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Good Food and Chill Vibes at Tienda de San Pablo.

There's an up and coming hot spot in San Pablo and it's located smack dab in the heart of the city. This new place has been popping up in my Facebook timeline lately so we decided to visit over the weekend.

Tienda de San Pablo.

The place is packed right after the evening mass.

This is Tienda de San Pablo, an al fresco cafe located at the courtyard of the San Pablo Cathedral. Decorated with lush ferns and lovely capiz lanterns with the church's brick walls and neoclassic architecture as its backdrop, this place gives off a totally European vibe. And because it's al fresco, you can literally dine under the stars and enjoy the cool summer breeze.

A nice view of the bell tower.

Getting the boys out of their rooms
and away from their computers is a rare occasion. :)

Tienda de San Pablo had its soft opening about two weeks ago, serving only coffee and pasalubong items (uraro, banana chips, and the like) at the time. With its growing popularity and increasing customer base, Tienda now also serves pasta, sandwiches, cakes, and pastries. They've also added dimsum and dumplings in their menu selection, too.

Pasta and sandwiches by Life is Good.

Cakes and pastries by Gem See's Bakeshop.

We tried a little bit of everything on their menu. The boys ordered Lasagna (Php 190), while Jaymee and I had Pesto (Php 160). We also got a slice of Blueberry Cheesecake (Php 140) and Cinnamon Rolls (Php 100). Food is served on paper plates (this is for convenience, I guess) and comes with eco-friendly wooden cutlery. 

Lasagna (Php 190).

Pesto (Php 160).

Blueberry Cheesecake, Php 140 per slice.

Cinnamon Rolls, Php 100.

Of course, we tried their coffee, too. They serve both hot and iced coffee, and they have quite a variety of flavors to choose from. They also serve non-coffee drinks like Mango and Strawberry Latte. Thomas and Jaymee tried their best seller Caramel Macchiato (Php 120, 16oz iced) while Yue and I got our all-time favorite Spanish Latte (Php 100, 16oz iced). Like the pasta and pastries, their coffee is pretty good, too. Thomas liked the Macchiato a lot, he actually had two cups. 

Iced Spanish Latte, Php 100.
Coffee by Ducky's Coffee Bar.

We hung out for awhile at Tienda, looking forward to seeing Father Jerry, our parish priest, and listening to some live acoustic music that night. Unfortunately, acoustic night was held the night before (Friday), and Father Jerry was not around. Nonetheless, we had a wonderful time that night, chatting, basking under the moonlight, listening to good music, and enjoying the dreamy ambiance and picturesque surroundings. We totally last track of time and the next thing we knew it was already 9pm, haha! 

Perfect for date nights. :)

Tienda de San Pablo opens from 5pm to 9pm on weeknights. On weekends, they extend their operating hours until 10pm. The best time to visit would be at sundown (or after the evening mass) when the air is cooler and the San Pablo Cathedral switches on its night lights.

Surprisingly, he enjoyed our night out at Tienda!

This visit will definitely not be our last. Hopefully, the next time we drop by, there will be more food items on the menu - think pica pica like nachos and fries, or rice meals for those with a bigger appetite. It would be great if we could catch the live acoustic performances, too!

San Pablo Cathedral
T. Azucena St.
San Pablo City

15 replies:

AiringMyLaundry said...

This looks like a great place to dine! I just love the atmosphere and the food looks delish too.

Kathy said...

That looks like a very lovely place to eat. The food sure looks good too.

Mom Knows Best said...

I love that they have outdoor seating. This looks like a nice place to eat.

Christy G said...

This looks like a great place to eat and spend time with family or friends. I want to try the blueberry cheesecake.

Monica said...

Looks like such a cool place to visit. I want to try that iced Spanish latte!

Gust si Aroma said...

What a peasant place and atmosphere! And the food just looks amazing!

Lavanda Michelle said...

It sounds like a lovely spot with a great atmosphere and delicious food. I love the idea of dining al fresco under the stars and enjoying the cool summer breeze. The pasta, sandwiches, cakes, and pastries all sound so tasty, and I'm glad to hear they also offer eco-friendly cutlery. The variety of coffee flavors they have is impressive, and I'm sure Thomas was happy to have two cups of the delicious Caramel Macchiato. Thanks again for sharing your delightful experience!

melissa cushing said...

Whenever I am in San Pablos I will make sure to check this eatery out! I absolutely love a good spot to enjoy a yummy meal and this looks delicious!

Beautiful Touches said...

All of those dishes looked so tasty and the venue looks cozy!

Gervin Khan said...

Such an incredible place to relax with amazing delicious-looking food! Loving the vibe too!

Richelle Milar said...

Wow! All of these foods are looking delicious and tasty! I would really love to try all of it!

Anonymous said...

It looks like a great place to visit with my family! I love restaurants with good food and ambience and this just fits the bill 😍!

Everything Enchanting ❤️

Marysa said...

This looks like such a wonderful place to eat. I love the ambiance, and the food sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a beautiful and magical place to eat. The food looks so delicious too!

Zab Zaria said...

Everything looks so delicious! I want to visit this place someday. Thanks for sharing those pics!