I recently visited Cafe Enye in Eastwood City. It’s not inside the mall, easiest way to find it is to look fro J.Co, Cafe Enye is located almost across at the ground floor of the Excelsior Building. The entrance is hidden in a alcove so it’s a blessing in the hustle and bustle of Eastwood. Cafe Enye is a cafe, restaurant and a bar all rolled into one with a nice function room to boot.
The decor is very homey and eclectic with lots of nice touches you’d get a kick out of instagramming.
Caesar Salad Mojo Chicken Breast (P250). Grilled romaine lettuce with Caesar salad dressing and tasty marinated grilled chicken. Good for a light meal or a shared starter. The grilled lettuce reminds me a similar one from Duck and Buvette that was equally enjoyable.
Enye Callos Buns (P135/3 pcs.). Looks just like the popular Chinese dimsum buns but the surprise is in the chopped callos filling. I was expecting the sweet roast pork filling but instead it was the more savory mix of tripe, chorizo and pork. A surprise Spanish twist to a popular Chinese dish.
Pollo Croquettas (P175). Light and crisp Bechamel and marinated chicken croquettes.
For pasta lovers, there’s a choice between fish and meat and you can’t go wrong with either. Bacalao Puttanesca (P275), the Italian classic is given a Spanish flair by way of crisp bacalao cubes. The Lechon Carbonara (P250) takes the classic and adds mojo chicharones strips and a beautiful egg yolk crowning the plate.
Callos ala Casa (P440). Slow cooked stew with tripe, potatoes, olives, chorizo and topped with mojo chicharones. Served with rice, fries or mashed potatoes.
Enye Roasted Chicken Root Vegetables (P490). Sous-vide so the meat is still very moist and tender then slow roasted with garlic, orange and other herbs. Don’t forget to eat the root crops underneath. It’s served with a sofrito aioili that I did not even use.
For dessert we tried the Creme Catalan (P185) and the Chouxros with Dulce de Leche Cream (P170). The flan was as we expected but the churros was the one we enjoyed immensely. Light with nary a hint of oil, dusted simply with sugar, served with tsokolate peanut butter and dulce de leche dips.
Stop by for a cup of coffee or a quick lunch then come back after work for some drinks by their fun looking bar, Cafe Enye seemingly has something for everyone in Eastwood. Prices are friendly and servings sizes are good so if you hanker for some Spanish, give them a try.
Cafe EnyeG/F Excelsior Building
Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City
Libis, Quezon City
Contact No.: (632) 671-3230
Facebook Page: Cafe Enye
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