Cafe Enye

The Eastwood Excelsior, Eastwood Ave., Eastwood City, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Cafe Enye
4.0 Stars

17 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 8
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 19 Reviews
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Chiara C.
2.0 Stars

Carbonara was exceptional. Aside from that, we had the steak and roast chicken, which were meh, especially considering the price.

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars

Yey! I finally got to come home after a long while, and a few days in Manila means nothing but food trips and being with loved ones! So happy to be home, even if it was just quick.

I had a wonderful Sunday Brunch in Cafe Enye with the family! It's been a while since I've wanted to try dining in this joint. I love cream-based pasta sauces, so to hear about their Lechon Carbonara just excited me so much.

For starters, we had the Pollo Croquettas (Php 175) and we shared their Chicharrones Salad (Php 250). The croquettes were really good mainly because of the sauce that went with it. Otherwise, on its own it was just ok. The salad was delicious. The dressing was light and sweet and went very well with the poached egg on top and the pieces of lechon kawali. It was a well balanced plate, I must say, composed of veggies and just the right amount of richness.

Then for mains, we ordered their Paella Valenciana, Carne Asada Cubano (Php 265) and of course, their Lechon Carbonara (Php 250). The paella was delicious, but the texture was a bit weird for us. It was more of greasy and separated than what I'd think it would be, or maybe I'm just used to Valenciana made by my mom using sticky rice. I'm not sure what it was supposed to be served as, but in terms of taste, it was sure spot on! The chefs do know their stuff. The cubano sandwich was such a delight too. The pieces of beef were tender and packed with flavor and the sauce and veggies in the sandwich put the while dish together. The fries served with it needed a tas more salt though, and probably a dipping sauce. I ended up dipping the fries on the croquette sauce cause it was so good!

The star of the meal for me was the Lechon Carbonara. When it was served it was just lovely, nicely twirled creamy pasta with an egg yolk on top, glistening with the pieces of bacon bits, garlic and Lechon Kawali! It was absolutely delicious! I can't say this is already my favorite carbonara dish I have had in my life, but their version sure is up on my top 5 list.

Service was good too, though there were times the servers couldn't see us immediately because we were seated behind a pillar which blocked the kitchen / staff area. It was a good experience for me, and I will definitely come back! 128568

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Gemma D.
5.0 Stars

+++Good food, nice place, good service, & value for money 10084️ must try!

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Migs C.
3.0 Stars

Not digging my pricey chicken skewers. Meh.

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Aileen L.
4.0 Stars

A new cafe in Eastwood, Cafe Enye.

My Pre-Mothers day celebration. After Baga Manila, I asked hubby that we should try this new cafe. It's a Spanish restaurant besides healthy option. The place has a very nice ambience and it's not crowded. You'll love this interiors here. It's open up to 12 midnight and glad they accepted us even if it's almost past 11pm.

We tried their coffee, smoothies and hubby tried imported beer. Last but not the least, churros is a must! Lucky that they have promo for Mother's Day and I've got a free red velvet cake.

A sophisticated Spanish restaurant that you must try in Eastwood 128131 adios!

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

I have heard of Café Enye since last year. It sure captured my interest after reading positive reviews about it in looloo. I was so intrigued that I even begged my family to eat there instead of the ribs place a few blocks away a few months ago. But since it was my uncle’s birthday and he chose Big D’s Smokehouse, I had to give up my intense desire to visit this place. (Yes, I’m that passionate with food.) Then again, food gods love me and I finally got a chance to visit this place last week.

Hello, Café Enye!

I visited the place around 12 noon on a Monday and I was the only diner that time.

The place has a warm ambiance with its predominantly brown interiors. The server who assisted me was very friendly and pleasant too.

Since I have been stalking this restaurant for quite some time, I already knew what to order. The only problem is, since I was alone that time, I had to trim down my long must-try list. I ended up ordering Chicken Mojo Skewers (PHP330), Chouxros with Dulce de Leche Cream (PHP170) and Calamansi-Cucumber (PHP90).

Service was quite prompt as I was just about to start blogging when my drink arrived.

It was the perfect thirst-quenching drink. It was refreshing with a bit of zest. I loved it! <3

My main dish was served next and it was a very pretty dish. I instantly fell in love with the citrus marinated chicken skewers. I may be a bit biased as I love anything tangy. But this dish is a definite winner. It had a delightful balance of saltiness and tanginess. Also, the chicken cubes were cooked to perfection. Each bite was juicy and packed with flavor.

It went lovely with the cilantro yogurt and the Harissa and Latin Salsa which further added texture and balanced the zest of the chicken.

After an intense flip flopping on whether I should finish my plate of skewers or not, the lovely rings of dough finally arrived.

One order comes with two dips--dulce de leche cream and tsokolate peanut butter dip. Though interesting, I didn't go crazy over the dips and it just made me crave for Dulcinea's/La Lola's/Alqueria's thick and rich chocolate dip. Nothing beats the classic!

Overall, it was a wonderful and filling lunch. Dessert was a bit of a miss though but it won't hinder me from visiting this place again. See you again soon, Café Enye!


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Jialing H.
5.0 Stars

I think this is the best carbonara I have tasted so far, the Lechon Carbonara128525 it was truly mouth-watering. It wasn’t your typical carbonara, as it had bits and pieces of Lechon meat topped with a whole egg yolk accompanied by a rich and creamy sauce, the combination of these ingredients made this dish mind blowing! (PS. the garlic bread on the side was sooooo good)128523128523128523

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4.0 Stars

Meeting a friend at #EastwoodMall and decided to go to the Spanish theme cafe, #CafeEnye located at the ground floor of Excelsior Building, Eastwood Avenue, Libis, Quezon City. 128663🇪🇸

I am amazed with the chic interior of the cafe. Very colorful. 127912

The coffee and desert that we ordered taste good, especially the churros, it compliments with the chocolate sauce and dulce de leche cream. 9749

Cafe Latte - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

Iced Cappuccino - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

Chouxros with Dulce de Leche Cream - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

The service of their staff is superb 128077🏼 but the wifi/internet has a poor signal 128078🏼 #ilovetoeat 12851510084

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Jennifer S.
4.0 Stars

Tried 2 of their tapas. Both didn't disappoint.

Pollo croquetas: the croquetas were good but the sauce was wonderful, adding oomph to the dish.

Mojo chicken and lechon carnitas: great, savory flavors. So, so good! Think lechon, olives, mushrooms, garlic, chilies sautéed in olive oil. I will go back for this!!

The Kamias shake was superb too. The dishes were large enough for the 2 of us, we didn't have room for dessert. The churros though looked promising.

The restaurant is well appointed with a nice outdoor seating. Will definitely go back as there are many more on the menu that caught our eyes.

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Leia P.
4.0 Stars

I ate lunch at this place last week. I tried their Pollo Croquettas and Lechon Carbonara (pictured here); liked them both.

I liked the ambience of the place; has a warm feel to
It. The staff were gracious in answering my questions and attentive. It's a little pricey but I look forward to eating there and try their other dishes.

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Angelique R.
3.0 Stars

The first time I entered Cafe Enye, I already fell inlove with how homey it looks inside. It was their first week of operation and they even offer 40% off for the main dishes on their menu. I ordered the oil based chorizo pasta and their house blend iced tea.

My opinion:
Pasta: 110881108811088️ as it is a bit bland. I am expecting more flavor as they are using chorizo which usually has a string flavor.

Houseblend iced tea: 1108811088110881108811088️ because the flavor is perfect.

Price: they are a bit pricey than expected. Luckily I got my meal 40% off that day.128076🏼

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Mickey S.
3.0 Stars

I've always loved Spanish food, although because I normally associate it with my grand parents. I appreciate how Cafe Enye has really made it modern, and added interesting touches to the classic favourites.

The interiors of Cafe Enye and all of the carefully thought of details are something to behold. I love that they exerted effort to make the environment classy and inviting and not divey in feel.

The give you all the dishes you want from a Spanish restaurant - tapas, paella, callos, great meats; The way to go here is order a few items to share so you can taste a little bit of everything.

To be honest, the food can be a hit or miss. For example, their version of Lechon Carbonara was probably my least favourite item on the menu (And that's already saying a lot because I love lechon!). The pasta was overcooked, sauce was watered down, and had no hint of Parmesan. On the other hand, the Lechon Cubano sandwich was really delicious. In my opinion, juiciness and tenderness are two very important factors when it comes to meat quality and they have managed to achieve both factors with flying colors.

The steak was okay but not nearly as amazing and tasty as l had hoped. Again, the meat was tender and juicy but under seasoned. Also, the Sofrito Butter that came with it tasted nothing more like margarine(?).

Overall, I think the food is just fine; or average for lack of a better word. Cafe Enye has the potential to be a really good place if they will just try a little bit harder and of course, if they are open to it. Seems like a lot of diners (myself included) have had a few issues with their food that I believe they should pay closer attention to.


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Russel F.
5.0 Stars

It has been a dreadful start of the work week for me, so I decided to unwind and somehow reward myself (because I coped with it) with some great food. I’m thinking of trying out a new place but I decided to go back here and finally try some of the pasta. I tagged a friend with me who lives on the same building where Café Enye is to join me for dinner.

I got this Lechon Carbonara and just by looking at it, I instantly fell in love with it. Aside from its usual elements and being creamy and all, the chicharrones brought the dish I have always loved to a whole new level. Adding a raw egg yolk might be icky for some, but it actually adds an interesting hook to the taste of the pasta itself. It’s filling that it took a lot of time before I could finish it.

My friend tried the Grilled Porkchop and he seemed to like it! Aside from its taste, he really like the plating of the dishes and its inclusions such as the roasted root crop mash, salsa and grilled tomato.

Since I already tried this place last year, I have noticed that they’ve started working on the interiors and rearranging the seats and layout of the café to make it look cozier and appealing to the masses. Way to go, Enye!

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Christina R.
5.0 Stars

I've been here a couple of times already and I always order the same thing - Grilled Pork Skewers with Enye rice (360.00), cilantro yogurt, Harissa and Latin salsa with the Calamansi-Cucumber shake (90.00).

Unfortunately I haven't returned since they offered the chorizo buns. I really hope I find the time to come back here. They say it's their version of Tim Ho Wan pork buns.

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Russel F.
5.0 Stars

I was given a chance to try Café Enye with Patrick V and Jayson J last year made possible by Christina R’s invitation. Café Enye is one of the newest places in Eastwood serving Filipino – Spanish fusion dishes, which I was really excited to try. They were still on soft opening that time, and the stabilizing of the menu is still in progress.

The place has a warm ambiance which I think is perfect for casual dining. Has some nice interiors and cool wall arts which are stylish and eye-catching! The enhancement of the place is still on-going and we were advised that they’ll be working on to adding some more statements and wall arts to make it more stylish but minimal at the same time. They also told us that they’ll be putting more wooden tables in the future. The lighting was a bit brighter from the usual, making it hard to pull of some aerial shots.

Some of the dishes we tried…

Pollo Croquettas - Crispy marinated chicken Bechamel Croquettes served with salsa verde and homemade pickles. It’s an instant hit on the first bite! Chicken was juicy, and perfect to pair with the salsa verde! 5 stars for this dish alone!

Lechon Cubano - Homemade Mexican Lechon with scrambled eggs, sofrito aioli, Harissa, cheese, cucumber, and onion. No words to describe how much I like this sandwich! On the first look, I thought it would be something like a sisig sandwich but it’s more than that. It’s a perfect combo of savory and little kick of spiciness! Something you should also try!

Enye Roasted Chicken with Root vegetables
- I love chicken so much and this roasted chicken is like the feeling of finding true love! The chicken is flavorful, juicy and has some catchy taste. It might be the secret spices and herbs put together in the chicken. The inclusion of sweet potatoes is a refreshing way of presenting a chicken dish.

- This is their version of the famous Chorizo burger! I actually quite liked it though I never tried any in Boracay when I made a visit there last year! The patty is thick, juicy and tasty, and pairing it with cheese and egg is a dream burger for me! I also like it that the Latin slaw is in the bottom part so it won’t override the taste of the patty and the egg. And did I mention that the fries is good? Yes, it is. Not greasy, right amount of saltiness and has a pleasing texture.

And for the desserts..

Churros with Dulce de Leche cream
- I love the dulce de leche dip so much!!! I really how delightful it is – creamy, sweet and milky! The tsokolate peanut butter dip reminds me of tablea, which I think is perfect to replace the usual hot chocolate dip. The churros itself remnds me of bicho-bicho, mainly because it’s very sugary.

Creme Catalan
- This is the so-called Spanish version of Crème brulee. Compared to the French version, this has some hints of fruity taste mainly because of the orange zest in the mix, and the addition of fresh fruits served on top of it. I haven’t tried the Artisan Espresso but I think it’s a good way to lessen the cloying taste of the crème catalan after eating the whole plate in less than 5 minutes. Although I’d still prefer to have the fruits than the Espresso shot, but some would prefer the latter in most cases.

Service is excellent! The servers are very attentive to our orders, and always smiles to us! They even told us some little bit of info about our order when they served it so we can enjoy it to the fullest!

Would like to go back to this place very soon! Thanks for the invite, Christina!!! Also thanks to Ms. Rebecca of Café Enye!!! 128077🏼

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Christina R.
5.0 Stars

This is a Filipino-Spanish restaurant that's only been open for a month. Most dishes are familiar yet given that fusion twist that makes it a bit different.

We came in here right before Christmas so the place was just about a week open. They still have to sort out a few kinks (especially speed of cooking and serving) but overall we loved the vibe of the place.

There's a big, beautiful red door that welcomes guests. There are many interesting things to look at, and there are still some walls that are yet to be decorated. Do take the time to admire the life sized wall painting of Akane Watanabe, a Japanese artist that flew in all the way from Japan to paint for the restaurant. It's on the right side of the door before you enter. She placed her cute signature in the bottom of her work.

Food is about 200-600 pesos but the decor feels like the food would've cost more. Café feel, casual food. Its a really big space. A coffee/drink bar in front and a full service restaurant inside.

We ordered a bunch of stuff but this is what I loved:

127826Bacalao Mentecato. 245. Bacalao thickened in cream and mashed potato.
It was a good appetizer, not fried like what most restaurants offer. Served with toast. It's like a potato salad. Can actually be side dish.

127826Grilled Pork Skewers. 360. Citrus marinated pork served with Enye rice, cilantro yogurt, Harissa and Latin salsa.
My favorite. Pork was tender. Loved the rice and yogurt that went with it. Don't mind this being a little more spicy. Maybe offer spicy sauce on the side. I would've preferred that it came with veggies.

127826Steak with Sofrito Butter. 575. Grilled tenderloin beef with chimichurri and sofrito butter.
Meat was super soft too. It's a cheap steak so don't expect to be super wowed. But it was a good simple dish that went well with the rice.

127826Calamansi Cucumber Shake. About 100. Very refreshing! It came in a tall glass too. I don't remember the exact price, I think it was just 99. All I can recall is that I found the drink cheap.

My son loved the Burgerizzo - a chorizo and beef burger. The callos was ok, but nothing beats my Lola's callos so I've never been wowed by any other rendition. Pollo croquettas and patatas bravas were just ok for me. I wanted a Cubano but they forgot about it so sayang I wasn't able to try it. They have a lot of food with egg on top, I wonder if they noticed it. We were given complimentary desserts that were not on the menu. I hope they offer the rosemary cake because it was so good. It's in my photo behind my drink. Chatting with the chef, it was a pleasant surprise to find out we have the same first 2 digits in our student numbers in college, both of us from the same campus.

Overall we liked the place. Affordable food. Simple menu. We'd be back sooner (especially for the skewers and rice) if it weren't so out of the way for us. They haven't officially opened I was told, meaning no dramatic opening or marketing activities. I think they want to work on the whole service first before they start promoting their restaurant.

This place has the potential to be a great restaurant.

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Casey D.
5.0 Stars

Found out about this restaurant from my bestfriend. Enye was their previous restaurant in Microtel Libis. We arrived around 12pm-ish for lunch. We were welcomed by their manager. My bestfriend had a little chitchat with her (yes, they're friends) and recommended food we can try. Bff already ate here for like 4 times and was invited for food tasting. She was raving about this since then.
We tried their chicken skewers. It was delicious. The chicken was tender and really tasty.
The chorizo pasta was delectable. The pasta was cooked al dente and had generous bits of chorizo. The calamansi-cucumber was refresing!!! Though i cannot taste the calamansi at all. Hahaha
We had their churros and it became a favorite. Will definitely be back for this!!!! So saraaaaaaap! It has dulce de leche and chicolate dips. Nom nom nom nom 128069
I think the restaurant can hold a total of 30-40 guests. They also have an al fresco and bar.
The place is so cozy and spacious. They also have several couches. I can sit there all day. 128516 They also have this "ñ" design on their wall made of cups and saucers.
Also, Mike, the head waiter, was really nice and accommodated all our requests. He's also a good friend of my bestfriend. So i think that was a plus point. 128514128514128514 but nevertheless, he really is a good asset of that restaurant.
I think i already found my new hang out place in eastwood. 10084
Oh, the price is also reasonable. The menu is outstanding. They have lots of food and drinks to choose from. And the serving is quite big. Really worth every bucks. 128077

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Patrick V.
5.0 Stars

Okay, I am making this review as a testament of my love for the desserts at Cafe Enye! 128518

Churros with Dulce de Leche Cream - Although the name does not mention the tsokolate peanut butter dip, it was actually my personal favorite. It kinda reminded me of Christmas maybe because it's similar to tablea hot chocolate. 9786

Créme Catalan - I loved that it was not overly sweet. It's a classic vanilla and orange zest infused custard topped with fresh fruits served with an espresso shot! 127861

I'm really excited to try other things on their menu.

FINALLY, something new in Eastwood! 128055

PS: A little irrelevant but I would also like to mention that the "ñ" made of mugs and teacups on the wall is awesome. 128077

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars

Christina R introduced me to this new cafe at eastwood. This one is filipino spanish cuisine. We were invited to their food tasting event so it was sponsored. They are now in soft opening and will be in full swing next year january. This place is supposedly a cafe however would like to hive customers a special fine dining experience... So, we were able to try most of their food during our visit however it was just 27% of the full menu. And yes. I am recommending you to get at least these dishes on this review.

128204128525Pollo croquettas
Marinated chicken cutlets with bechamel mixture in a crispy medium thick breading. This tastes 20%chicken, 60% bechamel and 20% crispy breading. With this, the salsa verde (green sauce that tasted like sour cream) and pickled veggies (okra, shallots and pepper) were complememting each other. May i just suggest to add more salsa verde 128513
128204128525Enye roasted chicken with root vegetables (featured)
This dish was stellar. Winner. Do not go here without ordering this. The chicken is so tender and tasty! The “garlic and herbs” really worked well.. However the “orange” thing they described in the menu was not there... And those kamote... Tasted like chestnuts! 128525128525.. But only eat it while hot... Later oily na kasi and will taste like kamote nlng.

And yes. These are just two of more good dishes in this fine cafe.

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