Scarsdale Artisanal Delights

Before getting some groceries, we decided to have a light lunch at this small café called Scarsdale Artisanal Delights. This place also serves as a donut and cronut shop. Since it opened last year, it has been getting rave reviews from food bloggers, celebrities, and food magazines so I had to check this place out.

Interior. We ended up sitting at a quiet corner on the café’s second floor.

Of course I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of their yummy pastries.

Menu: Doughnut sandwiches, Croughnut sandwiches, Soup, salad & pastas, Panzerotti, Sides, Doughnuts, Cupcakes, Croughnuts, Cookies, Brownies, By the box, Things that make us go “Weee!”, Beer & wines, Tea & coffee.

Red Velvet Doughnut and Sea Salt Caramel Croughnut. The cronut has a tougher, flakier texture than the donut. But both of them had just the right amount of sweetness, and didn’t feel like I was eating one of those super light and airy donuts. At first I couldn’t decide which flavor of donut to get, since their list included a lot of my favorites (like chocolate mint, the Elvis, and cereal milk!). If they weren’t so pricey, I would’ve bought a box of six.

Pulled Pork Sandwich – Slow BBQ-braised pulled pork, with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and lettuce. Served with a side of fries and ketchup. I’m so glad this sandwich wasn’t greasy, unlike other pulled pork sandwiches that I’ve tried before. The pulled pork has a lovely, smoky flavor as well.

We also ordered two pastas – Spaghetti Bolognese made with Angus beef tomato sauce (for mom) and Fettucine Alfredo tossed in creamy bacon & cheese sauce (for me). It could use a little more salt, but it was still delicious, thanks to the mushrooms, bacon, and parsley mixed in. Both pastas were served with a donut-shaped garlic bread.

I’m so glad we decided to eat here first instead of grabbing some pizza since our meal at Scarsdale’s left us feeling full and satisfied. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to relax after a arduous trip to the grocery with your friends or loved ones.

Scarsdale Artisanal Delights is located at S&R Membership Shopping 514 Shaw Blvd. corner S. Laurel St., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. Links: Official Website || Twitter.

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