Café Mary Grace

G/F Greenbelt 2, Paseo de Roxas St. cor. Esperanza St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Café Mary Grace
4.3
4.5 Stars

151 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 68
  • 4 stars 61
  • 3 stars 16
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 2
  • 181 Reviews
  • 243 Recommend
  • 151 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 8:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6325013089

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱75 - ₱180

Most Recent Reviews

Kat M.
5.0 Stars
3

A girl bonding over brunch at Mary Grace is always a good idea. Our favorite branch is at Greenbelt where you can dine al fresco in their mini garden. I met up with a friend I haven’t seen in months and it was such a pleasant experience. I ordered a Chorizo Plate which consists of the following:

🥗 Local Green with Chili Dressing and Crunchy Garlic. I ordered this plate because of this actually! I love their chili daing dressing and I want to try to make it at home.

127837 Chorizo and Olive Pasta. Was okay. Mary Grace’s pasta are always good.

127819 Lemon Santi. I was curious to try this, and was not disappointed! It was served chilled, and there’s a hint and from time to time, a kick of the lemon, but nothing too strong. Love it.

9749️ Then for coffee, as it is hot, I ordered an extra Iced Mocha to beat the heat (and stay awake from fullness!

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John S.
4.0 Stars

Nice place. Expensive lol.

Their Mushroom and cheese omelette should be tried. 128523

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Jomarie A.
5.0 Stars

Quick fact: Cafe Mary Grace is one of the ultimate favorite restaurants of my sister, and she's tried almost all of their dishes already! Such a fan. 128514

Anyway, there was one holiday when I met up with A & E, my two HS best friends, for a quick catch up over lunch. Being the indecisive group we are, we walked around for almost an hour until finally settling for Cafe Mary Grace.

When we entered the restaurant, we were welcomed by friendly staff; but what really wow-ed me was the ambiance. This was the biggest Mary Grace banch I have ever been to, and the decor, furniture, and lighting all contributed to making thia place so homey and oh so lovely! 128525 Too bad I failed to take a photo 128557

Anyway. I wanted to have pasta, so I texted my sister to ask for her recommendation for the best pasta dish (since she also knows my taste when it comes to food 128156). She told me that I may either try the Spicy Lemon Scampi, or the Vongole. I chose the Spicy Lemon Scampi this time around, but kept her other suggestion in mind.

The food was served after 10-15 minutes, even if they have quite a lot of customers during this day. The Spicy Lemon Scampi came with a toasted bread slice, which was toasted to perfection and had the perfect crunch to it. The pasta dish, on the other hand, was served with linguine noodles tossed in olive oil, chilli flakes, and lemon juice. It is then topped with asparagus, and of course, 4 plump shrimps. 128525 I enjoyed this dish so much, because the noodles were cooked al dente; the shrimp were big, juicy, and most importantly, fresh; and the taste of lemon was very evident, which I liked. The only thing I don't like that much was the price. 128586 It costed more than Php 400, and is a bit too much for a pasta dish.

But in hindsight, I will always be willing to pay, if it means I'll be having excellent quality of the food, coupled with a cozy ambiance, and impeccable service. 128156128525

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Reich T.
3.0 Stars
2

It was a toss between Ramen Nagi and Cafe Mary Grace, i settled for the latter as i haven't had pasta in a while.

Again, my fickle minded self made picking the kind of pasta difficult. After x number of minutes, i settled on Dory and Saffron Cream. Im being a lil adventurous as i am not fond of cream based pasta.

Service was fast and my pasta is served in a matter of minutes. Aesthetics aside, it looks appetizing. Excellent contrast of colors - there is green, yellow and cream. As for the taste, I'd give it three stars. Dont get me wrong, the pasta is delish but it is my bias that gets in the way. I am still not fond of cream based pasta.

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Angel U.
3.0 Stars
4

Went to Mary Grace and tried it for the first time, ordered,

127837 set meal Cream Dory Pasta with Salad come with house cake
127859 breakfast omelette with mushroom & cheese

🔹 The ambience is alright & the taste of the food nothing much special..

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

Was stranded last Thursday night in Makati due to sudden downpour that caused floods near my workplace. It's really hard to commute that time so I decided to just go somewhere for dinner. I was really hungry then so I opted to check the restaurants in Greenbelt 2, and settled here in Mary Grace!

I tried Valencia Hot Chocolate and the Grilled Chicken Couscous. Serving time was quite long. More than 20 minutes for the hot chocolate and another 10 minutes for the pasta. Too long for someone that's already hungry, and dude, that's already 9:30pm! 128530128530128530

Valencia Hot Chocolate was good! Thick, creamy and rich chocolate with orange on it for a higher level of experience. Didn't know that I'd like this one.

Grilled Chicken Couscous was surprisingly good! Couscous is said to be the smallest form of pasta but it's not. It's a dish of small steamed balls of semolina, and are usually in round pieces originated in North Africa. Thanks, Merriam-Webster! 128518 It actually acts as the rice in the dish. It also has some string beans and raisins, which is quite a weird combination, but it's actually good! And of course, I ordered for this because of the grilled chicken which I didn't regret because it's juicy and topped with creamy tomato sauce!

I only had a photo of the hot chocolate because I was really hungry and had no time to find the best angle to get a shot of the dish.

-1 star for the long waiting time.

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Pepper B.
4.0 Stars
2

I love everything about this Resto.. I had a homey feel, fast service, good food, and great ambiance.. Today I went here for a late lunch.. (4pm) is lunch ) and I ordered their sandwich for the first time...
I had Vigan Chorizo with Kesong Puti Sandwich and it was really good! 128518128518128518 the bread was fresh, and the Chorizo and Kesong Puti combo was perfect! I think I'll try the other sandwiches next time.

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Kat M.
5.0 Stars

Mary Grace's Prawn Salad in Mango-Papaya vinaigrette can convert the carnivore in me to be a vegetarian! 128569 it is soooo good!!! 100841008410084️ however I noticed that MG is not consistent with their serving. I tried this salad also at their Serendra and TriNoMa branches, unfortunately the servings there are noticeably smaller compared to the one I had now at Greenbelt. Still much love to this food 10084

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Mico C.
3.0 Stars

I work in the south so I often have small reunions and get-togethers in Makati since it’s usually a middle ground for everyone involved. Our restaurant of choice was Mary Grace since half of us wanted to eat a salad while the other half wanted pasta. I usually go to Mary Grace for a heavy dinner but yesterday was different because my officemate celebrated her birthday by force-feeding us spaghetti and cake. So on my way to Makati, I knew I was going to order something outside of my go-to dishes which were usually meals I ate when I was really hungry. Once handed the menu, I quickly flipped the pages to the sandwiches portion. Since I felt like being healthy that day, I got the Vegetables on Focaccia Sandwich. It was obvious to our group that it was the first time I ordered this dish because I asked the waitress to pronounce my order for me. Ha! Learnings. Haha I’m working on my English don’t worry! Focaccia. Haha (Don’t judge me! Hahaha)

I liked the dish, especially the texture of the zucchini and the oyster mushrooms. Although, I found the amount of balsamic and vinegar oil they put on the dish may have been slightly over the perfect level for me. But I still liked it very much. It was served with chips and a dip which was I wasn’t aware was part of the dish and so it was a pleasant surprise.

Our server, Maine (If I remember correctly), was very courteous and jolly. In one of my past reviews for a different Mary Grace branch, I commended management for coming up with the temporary receipts. This innovation minimized the processing time for people by eliminating the possible feedback loop for the check. But, this was the first branch which the server explained to us what the temporary receipt was for, even though it’s written on the small note they hand out with the receipt, it’s a nice practice to explicitly say what it is for. The only issue I had with this particular visit was that there was this staff member (not Maine, she was lovely) who was cleaning (mopping) the air ducts (?) in the ceiling. These air ducts were directly above some customers, but still the staff member proceeded to clean them while customers ate. It was quite unsettling. Fortunately we didn’t have a duct above us but I was worried for the other customers. Other than that though, excellent visit.

That’s it for now. Take care everyone. Happy weekend!

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars

Pardon the photo, as it was haphazardly taken because I was famished after a workout.

Dropped by Café Mary Grace for a *healthier* choice and also because I missed their Grilled Chicken Couscous. 128513 It's still one of my favorite go-to dishes here, although the cook on the chicken today was quite dry.

Although I tried to be healthy, I couldn't resist a slice of cake... 128584 So I got a slice of Limone Santi! 10084️ Yumyum!!! Definitely a good sweet and tangy dessert!

I dined alone so I managed to have time to take in all the decor in this branch and I would have to say I'm in love with their light fixture inside!!! 128525 I was too shy to take a photo but they had moving metal birds hanging with the lights! I couldn't help but just stare at it! Hihi 128586

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Christina R.
3.0 Stars

This white onion dip was pretty good! The plating looked like a giant pale flower. My friend and I shared an order of their carbonara which they split for us.

We got 2 lemon squares for dessert which is the first time I've ordered one here. What a disappointment! It was the tiniest lemon square I've ever eaten, about an inch in diameter. I've never seen lemon squares that small. Plus it lacked that sour flavor and the crumbly shortbread crust which I love. I thought it was so sulit for 25 pesos, not.

This is one of the biggest branches of Mary Grace. We usually go here only for after dinner dessert so we're usually lucky enough not to have to wait for a table.

Last time we came here was last December. I wrote on their comment card that my favorite black velvet has less frosting now than it originally did. The last time I dined in any Mary Grace cafe before December was maybe more than a year ago. They've increase their prices already.

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Rosey D.
4.0 Stars

Place was full and crowded on a Monday night. Heard it right?! As in Monday? Glad our friend phoned them for a reservation.

We stayed on the 2nd floor and really liked the ambiance. How cool and cozy it was! Liked how the customers note was on the table so you could read it while waiting for your orders. There were also pictures for memories for those who dined in. I took a photo of their lights as I kept on looking at them and wanted them to hang in my own ceiling. Haha!

I ordered the salmon pasta while hubby got the meatballs tomato pasta. We both finished it and satisfied. Our friends ordered also a pizza. Too bad I was already full that no more space for desserts. But definitely will come back to try their cakes. 128522

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Steph Y.
5.0 Stars

Forever favorite 100841008410084️ I always order the Vongole or Chorizo Pasta. From starters to desserts, everything is always perfect. I'm not gonna even try to list them down, there's too many, anything I order there is always a lovely hearty meal.

Yesterday I was there with a friend, we stayed outside for lunch, it was perfect because it was raining steadily so the weather was cool, and I just love their interiors and decors. The ambiance is always warm and cozy. Always a good place to dine with good friends.

And I have to note their restroom is very...peaceful and calming. Haha

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Carla M.
2.0 Stars

This place is often full and crowded, and most of the time, their service is disappointing. We experienced it firsthand last month when we had lunch. Julie J. volunteered to go early to reserve a table for us. But their staff won't let them in and allow them to occupy the second floor until it's 12 noon. Whuut? They made her and other customers wait.

Kirby G. and I arrived next and the three of us placed our orders already. Few minutes later, their wait staff comes back and handed us a temporary receipt so we can double check our orders and advised us that serving time is 20 minutes. About ten minutes later, Dastine S. and some officemates followed and when they placed their orders, their staff replaced the receipt after she included the additional orders. More than 30 minutes has passed and our orders weren’t served yet. We followed up and the waiter checked the paper and said, “Ma’am wala pa pong 20 minutes.” This pissed us off. Of course the time written on the receipt was the time Dast placed their orders, which was ten minutes later than ours. Ugh, HIGH BLOOD.

Our one hour lunch break was almost over when the food arrived. I ordered a Fili Beef Sandwich with chips. The beef was lean but the baguette was tough and hard to chew. I
should have ordered a Vongole Pasta. Yina M's chicken inasal was undercooked. She was too hungry to even bother returning it coz that’ll mean she’ll have to wait long again.

I wish they'll improve their slow, sucky service. 128530

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars

Just got some Cheese Rolls to go 128076

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Myra L.
5.0 Stars

I love the layered taste of this pasta! I taste the sweetness of the tomato, the sharpness of the olives and a hint of tuyo. At P278, the serving is good for one if you're really hungry and good for two...if you have just the tiniest stomach. Haha

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Maureen S.
4.0 Stars

I had a Mary Grace overdose during December 128541 i think because it has this homey feeling that makes me want to dine here.

This time around, I was killing some time while waiting for my mom. Since I was full from lunch, I decided to have some tea (berries) and lemon squares - perfect for cleansing the palate!

I prefer Tea Republic's lemon squares but Mary Grace's quite good already 9786

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Con M.
5.0 Stars

So we ate here last Dec 1st. Yeah, i know Iate post but it's better late than never so they say. Haha
I met my long time friend which is like my older brother from another mother. Childhood friends i can say way back when we are back in San Juan City.

We ordered the plates which consist of salad, pasta and with dessert of the day.

Well first up, the soups we ordered Mushroom and Squash soup-- just added 80pesos for the soups that comes with plates we ordered. I ordered the mushroom but ended up with squash instead because i liked it more. It's weird at first but it's more yummy than the usual mushroom soup. Don't get me wrong but the mushroom soup tastes good but since i tasted it before i go with the squash and then my friend got the mushroom soup. I know what you are thnking, I'm spoiled when it comes to him. Haha

Then comes our plates i ordered the Leek n Safron Plate which consist of like a madarin salad with vinegarret and the pasta is with salmon. I liked it at first, well the salad yes i finished it but for the pasta I didn't finished it and exchange it with my friends pasta. Haha (Medyo naumay lang ako sa huli kasi parang medyo malansa na).

Picture shown above is the plate of my friend/brother. Chorizo plate. I didn't taste his salad, coz i already have mine but he said he is not a salad guy but he liked what he had which has a tomato as dip, i think. For the pasta it's also chorizo and i finished it for him after we exchanged pasta. That's how close we are. 128516

We also ordered Sangria in a pticher for both of us. It's like fresh fruits pop in the pticher. We needed to add up ice and let it stay there before we can drink because it is really pure. I love it.

And for desserts, we had tiramisu slice and black velvet cake. I like both of them but mostly i think i like more the black velvet because it's not that sweet. I almost finished it forgetting about the tiramisu. Hehe

Overall, i loved my experince here. It doesn't fail to awe me always. The desserts, the ambiance and the staff. Just the way i like it.

I should say this branch of Mary Grace in Makati i like to be in all the time. Bias much. I know. 128077128540128522

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Reich T.
3.0 Stars

Manila's answer to Dumaguete's Sans Rival. This is a better alternative when you are craving for some buttery frozen cake goodness.

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Pearl R.
5.0 Stars

Dinner with colleagues and surprise cake for the nov celebrants Joanna and Maine. Here's the twist, we invited them for dinner (after being so busy this past few weeks, we need a break), that's my alibi. Best actress award goes to.... hahaha! They have no idea what will happen next.

The first thing that we do is to order the Chocolate Mousse cake.

Then we ordered, Mary Grace Mushroom Cream, Fresh Tomato & Herb Pasta, Pasta Ametriciana w/ Italian Meatballs and Chorizo Plate.
Pasta is the best + the combo of the garlic bread, ooooh so yummy. 128055

After the eating time, it's time for the dessert and for the surprise. 127874 Wooo! We start to sing the Happy Birthday Song! Chocolate Mousse is now served. I super love the taste of this cake, best when it's cold. Very mouthwatering. Superb cake.

And most especially, the ambiance is very very cozy. Very artsy. Very delicious food, very friendly staff and the perf place. A perfect star for this 1108811088110881108811088.

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