paella, also known as bringhe.
Rainforest Kichene – Pampanga
Rainforest Kichene is a quaint forest-inspired restaurant by Chef Vince Garcia that advocates a healthy and green-eating lifestyle. Try the Rainforest Salad and the Blue Pea Rice! Fun fact: “Kichene” is actually an old English word for kitchen.
12/10 – Guijo St.
12/10 is a popular Japanese izakaya-inspired restaurant owned by Thea de Rivera and Gab Bustos of The Girl + The Bull. Their second baby – a tribute to their anniversary – is a customize-your-own degustation concept. The small plates pair perfectly with their cocktails, which are some of the best in the Metro. Indisputable hits include salmon kushiyaki, katsu sando, and toro onigiri.
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