My quest to discover thriving restos in and out of the Metro continues after three months of just pure work and domesticity! Finally the long hiatus was over! Hallelujah!
When I was invited for a Bloggers Food Trip in Robinson’s Place Antipolo on Saturday, I quickly responded with a “yes” along with a list of three restaurants I wanted to dine in. I picked The Shrimp Shack, Ineng’s BBQ and Francine’s! It was a tough decision between Costa Coffee and Francine’s but I’m glad I went to Francine’s – I made the best choice!
I want to dig in to the history of Francine’s so I could tell you a little background about the resto but unfortunately, the owner wasn’t there that day to give the info. All I know was, this is the very first Francine’s! The owner, according to the store attendant, started out as a homebaker and eventually, ventured into the food business and opened this store only in July of last year.
Francine’s is located at the UGF of Robinson’s Antipolo. Sandwiched between Watson’s and Robinson’s Department Store. It can accommodate 8-10 persons – you can just ask the store attendant for additional stools. Concept-wise, it’s fresh! The color palette is definitely interesting and hypnotic! Though there would be folks strolling past the area, but still, it feels peaceful, quiet and homey!
Francine’s menu offers a fusion of classic and authentic desserts like Red Velvet Cheesecake, Chocolate Brownies, Tiramisu, and Bannoffee! I was lucky to have tasted some of their original bestsellers such as the Ferrero Cheesecake, Chocolate Caramel Cake, and Salted Caramel Cupcakes.
Serving is generous and totally worth your every cent! I had been to various dessert restos and Francine’s is just one of the best! Being a homebaker and a foodie, I can tell that these desserts are made only from the premium ingredients! The distinction speaks to your palate – the epicurean way!
Francine’s cakes are also compact and just PURE cake! It’s not airy nor super sweet! It’s interesting to note also that these desserts are obviously NOT “tinipid,” check out the filling!
An entire cake costs around Php 1,000 to 1,500, but they sold each slice for Php 125 to Php 200. It’s quite pricey for a cake but I understand, after devouring all these drool-worthy sweets, I know, I am paying for quality. As the saying goes, “Good cake isn’t cheap, cheap cake isn’t good!”
If you want to know the latest about Francine’s, you can visit their official page at www.francinesmanila.com or say “Hi” on their social media channels: