Last week, we had an emergency at home so I decided to take a week-long holiday in my hometown. So while I’m staying in Nueva Ecija, my cravings for sweets became too apparent to the point that I was imagining/dreaming of eating a luscious red velvet cake or cupcake partnered with my favorite tea. (Btw, red velvet is my favourite followed by matcha/green tea. Just so you know. 😛 ) For someone who’s trying to be fit before the prenup and the wedding, I have the extreme case of what I call the “sweet-tooth disease”. Lol.
Desperate times call for desperate measures (Obert Skye)
Desperately, I decided to post online that I’ll be hunting for desserts inCabanatuan City.
For someone who hasn’t been at home often, I’m not really familiar with the newest craze in the province. Thus, I want to thank God for friends who were kind enough to accompany me during those “days”.
Lo and behold, there are various establishments to choose from if you want to satisfy your sweets-cravings in Cabanatuan City.
So here are my recommended stores you could visit just in case you are suddenly attacked by the “sweet-tooth disease”:
1. Edna’s Cakeland
Of course, if you’re from Nueva Ecija, it’s a sin if you’re not familiar with Edna’s Cakeland. As far as I can remember, it has been existing for quiet a long time. I think it started when I was still in primary school. Yes. That long. (Hello? I’m 28 y.o already?!) I even remembered my mom bringing home “cheese rolls” and “oatmeal cookies” from Cakeland.
Also, let me tell you a not-so-secret. When I was in High School, I met and became friends with Tita Edna’s (the owner) only daughter, so it was inevitable that we used to hang out during lunch or even after school at their place. (Oh Lord…those were the “days”..)
So, when I got to visit the store again after a long while, I was impressed by the changes inside their store as well as their product lines that varies from pastries, pastas, and others.
However, since I was in “desserts-hunting” mode, my eyes automatically zoomed in on their red velvet cupcakes/cakes. My inner self was squealing in delight!
Their version was not too sweet hence, you get to taste/appreciate the cream cheese on top of it – which is what I like the most. Their 4 pcs. red velvet cupcakes cost Php 200 (Php 50/each).
Edna’s Cakeland-Main Branch is located at Kapitan Pepe Subdivision, Cabanatuan City. Their other branch is located within SM Megacenter, Cabanatuan City. Like or follow their page in Facebook for more information or updates.
2. Bakerstreet Cafe
Amazingly, this newly opened cafe is owned by (also) a former High School schoolmate. Since we were “friends” through Facebook, I always see her photos which consists of their dessert products. I got curious so I decided to visit her cafe.
The inside of the cafe gives off a comfy feel that makes you want to study while drinking coffee or just hang-out with friends while eating or drinking their favorite milk teas.
Bakerstreet Cafe offers a product line up that includes cupcakes varieties as well as their famed waffles. Product prices ranges from Php 35 to Php 120 only.
To visit, Bakerstreet Cafe is located directly in front of Good Samaritan Hospital, Burgos Avenue, Cabanatuan City. Like or follow their page in Facebook for more information or updates.
3. N.Y.Or.K (Not Your Ordinary Koffee)
This cafe has been our favourite “tambayan” since I started my desserts-hunting adventures in Cabanatuan.
The place is perfectly located in the not-so-crowded and quiet part of Kapitan Pepe Subdivision. For me, it is the perfect place to stop before going home because of its accessibility to the famed Vergara H-way that basically makes you avoid the traffic in the main road.
The ambiance inside of N.Y.Or.K gives off the same feeling I get whenever I visit Starbuck’s and Coffee Bean. Yes. That feeling.
If only I brought my laptop, I could have work on my blog while sipping my favourite brewed tea.
Personally, I like eating sweets while drinking brewed tea (Not a fan of milk tea.. Sorry milk tea lovers..) I even prefer brewed tea without putting sugar or honey on it. Hence, when I saw their menu, I was happy to see that they offer brewed tea.
It even got better when I get to choose what brand of tea I like. (Mind you,it’s not your usual tea)
On our first visit, my friend and I decided to order their Club House Sandwich which basically good for 2 people (
I think..) and end it with their Blueberry Cheesecake. Btw, despite not having my favourite red velvet, I enjoyed their blueberry cheesecake. A lot.
On our second visit, we were surprised that they have more dessert varieties. So being “takaw-mata” as dubbed by my fiancé, we decided to try their Apple Tarte, Soft Cinnamon Roll, and Floss partnered by (again) brewed tea. My friend got to try their own tea concoction. According to my friend, it tastes sweet.
On our last day in Nueva Ecija, I was finally able to bring my fiancé in there.
We only got to try their blueberry lemonade juice because we’re both full since we came from a private desserts-tasting – which I will discuss later on.
I’m not a fan of lemonade, but I’ll make an exception for this one.
N.Y.Or.K is located at Kapitan Pepe Subdivision (near the new City Hall), Cabanatuan City. Their other branch is located within NE Pacific Mall, Cabanatuan City. Like or follow their page in Facebook or Instagram for more information or updates.
4. Caffe La Tea
It was just an accident when I stumbled upon this cafe within NE Pacific Mall. I just accompanied my mom on her client visit. So while waiting, I have searched for a place wherein I could hang-out and probably eat. I actually heard this cafe before from friends and my cousins but I never got the chance to try it. I believe we actually have our own branch in Gapan.
Anyways, upon knowing that my mom will take time talking to her client, I decided to order something for both of us to eat. I ordered tuna sandwich for my mom and ordered Matcha and Red Velvet Cupcakes plus brewed Oolong Tea. Did you know that Oolong Tea is my favourite kind of tea flavour? So imagine my surprise when they serve that.
To visit, Caffe La Tea have several branches. The one I visited can be found in NE Pacific Mall besides Gloria Jean’s Cafe, Cabanatuan City. Like or follow their page in Facebook , Instagram, and Twitter for more information or updates.
This one will be in a separate blog I will be releasing soon. Another store dedicated for desserts will be re-opening soon armed with new product line in Cabanatuan City. So watch out! 🙂
How about you? Have you tried visiting these places? Any other places you might recommend for me to try in Nueva Ecija? or food to try? Please share! I would love to hear from you! 🙂