I don’t like sweet things, but sometimes, I just have to give in, especially if everyone in your group wants to have desserts right after meals. And so it went that after our fantastic Asian lunch at Marriott Ballroom’s Mian Restaurant, we—or should I say—my companions hurriedly trotted to the nearby Crema café right at the lobby of the same building. I slowly followed, nursing my still full tummy.
|THE PERFECT PLACE TO LOUNGE ABOUT, PREFERABLY WITH A GOOD BOOK|
|CREMA’S SWANKY INTERIORS|
Crema opened last 2014 and is located on the ground floor left wing of Marriott’s Grand Ballroom. The place opens right up to the lobby and is tastefully furnished with comfortable loungers, chairs and low tables. We decided to seat ourselves on the less formal built-in couch lining the windows overlooking the streets of Resorts World Manila.
|CHEESECAKE ~ PHP 270.00 | WHITE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE ~ PHP 250.00|
Quickly scanning their counter I can see that the Crema offers mostly coffee, pastries and sandwiches. Their menu is divided into nine sections; sandwiches, muffins and rolls, cakes, cookies, coffee, tea, soda and smoothies. Price range goes for Php65.00 (cookies), up to Php280.00 (sandwiches).
|GRILLED CHICKEN CEASAR SALAD WRAP SANDWICH ~ PHP 270.00|
I let my eating buddies go crazy over the sweet stuff while I checked Crema’s three lonely sandwiches on the menu. Eventually, I chose their Breakfast Sandwich which has smoked ham, egg and gruyere cheese and their Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad Wrap Sandwich, while my companions ordered almost the whole darn menu. Cute sweet cakes and pastries quickly overwhelmed our table!
|BREAKFAST SANDWICH ~ PHP 280.00|
|CARAMEL MACCHIATO ~ PHP 200.00|
The grilled chicken wrap was surprisingly very good, considering I’m really not into wraps and salads, but their breakfast sandwich was even better. The bun was very soft, the ham, flavorful and tender, and the egg, perfectly complementing everything. I washed the sandwiches down with a cup of their hot Caramel Macchiato.
|FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE FEUILLETINE ~ PHP 250.00|
My tummy was literally filled to brimming but my companions wouldn’t let me off without tasting the cakes they ordered. Surprise, surprise, I actually liked one!
Crema’s Flourless Chocolate Feuilletine, with its layers of different choco flavors won me over. And even though I can barely eat anymore, I was able to stuff a couple of forkful into my mouth before retiring like a someone who just ran through two buffet restaurants in one go at Crema’s couch.
Would I recommend Crema? For people with a sweet tooth, definitely yes. For guys like me who’s really not into anything sweet, there’s the sandwiches and coffee, lol.
Crema Cafe - Marriott Grand Ballroom
Address: Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Contact Number: (02) 988-9999 loc. 5055
Open Hours: Mondays to Saturdays 11:00AM to 6:00PM
Menu: Click Here
GPS Coordinates Map: 14.521404, 121.016752
BIG THANKS TO MARRIOTT FOR INVITING US TO TRY CREMA