Last February 25, we got to visit this pastel-colored cafe in Bulacan, just an hour away from QC. I really want to visit this cafe because of course, content. But just kidding, I really want to experience the ambiance and food here so we gave it a try.
Cafe Congreso opened last May 12, 2017. This cafe is really a feast for the eyes because every corner and interiors are very Wes Anderson-inspired. A cafe that looks like the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel, every thing is in pastel pinks and greens with gold accents.
FOOD & PRICE (4.5 out of 5)
Aside from their specialty coffee, they offer all-day breakfast meals, pastas, pizzas, pastries, and homemade ice creams.
Bacon and Mushroom Pizza (350 php)
The pizza was freshly-baked! Plus point for this! The pizza was good. Though the mushroom they used was unfamiliar to us. It’s not the usual mushroom, I guess. But nonetheless, it was delicious and even made more tasty because of the hot sauce. Hehe.
6-piece Chicken Wings (270 php)
At first, we thought it was a typical chicken wings they will serve. But to our surprise, the wings were big. As in really big, not the usual wings you get in restaurants. Plus, they had excess sauce in it. The flavor was soy garlic. You can really taste the flavor in it.
Blueberry Cheesecake (160 php)
As always, we got blueberry cheesecake for our dessert. It is just a typical cheesecake. There’s no quite difference like the others we got tasted.
Cookies and Cream Milkshake (190 php)
The milkshake was quite too sweet for me. I don’t know if this is a sign of aging. LOL. But you can really taste the cookies and cream inside your mouth.
For the price, it is quite pricey compare to other cafes we visited that offers the same menu.
SERVICE (4 out of 5)
I am surprised for the service they have. It looks like you’re on a fastfood chain because they have a counter inside. You will directly order for your food. But don’t worry, they have no service charge. The food takes 10-15 mins, I guess.
For the staff, I don’t know if the other customers inside were regular to the cafe because they accommodate them more than us.
AMBIANCE (5 out of 5)
As I’ve said a while ago, this is really perfect for your instagram feed! Upon entering, you’ll notice that the colors generally used arepastel pink and mint green, with subtle accents of golden brown and teal. Even the staff’s uniform are pastel.
PLACE (4 out of 5)
If you’re coming from QC, all you have to do is ride any van/bus going to Malolos, Bulacan. There is a terminal in Trinoma going to Malolos. The fare is 60 php. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Malolos Crossing. After that, you can directly walk straight to the cafe. From the crossing, it will take 4-5 minutes to get to the cafe.
G/F Don Mar Building, Paseo del Congreso Street, Catmon
3000 Malolos, Bulacan
They are open daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Contact number: (044) 802 6517
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