My daughter and I decided to check out the newly opened, The District by Ayala Malls, in Imus Cavite yesterday. It is a fairly new place since it only had its soft opening first quarter of this year. While most of the stores and restaurants have already opened their doors to the general public, some are still under construction.
You can tell pretty much though that it has been gaining a steady following based on the huge number of shoppers trooping to this two level mall so early on a Saturday morning. By the time we arrived, the mall was already busy. First in our agenda was lunch of course. Tummy first before anything. We were looking for something we haven’t tried yet so we went for Khay’s Desserts and Cafe located at the ground floor of the The District.
I must say my daughter and I fell in love with the interiors of this quaint little restaurant. Though it will remind you a little bit of Vanilla Cupcake Bakery in ATC at first glance, the pretty little details, dainty table tops & setting, and adorable food presentations managed to set it apart from the cupcake salon. I particularly like the fact that it is not all about cupcakes, it has more to offer.
I had the Parmesan crusted chicken in cheese and pesto. It is..to die for! It was fried to perfection, tasty, flavorful and best of all, not too herby, I never did like herbs in my food. My daughter, on the other hand, had the breaded pork chops in mushroom sauce. It would have been perfect with the chops so crunchy except that it is a little bit lacking in taste and there’s nothing much special in the mushroom sauce. Best part though was of course the desserts and drinks entree’.
We had the best seller of the house, Strawberry Shortcake frappe and mango crepe’. The Strawberry Shortcake was love love love. Mine was perfectly sweet and sour. It was every sip heavenly. I like how it came in pretty mason jar complete with cute stirrer and magic dust errr candy star sprinkles on top. My daughter is a mango fanatic so she gobbled the crepe in a flash. It was gone in two minutes never mind if the mango was a bit sour since well, mango is not in season. I hope they would add a little bit more of the chocolate syrup though to balance the taste. Nevertheless, our tummies ended up happy.
Service is Pay As You Order which makes placing orders fast and efficient though serving took a while. We had to wait for 20 minutes. It could be because there were only two staff present at that time and we went there just a few minutes after it opened.
Overall, we had a pleasurable dining experience at Khay’s Desserts and Cafe. My daughter and I enjoyed the food and cheery atmosphere of this pretty little cafe. What would make me go back to this place are the cupcakes displayed gorgeously at the counter. I resisted the urge to try one as I promised myself that I will save it for my next visit. If you are in the area, be sure to sample Khay’s Desserts and Cafe’s yummy cupcakes, pastas, and drinks with friends and loved ones. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the food and the place as much as we did.:)
Khay’s Desserts and Cafe is located at the The District Mall (Imus, Cavite), g/f Promenade.