Little Owl Cafe

65 Broadway Ave., New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Little Owl Cafe
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21 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 1
  • 24 Reviews
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Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens: 9:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6325012036

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Ruth D.
3.0 Stars
4

Good food but it took 40 minutes for our orders to get served.

Do not order their Dalandan Juice. 128547

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Cherisse Y.
4.0 Stars
2

Quality of food is superb!! 1002410024

We ordered chocolate waffles and beef brisket tapa. Their servings are good for sharing. 128076128525

Service wasn't as good as I expected tho :( when we got there, we were standing and waiting to be seated but no one was entertaining us. (We were inside smack at the center na ah) The place isn't that big so it's easy to spot if a customer is calling for assistance but it took them so long. Also, there were only 7 tables when I was there and when I asked for water, they forgot. 128078

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Rex P.
3.0 Stars
4

Serving is big! Food is ok. Try the Buttermilk Chicken.

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Irene L.
1.0 Stars

Bourbon ribs🤢128078🏻128078🏻128078🏻128078🏻128078🏻

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
5

My first visit was when Little Owl hosted an event. I went back a few days after for their Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It was really good.

Other photos are from the event and I'm not sure if they're already permanently available.

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Clarissa R.
3.0 Stars
10

Are you familiar with Lola Cafe + Bar and Liberty Kitchen + Brew? Then you know that the team behind these two successful food establishments is the Lola Group of Restaurants. If you love both, you would be thrilled to know that they opened a new restaurant concept in Quezon City called Little Owl.

This neighborhood cafe is located at 65 Broadway Avenue in New Manila. Little Owl, as the name suggests, is little and tranquil. Yes, just like the noble creatures the Little Owl cafe is a small meeting place where you can relax and enjoy all-day brunch with family, friends and colleagues.

The cafe features a simple and clean al fresco and indoor dining as well as function room perfect for small gatherings. As you can see below, Little Owl is indeed “Instagrammable”. The white walls match the black-framed mirrors, arched windows and other elements in the room giving diners a relaxing and picture-worthy ambiance.

When it comes to food, Little Owl has a lot to offer. Below are some of their lovely meals!

Caesar Salad: You can never go wrong with a classic Caesar Salad especially with some bacon bits. The lightly grilled romaine with bacon bits and Parmesan shavings offers a great flavor and texture.

Salmon Benedict: If you don’t like rice, Little Owl’s Salmon Benedict is definitely one delicious breakfast/brunch meal option. It’s made with cured salmon, poached eggs, arugula and hollandaise sauce.

Mushroom Tartine: What I love about pesto is its versatility! You can add it in pasta or bread like the Mushroom Tartine. It is topped with creamy scrambled eggs and a flavorful kale pesto sauce.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Little Owl’s version has three cheeses – mozzarella, cheddar and gruyere complete with caramelized onions served with side salad. This one I did not enjoy that much because the cheese wasn’t enough. It doesn’t have to be overflowing but this one did not have much cheese on it.

Chicken Waffle Burger: If you love chicken and waffle, this is a match made in heaven. The only problem is it’s too dry. Yes, there’s coleslaw in the middle but it was overpowered by the crunchiness and heaviness – perhaps a thinner slice or more coleslaw?

Wild Mushroom: We had a little discussion with this one as we all thought it was Bolognese. This is in fact little Owl’s Wild Mushroom pasta. The taste is pretty average and was more on the sour part.

Banana Pancake: This reminded me of the fluffy Japan-style pancakes. Little Owl’s Banana Pancake is moist and is even more delicious with maple butter and banana.

Thick Cut Bacon: If you failed to eat breakfast, this is the perfect choice! Enjoy THICK Cut Bacon Steaks with apple marmalade served with eggs and rice or with scrambled eggs and toast.

Fish ‘n Chips: The fried dory fillet and shoestring fries with tartar sauce is a great snack. Sadly, I didn’t taste anything special here.

Tarts: Little Owl has four offerings – Calamansi Tart, Cheesecake, Chocolate Tart, and the Warm Apple & Pecan. I was able to try all except Calamansi Tart. The best one for me is the Chocolate Tart because of its rich and bittersweet flavor and cappuccino cream.

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Evita G.
4.0 Stars
4

Lovely place.128149128076
Yummy food esp their aglio olio pasta.
I hope that their buttermilk vhicken is boneless. Tho its yummy.128522
Excellent service.128154
Will definitely comeback.128522

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Foodcrawl P.
2.0 Stars
3

HITS:
Quaint cafe with Chic interiors
Marble tables and high ceilings
Shoestring fries
Cauliflower soup

MISS:
Inefficient service. It was hard to call server's attention.
Expected a lot from Waffle N Chicken but failed to deliver.

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Xyberdoc M.
2.0 Stars

Ordered a beet orange salad and pasta bolognese. Both are not available.

Ordered aglio olio with shrimps. Pasta overcooked and seasoned lightly. Shrimp was the only saving grace.

This is New place and having some items in the menu that is limited to a few things, is quite a disappointment.

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Elmer R.
4.0 Stars
3

Two thumbs up for the grilled cheese sandwich with shoestring fries, rich and well done. The pesto pasta with rosemary chicken was sprinkled with shaved parmesan, bravo. Didnt enjoy the waffles though, it was hard as brick.

To access this place by commute, alight at the corner of Broadway St and E. Rodriguez (near St Lukes) in front of McDonalds. Little Owl is beside McDonalds. With a car no problem, the carpark can take 10 cars.

Nice new brunch place, an old house converted to a diner just like their Lola Cafe Bar in the Scout area in Quezon City but the AC needs improvement quite hot in midday.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
10

When malls are packed and navigating to them takes time, we consider going around our neighborhood restaurants or cafes. It would be nice to have an accessible go-to spot nearby, one with a totally different vibe from the others, and not too far from where we live.

Little Owl, the newest member of the Lola Group of Companies is just around the corner of Broadway and E. Rodriguez streets. New Manila can now embrace another hub for an early breakfast, lunch, or dinner treat, or for a cup of coffee or a night out of drinks.

This house-turned-restaurant is quite spacious for an establishment, having two floors and a veranda. The upper area can host up to 60 people. The chairs are comfortable to sit on; the interiors looked clean, and the whole place is well lit. The restaurant’s ambience is truly inviting, moreso with a good number of parking slots available.

This sponsored tour of Little Owl is actually worth the experience. Their manager took the time to take care of us guests. Little Owl’s Chef Anton even sat down with us (me and a friend of mine) to hear out any constructive criticisms from our part, regarding the place. Well, there isn’t that much to say since the place doesn’t need to make major improvements in any way.

First up, their set meal started out with Crispy Caesar Salad, which was uniquely presented on Romaine stalks. This novelty item enables you to hold the salad with your bare hands. The Ceasar Salad is crispy and fresh, and it was accentuated with all the staple salad ingredients–bacon, croutons, and sour mayonnaise-based dressing.

The salad was followed by the Salmon Belly Benedict. The fattier portion of the salmon is distinct as it gave in more flavor. The crisp arugula delivered the right amount of bitterness to the food; the hollandaise sauce gave it its creamy and lemony taste, while the capers provided the needed spike of saltiness, which all-in-all kept a balance of flavors. I loved how the poached eggs were perfectly prepared, and they’re soft enough to burst at any given time.

Little Owl’s Bacon Steak is their best selling item in their menu, and there are reasons as to why it is such a hit among customers. The bacon’s strong flavor is prevalent in the dish, and they made it even more exciting with sweetened apples. However, the slab of the bacon steak was too thick. I suggested having the meat sliced in half and prepared in two, to make it even all the more tender. At Php 365, the slab can already fill up the cravings of two meat lovers. It also comes with two cups of garlic rice and two sunny side-up eggs.

For dessert, their fluffy and soft pancakes were creatively plated. They were stacked into threes, with each of them being more than an inch thick. I assume that the restaurant uses an egg moulder to achieve its given thickness. The pancakes were paired with fried bananas, alongside their really good version of maple syrup. This is hands down the best syrup I’ve ever had!

For the record, I have also enjoyed Little Owl’s cheesecake. It was the good kind of cheesy, leaving you with the right amount of sweetness that’s enough for you to crave one bite after another. The cheesecake was dense enough, with an unbelievable kind of softness to it. Its crust needs a little tweaking though. I think it would be better if it was a bit hard to bite into so it can create a little contrast to its softness. Oh, and instead of serving the cheesecake warm, I think it works out even better when it is served chilled.

Hoping that this post of mine will encourage you to swing by Little Owl. Who knows, maybe you can be one of their frequent customers in no time soon.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
9

One Saturday, mah homies and I went here at LITTLE OWL for a foodie event. I love breakfast food so if there's anyone super excited to go here, it's ME!! 128518128540128155

While we wait for the food, we had drinks first. It was kinda hot outside so I decided to get something cold (for a change).

CARROT AND ORANGE Juice 127865
- According to the staff, this one is made with just carrot and freshly squeezed orange juice. No sugar added or anything else but I think they also added ginger. Anyway, it was good and very refreshing. Not too sweet and does not tastes "artificial".

They also have Strawberry Banana smoothies and watermelon and mint. I was able to try the watermelon drink and it was too minty, not something I like. 128517 If you prefer coffee, they also have coffee from Toby's Estate. 9749️ Yup, so you're guaranteed to have a good cup of coffee. 128521128077🏼

FOOD 🍽

SALMON BENEDICT.
- "Omg!" that's exactly what I said because salmon + poached egg! How can you not "omg" to that!? 128514128541 I was so excited but sadly, I was not able to try this one. 128557128557128557 Oh well.

GRILLED CAESAR SALAD.
- Contrary to most of the reviews, I liked this salad. It's good and the dressing was tasty. Not the usual mayo-based dressing. Plus this was presented in a unique and unusual (but in a good) way. 128155

MUSHROOM TARTINE.
- I don't like sandwiches or anything, in general, with zucchini because I don't like the texture and taste. 128563128563128563 I just tried the bread and the scrambled egg w pesto and despite trying just parts of this dish, I still loved it!! The egg was so fluffy and creamy. Can I please have just the egg w pesto?? 128155128154

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH.
- I liked and enjoyed this sandwich!! 128155 Instead of the usual tomato soup, this was served with tomato jam. The bread was toasted just right and it was not too buttery as well (yay!!!). And with the right blend of saltiness and sweetness c/o caramelized onions and tomato jam. Best enjoyed with the arugula and w some hot sauce for some spice. 128149

Side note: After a lot of thinking and deliberation 128518, this is now included in my top 3 grilled cheese sandwiches (my 1st is Borough and 2nd is Wildflour).

WILD MUSHROOM PASTA.
- Nothing wild about this dish. At first, we all thought that this was the bolognese pasta because of the color and taste but nope. Haha. 128517 You can skip this one.

FLUFFLY BANANA PANCAKE.
- Not sure if the pancake I had was different from the others. 128563 It looks fluffy but it wasn't. It was thick and dense. It was good but I guess I was hoping for a fluffy soft pancake. 128566 Didn't tried it with the caramel sauce anymore.

CHICKEN BURGER.
- Juicy fried chicken + waffle + coleslaw. It's simple and actually looks too plain but the taste is not that simple and plain. I like how tasty the chicken was and although the coleslaw was a bit too "mayo-ny" for me, I still liked it as it added a different taste to the burger. The dish actually reminds me of a KFC burger, so it's masarap! 128521

THICK CUT BACON.
- Meh. 🤐 As much as I would like to want this dish because BACON, I just can't. Bacon was not cooked properly, undercooked? It was tough slicing it and there were a lot of fats. 128532 But I still want to try this next time with the french toast and scrambled egg.

FISH AND CHIPS.
- Fried fish fillet served with shoestring potatoes and sour cream dip. This was just okay. You can also skip this one.

For dessert, they served us with 3 different types of tarts - WARM APPLE & PECAN, CHOCOLATE, and CHEESECAKE. They were all just okay. I liked the cheesecake the most because of the slight hint of citrus. 128154

Overall, it was still a pretty okay brunch experience. Not all dishes were memorable but if ever I come back here, I'll get the grilled cheese again and will try the salmon benedict and thick cut bacon. 128521

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Will C.
3.0 Stars
3

Tried dining here twice on sat night both fail to secure seats. First there was food scene happening on that night, second there was an event which the whole night was blocked off 128529

Third time was the charm i guess as were able to have our dinner here. The place have this lolas cafe vibe, full stack parking that will require you to tend to your car every now and then, wide dining area with open area outside and provision area upstairs.

For dinner we went for pork belly and sausages. Pork belly was kinda chewy, and lacks juicyness. While sausages was just okay and still it lacks juicyness that im looking for from a premium sausage. Both dish cost us 900+ 128529

Hmm... i know this is trivial to some but if more or less half of the staff that serves us have cough or colds, its really unappetizing, at least wear a mask 9786

Their still on their soft opening but i look forward to dine here again after that soft period.

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Steff S.
5.0 Stars
4

Brought my boyfriend this time! He ordered the thick bacon slab and said that was it was okay, a little chewy.. "but the scrambled egg's perfect!" I quote. As for me:

Grilled Cheese Sandwich - 11088110881108811088
I'm happy that they improved the recipe from the first time I came here. My friend ordered this but I didn't like it so much. The bread was just an ordinary white loaf bread and cheese was bland. Now, they perfected the cheese mixture and added caramelized onions. It's paired with sweetened tomatoes that actually puts an interesting complement to the flavor. I still wish they'd pair it with a good tomato soup though.

Chocolate Ganache Tart - 1108811088110881108811088
Consistently yummy! Now a little pricier though, from P160(?) to P210. But still worth it!

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Steff S.
5.0 Stars
3

Second time here because I love this place and it's super near! 128149

Fluffy Egg White Omelette - 1108811088110881108811088
Surprisingly yummy! The saltiness of the feta cheese, the crunchy arugula, and the herby pesto sauce gave the omelette a flavorful dimension. And it's sooooo fluffy!

Pecan Pie - 110881108811088
This was okay. Nothing special. So we move on to...

Chocolate Ganache Pie - 1108811088110881108811088
Heaven in a pie! Must try this! Silky smooth chocolate ganache that's not too sweet, perfectly topped with salt flakes. Loooove!

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Denise A.
4.0 Stars
10

Last December 2016 I was invited by Little Owl to attend their Media Launch while on Soft Opening.

We were introduced to Sir Jonvic, the head chef and the Director of Lola Food Group - the team behind Lola Cafe in Quezon City and Liberty Kitchen at Eastwood.

I was really excited when I got invited on this event cause I consider Lola Cafe to be one of my favorite restaurants in Tomas Morato. I've been there twice and the quality of their food is really consistent. 128076🏼

Little Owl is located in Broadway Ave, New Manila which is just near St. Lukes Hospital and a few medical centers. A good place to spend lunch breaks if you work in the area and won't disappoint if you want a GOOD coffee cause they are in partnership with Toby's Estate. 9749

One more thing I like about this restaurant is the interior, the vibe is very minimalistic and homey. The white walls and high ceiling gave it a very welcoming feel.

Onto the food, here are my top 11088️Top 3:
127859 SHAKSHUKA P270
Eggs poached in Tomato Sauce w/ Whipped Cheese Served with Toast
- This dish really amazed me, served in a pan in skillet form it reminds me of DIY breakfasts on Tastemade. The ingredients were so basic yet it turned out really well. Love how the tomatoes tasted hearty and fresh! DIP THE TOAST in the skillet to fully enjoy this meal!

127838 MIXED MUSHROOM & ROASTED VEGETABLES P250
served with scrambled eggs and fondue
- This was Kevin and I's Top 1 on the list of food they served us during that day. The scrambled eggs where so soft and light it melts in the mouth together with the melted cheese, oooh! This is actually what I can describe as a GOOD BREAKFAST. It's light, healthy and organic.

🥓 THICK BACON CUT STEAK P365
w/ apple marmalade served with eggs of choice (paired w/ rice)
- Agh! For P365 I don't think I even deserve to enjoy a thick cut bacon as good as this! A must try!

Others:
🥗 CEASAR SALAD P285
Romaine, Arugula and bacon lardons tossed in ceasar dressing
- Honestly, this taste quite an ordinary ceasar salad. Nothing special, I hope they also add more dressing cause it was a bit dry.

127859 FLUFFY EGG WHITE OMELETTE P220
served with Feta Cheese & Pesto, Arugula & Toast
- A little disappointed on this dish cause the egg is fluffy yeah, but literally taste nothing. The pesto helped a bit but I suggest they add more seasoning on the egg.

127828 GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH P220
W/ caramelized onions served with fries
- I have mixed feelings about this sandwich. I love anything grilled cheese but this lacks in flavor. The cheddar was gooey and all, but really bitin. It cheddar lacks sharpness, I wish it was paired with a tomato soup. Haha.

127837 CARBONARA P295
Tossed in Bacon and Parmesan Cream topped w/ Poached Egg
- Taste like the usual Carbonara. Nothing distinct but 'twas fine.

🥞 FLUFFY BANANA PANCAKE P220
W/ maple syrup
- Never tried banana pancakes before and I liked this one. It's drizzled with maple syrup on top and sided with fried banana. Perfect for banana lovers out there! Minions where you at?

DESSERTS
127850 CHOCOLATE TART P130*
127850 WARM APPLE & PEACAN P160
127850 CALAMANSI TART P130

Not going to elaborate how the tarts tasted cause i'm not a fan of tarts in general. But among the three I liked the Chocolate Tart the most probably because they've used dark chocolate on it instead of the usual, a little too sweet though which can be adjusted. The Calamansi tart is a unique one but it was too sweet that I wasn't able to grasp the sourness of the Calamansi anymore.

COCKTAILS
127864 ESPRESSO COCKTAIL P150 (Espresso Shot, Vodka, Caribbean Rhum & Amaretto)
- The espresso was too strong and wasn't really a good mix with Vodka. Just had a sip and didn't drink it anymore.

11088127864 PINK OWL P150 (Watermelon, Lychee, Vodka, Mint Leaves, Soda)
- SUPER LIKE. Good thing I ordered this, it's like the cocktails for pabebes ladies like me. It's very light, peachy, sweet and tangy. Love how the soda added some kick and spark to the drink! Plus it's PINK!

127864 GREEN SANGRIA P150 (Green Apple, Cucumber, Calamansi, Vodka, Wine & Soda)
- Hate anything with cucumbers but this was good. It's light and refreshing!

INSIDER TIP:
128204 A lot of Parking Space in front of the store and nearby
128204 They have a Mezzanine which is a good venue to celebrate small/ intimate events
128204 Hands Down to their customer service as usual.

This is my first event invite as a food blogger (naks!) feeling! Haha! 128514 Anyway, i'm so glad to see familiar Looloo fam faces - Abe and Clarissa.

For a more updated review on Little Owl Cafe check out Midz S and Dennis O review! 128076🏼

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Mae A.
4.0 Stars
10

Looking for a place for that good old solo time? Much like an owl at night that hoots? Try this place in New Manila where you are guaranteed to have one good time. And yes, you can hang out here during daytime. 128521

One of my fave dishes that day was their Mushroom Tartine. I liked the mix of mushrooms with the rest of the ingredients here. Its taste wasn’t cloying and could actually fill you up.

Same with the mushroom dish, I liked their take on Caesar Salad. The dressing was just right for the leafy greens. It had this nice acidity that balanced the freshness of the whole salad.

Nothing says comfort than a good old grilled cheese sandwich. Oh yeah. 128512 I love the slightly burnt sandwich paired with the tomato jam (I think it’s jam).

Their Chicken Burger was their take on the waffle-and-chicken combo that somehow became a trend. To be honest, I really thought there would be buns. I was pleasantly surprised to see the chicken fillet in the middle of those waffles. As for the taste, it was good. The chicken itself was flavorful.

We were unsure whether to squeeze the lemon on the Bolognese. It seemed scorched already. Still, it delivered in terms of taste. I found the sauce to be just right though might be bordering on a little oily.

I was looking forward to their Salmon Benedict. When I saw this on the list for that food tasting day, I got excited. When I got to have a bite, it saddened me. I found the hollandaise sauce to be too buttery. It kind of took the flavor from the salmon and the whole dish away. I just opted to have less of that sauce in order to still enjoy the dish.

I really wanted to like their Fish N’ Chips. Trust me, I really wanted to. But something was just off for me with the fish. The fries were okay and the sauce was pretty good. But the fish had this jelly like consistency. I was looking for those fish meat strands but I got none of that. It seemed cooked but I just wasn’t a fan of the fish here.

And their Banana Pancakes will have you singing that Jack Johnson song while munching on these fluffy eats. For reals though, these pancakes were so fluffy and good. It’s nice to have it with some of the banana and sauce.

My friend enjoyed their Chocolate Tart so much that she’s willing to drop by here for this! It was indeed delicious though I imagine it to have some candied chili to make it more interesting. 128539

Since they’re still on soft opening, service could be slow. But I do see promise with the dishes served. And for sure, the chefs are cooking up more (as some served to us weren’t on the menu yet). With its homey ambiance and yummy dishes, this could very well be your nook for some solo time or bonding with your buddies. 🙂

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars
6

Little Owl is another new restaurant from the people behind Lola Cafe and Liberty Kitchen. Thanks to Midz S. for extending her invite to us we were able to attend this special event.

Little Owl is located in Broadway Ave just behind the McDonald. The place got a free looking nook. Mostly white with some highlights of black and mirror to complete the theme. We were directed to the second floor where you can have a small privet event. After some intro we were served various item from their menu to try.

127860Salmon Benedict-I like this one the taste of the salmon was very prominent and love how it was beautifully plated.

127860Caesar Salad - Their version of this classic is quite different. Served with a whole lettuce and with bacon bits, Parmesan cheese and croutons. Not special but tasted great!

127860Mushroom Tartine - This one is good! For the mushroom lover. Served with big portion of mushroom on top a bed of scrambled egg with lots of veggies. The flavor blended well perfectly.

127860Grilled Cheese Sandwich - this got mix review because it wasn't consistent. One serving got lot of cheese was tasted superb. But the other was served with underwhelming amount of cheese.

127860Wild Mushroom Pasta - this one was good but the mushroom was a bit underwhelming. The pasta was overpowered by the zesty sour tomato flavor.

127860Chicken Waffle burger - Tasted great! I love the juicy chicken and the coleslaw help it to be even more tasty!

127860Thick Cut Bacon - one of my fave since this was the only main meat dish served for the event. I love the smokey flavorful bacon. Can be served with egg or garlic rice.

127860Fluffy Banana Pancake - another one of my fave. I love thick fluffy pancake! The caramel was just a bit weird. It was very thick like a frozen gravy sauce. Nonetheless it was good!

127860Tarts- For the tarts must try is the Chocolate tart! It was so good and bitter dark! I love it!!!

Overall a nice brunch kind of place for QC peeps. Love the ambiance and they serve Toby's Estate Coffee.128523128076

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
10

The Lola Food Group, the brains behind Lola Café + Bar, and Liberty Kitchen + Brew, has a new baby, and it was last Saturday that they decided to introduce The Little Owl Café to some food enthusiasts before their grand opening in the coming week.

Here’s a little trivia on how the owners came up on the concept of the café. For starters, their first two restaurants’ names started with the letter ‘L’. They also wanted a place that is homey, offers whole day brunch and is open from morning to late nights. So behold, a café that is designed like an owl’s nook, and it’s just amazing. It’s the first thing I loved even prior to paying the café a visit.

The café has a second floor, and with the homey design of the place, I’d like to call this floor the “attic”. The attic has a different design compared to the white, black and brown theme on the ground floor. This place, which also serves as the café’s function room open for reservation, has a warmer theme, with less windows and less room for natural light.

After a few words from the chefs behind the food, several dishes from today’s menu started coming in, and as we took photos we were able to meet with the other food enthusiasts we’ve never met before.

127744Salmon Benedict – I hope this dish tastes as good as it looks. I was too busy taking photos that I wasn’t able to try this one.

127744Thick Cut Bacon – thick pork slices in apple marmalade sauce, served with egg, and either garlic rice or French toast and salad. I liked this dish because of the flavor of the bacon. It was like a honeycured bacon having that sweet taste. This dish could have been better if the meat was more tender.

127744Fluffy Banana Pancake – Three thick banana pancakes with thick, caramel-like maple syrup. These pancakes were delicious and moist. Although there’s nothing too grand about its taste, you can never go wrong with this classic breakfast staple especially if it’s this fluffy.

127744Mushroom Tartine – Bread with scrambled eggs and an assortment of vegetables and flavors on top. This is a good example of something that is small yet strong. There were mushrooms, pesto, bell peppers, zucchini, and some cheese. I was impressed with the elements I was able to get from the dish and how all those combined made something tasty.

128525Grilled Cheese – This was my favorite! The grilled cheese was not what made this dish the star of my dreams, but the arugula and the tomato jam that came with it. What came to my mind when I had a bite of all three together was my brick oven pizza experience. The tomato jam reminded me of the chili honey I used to pour on my pie that changed my perspective on pizzas. The saltiness of the cheese, bitterness from the arugula, sweetness from the tomato jam and the crunch from the toast is probably something I’d go back for.

127744Chicken Burger – Two fried chicken fillets sandwiched in two waffles with some coleslaw. This was a dish I also liked, well, because I’m a lover of almost anything chicken. I liked that they were able to think of a concept to incorporate the usual chicken and waffle brunch dish and presented it in a different way. The chicken tasted good and moist, as well as the coleslaw, while the waffle was okay.

127744Caesar Salad – Greens, croutons, caesar dressing, bacon bits and some parmesan cheese. There’s not much to expect from this as it is how your typical caesar salad tastes like. It was okay.

127744Fish ‘N Chips – two cream dory fillets with shoestring potato fries and sour cream dip. The fish was okay, although I’m not a total fan of it. I liked the shoestring potato fries since it’s a good snack while chatting with the fellow foodies.

127744Wild Mushroom – At first I thought this was the bolognese pasta because of how it looked, until we were told otherwise. The tomato in this tomato based pasta was evident, since the sauce was more of sour than sweet, although the contribution of the mushroom to the taste was lacking. Nevertheless, this was okay.

TARTS- Their tarts surely ended our meals with a bang.

127744Warm Apple & Pecan – I can’t remember spotting the apple in this tart, but I do remember the cinnamon and the pecan in the picture. I found this tart okay. Not bad.

128525Chocolate Tart – Our favorite tart! It was filled with a not-so-dense dark chocolate that is definitely not too sweet and will not make you grab that glass of water.

127744Cheesecake – I am very much confused of their cheesecake. I was expecting some cheese, obviously, especially since the filling oozed/ flowed out upon slicing. However, when I had a bite, I wasn’t able to detect any traces of cheese. It was more of a lemon tart than cheesecake.

Parking spaces are available in this café. They also have a guard to assist. There are also seats outside perfect for those shots.

Little Owl Café is located at the corner of E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave corner Broadway Ave.

P.S. I wasn't able to upload a photo of the salad and the place because of the maximum number of photos allowed per review. Also, I wasn't able to take pictures of the first two tarts 128514

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Myzyl C.
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I always see this restaurant on our way to the grocery but never got the chance to drop by. Thanks to TheHungryEmployee for tagging me along. 128522

I like the logo and concept of Little Owl, as well as its minimalist and homey interiors. The servers are nice and the food is good too.

Salmon Benedict - I like that this dish is strongly savory though the butter is kind of overpowering the rest of the flavors. Nonetheless, trying this dish is such a treat.

Banana Pancake - I love how the pancakes are really soft and its a good combination with the sliced banana.

Grilled Cheese - Super yummy! The serving size is huge and it's super cheesy.

Mushroom Tartine - Definitely one of my favorite dishes from the bunch because I love mushrooms and the overall taste is savory but not too salty.

Caesar Salad, Fish n' Chips, Bolognese - Not as memorable as the rest but these are good too.

Chocolate Tart - I must say, this won the day for me and it's definitely going to be the main reason for me to dine here again.

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