I have a confession to make.
I was born and raised in Cavite but since I hardly go out unless necessary, I am probably the last person here who hasn't been to Subi-Monte Cafe. Well, that was until a few weeks back.
DB and I had to run some errands in Kawit and when we arrived around lunch time, we decided to have lunch first before meeting up a friend. Another surprising revelation to me was that most restaurants around town is closed on Sundays. We were lucky that Subi-Monte, which I've been hearing a lot from friends and family for years now, is open for lunch!
If memory serves me right, Subi-Monte started out as a coffee shop then later on ventured into a casual dining place with menu that ranges from your favorite breakfast meals to pasta, sandwiches and other rice dishes.
What we ordered
|Basil and Lime & Strawberry Peach Tea - Php50.00 each|
The waitress recommended for us to try their own tea mixes. I chose the Strawberry Peach Tea which I liked very much though I hardly tasted the Peach in it but it was good nevertheless. DB had no choice but to go for the Basil & Lime because we wanted to try both. It was a mistake! It tasted medicine and it was so bad! If you still remember Frosty back in the 90's, it tasted like that but this one's 10 times worse.
|Beef Tapa - Php79.00|
The Beef Tapa was delicious but the serving size was too small (it only had a few pieces of meat) it looked like DB was eating a kiddie meal.
So to make up for the size of his order, we also had Spaghetti Pesto to share. It was okay but could use more flavors and seasoning.
|Spaghetti ala Pesto - Php79-00|
|Salisbury Steak - Php130.00|
I wanted to try the Liempo, Subi-Monte's bestseller, but it was unavailable that time so I settled for this Salisbury Steak. It was surprisingly good and I was definitely satisfied with the serving.
The staff were courteous, the place was clean and nice and the menu was affordable. I think I found a new hang out place.
Or should I say, I can totally relate now to my friends' Subi-Monte talks.
Centennial Road, Kawit
Tel.: (6346) 402-3759