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Jack's Loft After Six Dessert Bar: "Eastwood City Walk" Manila Restaurant Tip by machomikemd

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Cousins John Tian Seng and Erik Cua to put up a specialty dessert bar back in the Philippines. They decided to locate it at the newly-developed Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City, then they named it Jack's Loft Dessert Bar in honor of Jack Johnston, their friend who owned that loft in Vancouver. Opened in 2001, The place took the form of a New York-style loft restaurant-bar, one furnished with comfortable sofas where customers could relax and chat while taking their meals. It targeted the growing office crowd in the new business-commercial development in Libis, Quezon City, offering a cozy, restful atmosphere for having coffee, pastries, and light meals.

The cousins hired a consultant to help conceptualize the menu, and Tian Seng's wife, an avid baker, also collaborated for its signature offering—Jack's Loft cheesecake. The dessert, which comes in a choice of mango, blueberry, or strawberry toppings, was to become one of the restaurant's specialties, along with "decadent" cakes, apple pies, and carrot cakes that sell for P80 to P120 a slice and the menu expanded to include pasta, grilled sandwiches (paninis), and a mix of Asian cuisines.

Jack's Loft scores points for the ambience (indoor curtains, comfy seats, high ceiling and earthy color combination) but big minuses because of the stale smoky smell since smokers are allowed on the loft (second floor).

Favorite Dish: Their Humongous fishbowl iced tea at 98 pesos, New York cheesecake at 140 pesos, death by chocolate again at 140 pesos, deep fried iced cream at 120 pesos.

The price of a main meal is from Php 200 - 250 and the portions are large! examples are Mongolian chicken, Quattro Formaggi, Vegetable Lasagna.

Address: Eastwood Citywalk 1, Libis, Quezon City
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Eastwood City Walk Ground Level, Eastwood Citywalk 1, 188 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Phone: (632) 421-2048
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 10, 2007
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