Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe in Katipunan Avenue

We trooped to Katipunan Avenue to check out Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe a few nights ago. Honeybee Cafe is the lesser known sister restaurant of Tokyo Bubble Tea. It occupies a small area inside Tokyo Bubble Tea. So far though, there are only three branches: Greenhills, Katipunan, and Bonifacio Global City. I think the next one will be in SM North EDSA.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

Anyhow, we were invited to check out the one in Katipunan since it’s the grander Honeybee store.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan
It even has its own entrance!
Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan
I love the woody honeybee-themed interiors.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe is known for its cakes, breads, and pastries but lo and behold, they serve food too! In fact, they have their own menu that is separate from Tokyo Bubble Tea’s.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

To start, we had a serving of their Truffled Salad with Bleu Cheese (P175, pictured above). It’s a simple salad consisting of lettuce, walnuts, bleu cheese bits, and thinly sliced apples on top. It’s drizzled with a creamy citrus dressing. It’s soooo good. I finished it all, lol. Hubby is picky when it comes to dressing and so he had the same salad minus the citrus dressing, he had it with vinaigrette instead. I don’t know where the truffle went because I didn’t smell nor taste any. Still, it was a darned good salad which I would order again.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

Next up was Honeybee Croque Madame (P245, pictured above). Two gigantic slices of super soft homemade (yes Honeybee bakes their own bread) Hokkaido bread is filled with ham and then topped with an incredibly creamy cheese sauce that’s made from different cheeses (I can only remember Emmental, sorry!). Yes, there’s a sunny side egg on top too. The kids loved this.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

We also tried Fettuccine in Mango Alfredo with Chicken and Garlic (P245, pictured above). The kids commented that it tasted and smelled like potato chips (there was a lot of fried crunchy garlic chips). I actually liked it but all the cream was getting cloying so it’s probably a good idea to order all of the creamy stuff separately next time. Mango puree is swirled on top of the pasta, adding that a fruity, tart, and sweet zing to it.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

But we were far from done. Old Manila Tapsilog (P225, pictured above) was brought out next. I liked the garlicky yet sweet beef tapa, it went surprisingly well with the grilled sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. Like most beef tapa, it was served with atchara (pickled vegetables), fried eggs, and garlic rice. I didn’t fancy the atchara because I found it too sweet. I like my atchara on the sour side.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

Roast Beef (P245, pictured above) followed. It was served with garlic rice, poached egg, side salad with creamy citrus dressing, and grilled veggies. There were maybe 4 slices of tender beef smothered in gravy. Delicious!

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

At last it was time for dessert. We had Salted Caramel French Toast (P188, pictured above). Again, two gigantic slices of incredibly soft Hokkaido bread with cinnamon cooked in egg and milk and then drizzled with salted caramel. It’s also topped with whipped cream. The kids couldn’t get enough of it. I think it’s better refrigerated (we took most of it home and ate it cold the next day) because the cold kind of offsets the sweetness so it comes out just right. 🙂

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

Last but not least is the Sakura Mango Roll (P550 whole / P120 slice). One roll yields 5 slices. It’s a seasonal cake that’s only available for a limited time in commemoration of the sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

Soft and fluffy chiffon cake is filled with mango cream with sweet fresh mango bits, the kind you find in a mango cream pie. It’s soooo good, especially when served cold. It’s light and not overly sweet, a perfect summer cake if there ever was one.

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

As a side activity we got to paint glasses. We were given three poster paint colors: pink, white, and brown. Sakura was the theme, of course. This is my painting. 🙂

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan

Anyhow, Honeybee also has goodies packed in cute boxes like these — perfect for gift-giving! A dozen chocolate chunk cookies boxed like this cost only P170. Very reasonable!

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe Katipunan
They also have breads and pastries you can take home.

At the moment, there are only three Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe branches:

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe
209 Katipunan Ave., Project 4, Quezon City
571-4140

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe
Unit 3 Madison Square Bldg.,
229 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan City
584-1998

Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe
Unit 1 and 2 G/F The Fort Residences,
30th St. cor. 2nd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
478-7483

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