Weekend Date + Review of Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Cafe

One of the ways to keep me sane is to meet up with friends. It doesn’t happen very often because of busy schedules, but we do our best to find time. It helps me refresh, get away from home even for a few hours, and think about other things aside from kids. 

Last weekend, I met up with my law school blockmates slash kumares for brunch. We decided to go to Morato area since it’s near me, plus I don’t have any excuse not to go. We wanted to try Mrs Graham’s but we were a bit early (they open at 11am) so I parked the car there (since parking is an issue) and just walked to Papa John’s. 

The marsies and I ordered the usuals – pizza, pasta, and potato wedges since A brought my eldest with me. The kwentuhan was what stood out. It was a combination of catching up, gossips, and everything in between, which I really missed. 

Then we went back to Mrs. Graham’s for our macaron / dessert fix. The first thing I noticed was it was such a cute place. There were white bench-looking tables and chairs and macaron designs all over the place. Mrs Grahams 1This display (pictured below) will also welcome you, full of mouth-watering macarons and cakes that puts you on the spot as you answer a difficult question – what to order? Mrs Grahams 2I also love the setup – the old, recycled fans turned into macarons, Mrs Grahams 3the menu on scribbles, Mrs Grahams 4the little area full of board games to keep us busy, Mrs Grahams 5the stairs, Mrs Grahams 6and that little area reserved for craft and art lovers. Mrs Grahams 8The Macaron Experience Mrs Grahams 7We ordered the Macaron Tower since we can’t decide what flavor to get. It contains 16 different flavors of macarons, which costs around P900++. My friend also ordered Butterbeer, which is surprisingly good, not too sweet, and hindi nakakaumay. As much as we want to savor each macaron and proceed with more storytelling, we can’t help but get one after another because it’s so good and reasonably-priced. Mrs Grahams 10I particularly like the Mint Chocolate (because I love anything mint!), Tequila Rose, Cookie Dough, and Bittersweet. I tried my best to resist the urge but ended up taking out a box of macarons and cookie shots for the husband. I have yet to try their cakes, which means I need to go back soon. 

Cookie shots, P75.00 each
Cookie shots, P75.00 each

What I Like about Mrs. Graham’s

  • The ambiance. It is a perfect place to get your dessert fix while sharing a good laugh with friends or special someone. Yes, it is Instagram-worth too!
  • The board games. It made my daughter pre-occupied. I appreciate how they include it in their macaron shop since it encourages more time for bonding. 
  • The macarons. That recently-opened macaron shop costs P150.00 per macaron, and it’s expensive! I like Mrs. Graham’s macarons because of the texture, taste, and more importantly, reasonably priced. Depending on the flavor, each piece costs P50, P55, and P65. There are many choices too.  Mrs Grahams 9

Uh-oh

  • Limited parking space. I’ve been eyeing this macaron shop since last year but never got the chance to try because of the limited parking space. If you’re lucky, you can get a parking spot. The good thing is Mrs. Graham’s is in Sct. Rallos (along Papa John’s) and if you’re within the area, you can leave the car and walk your way to this cutesy macaron shop. 
  • Cramped space. I wasn’t able to check the second floor but the ground floor is a bit cramped. I can imagine how hard it is to move around when there are tons of people. 
  • No “macarons package.” I don’t mind being charged for P900+ for 16 macarons. However, I hope that they’ll have a “package” for their macaron tower so they won’t charged me on per-macaron price. A box of seven will also cost depending on what macaron you will get. 

Overall, I enjoyed my stay and dessert experience in Mrs. Graham’s. Although I’m not a big fan of macarons, I am willing to pay this cafe a visit for some sweet dessert fix. Definitely, a highly recommended dessert place! 

Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Cafe is located at 51 Scout Rallos, Quezon City, along Papa John’s and near the F7 Building. They are open from 11:00am to 11:00pm.

16 Comments

  1. ceemee

    September 7, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I wish to visit this place when I’m in the area. My daughter would love macarons and we can bond over board games or crafts. Is the craft free to take home after?

    1. Ayi

      September 7, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Hi mommy 🙂 I’m not sure. Though you can buy the craft materials from them so I guess you can take it home with you 🙂

  2. Rowena Wendy Lei 林露薇 (@animetric)

    September 8, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I’m more intrigued by the butterbeer though… 😀

  3. Justine Chantelle

    September 9, 2015 at 1:08 am

    OMG I died on those upcycled electric fans turned macaron lamps! So cute *A*

  4. Maan Laxa

    September 9, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Nice! I love restaurants and places with board games. Haven’t seen one yet in Davao yet! Not so much a fan of macarons, but I’m drooling over the cookie shots!

  5. Cheanne

    September 10, 2015 at 3:25 am

    I love the macarons hanging from the ceiling! 🙂 I’m a big fan of desserts but surprisingly not so much of macarons. The place is so cute though that I might just drop by. 🙂

  6. Tina Elaine Ruste-Madrazo

    September 14, 2015 at 1:00 am

    very nice and chic place! i might drop by one of these days

  7. sarah tirona

    September 14, 2015 at 1:36 am

    the owners are my friends! have you tried her hubbies sandwich place next door? they’re a nice couple 🙂

    1. Ayi

      September 14, 2015 at 2:30 am

      Not yet :(( It was still closed when we got there and by the time it opened, we had lunch already. I’ll try it soon since I’m planning to go back 🙂

  8. Teresa Martinez

    September 14, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    That macaron tower will be a nice gift for friends and family.

  9. mrsmartinezsweetie

    September 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Will try the cookie shots on my next visit!

    Xoxo
    MrsMartinez

  10. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    September 17, 2015 at 5:28 am

    I’m not particularly fond of macarons, but I would love to try what Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Cafe has to offer.

  11. Amethystine (@Amethystine)

    September 19, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Macaron lamps? Cutest! I’m a macaron fan but I only splurge from time to time. Luxury food kasi yan for me!

  12. mommycharm

    October 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Very nice place and those macaroons hanging from the ceiling were so cute too! I just find them expensive though. Kuripot mommy here! lol ^-^

  13. tweenselmom

    November 18, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    QC lang to? masubukan nga minsan 🙂 I like to give macarons as gifts 🙂

    1. Ayi

      November 19, 2015 at 2:48 am

      Yes mommy 🙂 In Scout Rallos lang in Tomas Morato, near F7 building 🙂

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