Tuesday, December 16, 2014

K & L Cafe by Blushing Cupcakes: A Sweet Spot Along White Plains

Classic comfort food recreated from family recipes, and some indulgent cupcakes. You can find these and more along White Plains...

Karen and Loren, the creative sister act behind Blushing Cupcakes, bring their full range of favorite comfort food classics to K & L Cafe, the newest dining spot along White Plains. The success of Blushing Cupcakes led the sisters to pursue their culinary journey, recreating family favorites from Baguio, in a much larger space. White Plains just got sweeter...

Inside K & L Cafe, the spacious interiors exude a homey warmth, with the predominant use of wood and earth tones. With two floors, the high ceiling fills the space with light, giving it a rustic glow. The comforting and casual vibe is also translated in its wide variety of dishes, using the freshest ingredients from Baguio. 

Karen and Loren also offers the best of Baguio, from coffee to sweet preserves and everything in between at the cafe. Check out the wooden shelves held by thick ropes on one side of the cafe to see the latest deliveries. And there's always K & L Cafe's sweet desserts to look forward to, like their signature cupcakes...   

Start your meal with K & L Cafe's refreshing Strawberry and Calamansi Juice, blended with fresh Baguio strawberries. Tart and sweet, it's the perfect start to any meal at K & L Cafe.

Next, why not go for a comforting bowl of Creamy Pumpkin Soup (P 109), a thick and creamy soup served with bread. Rustic and rich in flavor, each sip leaves a lingering buttery note, and there's more...

K & L Cafe's homage to Baguio's famed vegetables is reflected in their Session Salad with Strawberry Wine Vinaigrette (P 175), fresh and crisp greens topped with Sagada oranges, candied nuts and feta cheese. The infusion of fresh Baguio strawberries add a refreshing note to the vinaigrette, blending well with the other fresh ingredients. The flavorful medley of sweet and tart notes combine with the fresh and crisp texture of the greens for another refreshing starter.

For the mains, you can go for one of K & L Cafe's family recipes, like Daddy's Bourbon American Ribs (P 297), served with mountain red rice and vegetables. The delicate flavors of the fork tender and fall-off-the-bone pork ribs is perfectly complemented with a sweet bourbon glaze. A hefty meal in itself, the mountain red rice and buttered vegetables complete the dish.

If you're craving for pasta, K & L Cafe's got you covered. Another family recipe is recreated with K & L Cafe's Mommy's Pasta (P 197), a hearty pasta dish with olives, capers, tomatoes, basil and feta cheese. The flavors of this dish are sharp and clean, with the olives, tomatoes and capers adding layers of flavors to the rustic pasta, balanced by the creamy feta cheese and the minty hint of the fresh basil.

Or you can opt for a northern classic, K & L Cafe's Ilocos Bagnet with Tomato Salsa (P 265), served with mountain red rice and a regional vinegar. K & L Cafe's bagnet is light and crisp, with a subtle salty note that brings out the flavors of the pork. You may want to go for extra rice with this one, seriously good.

Cap your dining experience at K & L Cafe with one of their signature cupcakes, like the Red Velvet Cheesecake or Dark Chocolate Cupcake. Moist and rich, and not overwhelmingly sweet, it's a perfect ending to your meal at K & L Cafe.   

Pair any of K & L Cafe's signature cupcakes with their Maple Caramel Latte (P 105 Hot/P 125 Iced), made with coffee beans from Sagada, to complete your experience. Classic comfort food and indulgent cupcakes, all in one stop along White Plains.

Classic comfort food with fresh flavors and great value for money, K & L Cafe is definitely one of those must-try spots along White Plains. Drop by for lunch or dinner, or a cupcake, or simply ask Karen and Loren what's new in their kitchen. It's one stop along along White Plains that will make you glad you did. 

K & L Cafe is located along White Plains, Quezon City, near Shell and beside BPI or call 234-5965 or 986-0704 for inquiries.

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