Sérye Post is a sequence of post devoted to one subject… and that is Sérye Café Filipino. Serye is a play on the family name of the one who started the first Filipino themed restaurant, Engracia Cruz Reyes. If you have been to Sérye the past few days or weeks, you will notice that from their old green, white and red color, their are now changing the resto into a more warm and cozy look. “We wanted Sérye to be a coffee shop that celebrates Filipino coffee, cuisine, and culture,” Alvin Reyes Lim, the company’s president, shares. “The changes on the stores’ look and feel, particularly the menu offerings were recreated to follow this theme.”
The interiors are are Spanish/ Filipino inspired and one will notice that even the music are all OPMs. The foods are served in hand-made plates and bowls, in earthy hues of brown and green, crafted by renowned local potter Lanelle Abueva.
And for the most exciting part… the FOOD. The Reyes family’s popular dishes like Chicken Barbque, Kare-Kare, and Boneless Crispy Pata are still available but the new menu also offers a wider array of light meals, coffee, tea and chocolate beverages as well as cakes, pastries and desserts.
Now, I love how the Chicken And Pork Adobo was served. The drippings are set in a small bowl. For those who usually eat with their kids, you know how hard it is when it comes to saucy dishes. The kids kept on asking for more sauce… and you on the other hand, keep on scraping what’s left on the serving plate. With Sérye’s Chicken And Pork Abobo, that won’t be a problem anymore. And for those who love their Adobo’s dry, Sérye is here for you.
As far as coffee is concerned, Sérye celebrates both choice beans and the talent of Filipino master roasters. Their coffee is siphon-brewed, each cup is prepared as you order ensuring that you get a fresh cup. The best locally available coffee beans and chocolate are used to prepare their beverages that include Café con Yema Frappe, an iced-blended coffee with a distinct caramel custard taste, Café Mocha Manila, a hot combination of coffee and tablea and Tsokolate Eh and Ah, the delicious chocolate beverages popularized in the novels of Jose Rizal. (Thanks Abby for the notes)
Sérye Café Filipino is located at Eastwood, Quezon City; Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City; and Sucat, Paranaque.