Walking on Sunshine at Shine Bakery & Cafe
Owned by chefs Rob and Sunshine Pengson, Shine Bakery and Cafe is on the third floor of SM Aura. If you’ve tried Chef Sunshine’s éclairs back when Gourmandise Patisserie was still open in Serendra, then you’ll surely love Shine because of its array of savory dishes and delectable desserts.
The playful interiors of the restaurant will draw you in – door handles painted like candy canes, knickknacks and toys in and on top of glass boxes (you’ll see The Little Prince in one of them), the muted colors and the simple “bow tie” tiles make the place fanciful, like a page from a storybook.
Shine Express: take out counter for dessert lovers on the go
Shine won't leave you thirsty with their drink selectionFor appetizers, you can start with their Apple and Goat Cheese Salad (P390) made of organic arugula, romaine lettuce, strips of green apples, and walnuts drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. There’s a good balance between sweet and sour flavors and the crunch from the green apples add freshness to the salad.
Apple and Goat Cheese Salad
Fried Chicken and Mash
Chorizo Bilbao Fried Rice
Foie Gras Salpicao
Chicken AdoboA trip to Shine wouldn’t be complete without a taste of their desserts. We had a cupcake quartet made up of moist Chocolate Fudge (P78), Red Velvet (P80), Swiss Chocolate Obsession (P98) that has a rich Swiss chocolate swirl with chocolate glaze on top, and Salted Caramel (P88).
Cupcake quartet (from front, clockwise): Chocolate Fudge, Red Velvet, Swiss Chocolate Obsession, and Salted Caramel
Assorted éclairs (from front): Pistachio Cream, Salted Caramel, Dulce de Leche Raspberry, and Chocolate
Dulce de Leche Raspberry éclairEnjoy biting into these and linger for a bit while having a cup of Cappuccino (P110) or Twining’s tea and you’ll leave the storybook café with a little more sunshine in your heart.
Visit Shine Bakery & Cafe at the third floor of SM Aura Premier, Taguig. Call 553-6566, like them on Facebook (ShineBakeryCafe), and follow them in Twitter and Instagram (@shinebakerycafe).