Forget Me Not Cafe

This cafe is one of the pioneers of Lilac Food Strip in Marikina. They have been in operation since 2012.The owner is very fond of flowers, hence the name.

Look how cute their menu boards are. The initials in each of their menu boards spells out the cafe’s name.

This is a little corner on the ground floor. Instagrammable right?

The place was packed when we came in. We were ushered into the 2nd floor and a surprise awaited us!

I love how they put these short but very inspiring quotes on the stairs.

There’s an area which children or adults could play. It also has this nice scrabble inspired wall thats says the cafe’s name. You definitely won’t forget Forget Me Not Cafe!

On the other side of the wall was a shelf filled with boardgames and books. The books are neatly arranged but I hope they fix the boardgames too! It’s easier for customers to choose what games to play if they are organized.

This corner with the quote, “where sweet memories are shared,” is best for couples dating. 😘

We just came from a heavy lunch at Burrow Cafe in Antipolo and we just wanted to hang out for a little more. We ordered drinks, some dessert and some pica pica.

Oh, the kids got hungry and ordered Carbonara! Growing children, growling tummies!

As for me, an iced cold mocha and mango graham cake will do.

I love the cake! The cake isn’t too sweet, the mangoes are. The mixture of graham bits and cream is just right.

For the rest of us, nachos and some potato croquettes.

We had the whole 2nd floor to ourselves but the air conditioning was a little hot since it has just been opened when we arrived.

Overall, the place is nice for a quick coffee break with friends or alone time so you could destress.

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Burrow Cafe

Midweek food crawl brought us to Antipolo! Tucked away inside a village, under a burrow, is Burrow Cafe.

Right after the village gate, it’s a long and winding road going to the location. It’s another long way down to the burrow.

It’s funny how they lived up to their name. We almost didn’t know that this is the right way. Another flight of stairs to go down the burrow.

Once you enter that big wooden door, all you could see is the lush greenery outside the cafe. They installed large window glass panels. Imagine yourself in the middle of the forest.

Wooden tables, brick walls, vintage chairs, drop lights, and more greens. So easy on the eyes.

The waiting area is the bomb! 4 colorful hammocks adorn this area and you could enjoy it while waiting for your table or after your meal.

The hammock is so relaxing my kids wanted the same in their rooms!

Let’s get to the food! Everything is plated but you definitely should share. The serving is big and one couldn’t finish a plated dish all by himself.

Flatbread with Assorted Dips

The toasted Flatbread’s crunchy, the dips vary.

Beef Stroganoff Pappardelle

This one’s huge. It’s good but you’ll get sated if this will be the only thing you’ll eat. Your tastebuds will look for something else.

Chicken Fingers

Though it’s off the kids meals, the chicken fingers may be a little bland for the kids. One good thing is that it’s real chicken and not just breading and crumbs.

Beef Short Ribs with Corn and Green Bean Risotto

The risotto almost tasted like Mac and Cheese, in a good way! The corn and green beans complement the rice. The beef short ribs is good as well!

Salmon, Patani & Bacon and Eggplant

The salmon’s fresh! It matters!

Lechon and Gising Gising Rice Bowl

A big check for me! The gising gising’s tasty. The lechon (kawali) is crunchy and the meat’s very tender.

14 day Corned Beef Brisket

Not your usual corned beef! The meat’s also juicy and tender.

I love the hashed browns! Crispy on the edges too!

Chori Sliders

Cute little sunny side up eggs on top of these sliders. The patty is on the fatty side though.

Nutella Pancakes

Solid pancakes with Nutella spread on top. It is served with 2 half sliced bananas.

Outside the cafe is a flight of stairs leading down to an actual river with super clear water. You can stay here if you want to have time with nature.

There’s also a house to see but a couple booked it for a prenuptial photoshoot so we didn’t get the chance to see it.

I checked the website, Antipolo Beehouse, and this is their story. The builder, Vitty Gutierrez, wanted to showcase a house that is built with nature on mind.

The house has 2 floors, and the builder now lives on the lower level while the upper level is now ideal for photoshoot as it has an open space with nature surrounding it.

Photos from Antipolo Beehouse website.

Good thing the weather is nice when we visited. This nature trip is a must. This is your chance to get away from the stressful city, see some greenery to calm your minds.

Be ready with your cash as the cafe doesn’t accept cards and the prices are on the expensive side.

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