Harina Artisan Bakery Cafe Superb Experience

12/01/2013 11:56:00 PM

"Making Beautiful Things Happen Everyday!"

Who loves bread?

Well, here is something new for you and make that tummy full as imaginatively, for now, as I tour you with my food experience about Harina Artisan Bakery Cafe.

As a full time mommy I need to be creative on foods that I prepare for my family, but there are instances that they get used to what I offer or locally known as "umay".  So I need to know more ways of preparing food.  Thankfully that problem is solve already with this baker cafe. 

Harina Artisan Bakery Cafe is formerly known as Monsees Cafe, owned and established by Baker-Pastry-Chef-Lawyer Marina Demeterio.

Atty. Marina started as a homebaker, doing and selling leche flan, fruit cake and pastries to her colleagues since 1994, with influences coming mostly from her grandmother and by watching TV Shows.  After graduating from law school, Atty. Marina enrolled in culinary schools of Sylvia Cancio, Sylvia Reynoso, Heny Sison and Jill Sandique, and eventually took a leave of absence from her profession in 2007 to take a diploma course at International School for Culinary Arts & Hotel Management (ISCAHM) under internationally renowned pastry chefs Ernie Babaran & Bubbles Cruz Lerias.

In 2008, Atty. Marina established the company Monsees Chefs & Bakers, Inc. which started as a commissary at her house, delivering cakes and breads to food service institutions, catering to well-known restaurants and cafes, and supplying frozen laminated dough to Marriott Hotels, coffee shops and hoomebakers alike.  In 2009, Monsees began to join bazaars and started to carry homey-comfort breads such as the Spanish Bread and Breadsticks/Grissini.

In celebration of its Anniversary this November 2013, Monsees Cafe re-launched, with a refurbished ambiance, a perked-up menu and rebranded as Harina Artisan Bakery Cafe.

Yes, the ambiance is so cozy and it is just like you're in your own home.  As we do our review, we felt that we were just hanging around in a very light atmosphere while listening to Suy Galvez and  munching those delicious food.  Here are some of the food that we tasted during the event.  A tour with Harina Artisan Bakery Cafe.

Drinks first!

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate.  I love chocolate very much, since I am not a fan of coffee, hot chocolate is better and it is heaven for me, hahaha.  From the name of the drink Frozen Hot Chocolate, it is quite intriguing because it's contrasting term of cold and hot, right?  Still, the drinks is very delightful and refreshing.  The coldness is right for the taste of chocolate.  As I sip, the fullness of Chocolate is there and the sweetness is heaven!  I definitely recommend it to all my friends who love chocolate drinks.

Red Iced Tea
Signature Iced Tea
They are also serving their Signature Iced Tea and Red Iced Tea.

The Breads

Harina's Bloomin' Bread

Harina's Bloomin Bread, Crusty pull-apart Italian loaf filled with basil puree and assortment melted of cheese. Served with a dip of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin of Olive Oil worth PhP320.  This bread is for sharing.  Love the taste very much! This is something new for my palate, I'll definitely let my family taste this.

Strawberry Cheesecake-Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry Cheesecake-Stuffed French Toast - Cheesecake filled brioche topped with whipped cream & strawberry preserves, love the sweetness of strawberry. Since my eldest son love strawberry I'll let him taste it, I think that serving My son finish in just a minute. He loves strawberry very much. This is worth PhP290.00

The Meals
Steak and Eggs

Steak and Eggs - Skirt steak served with two fried eggs, French Fries,  baked tomatoes and toast for PhP450.00

Breakfast tart

Breakfast Tart - Pull pastry shell filled with cream cheese, spinach, baked tomatoes, bacon and eggs worth PhP290.00

Hot Canadian Sub Sandwich

Canadian Bacon, gruyere and pickles on Harina's crunchy Baguette or Croissant Rectangles.

Granola Bars with Yogurt Dip
So, are you hungry now? Well, visit their store and try their range of delicious food.  Taste something different and experience something exciting.   They'll be rolling out more tasty new menus, promos and rewards so better be there when it happens. 

Harina Cafe officially opens last November 20, 2013, located at 118 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City, with business hours everyday from 6am to 9pm. For inquiries, call +632-3526721. Be in the loop with Harina Cafe through its

website: http://harina.ph,
Facebook: http://facebook.com/harinacafe and
Twitter/Instagram accounts: @harinacafe

As Atty. Marina's personal mantra "in my kitchen, only happy people are allowed because happy thoughts and smiles are felt in everything made and baked. I also believe that there are no shortcuts to baking, that only premium ingredients must be used, and that new items must be prepared the old-fashioned way."

Well, that's my tour at Harina Artisan Bakery Cafe. Just comment here if you already visit their store and lets share thoughts about it.

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