Before going on our Ever New spree last Saturday, Marj and I decided to have brunch (technically breakfast for me since I skipped breakfast at home) at Wildflour Cafe in Podium. There weren’t too many people at 10:30am plus I haven’t really sat down for a meal at Wildflour although I was able to sample a few of their offerings via the BGC Eats Food Tour.
My photos are either super wide or super long because I was too lazy to get my cam from the car so I used my Samsung Galaxy Mega to snap pics.
I love how quaintly everything at Wildflour is set up. They’ll just leave a glass bottle filled with cold water for you so you don’t have to keep hailing the servers for refills.
So anyway, we practically split everything in half. We didn’t want to stuff ourselves too much since we would be fitting a lot of clothes. We ordered Tomato Soup (P180, pictured above) and asked the kitchen to split it into two. They did, so the soup was served to us in individual coffee cups. The soup is tangy, creamy (but not overly so), and very fresh-tasting. It even has basil and parmesan cheese. Yum. We loved it!
Then we had Grilled Cheese Sandwich (P290, pictured above) which again we had split into two down to the side salad.
The bread is filled with delicious gooey gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. Oh wow, this has to be the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever had. I liked that the salad greens were drizzled with a light citrus-based dressing. I finished everything because it was all so perfect. This really is the perfect breakfast along with the half serving of Tomato Soup.
We decided to take advantage of our timing and ordered a cronut since there was no line and they had a whole batch of all the variants baking in the oven. Mixed Berry Cronut (P120, pictured above) was our choice and again, we split it right in the middle lol! It’s good to split calories, hahaha! After taking our first bites, we were overwhelmed and actually had a moment of silence to allow it to sink in.
The verdict? Wildflour’s Cronut is VERY buttery. I could literally feel the butter ooze out of the croissant-y pastry every time I chewed. It’s topped with tangy mixed berry cream and filled with slightly sweeter milkier berry cream in the middle. It has sugar crystals all over its surface. It was good but oh-so-sinful. Gosh, if I ate one whole Wildflour cronut by myself I would probably gain weight instantly. It’s so buttery it’s already bordering on greasy. I felt like they used a whole stick of butter on this lone cronut. It’s pretty good, really decadent and all that but I would not line up for it, lol.
Marj then went on to pick up a Chocolate Chewy(?). Sorry I didn’t see the label and it wasn’t in the menu. Yes, we split it in half LOLOLOL. Care Bears share lang ang peg okay? It was one tough cookie. It was actually hard to split because it was sticky and matigas so we began to doubt its chewiness. It was rich and chocolatey but the cookie tends to stick to your teeth and well, it was chewy but also tough. I’m repetitive, aren’t I? But that was how it is… chewy and tough. Ok lang. I don’t know how much it cost… maybe P60+(?) because I wasn’t paying attention.
Thus concluded our Wildflour brunch. I thought the food was good — fresh, delicious, and very natural. I didn’t feel icky or bloated even after half a cronut and half a chewy for dessert. Pricey, yes, imagine almost P300 for grilled cheese sandwich lol, but the ingredients they use are first class too. I would probably be back although I would not line up for a cronut. Service was excellent too. I liked how neatly they split everything into two, plus the servers were friendly and accommodating.
G/F The Podium
18 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
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