NOW OPEN: Magnolia Bakery Manila

Magnolia Bakery first opened during the 1996 at New York City’s West Village that is popular with its classic American baked goods, vintage decor and warm, inviting place.

The bakery became a hype because of its cameo in the American romantic comedy-drama television series “Sex and the City”. And now it’s called M Bakery in the Philippines.

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M Bakery First Day Opening in BGC, Taguig, Philippines
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Bakery’s Facade

Now that it opened its fresh doors to the Filipino market, today, August 22, 2018 at the lower ground level of One Bonifacio High Street on 5th Avenue corner 28th Street in Bonifacio Global City, M Bakery is set to offer mouthwatering baked goods and desserts perfectly made for everyone’s sweet tooth.

Aside from the Philippines, Magnolia Bakery is also open in different cities in the USA and other countries such as LA, Chicago, Boston, Mexico, UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and South Korea.

Moreover, the Magnolia Bakery added up some Filipino flavors on their menu like calamansi cheesecake and ube flavored cakes and cupcakes.

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Preparing for the first 100 guests
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Pinoy’s Taste: Ube Cake

THE GOODIES

I must admit, I need to give it a try since the promotional photos all over my facebook and instagram accounts are all inviting.

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And because I’m one of the first 100 customers of M Bakery’s first day opening, I got a chance to have a free dessert that is the most popular on the menu– BANANA PUDDING. It has layers of vanilla wafers, fresh bananas and creamy vanilla pudding that is based from the original flavors of New York’s Magnolia Bakery.

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I also ordered Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream (PhP 120), Double Shot Cupcake (PhP 165), Ube Cupcake (PhP 165), Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing Topped with Walnuts (PhP 165).

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Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream (PhP 120)
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Double Shot Cupcake (PhP 165)
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Ube Cupcake (PhP 165)
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Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing Topped with Walnuts (PhP 165)

All pastries that is available in the store are in line with Magnolia Bakery’s qualities and standards as the establishment wants to stick to the original flavors as much as possible.

On the other hand, the bakery also offers beverages and specialty drinks to go along with your baked treats and desserts.

FOOD QUALITY

Since I got a sweet tooth, I love eating desserts in whatever form it might be. As for my orders, I really prefer their classic treat which is the Banana Pudding. It was not too sweet and just the exact sweetness that I’m looking for a pudding. While on the cupcakes, I love the Double Shot and Ube because the flavors were really delightful. I’m just amazed because all of their products that I’ve tasted are not too sugary. So it’s a 4/5.

SERVICE QUALITY

I’m expecting that every member of the operations during a first day opening are all in working mode, which means, they focus on their tasks seriously and tend not to smile. To my surprise, all of them are working as if there’s just 1 or 2 customers in the queue. The smile on their faces are on point while they are being crowded by the customers. Here’s a proof of their warm smiles:

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The staff also told me to tag them in the photo. That’s a nice gesture isn’t it? With that, I’ll give them a 5/5.

FACILITY QUALITY

Design wise, colors in the exterior and interior are all cohesive. I guess the management wanted to stick on the branding of Magnolia Bakery in New York. It still has a tone and mood of a vintage feeling, warm, and inviting atmosphere. Graphics from their menu board, to the wall designs, and even to the seats and tables are all nice. This is a 3.5/5.

PRICE QUALITY

Since some of its ingredients are still imported, customers should expect that the price are a bit high. It starts at PhP 120 for their desserts but it’s still cheaper if you will compare it to the New York branch which costs $5. But for me, introductory price must not be that high especially in the Philippines. So it’s a 3/5.

 For more info and updates about M Bakery, you can check their social media pages, facebook and instagram.

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