Whenever I hear the store/restaurant Mary Grace mentioned, I normally equate it to their yummy lemon bars and other comfort desserts. I don’t normally equate it to pastas or salads or pizzas for that matter. I normally think coffee, tea and pastries but they actually have a lot more than that. When my sorority sisters organized a small get-together in Serendra in Fort Bonifacio, we all decided to eat at Mary Grace.
At first glance, what would strike you is their cozy and quaint ambiance. I guess this is what calls out to their customers. Wooden tables, wooden chairs, checked tablecloths and a sort of garden setting beckons the passer-by to just sit, relax, drink coffee and eat some pastries. This is something that I find very charming. It blends in with the total concept of Serendra. The only problem that I see is that they have trouble accommodating big groups of people. They cater more to 2-4 guests judging from the layout and space. Because there were quite a few of us, we had to push together 2 tables and added a few chairs just so we all could fit.
We then proceeded to order some pizza and pasta for lunch and added in some salad greens as well to counter all that carbohydrate. Their home made special brew teas were very refreshing, fruity and delicious. Not your usual run-of-the-mill powdered tea concentrate which I try not to drink nowadays because of all their sugar content.
All in all, they’re quite good. Not fantastic but okay for the price range and I like their pizza’s a lot. Not too doughy and they’re quite thin and packed with good ingredients.
|regular spaghetti and meatballs|
|Spanish-style Sardine pasta with olives|
All the pasta's and salad orders are good enough to share and the pizza is for 2-3 people. Overall, Mary Grace is not really fantastic but speaks of comfort food for the pizza and pasta crazy food lovers.
P.S. Don't forget to try their desserts when you're there!