Escape for a while from the hustle and bustle of city life to delight yourself at the charming Theo’s Baked + Brewed, your treehouse-themed bakery and cafe. Ever since it opened in May 2015, Theo’s has attracted kids, students, and young professionals who want to retreat to a homey nook with good food, great brews, and baked goods.
Let’s talk about the talk worthy, fun, and fresh interiors of the place. It’s definitely “Instagram-worthy!” I caught several people posing for their smart phones with the cafe’s earthy furniture and wall art. Cute sentences in wooden boards adorn the walls. My favorite one says “Procaffeinateing – the tendency to not start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee.” Relate, anyone?
A group of instagrammers taking photos on the chic white chair that reminds me of a bird cage
The food is the talk of the town! Their Mama’s Special Beef Tenderloin (P180) was so tender that if you have false teeth/pustiso, it won’t fall off! Lol. It was understandable why they still follow a recipe handed down from generation to generation—because you don’t have to change a good thing right? Their Carbonara (P140) had a lot of bacon bits and that’s why it’s one of their bestsellers among their pasta offerings. Sandwiches served with their very own homemade bread are also available.
It wouldn’t be called a cafe without coffee! Crystal and Alfred Retuya, the owners, said that they have their Italian blend coffee customized. This means that you can taste their unique coffee either at Theo’s or at home since they also sell it in packs. Match your meals with their brewed and blended drinks to experience a ‘Matcha made in heaven!’
“When life gives you lemons, trade them for coffee.”Iced White Cafe Mocha (P90) and Iced Hazelnut Green Tea Latte (P95)
Let’s get baked! Have a slice of their good-looking cakes that demand to be eaten. Go light with Chewy Pili Crunch (P45) or go dense with Espresso Torte (P110). There are more flavors of freshly baked pastries to choose from.
“You want a piece of me?” Says the caffeine-induced slice
Shot, shot, shot! The new way to have your milk and cookies is by pouring refreshing milk in a cookie cup! It was too much fun pouring the milk into the edible cup that it spilled all over the plate! I need to master a new skill- serving cookie shots.
When in Manila and looking for a cozy cafe where you can spend some alone time, procaffeinate, as well as have study dates or real dates in, consider Theo’s Baked + Brewed as your next Maginhawa must-try!
Theo’s Baked + Brewed
7:00 AM – 11:30 PM
106C Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village East, Diliman Quezon City
Instagram: @theoscafeph #TheosCafePH