For desserts, we headed to another sidestreet along Lacson Avenue. Next on our gastronomic tour of Bacolod was Calea’s sweet cakes.
We attempted to eat at Calea the previous year we visited Bacolod City but was dissuaded because the place was packed full. This time, the place was still jampacked but we were really determined to taste the cakes they offer. So we braved the crowds and found us a seat at the back.
Calea was not that large and it was pretty cramped inside. The crowd was on the younger side; students and yuppies mostly. The café buzzed with lively conversations.
We were still a bit full from our lunch at Sweet Greens Deli Cafe so we decided to just share a piece of cake.
It was a bit confusing with all the activities going on if we’re gonna go straight up the counter or if the staff would come up to us and ask for our orders. But since no one seemed to be approaching us, we went ahead and ordered from the counter (we’re still unsure if that’s the way to order since we saw some being approached at their tables).
We asked for their bestseller, which according to the friendly staff that served us was their Chocolate Cake (Php80.00).
This was the bestest smoothest chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted; the flavor was full yet subtle, its sweetness mixing with a tinge of dark chocolate flavor. I noticed that it was also heavy on the stomach as we were quite full even with just a shared slice. The serving was larger than those being sold at Starbucks Bacolod (and much more affordable too).