A Little Bit of Mary Grace
The SM Southmall Food Street is a great venue to discover new restaurants and unwind. It is also very accessible and convenient to the public. Just one walk along the stretch of the food street will tempt you to dine in the restaurants. Me and my foodie friends had a food crawl in SM Southmall's Food Street. One of the restaurant we visited was Cafe Mary Grace, a restaurant that is also a favorite here in the Metro.
The restaurant branch along Southmall's Food Street is well designed. The place is full of wall arts and table designs. The interiors are also colorful and very playful.
Mary Grace is well known for their homemade ensaymada. The soft and cheesy bread is also a favorite takeout treat. Aside from their ensaymada, we also tried out their Pasta Amatriciana, Pan Seared Prawn Sandwich and their Mushroom Garlic Pizza.
Their Pasta Amatriciana is a tomato based pasta that is topped with juicy meatballs. The sauce is balanced with just the right tomato taste. The meatballs are seasoned enough so that it will not be salty. This is an easy pick if you're having a hard time finding a classic pasta. Definitely good without reservations.
The Pan Seared Prawn Sandwich has chopped prawns laid on lettuce and bell peppers between two batard bread. A lightly seasoned sandwich in a lightly toasted bread with flavorful prawn slices. Just perfect for a good merienda break. Masarap without reservations.
We also tried their Mushroom Garlic Pizza with creamy bechamel sauce with truffle oil essence, mushrooms, garlic and arugula. You can really smell and taste of the truffle in the pizza. Masarap with a bit of reservations especially if you do not like truffle.
The Blackberry Fruit Shake is really refreshing. Perfect with a very tasty meal.
Overall, the restaurant is a perfect place for lunch or dinner. The restaurant is perfect for dates too. Good food plus good place = awesome dining experience. My personal rating for the restaurant is a 4 out of 5.
Thank you to Cafe Mary Grace and SM Southmall for giving us a very nice experience.