Cupcakes by Sonja

G/F Serendra Piazza, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Cupcakes by Sonja
4.3
4.5 Stars

197 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 94
  • 4 stars 69
  • 3 stars 27
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 2
  • 225 Reviews
  • 337 Recommend
  • 197 Reviewers
Category:
Cupcakes
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 12:00a
Phone
+6328560308

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Christina R.
3.0 Stars
3

Talk about sickly sweet, from the multi-coloured layered cake, to the icing, to the candy sprinkles. Tamiiiiis.

Definitely for kids. Not for the adult like me. Of course the kids were happy.

Cake was also dipping in the middle. Got this on a Holy Thursday and most bakeries were already closed them. Glad it was moist. But just terribly sweet.

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Ria P.
4.0 Stars
3

Another “Cupcakes by Sonja” favorite cake of mine is this - warning long name - “Reversed Supreme Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake.” Moist chocolate cake and creamy (not too sweet) salted caramel buttercream. What’s not to love! 128523 Even better is their combo promo of any slice of cake plus a latte, cappuccino or hot choco for only ₱190. The slice of cake alone, in my case was already ₱150 so technically the coffee was just ₱40 (instead of paying full price of ₱135). 128076🏼

I didn’t give a perfect score though because, although airconditioned, 1) the store was warm, 2) they provided service water upon request but they had no ice, and 3) the counter table was dirty even though there weren’t any other customers inside (staff should always clean up thoroughly after customers leave) and 1 out of only 3 stools inside was wobbly. But still giving it an almost perfect rating because of the quality of the food and the value for money of their drink & pastries combo. 128522

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Will C.
4.0 Stars

This place has been here for a while and is known for its sweet cupcakes but i didnt had their cupcakes instead went for choclate varlhona cake. Not the best varlhona is had but it has justifable sweetness and nice chocolatey texture.

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Anne R.
5.0 Stars
3

Hello Friday! 127881 It means that doughnuts are back at Sonja's cupcakes. I've been eyeing to try their doughnuts for quite a while now but they are only available during the weekends.

They have a lot of quirky flavours to choose from and their doughnuts are priced from P60-P75 each.

I was able to try the following:

127849 Vanilla Bean
127849 Cacio e Pepe
127849 Olive Oil and Basil
127849 Toasted Rice

I loved the flavours especially the Vanilla Bean! It's nice also that they are open til late so whenever you crave some treats at an ungodly hour, you can trust that Sonja's will not fail you. But you know, stuffing yourself with doughnuts at any given hour is also acceptable 128514

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Christina R.
5.0 Stars
2

Now that I've tried more flavors, I can say that my favorites are still the Olive Oil and the Caramel. They all kinda taste the same. The cacio is not as cheesy as I had hoped. Vanilla needs more vanilla flavor for me.

Needs to be eaten asap. I don't like it when the cream is too soft already.

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars

New flavor alert! Banoffee!!! 127849127849127849

Banana caramel filling encased in a sugary bun and topped with a torched caramelized banana. I think that just about speaks for itself. 128539

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Paolo S.
5.0 Stars
8

I would have never guessed that my new favorite doughnuts would come from a bakery that built itself on cupcakes. Sonja's started the fancy cupcake trend way back in 2006, and since then competition has gotten stiff with cupcakery's popping up left and right. I guess it was a good decision (and a good time) to expand their product base to doughnuts. Sa sobrang sarap ng doughnuts nila i wouldn't be surprised if they rebranded to Doughnuts by Sonja instead. 128517

With the limited supply, i've seen people line up for these and stocks finished by the afternoon! These are only available in the Serendra branch but the good thing is they now offer them EVERY weekend (they used to make them only sporadically and on special events/promos).

I swear, these doughnuts are soooo good you'd almost forget about the more known nearby doughnut shops. They come in several very interesting flavors na magugulat ka na... "pwede pala to sa doughnut?!?" They all conform to the same standard, dusted with sugar and stuffed with flavored cream. Flavors like truffle, olive oil & basil, toasted rice, and cheese & pepper are unexpected winners. But trust me, every flavor is good! And one more thing i noticed is even if kept in the fridge for 2-3 days, the doughnut bread doesn't go stale, dry, or harden! Yep... it amazingly stays soft, moist, and sweet!

Sonja's please set up shop in the south... kahit doughnuts lang muna. 128514

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Kitkat G.
4.0 Stars

I was curious how their doughnuts would taste like given that they are known for their TDF cupcakes.

We walked all the way from bgc to serendra just to check the hype. We were greeted with a long line of hungry customers and sweltering heat (the AC was busted) 128532

Here's what we ordered:
Creme Caramel, Strawberry Cheesecake, Gianduja and Truffle
The dough was soft. It reminded me of bicho-bicho with sugar that clings in your mouth. We liked all the flavors except Truffle which tasted weird. I really couldn't figure it out.

Would have wanted to try the other flavors but the special offer ended yesterday 🙄

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Reich T.
3.0 Stars
3

Sonja brought the cupcake back in the map.  I got enchanted by the lovely colors of their miniature cakes.  Apart from aesthetics,  their cupcakes are the best there is. 

That was a decade ago.  Yeah,  tempus fugit.  To celebrate a decade of whipping out awesome cupcakes,  Sonja's decided to make some doughnuts for a limited time.

Lady Luck wasn't on my side during their first run.  I got giddy and excited when i found out that they decided to make more for one last weekend.  Wee!!!

I speed walked under the sweltering heat to get my hands on dem doughnuts.  Boy,  was i glad to see three pieces of Vanilla Bean left.   The plan was to try one variant but the olive oil and basil was flirting with me from the glass case.

| Vanilla Bean.  The dough is soft,  it is lile biting into sugar sprinkled clouds.   The vanilla bean filling is creamy and not over sweet.  I loved every single bite.

| Olive Oil and Basil.  Flavor sounds odd eh?  Trust me when i say that there is no iota of weird in terms of taste.  I cant even taste basil!  Which is a good thing really.  The olive oil is very subtle,  it's  almost non-existent.  All I taste is the cream custard.

I would've wanted to try all the flavors but buying some is difficult.  A friend wanted to buy a dozen and will come back to pick em up.  Alas,  they do not allow it.  I find it a lil weird as the request is not a reservation,  it's an actual purchase.  Oh well,  i guess they have to work on the customer demand if they want to offer this again.  Add more branches on the list perhaps?  It is a hassle for some to endure traffic for a doughnut. 

Albeit my love for the doughnuts, I'm giving them three stars because of the uncool rule.

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Christina R.
5.0 Stars
3

Ang sarap!!!! Creme Caramel 60.00 and Olive Oil & Basil Donuts 75.00. Soft, fluffy cream-filled, grown up sugar donuts. Sarap! Sarap! Sarap!!!

Initially intended as a limited edition offering for their 10th year anniversary, tomorrow should've been the last day to try these. However I talked to one of the owners this afternoon and he mentioned they are now going to offer these every weekend. Hooray!

It's a good thing I only ordered 2, because I'd be eating a whole box of 6 all on my own. The bread is really soft. Remember those made on-the-spot fried sugar donuts in Rustans circa xx? Parang ganun, but better. I hate filled donuts because I find them too sweet. Sonja's filling is very creamy, very generous, not too sweet, and just a hint of your selected flavor. Thi is a 180 for me. I was totally smiling while eating these.

I haven't really been going to Sonjas as I've been disappointed with their red velvet. It's not as good as when it first came out. I used to get their pistachio and strawberry a lot when I couldn't get satisfied with their red velvet. Now though, I am so happy to have found a new reason to visit.

I'm going back for the truffle and caccio e pepe.

#Halloolooween2016

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars

After we had a sweet escapade at the Freezer Burn. We walked a few meters to Serendra all the way to Cupcakes by Sonja to try their donuts which is available every weekends only. This offering is for Cupcakes by Sonja's 10th Year Anniversary Celebration.

When we're at the counter there were only four flavors available to choose by that time because of the demands for donuts. They will release again after one hour. Few customers are in line to try the donuts too. Which we decided to have two flavors of donuts.

127849 Vanilla Bean for Php60.00 - 11088110881108811088️4/5
"The dough of the donut is like a classic Pinoy donut which is deeply fried and rolled it with sugar. The first bite reminds me of the donut that I can afford to buy in the street. Yes, it's a bicho-bicho style they just add and inserted vanilla bean filling inside. I find it sweeter than the other donut I've got."

127849 Olive Oil + Basil for Php75.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"This one caught my attention when I was in the counter and I even bought it in a rush because there were two pieces left. Before the first bite I smell the goodness aroma of the basil. And the taste... WINNER! It's so lite even the cream was so thick and heavy because it's not that sweet."

I am looking forward to try other flavors on my next visit like the truffle donut. 10084

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Clarissa P.
1.0 Stars

WARNING: THIS IS A RANT POST

For the 10th year anniversary of Cupcakes by Sonja, they came up with 12 donut flavors that I have been wanting to try. They only have them available every Friday to Sunday. That's fine and I was so giddy to try.

They have given samples to social media influencers and famous bloggers to hype it up and I was one victim of this. Not only that, I've been a fan of Sonja's ever since and would buy dozens of their cupcakes for family gatherings and even as giveaways during Christmas time for my daughter's classmates. So imagine my disappointment.

Went there on a Friday around 4PM since they said a new batch of all flavors will be out that time. We got there and only found 3 flavors. I asked when the other flavors will become available and they said by 5PM. I wanted to get 1 dozen assorted because 1 dozen with only 3 flavors is boooo! I asked if I can pay for 1 dozen assorted now and pick up later because I needed to rush for my daughters' trick or treat. They gave me a hard no. I went to the "owners" not sure but they still said no.

They said that when the donuts are ready "baka magkapatong patong ung orders" so they don't allow reservations. I said I will pay now so it's good as sold but maybe it's too much hassle for them to remember that I have an order and set aside a dozen for me for pickup. Sobrang hassle for them maybe that's why for the sake of customer service and customer request, they declined. NOT EVEN OFFERING A SOLUTION. I felt bad. I'm not trying to be a diva. I just wanted to try their donuts which they hyped up so much but not able to deliver. Maybe that's a marketing strategy? Maybe they just really don't need my money? Maybe they're too popular that they don't care about little stuff like that anymore.

Well anyway, that changed my mind about them big time. I'm just a customer anyway. 128530

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Kat M.
5.0 Stars
2

After so many years, I had the chance to buy some cupcakes at Sonja's in Serendra again. I used to frequent this place in my "younger" HAHA years as it is near my parents' house.

Alas, I was in Serendra last night, and my husband was craving for something sweet. Stopped by to buy some cupcakes. Unfortunately, they only got one piece of the pistachio and straberrries cupcake so I bought it. I also got the classic vanilla sunshine and the chocolate swirl something. The taste of the cupcakes certainly brought back fond memories of college. They are still dense, flavoursome, and delicately sweet. 127852

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Clarissa P.
3.0 Stars

Crupcakes are uniquely Cupcakes by Sonjas creation. They're the hybrid of CRoissant and cUPCAKES. They take the form of a cupcake but instead of using cake batter, croissant dough was used. So, instead of moist cakey desserts, you'll get a flakey one.

Got the the chance to try them coz I've been seeing them in my news feed whenever there is a weekend market. It was actually an interesting creation. I tried their Matcha Green Tea and Peanut Butter Speculoos flavors. They were both okay.

The croissant was flaky but was oily too. It's messy to eat because you'll get flakes all over once you take a bite. The Matcha flavored one had a very very subtle matcha flavor. Too diluted with sugar and cream. The Peanut Butter Speculoos had peanut butter inside the crupcake and was topped with Speculoos and some nuts.

Not really something I will buy again or recommend. Nothing special.

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Pao A.
5.0 Stars

Love it. Love. Love. Love.

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Marco P.
5.0 Stars

The beast cup cake in Philippine .. !!!

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Mark L.
5.0 Stars

peppermint patty 128077128077128077128077128077

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Shiela P.
5.0 Stars

This is my all-time favorite cupcake - Vanilla Sunshine! Just right amount of buttercream frosting and fluffy cupcake! Just simple flavors combined together. Perfection. 128525

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AAA M.
5.0 Stars

These crupcakes... Are evil!!! 128539 There I go biting onto something I thought would be another sad little experiment developed by someone to commercialize & fool people into thinking it's the latest craze but after I took that bite... I was only left shocked by how undervalued and how it's not getting enough attention! People, it is delicious! From the filling to the texture! Pure joy & love is what it is! I only tried two flavors yet and both will have their own set of admirers but both are equally good! I can't wait to try some more!!! 128512

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Sugar M.
5.0 Stars

love their cupcakes and im lovin their rainbow cake too

#sweettooth
#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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