Sunday, October 28, 2012

DESIGNER BLOOMS CAFE: A New Cafe That Offers Comfort Food Ala-Gourmet

Just when did you walked out and smelled the Flowers? If that was asked of me a few days ago, I would have said "Nada", but fortunately I could now say yes because yesterday I went all the way from North to South to just " smell the flowers at the "newly" opened "flower-cum-cafe' " DESIGNER BLOOMS CAFE`.

After 20 years of being the premier in serving the "freshest" flowers in the country, owners Marie Garcia and Issa Garcia-Sicam decided to open Designer Blooms Cafe' as "concept cafe' " that lets customers to get their dose of the freshest flowers and dine in a cafe' that serves sumptuous selections of soups, entrees and desserts.

Designer Blooms Cafe not only feeds the senses through the sight and smell of their flowers, they also feeds our search for a gustatory meal.

 Don't they all looked yummy! Although I don't have my sense of smell that day, I proved to myself that yummy food will always be yummy even though you have a bad sense of smell for the day!

It was all so worth it when I arrived here at Designer Blooms Cafe. The sight of the flowers just filled the cafe' with positive aura that makes a diner eat with gusto' !

It's not just the food and the flowers that made my visit a happy one. The interiors complemented the food with the effect that it gave to the over-all ambiance of the Cafe'. The interiors are all "modern -industrial" inspired.

 You can also buy some potted plants for your garden here!

Warm, fresh and inspiring is what this new Concept-cafe' wants its clientele to feel whenever they visit Designer Blooms Cafe.

Don't be in surprise if you happened to taste their food offerings-because they can be "addictively-Yummy". My favorite is their Truffle Mushroom Panini. It's yummy and definite fill!

If you wanna know what's in store for your tummies when you visit at Designer Blooms Cafe', here's a bit of their wide and varied list.

  • Hearty Mushroom Soup- Php189
  • Velvety Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Panini- Php249
  • Asian Noodle Soup- Php 229

Something To Nibble on :
  • Brushchetta and Grilled Mushroom Salpicao- Php235
  • Tinapa Mousse and Toasted Flat Bread-Php235
  • Bowl of Homemade Potato Chips-Php155

For Bigger Bites
  • Buffalo Tenders with Blue Cheese Dressing- Php320
  • Contemporary Fish Cakes with Mango Salsa- Php320
  • Skewer Platter- Php 475

For the Kiddos
  • Josh's Pizzadilla- Php 220
  • Skye's Sliders- Php 220
  • Natalia's Mac and Cheese- Php 275
  • Luke's Spaghetti- Php 220
  • Kyla's Chicken Tenders-Php 320

  • Truffled Mac and Cheese- Php 275
  • Designer Blooms Classic Carbonara- Php 220
  • Bolognese- Php 265
  • Cheese Ravioli with Basil Marinara- Php 275

From The Farm
  • Mom's Potato Salad- Php 195
  • Grilled Sesame Chicken with Salad and Oriental Dressing- Php 235
  • Greek Salad Medley- Php 220
  • Rocket Beet Salad- Php 220

Opened and Pressed Sandwiches
  • Pressed Tuna Sandwiches- Php 235
  • Spinach Artichoke Grilled Chicken Panini- Php 270
  • Vegetarian Panini- Php 215
  • Fresh Deli Sandwiches- Php 270

Heavier Buns
  • Jalapeno Burger- Php420
  • Fish Tacos with Cilantro Slaw- Php275
I know the list is quite long but there's more, just visit the Cafe' and be surprised and give a thumbs-up with their kitchen supervised by US-trained and CCA-alumni Chef Diana Morales.

 I asked their florist if what are the "most-sought after" flowers for their customers. They said it was the Hydrangeas, Roses and mums.

Well wasn't it nice, I was holding bunch of flowers and they said that it was the best-The HYDRANGEA (got the blue one). I was told that their flowers can stay up to 2 weeks even if you just put it on vase filled with water). HYDRANGEAS are produced from early spring to late autumn. It can be found in Eastern and Southern Asia and also in the Northern and Southern America.

Designer Blooms Cafe' will not be dream-cum-reality if not for its partnership with Esquire Financing Inc. through the financing's new program,"Powered by Esquire". POWERED by ESQUIRE is a program actively finding more business with resources, expertise and network that EFI has acquire and stands to share to its clients.

Shout-out to the owners-Please open another cafe' here in Quezon City or somewhere in Katipunan so that I could have my daily dose of the flowers and sumptuous food served at Designer Blooms Cafe'.

Please pay this new "concept-cafe' " a vist. It is located at The Molito Complex, Alabang. For inquiries and reservations, please call (02) 512-0353. For more updates via Facebook just type

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