Being a creature of habit, I usually stay true to my tried and tested food places. But once in a while when I’m feeling adventurous (ha!) I go out of my way and try new things. In this case, a new patisserie. Venture a little bit north and you’ll find the lovely Love, Z Bakery & Patisserie outside Filinvest Gate 1, stop number 2 on our Manila Food Trip 2017.

Love, Z is the brainchild of a group of friends brought together by their love for food and good conversation. Having spent so much time in restaurants, cafes, and other establishments, they eventually decided to create a place of their own and thus Love, Z bakery was born.

Love Z_Elegantly Wasted 1

We welcomed their freshly baked pastries, cakes, breads, and our beverage of choice (I had coffee, of course). Having had our fill of rice and heavy servings of chicken from the previous food crawl, it was nice to just sit down, chill for a bit, and catch up. I was seated with Rocky and Gellie, fellow coffee lovers and dessert aficionados.

Love Z_Elegantly Wasted 6

Love, Z’s bestselling Dark Chocolate Cake was just as they described: there is not shortage of chocolate here, the cake was moist, and it had just the right touch of sweetness. Definitely perfect with a nice warm cup of brewed local coffee.

Love Z_Elegantly Wasted 11

Not into cakes? Then the pastries should pique your fancy — choco crinkles, chocolate chip cookies, and cream cheese brownies to name a few.

Love Z_Elegantly Wasted 4

But the winner for me is their very own Pork Floss bun — they have it in Spicy, Plain, and Seaweed.

Love Z_Elegantly Wasted 3

Look at that! Fluffy and tasty, they’re filled with a creamy mayo mixture and are a steal at only Php 55 each. I took some home for my Mom (the pork floss addict) to enjoy.

Love Z_Elegantly Wasted 5

Gellie enjoying her sandwich

Love Z_Elegantly Wasted 8

Various cakes that we’ve all grown to love: Carrot Cake, Guiltless Chocolate Cake, Dark Chocolate Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Milk & Cheese Plait (on saucer with cup of coffee), Ensaymada buns.

Love Z_Elegantly Wasted 7

The whole gang is here!

Should I find myself in the area, I would definitely come back and try their hot meals. I think this is a nice place to hang out, do some online work, and even hold meetings in with clients. Thank you, Love, Z Bakery & Patisserie for having us!

Visit them at Unit 2-A Plaza Building GF, Sugar Town Batasan.