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