How do you recharge yourself?
Mostly, it depends on where I am and what I have been doing. If the activity has ended, I won’t instantly go to the nearest place to eat. I consider if other people might be thinking the same thing. When I’ve been around a crowd, the next place I’d want to be should be where they aren’t.
That’s why I chose to eat at Café Mary Grace (CMG) after being at the SMX Convention Center for the Manila International Book Fair. It was not as near to the center as the other restaurants are. With that in mind, I thought that the service would be much faster because I was getting hungrier by the minute. Also, I was growing weary—what with eight books in my backpack.
I couldn’t think of anything else to order but what I have loved from them: Sirloin Beef Tapa with sunny-side up eggs and a slice of Mango Bene.
While waiting for my late lunch, they gave me a preview of my receipt plus the password to their Wi-Fi. I also went for a closer inspection of their décor. It’s different from the other CMG branches. Yet they look so familiar.
My meal arrived warm. And as always, it did not disappoint. It was so good that I wanted it to last for as long it could. But I was too famished to make that happen. I still savored every spoonful. It was a clean blue plate.
It was immediately followed by dessert, which felt more like a cold reward after being punished by the hot noon sun.
CMG could never let me down as long as they keep these items in their menu.
Café Mary Grace
Ground Floor, Mall of Asia Arena Parking Building, J.W Diokno Boulevard Corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City