My friend Guia and I thought of going to the Starbucks right beside Whistle Stop last Saturday but immediately changed plans when we saw the bright signage of Yamato.
Yamato Bakery Café has dozens of breads and pastries to choose from. They have croissants, doughnuts, muffins, crinkles, pizza, burger rolls, sandwiches, cheesecakes, chocolate cakes and many other! Think Bread Talk but with more choices and yummier-looking products.
It’s right beside the famed tsuke-men place (which I gottta visit soon!!!) Mitsuyado Seimen. Another resto beside it is Hong Kong Roast or HKR. I’m guessing HKR in Bagtikan, San Antonio is already closed.
I got a Choux Cream (70php) because they said that this is their bestseller. Easy to understand why. The puff was light and airy and the cream was sweet and light. I can eat maybe five of these and not feel guilty. Other fillings are chocolate and matcha.
Guia had the tiramisu. I think 190php is too much for a 4×4 inch cake. But when I took a bite, well, it’s delicious alright. Rich and creamy.
I wanted something savory too. Loved their seafood sandwich! Thick filling, perfectly seasoned. Sana lang wheat bread! It’s only 75php. Sulit.
The only disappointing part was that their only available coffee was the regular house blend (70php). Hopefully, they will offer cappuccino, frappes, and other coffee concoctions soon. Kasi di’ba, ang sarap kaya ng pastries with coffee! Personally, I’d love a savory sandwich with a cup of piping hot sumiyaki.
Other beverages? They have bottled juices, soy milk, and coco water.
Saw that they also sell cronuts. Decided against buying some for pasalubong because the mocha crinkles looked more appealing. What I want to try next time are their almond wafers, sesame cookies, and onomiyaki rolls.
The service was quick and efficient. The ambience, so-so. It’s primarily a bakery so it’s not a place I would recommend for LONG coffee dates.
Other things about Yamato that you might want to know are– I heard it’s owned by the UCC group of companies and their breads are guaranteed freshly baked onsite!
Yamato Bakery Café
22 Jupiter Street, Brgy. Bel Air, Makati City, Philippines.
7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily
// listening to Duck Sauce – It’s You