Conti’s: A bakeshop and restaurant beloved by Filipinos for almost two decades and counting

Conti’s | Facade | All rights reserved

Conti’s opened in 1997 and has grown into a bakeshop and restaurant that’s loved by Filipinos. They have changed the cakes and desserts market with the cult favorite Mango Bravo and now, changing the dining experience with their delicious ala carte menu fare, dining-at-home experience with pre-packaged food to-go and of course, delivery service.

A visit a few weeks ago has finally prompted me to write about Conti’s. That trip with family was in my opinion, the epitome of how we love Conti’s. Every food in this post was ordered in one afternoon after a long Chinese celebratory lunch.

Conti’s | Mango Bravo | All rights reserved

Mango Bravo – the classic favorite at Conti’s, its layers of crunchy wafers filled with chocolate mousse, cream and mango cubes. Though a bit daunting to slice (*tip: a long serrated knife will do the job well)the explosion of flavors is reward enough. You haven’t been to Conti’s if you haven’t tried this!

Conti’s | Mango Cheesecake | All rights reserved

Mango Cheesecake (P520) – Very light cheesecake on graham crust topped with ripe mangoes. Their version is my favorite in the metro! No overpowering mango taste, the cream is very light and the crust is just solid-right.

Conti’s | Buco Pandan Salad | All rights reserved

Buco Pandan Salad (P258) – Tender young coconut and ‘pandan’ gulaman cubes immersed in silky light cream. This popular Filipino dessert is served frozen and what I like about it is that the ingredient sizes are big and the cream has an ice cream-like texture. No wonder it has become a cult foodie favorite next to Mango Bravo.

Conti’s | Leche Flan | All rights reserved

Leche Flan (P185) – who doesn’t love leche flan? Their version has a solid base that’s creamy and generous syrup with just the right sweetness.

Conti’s | Moist Chocolate Cake | All rights reserved

Moist Chocolate Cake – These are layers of rich moist chocolate cakes with chocolate fudge icing that will truly get a stamp of approval from chocolate lovers. What I like about it is that it is not that overwhelmingly sweet. A piece would go well with coffee for a perk-upper.

Conti’s | Adobo Roll | All rights reserved

Adobo Roll (P30 each) – they gave us these delicious rolls as a complimentary snack (or probably to break the sugar rush haha!). For thirty pesos each, its a steal! Couple that with coffee and its a filling snack combo in lieu of sugary fare.

Conti’s | The aftermath | All rights reserved
Conti’s | Various cakes | All rights reserved

Try their Salted Caramel Cake (P785) (Vanilla sponge cake made with layers of salted caramel, crisps, and butterscotch brownies topped with ‘dulce’ custard and dusted with ground cookies) and Sansrival (P730) (Layers of chewy wafers filled with butter icing and cashew nuts) which are also good. Planning to visit soon and try out more of their fare.

They do deliver and delivery fees start at P80 and may change depending on the orders and/or proximity of the delivery destination from the store. Farther areas may entail satisfying a minimum food order amount and additional fees, while nearby destinations may mean waiving of fees (i.e. walking distance). It is best that, when ordering for delivery, guests call the store nearest to the delivery destination.

They do not customize cakes for events but can do complimentary cake inscriptions on selected cakes and guests can also request complimentary candle and dedication card upon purchase of the cake.

For more information visit their website: Contis.ph


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