Whenever I spend a couple of days living in Makati, I end up making the most of the opportunity and dining at places I won’t normally have access to. Wildflour Cafe + Bakery was one of those places I went to the last time I was there.
Located just a few blocks away from where I was staying, Wildflour was conveniently located right smack in the middle of Rada Street. Street parking in Makati is a known challenge, so I’m glad there was no need for us to bring a car.
We arrived earlier before the lunch crowd did, but still noticed that most tables were already taken by foreigners residing with the area. I liked the interiors of the place with its high ceiling and industrial feel. A long table can be found at one part of the restaurant, which would be perfect for bigger groups.
We finally got a seat near the windows where it’s more spacious and far from the noisier groups. After having our orders taken, we were provided with some bread. It doesn’t look like it, but their complimentary bread was delicious with its crusty and chewy texture.
There’s Hong Kong Nai Cha on the menu, in case you feel like downing some milk tea.
You have to try their strawberry lemon soda! The zesty lemon marries well with the sweet strawberry flavor. This fizzy drink also helps cut through the oil in case you ordered some of Wildflour’s fried dishes.
The Crispy Parmesan Churros were a big surprise. I was initially skeptical over having savory churros, but I’m glad we decided to go through with ordering this dish. I loved the crunchy texture and how cheesy each stick was.
The Wildflour Salad was interesting. It’s a mix of almost everything you’ll find in other salads. I liked each individual ingredient on their own, but at one point, having them all together like this felt like there’s just too much going on, flavor and texture-wise.
We found their Fried Chicken and Biscuits to be so-so. I personally found the biscuits to be better than the chicken. For a 600+ peso price tag, I was honestly expecting for a more sumptuous, exciting dish to be served.
While the main dishes from Wildflour didn’t blow me away, their pastry section successfully did. I was drawn to the display numerous times during our visit and just couldn’t decide on which ones to get. I think their wait staff felt I was ogling too much, since they started giving my suggestions on what to get. :p Oh and yes, I finally ended up buying a couple to bring home with me.
My Wildflour experience was a decent one. They do have a steep price tag for their products, thus I’m hoping that more of their products will be worth spending for. I would return for the starters, the drinks and the pastries, but will most likely forgo the mains.
*Wildflour Cafe + Bakery is located at Rada Street, Legazpi Village, Makati.