When ZeroThreeTwo was invited to have dinner at the Pantry, the first thing I thought of was, “I shouldn’t have given up desserts for Lent!” For those in Cebu and haven’t been there yet, you guys should definitely stop by and taste their wide array of desserts, salads, and sandwiches! Emphasis on W I D E since they have so many items on their menu.
The Pantry is run by the lovely couple, Paco and Monalisa Jarque. Paco, originally wanted to put up a deli and Monalisa on the other hand, loved to bake and make sweet creations, hence the deli-dessert café was born.
The café has a unique design, clearly showing both sides of the couple – one side of the café where the deli is situated is adorned with brick walls with masculine accents. On the opposite side of the deli is where you can find the desserts! Hence it was surrounded with dainty decorative wall paper.
The Pantry has a pretty decent seating capacity with tables located inside and outside the café. They have free WiFI too.
Now, where do I start? Everything we ate that night was just so good!
Most people come to the Pantry for the sweets and the healthy soup & salad combos. Their best seller for the sandwiches is the Bingen’s BLT – traditional BLT sandwich with double smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, & mayonnaise. A lot of customers come to try their Philly Cheese Steak & Monte Cristo sandwiches too.
The café also has a lot of options for salads, rice plates, sausages, and of course desserts! Cupcakes, whoopee pies, ice cream cakes, brownies, cookies, ice cream pies, you name it… their desserts are every sweet tooth’s dream!
The Pantry also offers several party platters wherein they serve selected meat from their deli, sausages, bread sticks and sandwiches in a decorative manner. It’s perfect for special celebrations. We’ve personally purchased these finger foods for our little parties and people seem to really enjoy them.
Fun Fact: You can come to the Pantry and bring your own serving plates and they can fill it up with their goodies based on your budget! Now isn’t that convenient?
On top of the delectable choices in the Pantry’s menu, you can also bring home several home-made products such as microwavable chicharon, jams, olive oil, salad dressings, and bread dip.
The Pantry comes up with something new every month, which they usually feature as their monthly special. I wonder what could it be? A new sandwich? A new dessert? Either way, I’m definitely looking forward to the next visit!
They deliver at a minimum of P350 per order too.
The Pantry is located at the Gallery, along Juan Luna Avenue in Mabolo.