Calea Pastries and Coffee is one place you should not miss when visiting Bacolod City. I was excited to bring Irene and Lauren to Cale when we visited Bacolod last October for the Masskara Festival. I was supposed to bring them to the place I had visited a year before but apparently a new and much bigger branch had opened up to serve their legions of customers.
The blue hue carries on inside the store, not surprisingly filled with locals and tourists alike.
This is but 1 of the many refrigerated cake display cases that Calea Pastires and Coffee has. I guarantee that you’ll have a very hard time choosing one slice so let loose and get a couple. The biggest problem I have in Calea is waiting for someone to assist you, since all their cakes don’t have names.
Lauren love ice cream like me so she went looking in the freezer display and decided on the Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake (P90). Chocolate ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip cookie dough then drizzled with generous amounts of caramel sauce. She quite enjoyed her cake but it melts fast.
Irene and I are forever enamored with the Christmas classic Cathedral window cake so when we saw Calea’s version, we just had to order it. They call it Broken Glass Pie (P65). It’s has the bright mutil colored jello mixed into the creamy white gelatin but they’ve put it on top of a crumbly pie crust. Light, jiggly and not too sweet makes this our favorite.
Sansrival (P85). This is another of our favorite cakes, nothing special with this one but we’ve had better albeit not this cheap. I later found out that we should have gone to Felicia’s if we wanted Sansrival.
We decided to get the good looking French Chocolate Cheesecake (P85). I guess looks does not always translate to taste, we did not like this one so it was left half eaten to save our calories. Irene had a cup of cappuccino (P85) to go with her cakes.
The next night we were back again at Calea, with a bunch of travel bloggers, after a whole afternoon watching the HS portion of the Masskara Festival. We had the Broken Glass Pie again so I won’t bore you with the same pictures.
We loved the Broken Glass Pie (P520/whole) so much we took home a whole one. They’ve packed it pretty well for a mere additional fee of P40 for the box and packaging (well worth it!).
Calea Pastries and Coffee is on many a list for any trip to Bacolod. Their array of cakes and pastries astounds me but want is even more surprising is the reasonable prices. How I wish we have Calea in Manila, but they’ve so far rebuffed all calls and inquiries to expand here.
Have you been to Calea in Bacolod? What do you think of their pastries? What’s your favorite?