Monday, January 23, 2012

Lunch out at Cafe Publico

Me and some friends decided to try Cafe Publico last Saturday, to see if it can be a new tambayan for our group.

Verdict? We so love it~ The place is cozy, with a second floor where you can hold events. There even are some board games that you can use and they even have a giant chess board!

They have pasta, open-faced sandwiches, dips and pastries. For drinks, they offer coffee, beer, sodas and juice. And of course, gelato! We tried these dishes:

We started with Spinach Dip served with Crostini and Breadsticks. The dip was flavorful and light, crostinis aren't hard to the bite and the breadsticks are good even on their own, with garlic chips in them.

Boyfriend got the Pesto pasta. The pesto was packed with herbs and garlic and the pasta, al dente.

Ryan and I had the 3 Cheese Beef Lasagna. The sauce was really creamy and cheesy and everything was just right! The breadsticks went well with the sauce too.

Porkchop (yep, that's his nickname) ordered a Hoegaarden beer. First time I tasted a Belgian beer. And I like my SanMig better :) Ryan at the background, trying to be all Mafia-like.

Donny's Spicy Tuna Pasta. He said the spiciness of the tuna blends just well with the pasta. Leah ordered Pesto pasta as well.
I wasn't able to take pictures of Porkchop's Arroz al Pollo and Polo's Chicken Pie sandwich because just when I remembered to take a picture, they've already started digging into their food and they've already ruined the presentation.

So onto dessert! We all got gelato, except for Polo who got Affogato because he thought that all that was written on the menu under "Concoctions" were the only gelato that they had. So sux for him lol.

Donny's coffee-flavored gelato.

Polo's Affogato which was really yummy!

Yoda (green tea), Strawberry, Thai Tea and Vanilla gelato! All in small sizes.

Porkchop's medium sized Ferrero and Fudge gelato. There's an option to mix two flavors of gelato in one serving.

I just found out that I wasn't able to take a picture of Ryan's gelato, but he got two different flavored ones in small...I've also forgotten what he got XD

Peter, the owner, was very very accommodating. He came to our table often to check up on us. He even gave us discounts for all the gelato that we got :)

Definitely going back there, if not for the food, the Thai Tea gelato!

Cafe Publico is at the 2F of Greenhills Promenade.

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