For those who haven’t realized it yet, today July 30 is Cheesecake Day! Cheesecake is one of those cravings that doesn’t hit you very often, but when it does, it hits hard. The need to satisfy your craving for that perfect blend of sweet and tart can at times be all consuming, so it’s a good thing that there are places in the Metro that serve top-notch cheesecake!
When we give in to the temptation, where do we go to indulge?
Banapple is arguably the most popular cheesecake place in Manila, and for good reason. They have a wide selection of cheesecakes, as well as other sweets. Their cheesecakes have an amazingly thick crust, which is normally not what you’re after when it comes to cheesecake, but the buttery and crumbly feel to it compliments the cake wonderfully.
Price range: Around P800 for two
Location: Ayala Triangle Gardens & Salcedo Village in Makati City, with branches in Katipunan, BGC, Alabang and Quezon City.
Website: Banapple Kitchen
7. Mom and Tina’s Bakery Café
Apart from great tasting cheesecake, another thing Mom and Tina’s has mastered over the years is presentation. Sometimes it looks too good to be eaten!
Price Range: Around P125-P160 per slice, P1100-P1800 for the full cake
Location: Unit 14, Ground Floor, Tropical Palms Condominium, 103 Dela Rosa Street Corner Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City with branches in Loyola Heights, Pasig and Tomas Morato.
Website: Mom and Tina’s
6. Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes at S&R
While the actual franchise has yet to make it to our shores, SnR’s offerings are enough to placate our cheesecake cravings. The entire cake is more than enough for sharing, making it well worth breaking your diet for. It’s also available by the slice or the whole cake. That said, don’t hesitate to get an entire cake for yourself. Go on, we won’t judge.
Price Range: P130 per slice, P1000 for the whole cake.
Location: Global City 32nd St., 5th Ave. Bonifacio Global City, with branches in Congressional Avenue, Alabang and Shaw Blvd.
Price Range: P500-P800, depending on size
Location: Level 1, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati City, with branches in Alabang, Trinoma and BGC
4. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Price Range: P135
Location: Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City, with several other branches around the Metro
3. Cheesecakes by Guy
There are a lot of things to love about Cheesecakes by Guy . One is that they have very unique flavors like ChocNut, Queso de Bola, and Barako. They also have an option where you can buy a taster cake, which is a 3” cake made up of slices of all their flavors (as if this will help you decide which to get!). Most of their cakes also have sugar-free options. In addition to all this, they also have incredibly friendly and accommodating service staff that make your visit that much sweeter.
Price Range: 5” Minis P400-P500 (P500-P600 sugar-free) and 8″ Regular P1,000-P1,200 (P1,300-P1,500 sugar-free)
Location: Second Floor, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
Website: Cheesecakes by Guy
2. Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters
Chef Laudico has been lauded as one of the best chefs in the country. He likes using classic Pinoy methods in preparing Western dishes, a style which extends to his baked goods. He uses a pugon (firebrick oven) to make undoubtedly one of the best cakes you’ll ever taste.
Price Range: P130 per slice
Location: Ayala Triangle Gardens & Salcedo Village in Makati City, with other branches in McKinley Hill, Light Mall and Sampaloc
1. Duck and Buvette
D&B has a very unique cheesecake made from Madagascar Vanilla beans and organic earl grey tea. The taste is so different and unique that it’s worth trying.
Price Range: 190 per slice
Location: Level 2, Main Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Website: D&B’s Facebook Page
Where do you go to fulfill your cheesecake cravings? Leave a comment and share the cheesecake love with us!