(Back to one of my favorite old haunts, Baguio City aka "The City of Pines". We tried new restos that we've heard good things about, discovered one or two by accident, and got disappointed in one of our old favorites.)
Our merry group (Baguio local S. and her brother Rb, my friends R.T. and his wife W.T., and S.'s hapless suitor WHN) just had finished dinner at Le Chef inside Camp John Hay, definitely the swankiest (and most expensive) place to be on a Saturday night here in this part of the world.
Looking for a nice dessert place, S. recommended Everything Nice Cake Shop and Cafe. This is very conveniently right across the street from the Convergys call center building, part of the Baguio-Ayala TechnoHub inside CJH.
After much hem-and-hawing, we finally got down to ordering our desserts. The Special Cassava Cake (above) was flat out fantastic! So light and soft and melt-in-the-mouth flavorful! IMHO, this should make any Top 10 dessert list in the Philippines anytime.
In fact, we liked it so much that the next day, we made a special detour back to Everything Nice to buy a box or two of the cassava cake, before departing for Manila. Alas! Some things aren't meant to be (much to R.T.'s dismay), as they were still baking the cassava cakes and we had to wait for a few more hours.
Back to the cafe. Unfortunately, the rest of the stuff we ordered (the mango cheesecake, in particular) was mediocre and forgettable.
So, not everything's nice at Everything Nice.