YUMMY EATS: Paper Moon Cafe

Over the weekend I had a bit of a nostalgia trip. During my last few days as a university student, I would spend hours at Timezone in Glorietta 4 just hanging out with my peeps and playing Guitar Freaks. The last version we played was the 5th or 6th version and I think it’s up to the 9th now, LOL!

There have been a lot of changes in Glorietta since that time and one of them is the opening of a cute little dessert place called Paper Moon Cafe. 🙂

Hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan, all the way!), Paper Moon Cafe is famous for their Mille Crepe cakes.

Not quite known in the Philipines yet but slowly gaining popularity, crepe cakes are simply a treat for anyone! The first time I tried crepe cakes was when I was in Bangkok and I never knew such out-of-this-world things existed! But OMG, they are just divine! Layer upon layer of silky crepes with light but creamy filling in between. YUM!

Paper Moon Cafe is wedged in the Ground Floor of Glorietta 3. If you’re familiar with the wing the specifically houses Marks & Spencer and Zara, you’re in the right area!

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Though not a restaurant of it’s own, it’s quite dainty and petite. There are a limited number of tables and chairs, which makes it difficult to find a seat if the cafe is crowded. Luckily we were able to sit down when we arrived.

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They have a lot of things to offer besides their Mille Crepe cakes such as sandwiches, coffee, and other beverages.

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One look at their display case really is enough to make me drool. I’m a total sweet tooth, hehe!

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The popular Choux Fromage (Php 120 per piece) and Chiffon Cupcakes (Php 120 per piece). They both look equally yummy and interesting. I will definitely get one of these when I go back!

But enough of that! It’s time for the pièce de résistance – the Mille Crepe cakes!

This is actually my second time at Paper Moon Cafe and last time, we were able to sample the Original version. However, we brought a friend who hasn’t been there before so I recommended that he try the Original version first before venturing out into the other more exotic flavors!
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The Paper Moon Original Mille Crepe cake! Speaking from memory, I remember that this is a light and creamy crepe cake. No particular flavors that stand out to keep it airy and simple. Which is good.

I think the crepes are glazed with a very thin sugary syrup however the cream is a bit lacking in sweetness. But that’s just me, I like my crepe cakes sweet, hehe!

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For my second visit, I tried the Chocolate Mille Crepe cake! As you can see from the photo, this one is a lot less moist than the Original Mille Crepe. But it’s still yummy! They used a bit of dark chocolate here so for those who are into that, this might be the one for you. 🙂

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My boyfriend got the Mango Mille Crepe cake but I still took a bite out of it, LOL. This is a Manila-only version so do try to sample it when you get the chance to pass by the cafe! It’s not that different from the Original Mille Crepe but it does have slivers of Mango in between the layers. The slices provide a nice tangy contrast to the sweet cream. 🙂

All in all, it’s a nice place to go to if you want to chill and eat something delightful to the palate. Slices of the Crepe cakes come at Php225 a piece, wholes are at Php2,000. They also have a popular Strawberry Shortcake that you need to pre-order a few days before. I haven’t tried that yet because it costs Php3,000 for a whole cake!!

I’m pretty sad that they didn’t have the Strawberry Mille Crepe cake available because I love all things strawberry! Maybe next time, haha!

Paper Moon Cafe is located at the Ground Floor of Glorietta 3 and the 4th Floor of Trinoma. Visit their FB Page to know more. 🙂

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