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April 12, 2014

Caffe Dolce- Vegetarian Comfort Food+ Tea+ Desserts in Banawe

D and I found a new hang-out place in Banawe. As I mentioned before, we are starting to live a healthier lifestyle this year. That includes working out at least twice a week and eating healthier food once in a while. Since we work near Banawe, we'd always frequent the dimsum places along the area. On the quest to look for healthier options, we chanced upon a vegetarian cafe called Caffe Dolce. Caffe Dolce has been in the business for years now but it was only recently that we got to try it out. 


Caffe Dolce is just right in front of Wan Chai so we've always been curious on what dishes it offers. 

The first time we visited, I immediately fell in love with the place. Who wouldn't? It was lovely, neat and dainty with red posh couches, floral wall papers, and elegant plastic chairs. 


Japanese Curry Rice (P175)- breaded veggie fish with a must-try Japanese curry sauce, served with rice omelette


This doesn't taste like vegetarian at all. The breaded fish patty reminds me of nuggets while the Japanese curry was thick, creamy and mildly spiced. It was actually pretty good! D can't believe there's no meat in there. 

Baked Ziti a la Caffe Dolce (P205)- baked ziti pasta combined with pomodoro and bechamel sauce with eggplant and veggie sausage


Being a white-sauce pasta lover, I initially wanted to order the Carbonara. But upon asking for their best-seller, our server recommended their Baked Ziti a la Caffe Dolce. It was cheesy and tasty but not too heavy to eat. Thumbs up! 


Tropical Fruit Pizza (P210-6", P349-12")- a house specialty thin crust pizza in bechamel sauce topped with seasonal tropical fruits 


A healthy and delightful plate of pizza! It has kiwi, strawberry, peaches, pineapple and mango. The crust is like a pita wrap smothered with bechamel sauce.

Pineapple Fried Rice w/ Rolled Salad (P299-regular, P499-family)- tasty fried rice with pineapple served with egg roll salad


On another visit, we tried their Pineapple Fried Rice and Egg Roll Salad. Both were healthy and delicious! I loved the fluffy egg roll stuffed with some crunchy lettuce and fruits, drizzled with citrus vinaigrette dressing and sprinkled with nuts. Yum! 


Japanese Barbecue Hamburger w/ Mexican Chips (P189)- veggie barbecue burger patty layered with fresh lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, pickles and a Japanese-style sauce served with mexican chips on the side. 


I expected the burger to be just like the one we had at Agico before. Turns out, the burger had this spam-like/meatloaf patty in a giant sesame bun. It was not so bad, but I prefer Agico's vegan burger. 

Teppan Shabu-Shabu w/ Noodles (P265)


You may choose from milk soup, Chinese health soup (sibut), and miso soup. I chose milk soup which was really milky with mushrooms, tofu, corn and vegetarian meat. It also comes with noodles in sweet chili sauce which I found a bit bland. 

Fresh Tropical Fruit Tea (P160-hot, P180-iced) and Ginger Red Tea w/ Rose (P120-hot, P165-iced)


I went giddy the moment I saw their teapots! The Tropical Fruit Tea, was served with a candle underneath the teapot to maintain its temperature. It was fruity and sweet served with some fresh fruit slices. The Ginger Red Tea w/ Rose was also sweet with some rose petals in it. 


Caffe Dolce Menu:






Caffe Dolce is a great place to relax and unwind. We love the cozy interiors, the lovely and serene ambiance, and most importantly, their healthy and delicious vegetarian dishes. Will be back for more!! :)

Caffe Dolce
848 Mezzanine Level, Banawe Ave. corner Linaw St., Brgy. Siena, Quezon City
Contact Num: 782-4055

43 comments:

  1. we're been wanting to try this. wait kami pag may discount hehe

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  2. Melanie CamasisApril 12, 2014

    shrimp katsu donburi

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  3. Hershey AngApril 12, 2014

    the gooeyness shot of the baked ziti looks sinful yum!

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  4. Mmmmm... looks delish!

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  5. Michelle Mae GomezApril 13, 2014

    Shrimp Katsu Donburi :)

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  6. Shrimp Katsu Donburi for the win!!!!!! <3 Super delish!!!!

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  7. jessamer AbingApril 13, 2014

    Looks delish! want to try this

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  8. Daisy GaufoApril 14, 2014

    i love shrimp donburi love it

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  9. Shrimp Katsu Donburi

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  10. Pepe Mariano Jr.April 14, 2014

    Shrimp Katsu Donburi

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  11. Iris CastilloApril 14, 2014

    Shrimp Katsu Donburi! :)

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  12. Lorna MarianoApril 14, 2014

    Shrimp Katsu Donburi

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  13. Marites JavierApril 14, 2014

    Shrimp Katsu Donburi :)

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  14. shrimp katsu, i love shrimps

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  15. Ma. Irene BautistaApril 14, 2014

    shrimp katsu donburi

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  16. Yna BronozoApril 15, 2014

    Shrimp Katsu Donburi

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  17. Jude P. AndresApril 15, 2014

    I love to eat Shrimp Katsu Donburi, very yummy.

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  18. mylenemcallejaApril 15, 2014

    Shrimp Katsu Donburi, I'm hungry right now :)

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  19. Zarah G. VillacortaApril 15, 2014

    I want Shrimp Katsu Donburi.

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  20. Hi, I'm a newbie to your blog and I like it! Grabe, nagutom ako sa post mo na to. Someday, I will visit the cafe. The ambience and those food looks good. Will definitely give it a try.

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  21. Maki donburi is <3

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  22. Shrimp Katsu Donburi for me! I love seafoods especially shrimp!

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  23. teresa hundanaApril 16, 2014

    shrimp katsu donburi for me

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  24. I used to frequent this place when I was still a vegetarian. IMO, one of the best meat-free places in Metro Manila. :)

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  25. Emerlyn Gamboa PunoApril 16, 2014

    shrimp katsu donburi... yummy and super love the seafood!!!!

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  26. Camille QuiambaoApril 16, 2014

    lovely! i want to try :)

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  27. rosvie beltranApril 17, 2014

    SHRIMP KATSU DONBURI WILL PREVAIL :)

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  28. Camille QuiambaoApril 17, 2014

    Shrimp Katsu Donburi

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  29. Maki Donburi! Nope, wait.. Shrimp Katsu Donburi! No.. Maki! ....Shrimp! Gaahhhh!

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  30. sherry ann gole cruzApril 17, 2014

    the Baked Ziti a la Caffe Dolce looks yummy!

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  31. Mary Anne Viquiera TapangApril 17, 2014

    Wow the foods looks so delicious, and the place its so lovely. How I wish I could go there with my partner.

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  32. Beth P. AndresApril 18, 2014

    I love Shrimp Katsu Donburi so much!!! GO Shrimp for the WIN!!!

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  33. rosvie beltranApril 18, 2014

    rosvie beltran
    rsbeltran28@yahoo.com

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  34. Shrimp Katsu Donburi <3

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  35. Kirsten Allysandra San Juan
    kirstally@gmail.com

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  36. cathy castilloApril 18, 2014

    Janaima de Guzman
    janaima.hp21@yahoo.com

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  37. cathy castilloApril 18, 2014

    Maki Donburi :DD

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  38. kristina_168April 18, 2014

    Shrimp Katsu Donburi

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  39. kristina_168April 18, 2014

    I love DAISO! <3

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  40. Rochkirstin SantosApril 21, 2014

    Thanks for sharing this. I'm now putting it on my must-go restaurant list. My family surely will love their dishes because they're vegetarian-friendly. :)

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  41. Jenny EsplanaApril 28, 2014

    Thank you so much :)

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  42. Baked Zitti looks so yummy! <3

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  43. Do you know a saizen or daiso store near cubao? I dont really know if there's one in Ali mall because i was so disappointed that they removed the Daiso brance near araneta center... so sad =(

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