One weekend, Funshine asked me out on a date. “Let’s go to Enchanted Farm Cafe!”
And we endured the hour-long commute from Manila to QC. It’s quite far but it is totally worth it.
Our first stop was the Human Heart Nature store (the cafe sits right on top of it).
I was gushing because there were sooo many products that I didn’t know what to pick..What did the bear buy?
I bought some stuff while Funshine sampled the different coffees that they had. The smell of freshly-brewed coffee drew Funshine away from me. lol. I got the 100% Natural Lip Balm in Choco Fudge (P 64.75), 100% Natural Purifying Facial Scrub (P 104.75), and the Sunflower Beauty Oil (P 129.75). I love these products to bits because they are so affordable. Perfect for penny-pinching bears like me.
Funshine bought a bottle of Bayani Brew (P 40.00) a.k.a. purple leaf tea, which is made of sweet potato purple leaf tops and lemongrass. It tastes refreshingly sweet and a little starchy.
After an hour or so of walking around the store in circles and inhaling the glorious aroma of coffee (I don’t drink coffee btw, I’m such a poser. Funshine is really the coffee person), we decided to heed the call of our grumbling stomachs. So up we went to Enchanted Farm Cafe.
The cafe was quite small, but it was very homey and comfortable. It can easily get a little noisy, though, especially since a lot of people dine here.
Most of the items on the menu were already sold out (boo) because we came in a little after lunch. We initially wanted the Enchanted Burger (P 130), but it was not available. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed the food that we ordered.
The burger was huge so we had it cut in half. It came with kamote fries with mayo-bagoong dip (drool) and a salad. Despite its name, it is made of a veggie pattie, tomatoes, cucumbers, and camote leaves. Everything here has camote leaves! It’s genius. We couldn’t get enough of the purple leaf tea so we ordered another one. The ice-cold drink was served in a recycled mayonnaise jar. How cute is that?
I find it a little bit salty, though. But then again, I’m used to eating food that barely has salt, so whatever. Funshine finds it good.
We also ordered the Golden Egg Salad with Calamansi vinaigrette. It has very crunchy tomatoes, camote leaves, salted egg, and the best-tasting calamansi-honey vinaigrette. Since the ingredients can be easily bought from the market, I made a mental note to make this for lunch.
The salad actually came in really late (because they forgot lol) and the very apologetic manager gave us a free bottle of purple leaf tea. 🙂 So hurrah, more purple leaf tea for us.
Their menu also features other healthy and fresh foods that are made from organic ingredients that they sourced from the Enchanted Farm, which is a Gawad Kalinga project in Bulacan and other social enterprises. Social relevance never tasted this good!
We are so going back to this place 🙂 Enchanted, indeed (and also pro-Philippines, pro-poor and pro-environment)
The Enchanted Farm Cafe and the Human Heart Nature store can be found at:
463 Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.
HHN also has an online store. Check out http://www.humanheartnature.com/
You can also visit their Facebook page for more info.
If you’re coming from Manila, you can take a bus / FX / jeep? / plane / horse to SM Fairview. The HHN sign is not that hard to see if you know the approximate location of the store, but just so you won’t get lost, tell the driver to drop you off mga sampung kandirit from Feria Street. If you have a car, good for you.