Titas of the South, rejoice! Japan’s very own St. Marc Cafe has arrived South of Manila. If you haven’t had the chance to check it out, I took a peek for you 😉
St. Marc Cafe is a famous patisserie founded by Naoyuki Katayama and Ritsuko Fujii that opened its first store in Ginza, Japan in 1987. It has reached the Philippine shore in August 2014 when it opened a branch in SM Megamall thanks to Ben Chan (yes, THAT Ben Chan of Suyen Corp.) Two years later, I guess they decided people in the South would like some of their famous Chococro too and so they opened a branch in Evia Lifestyle Center and the rest as they say, is history.
But we’re not here to learn history are we? You and I both know we’re here to eat, so let’s go!
The interior is dominated by Orange and Brown, like their logo. We went on a lazy weekday so there’s not a lot of people that time, but the seats can be a bit cramped on peak hours.
We can’t drop by St. Marc without trying out their Chococro or Chocolate Croissant. It’s a butter croissant wrapped around a rich combination of Ghana and Ecuador beans. It’s not particularly exciting, I mean… I don’t see myself dreaming about chococro for days, but it’s also not bad. It’s best eaten when warm so make sure to get one straight from the food warmer. If you’re getting some for take out, make sure to heat the chococro before serving.
So apparently St. Marc Cafe also serve pastas and burgers. AND BURGERS. Who woulda thought? lol. Oh and if you’re into that Matcha bandwagon, then you’ll LOVE this cafe. They have that green stuff all over the menu. Rejoice!
Here’s a peek of the menu so you know how much moolah you’re going to spend if bae asks you to take her there @_~
Of course you saw this coming! C’mon, you’re at Thatlaidbackchic, you know we’re getting the sweetest shit on the menu.
We tried the Choco Banana Split and the Mango Fantasy parfait and they’re actually pretty good. We’re not crazy about it, but we’re not sad either. Be sure to have a glass of water handy though because My ghaaaad, nakakauhaw. There are a few surprises once you get to the middle, like corn flakes and stuff. Sorry for ruining the surprise for you.
Overall, St. Marc Cafe is a good choice for the Titas of the South who brunch. It’s also a nice idea to grab a box or two of their Chococro for take out when you’re tired of the usual pasalubong ideas.
St. Marc Cafe is located at the ground floor of Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Las Pinas City. Store is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can check out their Facebook page right HERE.
Thanks for reading! ‘Til our next foodventure!
T L B C ❤