I've heard so much about this place that when I finally booked another staycation at Marriott Hotel, I knew that I had to try out Crema which was located the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel and the delicious pastries they have. After all, a cup of hot coffee and a couple of dishes of sweets should do the trick in relaxing myself after a crazy, stressful but very wonderful day yesterday.
When I got to Crema, I fell in love with the feel of the place. It was classy and cozy. It felt like a place I could spend an entire afternoon on and not be bored. There were high seats and couches. There were areas for families, friends, couples, and even those just getting to know each other.
As you can see from the photo, the place is very spacious for a cafe. They serve coffee, cakes, and pastries. They have a pretty big selection but nothing overwhelming. I liked it. Sometimes, you just want to have options but not have too many options if you get what I mean.
I really liked this wall writing because it was so colorful and would definitely attract attention.
My son saw that there was a yogurt station and immediately asked if he could have one. I had to say yes because how can you say no to that smile right? Besides, it was yogurt and its healthy so it's all good.
I had a couple of pastries and I'm not kidding when I say that almost everything tasted good. The Cream Cheese Danish was really tasty especially when paired with Hot White Chocolate Mocha which I had.
The ensaymada was a real treat for me. The cheese on top was overflowing and when you bite into it, it had ube inside which just made the taste so much better.
The Mushroom Mozarella Sandwich was also another treat. I loved that when I opened the sandwich to have a look, I wasn't disappointed with the layers of melted mozarella inside. The tomato complimented everything.
Now for the cakes ... ooohhh the cakes! They were such a sight for sore eyes. This strawberry piece was good because all the strawberries were sweet. I'm one of those weird persons who like strawberry flavored stuff but is not a real fan of the actual fruit. However, this one passed the test.
The pistachio sansrival was also another classic that people need to order in here. It was very tasty and definitely not lacking in the much needed ingredients. I don't know about you but I have had sansrival before where it just felt dry or like they scrimped on the things that was needed to make it sansrival.
The chocolate cake though was the real winner of the night. It was just heaven on earth. For chocolate lovers like myself, this was the real deal. They definitely delivered on this and for this little round thing alone, I would definitely recommend Crema.
The pastries here are not over the top expensive. Truth be told, the price is just the same as in other fancier coffee shops since it ranges from 160 to 280. The location, the grandeur, and the taste of Crema makes the price justifiable.
They also serve tablea or tsokolate de batirol which is not common in a lot of coffee shops. This is a definite plus since my Mom loves it. I get my coffee, she gets her Philippine Hot Chocolate.
When they say they are the cream of the crop of all coffee shops, I guarantee you that they really are. Crema is located at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel. Definitely, this is a place worth visiting. For those interested in going here, they open at 8am and close by 6pm.