My favorite cupcake place is now a bakery and café! Yes, MY LITTLE BUTTERCUP recently opened at SM City BF Parañaque and they’re now more than just cakes and cupcakes, they serve yummy food as well. I can only say, “its about time”! I’ve known the owners–husband and wife Victor and Ros Gelano–for years now and they are my dearest friends. And they also happen to be amazing chefs! Seriously, for so many years I would get crazy excited whenever I would visit them at home because I know I’d be eating delicious food (I think I’ve declared plenty of times how I wanted to live in their house haha). And now I can actually eat well without waiting to be invited (haha) because they FINALLY have a restaurant! And I must say, they have the perfect partnership, because when it comes to My Little Buttercup, Ros is the cupcake and cake expert and Victor is in charge of the all the dishes served in the cafe. So they pretty much have everything covered, and leave the enjoying-their-food part up to us.
Their menu–I swear their food is super good and very reasonably priced. They are actually cheaper than other popular cafés/restaurants!
MANGO, WALNUT & BLUE CHEESE SALAD (P224). I love salad, so this is a must for me! The crunchy greens go so well with candied walnuts, home-made herb croutons and blue cheese crumble, all topped with a sweet mango dressing. The candied walnuts were so yummy! I had to ask Vic how to make it!
ANGUS BURGER (P345). This flame grilled 1/3 pound US Angus patty is something to get excited about. It was love at first bite for me. Delish! The patty is topped with cheese and served with a pail of seasoned fries.
And we mustn’t forget their TEA! Victor insisted we try this, and I was like, no its okay. I was super full, but then I realized that was the best time to have tea, so I gave in. Best decision ever. This is the best tea I’ve EVER tasted (yes, EVER). Vic really made sure their tea was amazing and he really did find the best one!
I was already so happy with my tea that I declined Vic’s offer to try their FRENCH HOT CHOCOLATE, but Vic got it for us anyway. OMG. Seriously this is like the smoothest hot chocolate I have ever tried. It is milk chocolate, that I love, and the melted marshmallow is just the icing on the cake. It is a must-try in my book! I want to try the other flavors–they also have Hazelnut, Mint and Caramel Hot Chocolate!
And the resto is kid-friendly!!! Ros and Vic set up this little nook for the little ones where they can color and play while watching a movie/cartoon. I don’t have kids yet but I really appreciate this. All restaurants should have this!
And of course, I just had to feature the star product that started it all–My Little Buttercup’s amazing cupcakes! MY LITTLE BUTTERCUP Bakery & Café is located at the second floor of SM City BF Parañaque. You may also visit their stalls (to get your cupcake fix) at South Supermarket Alabang and Makati Supermarket at Alabang Town Center.
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