Location: 301 2nd Floor Hemady Square, Hemady Street cor. E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Quezon City
Opening Hours: Daily 7:00am – 12:00am
Facebook: The Bunny Baker Cafe and Cake Studio
Official Website: www.thebunnybaker.com
The BUNNY BAKER CAFE AND CAKE STUDIO Menu
The BUNNY BAKER Cafe and Cake Studio: Behind the Cutesy Pink Lines
Pre – Bunny Baker, Hemady Square was far from being the go-to place to chill or hang out, with only Starbucks and Wellcome, an epic failure by Rustans meant to draw crowds familiar to Hong Kong’s popular grocery chain, known to be residing here. With The Bunny Baker Cafe and Cake Studio shining in pink at its second level, Hemady Square seems to be livelier, frequented by giggly girls and anyone who wants a silent sanctuary for reading a book or two.
Cake Connoisseurs since 2010, Zach and Aila Yonzon has struck gold, understanding what the consumer truly needs, from electrical outlets for one’s laptop, to Wi-Fi access, down to the comfort food that anyone can eat practically almost every day of the year. It’s no surprise that the Bunny Baker Cafe and Cake Studio can create custom fondant cakes for all occasions, and hold several cupcake classes as well.
The cafe is incredibly adorned with pink bunnies that’s a huge a hit for those younger than 18. For the pink lovers, this is your own version of Percy Jackson’s Lotus Casino.
Zach and Aila’s sweet and warm disposition adds to the comforting appeal, butterflying from one table to the other and ensuring everyone is at ease in their bunny seats. Yes, all seats are bunny-eared.
Banana Speculoos Cupcake – P90
Cupcakes ~ What seem to be the trending dessert way back in the years 2008-2009, becomes one of the subject of interest at Bunny Baker. The flavors are eye-catching, from Gotcha Matcha to the LoveBunny. I had a Banana Speculoos (P90) to-go for my friend who claims that while the cupcake is moist and delicious as a cupcake per se, it’s short of the real taste of Speculoos.
The Creamy Pesto – P275
Creamy Pesto appeared to be too creamy though. And it’s funny I remember asking if the pasta is good, and Zach says, he doesn’t eat pasta so he couldn’t recommend the pasta. I love the brutal honesty.
The Beef Tapa (P295), The Crispy Adobo Flakes (P255), Lapu Lapu Fillet with Caper Sauce (P395)
The Bunny Baker understands the market has a penchant for All Day Breakfast foods, so adding The Beef Tapa and The Crispy Adobo Flakes to their menu should mesh with the cutesy place, and cater to the male population. I occasionally listen to other websites and a certain user commented in another review, commenting: “P295 for tapsilog? is that a typo error?“. My coworker found Bunny Baker’s Tapa too expensive, and would rather eat Beef Tapa at Tapa King. I found it too expensive too and the taste, not exactly at par with its price.
It also took 22 minutes for the Beef Tapa to arrive, by the way. Thanks to my coworker who had his iPhone timer ON during that time.
On the other hand, the Lapu Lapu Fillet with Caper Sauce was just OK but here, you can see how pricey the entrees are.
The Bunny Cristo – P220
And so I moved on to things that concerned me the most — Checking out the Bunny Baker’s bestsellers. The Bunny Cristo paid funny homage to the Count of Monte Cristo, but I bet Alexander Dumas is barely smitten. I always love a good sandwich during lunch, and as my caption posted in Instagram says, it was the cutest lunch I ever had. I don’t intend to argue with The Bunny Baker’s claim to be the #cutestcafe. Indeed, I enjoyed the ham & mozzarella cheese sandwiched between french toast and powdered with confectionery sugar. Occasionally spreading raspberry preserves made it work all the more.
As I dig deeper, I suddenly found a similar taste to the famed Bunny Cristo. I must confess, I am green-blooded, if you know what I mean. To my fellow green-blooded friends, we used to enjoy the cheap P25 French Toast with Ham and Cheese at our cafeteria, and sadly, the taste of the Bunny Cristo was extremely similar to this. Right there, the spell was broken.
Cafe Latte – P125
What seems to draw popularity to the Bunny Baker was the latte design that you can customize. From Manny Pacquaio to Spiderman to teddy bears ~ I simply stuck with their regular bunny and enjoyed latte as it is. It’s not a great cup, but not a bad cup either.
For the coffee connoisseur, it might be best to head to Craft Coffee Revolution located at Broadway, not too far from the area.
Salted Caramel Bunnylato – P110
One thing the Bunny Baker stuck with me was the impressive flavors of their homemade gelato that I could easily see myself indulging every now and then. From Irish Cream to Kahlua to Rootbeer to even Serenity’s Okinawa, I found the flavors fun and unique, something I would always look for. I was too full for their Skilletor (a Choco Chip Cookie on a skillet named after the Skeleton meme, reminiscent of the Cookie Skillet dessert of Chilis) or the Matcha Kohi Jelly for dessert, so I had a taste of the Salted Caramel Bunnylato my friend got. Not a fan of caramel either, but it’s quite good and serving size was generous for one scoop.
It’s easy to get lost in the cuteness of The Bunny Baker Cafe and Cake Studio and to elevate the Bunny Baker Cafe and Cake Studio with shining, shimmering, flamboyant adjectives like the other reviews, but I don’t beat around the bush. It’s one place that an Instagram addict would greatly enjoy, and a smart move on the part of the Bunny Baker. Behind the pink lines, one can easily be swept away and ignore the quality of the dishes they offer, though I am still curious for their skills in Truffle Cream Cheese Burger (P325) and the Jalapeno burger (P325). Setting aside, it’s worth coming back for a cup of coffee and quenching El Nino with their Bunnylato, but I recommend heading elsewhere for a proper meal.
Candid Cuisine Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||(2.0 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||(2.0 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(2.9 / 5)|