This is exactly the kind of place that I would spend Sunday brunch at. The colors are all very comforting and they serve the kind of meal that spells comfort, long talks, and just plain relazation. After all, most people would prefer just being relaxed while eating and this is what Cafe Creole is all about.
Cafe Creole will remind you of New Orleans. It was the first vibe that I got and I loved it. Then again, I loved the setting of The Originals and it's set in New Orleans. I gotta give props to the decorator because the overall vibe was spot on.
Their coffee menu is pretty awesome if I may say so. I didn't have a hard time finding out which ones they serve. LOL. After all, it is all there on the wall for everyone to see.
This is where they cook their pizza which gives it a different and distinct kind of flavor.
Now off to the good part, THE FOOD and THE DRINKS. I had the Cafe Mocha and I couldn't believe how pretty it looked. I don't know about you but the way the coffee is presented matters to me just as much as the taste does and the Cafe Mocha (Php120) from Cafe Creole is looking good. Upon having a sip, I realized that it did not just look good, it also tasted very rich. The mocha was felt in this one. It made its presence very visible and felt, with a big kick. I LOVED IT!
They also serve milk shakes and I tell you, these milk shakes (Php180 - 190) are so worth it. They had Nutella, Smores, Banana Toffee, and Fudge Brownie. This is what a dessert liquefied looks like. I could literally feel my hips expanding with every sip.
Now its time for the pizza. Yes, the one baked in the oven brick wall. This wood fire pizza (Php360 - 430) deserves its own spot. I think it really is the oven brick wall that just gives it that very distinct burnt but not really burnt flavor that makes it tastier. There, it feels like you actually get a slice of Italy though I wouldn't really know what Italy tastes like since I've never been there but you get what I mean.
The New Orleans Seafood Gumbo (Php260) was a real kicker. The rice, the creamy sauce, the spiciness, and the overall cajun broth taste is out of this world. I'm not exaggerating this. The Creole Shrimp made the perfect finale to this. If I'm gonna be honest, this broth alone makes for a complete meal.
The Creole Fritata (Php420) was also another winner. I guess it had to be because the cafe is called Cafe Creole. Skillet baked eggs, blackened chicken, fire pit sausage, creole shrimp, and mozzarella cheese. This is definitely one dish you need to order.
Finally, the real star of the night. The Bourbon Street Jambalya (Php595) is the real deal. It even has that burnt rice parts which makes it taste more authentic. This is now my favorite Jambalaya.
And now, THE DESSERTS. Sugar rush. Sweetness overload. Crazy calorie in every bite. Happiness in a plate. Too much goodness in one photo. My favorite here though is the leche flan. It was creamy and just how I liked it. The Smores were also divine. If I had not eaten so much already, I would have eaten more of these delicacies.
Cafe Creole is located on the 2L of Resorts World Manila. They are also on Instagram and Facebook as @cafecreoleph.