Cafe 85 Degrees: An Advocate of Pinoy Products and Healthy Lifestyle!
When in Manila, there will always be a whole lot of temptations to ruin your diet — ice creams, processed food, and the never-ending chains of fast food. Don’t get me wrong, I love these tempting dishes, but at the end of the day, we must try and stick to a healthy diet in order to keep ourselves fit and well in the coming years. As the saying goes: prevention will always be better than cure.
Most people think that going through a healthy diet requires you to become a vegetarian of some sort. Well, you’ve got it all wrong. If you’re no fan of veggies, but would like to have a major shift in your food and lifestyle, then Cafe 85 Degrees is definitely for you.
Situated at the heart of Makati, Cafe 85 Degrees promotes a healthy lifestyle by serving a wide selection of sandwiches, burgers, and pasta made from all-fresh ingredients, and prepared without any extenders or preservatives. They also don’t use MSG or any other flavouring aside from salt and pepper to bring out the taste of each dish. Their sauces are also handcrafted, so they are definitely unique and healthy, too!
Mr. Sonny Garcia and his wife, Mrs. Maridol Garcia, created a menu based on their personal food choices and lifestyle. These are, in fact, the couple’s daily food! They are very hands-on when it comes to the selection of the ingredients and even the preparation of the dishes themselves.
Cafe 85° Menu
Aside from being an advocate of healthy living, Cafe 85 Degrees also supports locally produced goods. To get the freshest items, they usually shop from the local market every time. They have also partnered up with Bayani Brew for their beverages, and the coffee beans that they are using are from our friends in Benguet and Cavite. Mr. Sonny Garcia notes that the flavors of our local coffee beans are much better than the usual overpriced coffee that yuppies and students are so fond of.
One of my favorite food from Cafe 85 Degrees is their 85 Burger. Made out of pure lean meat, the patty is rich in flavour and its texture is perfectly tender. It is actually comparable to Wagyu. It has the right amount of spicy tinge, and their quarter pounder will make you feel like you’ve eaten a full meal. The veggies are notably fresh, as well. The 85 Burger goes well with their Animal Fries, which consists of fresh potatoes cut into thin strips and drizzled with special mayo and cheese sauce.
Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich (Php 178.00)
Aside from their love of healthy food, Cafe 85 Degrees is also a huge fan of sandwiches. In fact, they aim to change the misconception that sandwiches are only “snack” food, thus the generous serving for each order. Their Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich is definitely a testimony that sandwiches alone can already be considered as a meal. With a hefty amount of veggies — pickled carrots and radish plus jalapeno — and flavorful chicken filling, this is actually a full meal in a baguette.
Italian Meatball Sandwich (Php 189.00)
Another personal favorite of mine is their Italian Meatball sandwich with its exquisite marinara sauce and delicious mozzarella cheese. It has the perfect spicy-sour-sweet combo, and the meatballs are heavenly! This baguette will make you feel like you’re on Cloud 9. Healthy comfort food, yes?
Nacho with Cheese (Php 128.00)
Aside from their sandwiches, burgers, and pasta, they also serve a wonderful selection of side dishes. From spicy chicken to a variety of fries and nacho with cheese, these are the best companions and they go well with almost anything else from the menu. With a price range from Php 78 – Php 128, I could say that they are one of the most affordable side dishes out there, considering their generous servings.
So, what are you waiting for? Head out to Cafe 85 Degrees and try out their wonderful menu! Even if you’re a little too busy with work and can’t find time to drop by their place, though, you can still get their delicious meals delivered to you by ordering via 21212!
Dining experience courtesy of Groupon Philippines.
Cafe 85 Degrees
Ground Flr., Alphaland Makati Place, 7232 Ayala Ave. cor. Malugay St., Makati City
Open everyday, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM