Homey dining at Banapple

Banapple, I first heard of this restaurant from friends and colleagues but since the first branch is in Katipunan, I never got to visit this place. Fortunately, Banapple has another branch in Quezon City, located at the 2nd Floor of Il Terrazzo along Tomas Morato. I visited Banapple to prove all the props received by this restaurant.

Banapple, Il Terrazzo

The restaurant is quite small, there were only a few chairs inside so seating area is very limited. They have additional tables and chairs outside though for smokers. What I love is the homey and cozy ambiance, feels like your visiting a friend’s or your grandma’s kitchen.

Banapple, Il Terrazzo

We ordered 2 pasta dishes, and they’re both penne, Penne Bolognese and Baked Creamy Cheesy Penne (sounds delicious from the name itself!)

Penne Bolognese (Php 150)

Baked Creamy Cheesy Penne (Php 155)

Their pasta dishes are affordable and servings is good for two people already. It’s our first time to order so we’re clueless about their serving size. The pasta is cooked perfectly, al dente. Don’t you just love to dig in into that bowl of Baked Creamy Cheesy Penne? This is a must-try, serving it in a bowl made it feel like a comfort food you’d love to have at your home. The slices of toasted Pesto bread complete a very fulfilling meal.

Banapple became famous with their pies and cakes, they have their own Banofee Pie. I love Starbucks Banofee Pie so I just have to try Banapple’s version despite feeling satiated from the pasta.

Banapple's Banoffee Pie

Banapple’s Banofee Pie is cheaper for one, but it doesn’t have the buttery crust of Starbucks’. I don’t like cakes with too much icing too.

Banapple cakes

There are plenty of cakes worth trying so on my second visit, I made sure to take home 3 cakes! More on Banapple’s cakes on my next post.

Comments

  1. I love Banapple! I haven’t been to the Il Terrazzo branch, but have been to the Katipunan one many times. I certainly hope they got a bigger place this time because the one on Katipunan is pretty small. 🙂
    .-= Ivy@Spinning Lovely Days´s last blog ..Psalty on MP3 =-.

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  2. i love penne esp. those served with lots of cheese.. im feeling hungry.. haha!

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  3. Hello, thanks for coming to my site. Wow, parang ang sasarap naman ng mga pagkain dito sa Banapple, buti nal ang at wala ako dyan, otherwise, lagi akong laman ng resto na yan, matakaw ako eh, kahit itanong mo pa sa hubby ko, hehehe!

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  4. u8mypinkcookies says:

    love their banoffee pie and honeylovin’ crunch cake!! yummmm!! 😀

    disappointing lang yung muffin (too dry) and too sweet naman yung fudgymudgymud pie.

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    Badet Reply:

    The Chicken & mushroom pie I ordered is too sweet for my taste rin. But their Banoffee pie is delicious and cheap too. =)

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  5. i will try their cakes when i get there next month.

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  6. Their food looks so yummy. I’m not really into pasta but I’ll eat anything that has lots of cheese on it. That creamy cheesy penne looks heavenly (drool, drool, and more drooling). I also love cakes! Any cake will do as long as it’s sweet and has lots of icing. 🙂

    Lots of love,
    .-= Golden´s last blog ..The First Rain =-.

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  7. I have yet to try Banapple but I have heard many great raves about the place. My bestfriend and I hope to visit sometime. And it’s about five minutes walk from my office too!
    .-= Vera´s last blog ..A Statement of the ECP Council of Bishops seeking the release of the Morong 43 =-.

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  8. kaka inis lapit lang sa min nyan di ko pa rin nata try.

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  9. sarap naman ng mga yan!

    ang alam ko ang may-ari ng banapple ay member ng Ka-entrep. almost had a deal with them for their personalized items. di lang kami natuloy kasi hindi nagtugma sched namin 🙁

    looks like they’re growing. may branches na sila! must be really good. I hope I get to try those soon.
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  10. Sis, everything looks good! Di ko pa na-try dyan..
    .-= peachkins´s last blog ..Cottage Pie =-.

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  11. Feyborit ko din yan! I miss Hickory BBQ Ribs. Ü
    .-= chyng´s last blog ..Gradients and Waves at Maculabo =-.

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  12. i love banoffee pie.. =) ive been to katipunan branch.. but never been to tomas morato branch.. i will love to go there with my family,, since we are enjoying eating banapple’s pies and cheesecakes together,,

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  13. their ayala triangle branch is opening today! whopee!!

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  14. disappointed says:

    I’ve been a fan of your restaurant ever since it opened, the fact that I live near by and I studied in a nearby school, I go there a lot.
    I had brunch there and I would say that today was the only bad experience that I had.
    When I was ordering Tocilog, I said to the lady “Tocilog”, and she just gave me a blank stare. I called her attention twice and then she finally replied, “alin po doon? Tocino”. Then I said, “yes, yun ang order ko.” Then aside from that I ordered ribs and choco peanut butter pancakes. As the food came, I wondered why the Tocilog took so long. So, I asked her if they were able to punch it in, and she said no, she thought I was just inquiring about it. And I was suprised because I mentioned it 4 times to her.
    Then I gave her my card again, and she said “sorry minimum of 300 for credit card”. I told her, that it shouldn’t be my problem because I ordered something worth 450, she just wasn’t paying attention. So after that, she swiped my card anyway.
    As I mentioned, I ordered pancakes as well. It was my first time and I found it really good, one of the best in the metro. However, when we finished the small teacup of syrup on one pancake, I asked for another. It took her awhile to come back and tell me that you were out of syrup (at 11 in the morning). So, halfway through my pancakes, it didn’t feel good eating it anymore because there was no syrup. When, the other table ordered pancakes, that’s the time they bought syrup lang.
    Lastly, for my friend’s order of spare ribs, when she was on her 2nd piece, she spit it out because the meat had a foul smell. It was “maanta”, and she’s the type who’s really particular with meat because she’s a chef as well. The supervisor was nice enough to change 1 piece of the ribs, we even made her smell it.
    I still visited the restaurant after, and I was still disappointed.
    So, my friend and I ordered Choco peanut butter pancakes, Penne pasta, and Chicken breast Parmigiano. My friend was halfway through her pasta already, and I was still waiting for my Chicken. I ordered at 11:00, and at 11:30, I noticed that my food was taking way too long and I’ve ordered that before, it used to be really quick. I asked the lady to follow it up, and she was a bit stunned. Apparently, Joan punched it in, made me pay for it but did not order it. Joan did not even apologize, I just heard their conversation, she told the girl that we didn’t order, and the other girl told her that she punched it in.
    The waitress approached me and told me that they would just “rush” my order, which I told her to cancel… because I did not have time to wait anymore, and I didn’t want to eat a dish that was “RUSHED”. They gave me the refund, and not even a word of apology.
    Another thing, while we were eating, a cockroach all of a sudden crawled on our table. I called the attention of the waitress (Joan) and whispered “may ipis”. She just told the other waitress, and they both continued with their work. I called her attention again and that’s when the other waitress came by, slowly, and got the cockroach.
    They have GREAT food and an awful staff.

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    Badet Reply:

    Hi, I will publish your comment hoping that somebody from Banapple will read this. =)

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  15. hello, saw this entry about banoffee pie. i think tintan’s pastries’ banoffee pie will be an emerging favorite. please check their site http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=320659725033&set=a.294805680033.327646.291055830033&type=3&theater

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    Badet Reply:

    looks yummy!

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