Thanks to Ruth of Bakedhoven, I got a chance to dine at Love Desserts in Fairview with my family and parents-in-law. Actually, because it was the blog’s Mother’s Day promo that I got to win, MIL and I dined for free (we just brought along the men of our lives and my mini-me’s along so they can experience it, too).
Story goes: I joined Ruth’s blog giveaway and was picked as one of the winners. I asked my mom if she was available May 17 so we can go there, but she had a prior commitment (commitment talaga?). Okay, agenda. Basically, she wasn’t available that day. So I asked hubby if MIL was available, since the prize was for the contest participant and his/her mom. MIL said she was available. And since we don’t get to see them often (hubby, the kids, and I live with my parents), we thought that time would be nice for even just a short bonding moment.
So after our usual Sunday routine, off we went to Love Desserts in Fairview, specifically in Pearl Drive. It’s near Puregold North Commonwealth and the road to La Mesa Ecopark.
Love Desserts offers, well, desserts. Lots and lots of them.
The store offers a dessert buffet for PHP199 per person (senior citizen’s discount applies; for my daughter, we paid PHP150). You have loads to choose from: cakes, pastries, ice cream, crepes, dessert shots, even halo-halo and fruits.
They also have hot and cold drinks to go with your food, as well as ice-blended beverages.
Up to you what you want to put in your plate or how many times you go back and forth to the buffet table.
To give your taste buds a break from the sweet stuff, they have some savory food like nachos and cheese sticks.
They have 2 branches, this one in Fairview and another in Banawe, QC. For this branch, I found the place pretty small yet cozy. Because of the limited seating, there will be times that guests would have to wait outside before they can be ushered in to a vacant table. It was a good thing that when we went there (Sunday, 2 PM), there was still a space good enough for us.
With regards to the food, they were quite delicious. I got to try their rolls (there was White Forest and something like Cookies and Cream), the mango dessert shots, and the nachos. Hubby and my in-laws had halo-halo and a few cakes as well. Zee went for 3 rounds of ice cream (naka-quota nung araw na yun). Of course, little Baby Ayla was just there salivating the whole time (or maybe she was just satisfied drinking her milk and sucking her fingers, hehe!).
One thing, though — no mais con hielo? :D
Service was great, too. The one in charge, Ms. Emily, was really nice to accommodate us. She even volunteered to hold my baby so I can eat. And she waited for us to arrive (I think we were the last of the winners to arrive that day) before she went off and had her lunch. Really, this lady deserves recognition. :D Overall, the staff was really nice. They were also prompt to the guests’ requests.
For PHP 199 (which is the regular rate), the dessert buffet at Love Desserts offers great value for money. I mean, in an ordinary day, you can’t eat that much cakes, pastries, and desserts for that price. But here, you can have as much as you want. We, though, were stuffed even before we can have a taste of everything on the buffet table. But if our tummies were bottomless, we would have tasted all that’s served that day. :D
All in all, my family and I enjoyed the Love Desserts buffet experience so much. MIL even quipped that she’ll be spreading the word to her friends. Me, I’ll invite my parents and siblings here one time so that they can also experience this.