Now, before anything else, I have to say that this was not paid nor endorsed by the owner. I simply came across the tiny patisserie while waiting for our car to get upholstered, which took about 3-4 hours!
To make a long story short, I got hungry and checked what was in the Wolly Winkle Cakes and Cafe shop.
|Don't let appearances deceive you.|
Wolly Winkle is located near MG Square Upholstery at G. Fernando Ave., Corner Dragon Street, Marikina City. It's directly beside the newly-opened, awesome-looking Car Wash and Restobar whose name I have not taken note of.
|The Wolly Winkle Cakes and Cafe's atmosphere suggest a cozy and welcoming vibe.|
So I entered the establishment with sky blue metallic sticker plastered all over its front display. I'm not sure why the owner chose to do this with the cake shop as you could barely see through it during afternoons.
This cake shop may look barren in the outside, but once you've entered, you'll certainly appreciate the thematic choice of blue and Alice in Wonderland artwork hung throughout the small room.
|I especially love that their service water is served in a wine glass instead of a regular cylindrical one.|
There aren't that many tables, which makes sense since it's not an ideal place to eat dinner in.
However, if you're going to hang out with a friend and just want to try some cakes, it's definitely a place to consider (especially if you're near Sta. Lucia Grand East Mall).
|A slice of cake cost within 100 php range. The portions are smaller than what I expected, but I won't judge this yet since I haven't tried any of it.|
Cake pricing is as follows:
(Cake - Slice/Whole)
Blueberry - 125 / 1000
Oreo Cheesecake - 125 / 1000
Classic Sans Rival - 105 / 840
Chocolate Dream Cake - 95 / 760
Chocolate Paradise - 95 / 760
Unfortunately, I forgot to name of their best-seller... It had something to do with Marshmallow; it's the one located at the upper right corner of the picture directly above.
I ordered their Mac and Cheese (95 php) and Revel Bar (45 php).
|The bread was a little chewy (perhaps from having been refrigerated). Nevertheless, the Mac & Cheese was real good.|
Okay, so the price is a little steep compared to mainstream restaurants and fastfood joints. After all, Goldilocks' Baked Mac cost about 65 - 75 php.
Still, it's definitely a place I would consider visiting again. I wasn't able to taste their cakes, but their revel bar sufficed to tell me that its preparation was home-made.. and I just love home-made cooking.
To sum it all up:
***** Ambiance/ Atmosphere - cozy, thematic and just great for friends who want to hang out.
**** Food - Good enough. I haven't tasted the cakes yet, but their Revel Bar was OK! It's not too sweet or too jam-packed with flavor.
*** Price - A little steep in comparison to Banapple (my favorite cake place), but all the well good. Can we go back to the ambiance? It was really cute and adorable. On the other hand, the pricing just sounds about right if you were to go to a cafe to hang out. It's cheaper than Starbucks albeit the lack of specialized coffee blends.
Will I go back there to try their cakes? Definitely!
Wolly Winkle Cakes & Cafe is located at #32 Gil Fernando Ave., San Roque, Marikina City
Tel No. 631-76-44