14 Four Cafe: Taytay’s Charming Surprise

14 Four Cafe Taytay RizalMy family and I are on a hunt for new restaurants that have wide open spaces that kids can explore and be free.  So when I saw the post of Anton Diaz on the 14 Four Cafe, I thought the fam would love it.

My husband, crunched his face up when I said the restaurant is in Taytay, Rizal. I, however, was determined.  So, one lazy Sunday morning the whole family drove to 14 Four Cafe in Taytay, Rizal.   The drive was surprisingly fast and easy,  less than 15 minutes (no traffic) from the C-5 and Julio Vargas intersection.

The restaurant is unassuming from the outside.

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

But what welcomed us upon entry, drew warm, pleasant smiles to our faces.   The place was completely charming!

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

The blue wooden chairs added charm to the already delightful garden patch.

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

All the artsy furniture blended seamlessly into the greens.

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

My toddler is all smiles.  He can actually roam around here to his hearts content.

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

Light and pretty.  The Stick Designs Furniture Showroom, owned by the father of the chef, Nikki Sambile is also housed in the resto.   Too bad they are closed on Sundays.

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

My son explored the garden, again and again.  Watch out though a mango fell off the tree while we were there.  The tin man on the lower right is actually their drainage.  Ingenious!

We are definitely charmed by place.  The food though can be improved.

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

The Calamares (P225) lacked taste.  It seems like they just dipped it in flour and stopped at that.  The margarita pasta (like chicken parmigiana) (P420) was dry.  The tapa (P210) was ordinary and a little bit tough.  Not in the picture was the country fried chicken (P250) which was just plain fried chicken fried with salt.  The beef stew (P340) was good though and we ordered 2 of those.  It tasted like caldereta.

I find the price a little bit expensive considering servings are not meant to be shared.

This Cinnamon Bun Pancake (P190) we had for dessert, however, redeemed our entire food experience.  It was delicious!  It is pancakes served with cinnamon and sugar topping served with cream cheese on the side.  What is so yummy about it is the insides are soft and fluffy while the outside had the delicate toasted crunch to it.  We devoured it in minutes!

Cinnamon Bun Pancake

My family and I would love to go back to 14 Four Cafe to get that warm serving of their Cinnamon Bun Pancake and indulge in a little piece of quaint right inside the Metro.

14 Four Cafe Taytay Rizal

14 Four Cafe

144 Magnolia Lane, Gregoria Heights Subdivision, Brgy. San Isidro 1920, Taytay, Rizal

Contact Numbers:  0999-888-0144 (be sure to call before going because they are sometimes closed for private functions)

Website: www.14fourcafe.com

Facebook: 14 Four Cafe

Date of Dining: March 2014

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  My family and I paid for our meal.

Eat Happy!

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