Isla Cafe

3/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd. cor. Dona Hemady St., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Isla Cafe
3.9
4.0 Stars

8 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 9 Reviews
  • 3 Recommend
  • 8 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Wi-Fi:
None
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Tei A.
3.0 Stars

Had a quick lunch here. This is the fastfood arm of XO Heritage Resto. They claim they're the "home of Manila's best pancit, puto and pares". Not!

The pancit luglog lacked flavor and the meat toppings were chewy (was made into chicharon-style,but wasnt crispy. The sauce was too orange-y. It had tinapa flakes but no shrimps. I've tasted better pancit luglog. It came with 1pc puto.

Crispy Pork Binagoongan - it was spicy and sweet. It came with a few eggplant slices.

Puto was ok. Typical.

My pancit luglog order was served last, took sometime before it got served. Wonder why.

Lemon Lime Mint Shake - this was good, refreshing!

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Mackoy V.
4.0 Stars

Whilst waiting for the sweetie pie for our very not-so-often movie date, I espied this island in the 3rd floor cinema level... I said island because it is amack in the middle of the promenade between the shops... I found the place cozy and its name so apropos... Isla Cafe... Aside from the good barako coffee they seeve merienda and altanghap meals as the menu states... But their plate de resistánce (nee) would peobably be their lutong bahay cuisine which is rare to find in a center island between the pedestrian promenade setup that Isla Café has... Yes they have kakanin and according Rae Ann their camarera, thats spanglish for all-around multi-tasking manager brewer and cashier, their best seller is their mala-ubeng panafinip (ube-cassava cake) and Pinaalat na caramel cassava cake... Me?... I will relish their coffee... Bon apetít...

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Roland S.
5.0 Stars

simple and great food

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Steffhanie S.
4.0 Stars

Yummy Puto & Kakanins! 128075

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Mush A.
4.0 Stars

So We finally tried this quaint place in Rob Mag called Isla Cafe. It is located in the middle of 3rd floor where you dine "outside". I ordered their Pansit Binondo and my mom order the Pancit Luglog:

Pancit Binondo- just like the typical pansit canton (not the instant, silly) with chicken, veggies wrapped in scrambled eggs. Saucy and tasty. Yum. Noodles are not as firm as I would like it to be though.

Pansit Luglug- saucy with hardboiled eggs, tinapa and chicharon. The noodles are a bit sticky.

All noodles dishes came with puto. Mine's pandan with cheese on top, and I have to say, these putos are the highlight of this cafe. Will order a box next time. :)

Overall, I tecommend this place if you want to have a quick, Filipino style merienda. :)

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Rjay C.
3.0 Stars

The feel of the place was "Pilipinong Pilipino" from the dress to the tables.

Ordered the Pansit Lucban and Ripe Mango Shake. The pancit was delicious. Topped with Lechon Kawali and paired with Puto. Wasn't able to eat the puto because the serving was for 2. Was already full with the pancit. The shake was bland, with bits of ripe mango on top. Will try a different drink next time.

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Jayne Marie W.
4.0 Stars

If you are new to Filipino favorites and you are hesitant to eat in the streets. This is definitely the place to start and explore the Filipino in you. Isla Cafe is a dressed down version of their grand XO46. But where ever you choose to dine, you will definitely leave happy!

I definitely am looking forward to coming back to Isla Cafe because they still have a lot of promising dishes that I need and want to try. And this is the place to be if you are in that mood for breakfast, lunch snack or merienda. 128516

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Aimee P.
4.0 Stars

We were looking to have merienda and we passed by this place which immediately appealed to us. Coffee, pancit, puto--all merienda staples. I wasn't able to take a picture of what we had but we had arrozcaldo and pancit luglog. We also ordered tsokolate eh. I was a little full from my Gong Cha drink so I did not really eat that much. I liked the taste of the food though, the pancit came with puto, and it was good. I think their puto are good because they have a whole display of it. Maybe when I'm hungrier, I'd try it. What was really good from our order was the hot choco (tsokolate eh). The hot choco was made from tablea and you have to pour the rich concoction with water so it's more malabnaw. It's still tasty even if you add more water. We'll be back to try this place again.

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Jayne Marie W.
4.0 Stars

Our eyes lit up when we saw a new dining place in the middle of the walkway. From the name and the look of their servers, it’s evident that it serves Filipino dishes. A very nice waitress in Filipiniana costume greeted us and ushered us to our table.

Arrozcaldo would usually come alone, right? So I was surprised that Isla Cafe serves it with puto with cheese. The warm fuzzy feeling it gives my tummy, much like what a big warm hug does to me.

Palabok
I would say that this dish is definitely a must try. I loved the over all taste, the charming aroma of the garlic. I loved it down to the atsuete (in the Philippines) or Annatto.

Chocolate Puto
The puto here is so good! Delightfully sweet and tasty, these bite-size sweets make for perfect indulgences.

Halo-Halo
It is perfectly chilled and has the right amount of sweetness. It is just so good that I have already gulped down half of it when I realized that it wasn’t mine! 128563

I definitely am looking forward to coming back to ISLA CAFE because they still have a lot of promising dishes that I need and want to try like their Puto and I'd like to go back some time to buy some to take home.

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