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Capreal Café and Restaurant

Posted on: May 11, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, The Boyfriend and I needed to head out to buy some things from the mall. We decided to have lunch somewhere near my place since we were already feeling hungry. I specifically didn’t want to eat in a place serving Chinese cuisine  because I wanted to take a break from that type of food. We went around the Banawe area and remembered that we’ve been talking about Capreal Cafe and Restaurant several times before, but always failed to make a visit.

Since it was already after the usual lunch hour, the restaurant was empty except for one family seated by the entrance.  The place looked very simple and the servers were nice. Sadly, we were informed that one of their air-conditioning units was scheduled for repairs that day, so the temperature inside was a little warmer than expected.

Cafe Capreal_Lemonade photo CafeCapreal_lemonade_zps6d811922.jpgThe Boyfriend ordered ice cold Refillable Lemonade to help cool himself down. 

Cafe Capreal_Pumpkin Soup photo CafeCapreal_PumpkinSoup_zps56c0af70.jpgHe also spotted Pumpkin Soup on the menu and ordered a serving. He found it to be creamy and sweet – just the way he likes his soup.

Cafe Capreal_French Onion Soup photo CafeCapreal_FrenchOnionSoup_zps7a3cc35d.jpgSeeing that they offered French Onion Soup, I decided to give in and try their version. Unfortunately for me, this wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. Both the presentation and the taste was bland. I’d like to think that this restaurant can do so much better than this. 😦

Cafe Capreal_Spareribs photo CafeCapreal_HickorySpareribs_zps1850403e.jpgThe Boyfriend ordered a serving of Glazed Pork Spareribs. He liked this one very much, stating that he appreciated how tender the meat was. He also thought that the sweetness of the ribs was just right and that it complemented the rice very well.

Cafe Capreal_Gambasetti photo CafeCapreal_Gambasetti_zps70a46cd0.jpgI went with a pasta dish and ordered a serving of Gambasetti, which is supposed to be one of their best sellers.  I found it to be pretty nice, actually. The noodles were a tad overcooked, but the flavors were good enough. 🙂 I think I might try concocting my own version at home once I get enough free time to start cooking again.

We were thinking of ordering dessert afterwards, but decided against it. We needed to be on our way and the cakes had to wait until next time. Overall, it was an okay experience. Their serving proportions were just right and they were not that expensive (which is always a good thing). I have to be honest and say that we didn’t find their food to be spectacular, but they were good enough to fill us up. The place is still worth another visit. 🙂

**Capreal Cafe and Restaurant is located at 87 Maria Clara Street, Quezon City.

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