Merriest Easter greetings to all. If everything works out well (that means waking up early), me and the kiddies will be having brunch today at this little mall resto I discovered recently.. a coconut-inspired cafe in the middle of the concrete jungle that is the mall in EDSA Shang-ri La.
Upon first setting my eyes here, I have to admit that the place attracted me because of its cheery interiors, the bright, hippie-inspired murals plastered on its walls, blaring 60s funky music and its offerings ~ pancakes, shakes, omelets and more which are just perfect for kids of all sizes and preferences.
The place is just small so it’s hard to believe that they managed to fit an old VW Kombi in here, a car that reminded me of Little Miss Sunshine. There is no connection though between this Kombi and the coconut motif 🙂
The cafe has an American-inspired menu and learning that it has the same owners as Heaven n’ Eggs, diners can be assured of very generous servings.
We ordered for their chiquito or mini-tacos (P165) and it was good ~ filled to the brim with seasoned chicken filling, tomato salsa and cheese, with lettuce salad in between.
Next was the Manila Bento (P275), a meal consisting of boneless bangus, vigan longganiza scramble, achara and garlic rice. This was quite tasteless and oily but I give it high marks for presentation since it came in a unique bamboo tray. Plus, the bento came with free pancakes and a yummy coconut shake.
(As a side note: having pancakes with my rice was overkill but this is the way it goes)
The “island pastas” are also served in these bamboo tubes which looked off but could be worth trying. Outside diners get to be seated in these chic-ly designed bamboo chairs which could..well… give IKEA a run for its money.
Dishes to expect at Cocorama: steaks, porkchops, waffles, French toasts, cheese steak sandwiches, barbecued ribs virgin coladas and the usual. All dishes are priced below P300.
Cocorama Pancake Island & All-Day Groovy Cafe is at the 6th Floor of EDSA Shang Mall. Open from 11 am to 10 pm (all day nga!)