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“Just another hyped canteen” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes

Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes
206 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines
6324382675
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Ranked #2 of 1,151 Restaurants in Quezon City
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: banapple is a friendly bakery café that serves freshly-baked pies, cheesecakes and desserts, as well as good food, hot meals & coffee :)
davao, cebu, manila
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Just another hyped canteen”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Tried out their branch in Market! Market! As expected, it was full. You have to wait to be seated. But when you're already assigned to a table, a waiter won't take your order, but you have to fall in line again and place your order at the counter. Then go back to your seat and wait for your order. Waiting game. So it's a fastfood-level place for me. It's only in a fastfood that you fall in line at the counter to get your order, right?

The Market! Market! branch tried to be playful in their interiors. It's so colorful. If it's not a resto, it could be a preschool classroom. But their ambient music choice of the night is a mismatch. So I wasn't really impressed but was still hoping that the food would make up for it, but no. Sad.

We had bacon fried chicken steak and the herbed chicken rolls. Weren't spectacular at all. And they look the same. The bacon fried chicken has bacon bits. Is that it? Then the herbed chicken is drenched in, i think basil cream from the menu, but it's bland. Both are in a cream color that is no at all appetizing nor enticing.

And oh, we were hoping to try a banoffee pie and the banapple shake. But surprise, surprise, not available at banapple! The pastries at the counter are . . .

Why? Change your name, yes?

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Simply delightful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Banapple at blue ridge is a place that will always give me fond memories. It used to be my own little hole in the wall when I needed a decent midday meal whenever I was in the area. The place had the charm of your average diner in town where friends meet for breakfast or afternoon coffee. You'd be an snobby idiot if you expect your food to be served as a 5-course meal. The food is pretty decent but definitely not average and the cakes are sublime. The only downside is the location as it was next to the main thoroughfare with very little space for parking. Orders sometimes get backed up due to large arrival of customers during lunch period. Anyways, come here during the not so busy period with your friends and you'll come to know why a lot of people have come to love Banapple. My only regret is when they decided to go mainstream and open up branches everywhere else.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Regular Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The ambiance of the place is nice and homey. Food is very affordable and are served in large portions, but they taste ordinary. Nothing special that's worth coming back to over and over.

Visited August 2012
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love this restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Very generous meals and really yummy desserts! The prices are also quite reasonable, the restaurants are almost always full, though.

Visited June 2012
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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Love eating at banapple.The only thing that kinda sucks about it,is its small space.i hope since they notice their growing success they take into consideration next time they expand is getting bigger venues for a spacious and happier visit for customers

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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