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Folcon Cakery | The Return of the OG.

Foodwise, if there's one thing I've been really looking forward to this summer, it's the reopening of Folcon Cakery. You see, Folcon (formerly known as Folcon Baker and Coffee Shop) is a household name here in San Pablo City when it comes to cakes and coffee. It's one of the OG coffeeshops here in my hometown, and one of our favorite places to dine and hang out back when the husband and I were still dating. 

Even after getting married, we remained loyal customers of Folcon. In fact, during the first trimester of my pregnancy, I would often crave for Folcon's Chicken Cordon Bleu and Pasta Alfredo. My husband would buy them for me of course, because he had to satisfy his pregnant wife's food cravings no matter what, haha.

Fast forward to April 2023, Folcon finally reopened their physical store after almost three years of limited operations (i.e. taking orders online, doing meet-ups and deliveries) because of the pandemic. The best part? Their new location is just a few blocks away from our place!

Folcon Cakery - the return of the OG.
The new Folcon Cakery now has a kissaten (Japanese coffee shop) concept, a far cry from the old coffee shop's industrial look with brick walls and eclectic interiors. This new look is fresh, trendy, and very appealing, especially to the Gen Z crowd (aka my son's age group). Truth be told, I'm totally smitten by the new look because the store's facade reminds me a lot of Deux Copains, one of my favorite neighborhood bakeries in Hongdae

Look who's now hanging out at Folcon with me. :)

Similarly, Folcon Cakery's revamped menu is quite interesting because it's a fusion of old and new. Most of the food items are Folcon classics like the cakes and pasta. Their Baked Zitti, one of Folcon's all-time bestsellers, tastes exactly the way I remembered it from more than a decade ago. It's as meaty, cheesy, and delectable as it was, and that's because they still have the same cook. How awesome is that?

Baked Zitti, Php 230.

Salted Karameru (Hot), Php 119.

Even their cakes and pastries are just as yummy, because they're baked by the same patissier. 

Choco Caramel Tin Can Cakes, Php 199 (mini) and Php 399 (regular). 

Walnut Brownies, Php 20 per piece.

More cake options - Mocha Ganache and Double Chocolate.

The beverages, on the other hand, have quirky Japanese names like Salted Karameru (Salted Caramel) and Pichimangu Soda (Peach Mango Soda), to name a few. If you're a fan of anime or Jdrama, you'd have no trouble interpreting these Japanese names. If anything, you'd give yourself a pat on the back because you understand what they mean and what ingredients they're using. 

The Folcon Cakery menu.

While I enjoyed the Folcon classics, Yue preferred the new items on the menu. He's especially fond of the Kukki Dough (Cookie Dough) with its decadent chocolate base and generous cookie bits, and the Chicken Sando (Chicken Katsu Sandwich) - crunchy chicken fillet wedged between flavorful coleslaw and fluffy slices of bread. He recommended these to his friends, and they loved them as well.

Chicken Sando, Php 149.

Kukki Dough, Php 149.

Folcon Cakery's food options might be a little limited for now, but that's okay since they're still on their soft opening. They're planning to add more items in time for their grand opening this month. As a matter of fact, they've started serving Fettucine Carbonara and Ebi Sando (Shrimp Katsu Sandwich) just recently. Hopefully, they'll bring back my all-time favorite Chicken Cordon Bleu and add more coffee flavors as well.

Fettucine Carbonara.

The new location is also a bit small compared to the old coffee shop, but the last time I dropped by (which was yesterday), they're adding a few more touches to the store's facade and interiors and working on seats for al fresco dining. I can't wait to see the final look on my next coffee run!

Early dinner at Folcon Cakery.

Folcon Cakery at night.

Osmena St. cor Laurel St., 
City Subdivision,
San Pablo City
0917 132 9272

14 replies:

Lisa said...

This looks like such a fun little place to eat, homemade and flavorful!

Anonymous said...

What a cute shop. The food looks amazing too.

Kathy said...

Wow, that looks like an amazing place. I would love to go there. Looks like amazing food. I hope to be able to go there if I'm ever in the area.

Mom Knows Best said...

This cake shop sounds amazing. I love the cakes in the tins.

Lady In Read said...

those desserts look so delish! now i am craving for some:)

LisaLisa said...

WOW, sounds like my kind of place to visit. My youngest daughter would love this coffee shop, so cute and man they have a lot of pastries.

Lavanda of Appetizers & Entrées said...

I really enjoyed reading your post about Folcon Cakery and the return of the OG cake flavors! It's always great to hear about local businesses and their delicious offerings. Thank you for sharing your experience and I can't wait to try out their cakes myself!

Christy G said...

Yum. The food looks so good. I want some ziti. It is my favorite.

Beautiful Touches said...

Folcon cakery looks like it has such a cute interior and the food looks delicious!

Unknown said...

I have relatives in San Pablo. I will keep that place in mind. -LYNNDEE

Gust si Aroma said...

This sounds like a wonderful place, perfect to meet friends and stay together!

Anonymous said...

All those drinks and dishes look so yummy and delicious!

Richelle Milar said...

Wow! This looks like a really wonderful place that I need to visit! The food here looks absolutely delicious and tasty

Zab Zaria said...

Everything looks so yummy! I would definitely visit this place someday!