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Last Saturday AJ and I chose to hear mass at the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.   It felt really good to be back there after a long while.  Of course, a visit to this Shrine won’t be complete without dropping by at Purple Oven, which I blogged about last year but surprisingly is still getting more page views than all of my food posts combined hehe!

Armed with a better camera now, AJ and I happily took pictures of the place while spending “more” time at their little cafe (I hope they get to expand this really soon).    We used to just drop by this place to buy something, but this time, we decided to lounge a bit.

I really love the French-inspired look of this nook where you can choose to read books while enjoying hot coffee and Purple Oven’s best-selling pastries.  

While AJ was busy with his book, I was busy spying at Purple Oven’s new products (which I’d love to try all if only I’m not watching my weight haha!).

These little pecan pies (P500 for 6 pieces) look really good!  Its description tag says: You will go nuts over this single serve classic pecan pie.  Heat it up and savor with some vanilla ice cream on top.  Hmmm…sounds yummy!   
Of course, I cannot not look at the cake fridge!   Purple Oven is known for their unique and best tasting cakes, which they sometimes would supply for Starbucks! (I forgot to ask though, if they still do).      

I noticed that they sell more cookies now, perfect as pasalubongs or as a gift (for any occasion):        

Best of all, they now have loaf cakes that comes in different flavors:  pistachio lime, light carrot, orange almond and chocolate!       

Our old-time favorites (lemon squares, food for the gods, croissants and ensaymadas) were also readily available.  But the floss, I think, is a new addition to their expanding menu.   

We bought the pistachio lime loaf which requested to be sliced so we can take it with the long tall coffee that we ordered.    It was a perfect pair!

The loaf cake was moist and the citrus flavor was unmistakable in each bite.  It’s not strong, mind, and I like how the lime flavor blended well with the mild sweetness of the butter loaf, and then capped with lots of pistachio nuts which I am simply mad about.     

They really have good coffee,  but I hope in my next visit it will be served in ceramic cups already to hold its warmth longer   =)   

These honeycrunch toppings are interesting.   

We really enjoyed our little stay at Purple Oven and would love to stay some more if not for the errand that we have to attend to.    We’re grateful also to the super nice people there for letting us click our camera away the whole time we’re there.  Thanks a bunch, Salyn, Val, Ella and Arnel!       

Purple Oven is located across the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at San Antonio Village, Makati City.   To order, you may also contact them at these numbers:  631-4221, 910-1363 and 910-1364.

 

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