Cutie Cooking: A Sunnies Cafe Review

Stylish and classy are the first two things that may come to your mind when you visit Sunnies Café. The laid-back interiors and the Instagrammable dishes in their menu seem to have “Millenial” written over them, which is probably why this seems to be the crowd inside the restaurant every time I pass by it on my way to work.

The pictures of Sunnies Café’s dishes that I’ve been seeing online all look pretty and tempting! I had lunch there with my office buddies a few weeks ago and here are some of the dishes we had:

Crispy Tacos – Php 270.00

This was surprisingly good.  Fried quail eggs sit on top of asada steak and cilantro cream sauce – all blanketed by homemade Parmesan taco shells. The simple ingredients worked so well together, although I wished that each taco had more stuff in them.

Eggs Benny (with crispy bacon) – Php 260.00

This is slightly different from the usual Eggs Benny that I know because instead of muffins, the poached eggs and crispy bacon are perched on top of a crispy potato nest (imagine potato fries shaped like noodles). It would have been okay but the downer was that the hollandaise was too overwhelming for my taste, especially that the the eggs, bacon and fries were already tasty on their own.

You also have the option to have Norwegian Smoked Salmon instead of bacon, which would then make the dish cost Php 360.00

Crab Fat Rice Bowl – Php 250.00

This is one of the more affordable, yet more sinful options in Sunnies Café’s menu. This is basically veggie omelette served over crab fat fried rice. Not bad and the serving was actually pretty generous too.

New Yorker  – Php 370.00

One of my buddies ordered the New Yorker because it sounded so good in the menu. However, when it was served to us, it turned out to be slightly underwhelming primarily because it’s apparently a deconstructed smoked salmon sandwhich. Would have turned out better if they just served it as a sandwich if you ask me.

Sunnies Risotto – Php 370.00

The Sunnies Risotto was the one on top of mind when we were choosing our orders because its pictures in the posters was just so appetizing. It’s a cheesy dish made of grand padano cheese, caramelized bacon, and sous vide egg on the risotto, made more flavorful by homemade gravy. This would be a good option for cheese-lovers but not being slightly indifferent towards cheese, this didn’t make it to my favorites list.

Surprisingly, what I liked the best among our initial orders was the Crispy Tacos. The rest of the orders were either too cheesy or too creamy or too foreign to me. But hey, that’s just personal preference.
Of course, we wouldn’t miss the chance to have a taste of Sunnies Café’s desserts! We opted for the Sunnies Funfetti (Php 290.00), which is basically milk-soaked sponge caked served together with whipped cream and vanilla bourbon ice cream.  Birthday sprinkles added more color to this creamy delight.

I personally liked the Funfetti – not too sweet, nor overwhelmingly creamy. The fact that it’s a photogenic dessert is also a plus!
I guess the selling point of Sunnies Café would be the “Instagram-worthiness” of their dishes. Not everyone may be able to appreciate the taste, especially with diners like me who are more inclined towards Asian cuisine.  There’s no question though on the effort put into the beauty and presentation of each item on the menu.
Sunnies Café is open from 11am till 11pm on Sundays to Thursdays, and 11am till 12amon Fridays and Saturdays.

Sunnies Café

BGC High Street
B3 Unit 748 Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City
 (02) 949 2251
SM Megamall
2nd floor, Bridgeway, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

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