10 delightful pastries and cakes you must try within SM City Iloilo

10 delightful pastries and cakes you must try within SM City Iloilo
SM City Iloilo is located in Pres. Benigno Aquino Sr. St. Diversion Road, Manduriao, Iloilo City.

Filipinos are known to be great food innovators, especially in the field of baking and pastry creations. The making of such attractive desserts and bread, making sure all in pleasing taste is something not everyone can do. 

Here, we’ve listed up some of the classic to unique but great-tasting pastries and bread within SM City Iloilo that you shouldn't miss. 

1. Ube Cake by Scones and Clotted Cream by Mrs. Wharton

Ube Cake by Scones and Clotted Cream by Mrs. Whartons
Ube Cake by Mrs. Whartons

This purple yam cake is an extraordinary one because of its soft-layered magic made from fresh ingredients. It is very moist, flavorful, and not too sweet which makes every ingredient complement each other. Give this a try and you will surely love it!

Mrs. Wharton's pastry shop started by selling thru a small food kiosk stand, by then, it made it to SM City Iloilo after many years of perfecting its original recipes. Scones and Clotted Cream by Mrs. Wharton is located on the Third Floor in Food Hall SM City Iloilo.


2. Classic Yema Cake by Sue's Cake Gallery

Classic Yema Cake by Sue's Cake Gallery via Glifestyleph
Classic Yema Cake by Sue's Cake Gallery

This Yema Cake is an adorable pleasure you can include in your celebrations. This is a delicious entry Ilonggos will never be ashamed of. It is a classic but a lit way of perking up your party! This is a personal favorite for me and surely everyone can enjoy it.

Sue's Cake Gallery is located on Lower Ground Floor Northwing, SM City Iloilo, near the elevator in the Northwing Event Center.


3. Ensaymada of Bluejay Coffee & Company

Special Ensaymda by Bluejay Coffee & Company via Glifestyleph
Special Ensaymda by Bluejay Coffee & Company

This special ensaymada is tender, lightly sweet, and fluffy with sugar and cheese on top. It is an ideal snack and a perfect pair for your brewed coffee. These are available in retail and also in boxes (box of 6), usually come in smaller sizes ideal as pasalubong for your loved ones waiting for you at home.  

Bluejay Coffee & Co. is located on the Upper Ground Floor of the North-west mall wing exit gate of SM City Iloilo, across National Book Store.


4. Floss Bread by Bread Talk SM City

Chicken Pork Floss by BreadTalk via Glifestyleph
Chicken Pork Floss by BreadTalk.png

This floss bread by Bread talk usually in chicken or pork flavors is an ultimate classic that everyone buys. Unlike any other brand that sells floss bread, this one does not compromise any of its product parts. The dough is delicious in its own way plus the floss topped it is made interesting and savory.

Bread Talk may not be an Ilonggo home-grown brand but it made the Ilonggos fall in love with the variety of bread products it offers. It is located on the Upper Ground Floor of the North Wing of SM City Iloilo just beside Starbucks.


5. Cheese Rolls by Prince Baker SM City Iloilo

Cheese Rolls by Prince Baker SM City Iloilo via GlifestylePh
Cheese Rolls by Prince Baker SM City Iloilo

Local cheese rolls may always taste differently, and this one from Prince Baker Iloilo is a must-try. The combination of dough and its cheese is proportionate and is simply appetizing. It is my personal favorite, a good choice of snack during busy days.

Prince Baker is located on the Lower Ground Floor of SM City Iloilo, near the stairs across SM City Food Court Area and SM Supermarket's main entrance. 


6. Blueberry Cheesecake by Cafe Iloilo

Blueberry Cheesecake by Cafe Iloilo via Gina Juarez of GLifestylePh
Blueberry Cheesecake by Cafe Iloilo


This Blueberry Cheesecake by Cafe Iloilo is lit; no wonder why it is the cafe's best-seller cake. It has no drama and just goodness. Best for your hot cup of caramel macchiato. 

Cafe Iloilo is a locally grown Filipino restaurant serving a wide range of Ilonggo generations for many years. It is located on the Lower Ground Floor Northwing of SM City Iloilo across Boy Zugba. 


7. Buko Royalle by JD Bakery Cafe 

Buko Royalle Bar by JD Bakery Cafe via GLifestyleph
Buko Royalle Bar by JD Bakery Cafe

Buko Royalle bars are not overly sweet confections generally made of coconut meat and milk. This is an Ilonggo favorite because of its natural tasting combination without overpowering any of the food you choose to eat with it. It tastes refreshing and milky at the same time, which makes it a winner for the Ilonggos even for grown-ups with sugar issues. 

JD Bakery Cafe is located at Lower Ground Floor Northwing of SM City Iloilo, beside ACE Hardware.


8. Ube Cheese Bites by Auntie Anne's Pretzels

Ube Cheese Bites by Auntie' Annes via GLifestylePh
Ube Cheese Bites by Auntie' Annes

Ube Cheese has become a trend for the last many years, but Auntie Anne's made it a classic idea by having these cute and pretty ube cheese bites. This is not a drill, but actual heaven in a bite. It is crispy outside and a combination of savory filling inside. The cheese inside is lightly salty which makes the whole experience a real deal bursting in your mouth.

Auntie Anne's Iloilo may be a franchise but it is run by young Ilonggo entrepreneurs. It is located on the Upper Ground Floor of the South Wing of SM City Iloilo, near Ribshack.


9. Classic Pandesal by Pan De Manila 

Pandesal by Pan De Manila via GLifestylePh
Pandesal by Pan De Manila

These pandesal has become on the Ilonggo basics. Pan de Manila brand was able to establish its presence on the strict palate of the Ilonggos. If you haven't tried it, a full brown pack of hot pandesal takeaway is a wonderful way of delighting an afternoon over a hot-cold sweet coffee.

Pan de Manila offers a variety of delicious loaves of bread and pastries located on the Lower Ground Floor of the North Wing of SM City Iloilo, near ACE Hardware. 


10. Chocolate Croissant by Nicolette Bakery + Cafe

Chocolate Croissant by Nicolette Bakery + Cafe via GLifestylePh
Chocolate Croissants

These special croissants from Nicollete are even made better and tastier because of the dark chocolate glaze on top of it. The buttery and flaky texture of the pastry intriguingly matched the strong flavor of dark chocolate. This pastry is best paired with your favorite coffee. 

Nicolette Bakery + Cafe is a locally grown brand that mainly serves heavy meals like pasta, pizza, and casserole dishes. It is located on the Upper Ground Floor of the North Wing of SM City Iloilo, beside National Book Store.


Also read: 3 things that make Iloilo special

Related: 3 reasons why you should start biking in Iloilo City


We believe that you are always in search of the best-tasting dishes and snacks. You are not alone. Ilonggo businesses are committed to giving you only the best products because these local brands and entrepreneurs believe that the blood of a successful business is its quality and reasonable product lines. 

Did we forget something? Feel free to comment below your suggestions so we can try them. Please share this article with your loved ones too.


Article was written by Gina Juarez

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