If you want a taste of the It girls’ lives, this is the place to go. Sunnies Cafe is an experience born out of their travels–the food, the culture, the feel of each place close to their hearts–all mixed into this well-curated smorgasbord of a dining experience.
“From brunch to dinner, coffee to cocktails: we’ve curated our favorite comfort food from around the world and made it our own.” – Sunnies Cafe
I thought that it would be better if I showed you rather than told you about my experience at Sunnies Cafe, hence this visual diary! (with a few of my personal comments injected here and there)
Can I just say that the baked squid ink lasagna is my absolute favorite??? I loved it so much that when we went back, I ordered it again, much to the dismay of my cousin who wanted to try the other food in the menu haha! (Everything looks sooo good, we had a hard time choosing!)
The 50 mm lens is a prime lens that is capable of capturing shots with a shallow depth of field thus allowing photographers to focus on the subject while blurring out the background. However, you need to stand farther to capture a shot that’s just in front of you. So yeah, she stood that far, and raised her camera that high, just to take that seemingly close-up shot right there.
I’m 5’6″ and my cousin Gail, is just 5’1″, so I helped her out as she had a hard time raising her camera higher given her height, so yes, I too, endured the shame. I could feel the weight of the stare of the waiters and the other customers, judging me, just to help my cousin get that perfect Instagram shot. I’m such a good cousin, right???
This area is around the back of the cafe. leading to the bathroom. Even their bathroom is instagrammable!!! Literally every corner of the Sunnies Cafe! (Please don’t judge me by the fact I brought my camera to the bathroom– using my phone to take the #bathroomselfie didn’t cross my mind since I always used my Fuji for blog photos huhu)
I loved these salt & pepper shakers ever since I saw Martine post them on her instagram! Seeing them absent on our table, I was quick to ask the waitress about it and she was kind enough to give it to us, in Pantone’s color of the year no less!
I know I said that this was a visual diary, so I apologize for this really long part of the post, but I just wanted to share this story with you guys.
I actually live somewhere near Monumento (yes, the other end of EDSA) so my visits to BGC are very very seldom. But when my cousin and I had this project to do in BGC I knew we just had to go to Sunnies Cafe! We were lucky enough to be there when Eric, Georgina, and Martine were there. It was so embarrassing because I fangirled over Martine Cajucom! But I couldn’t help it, she’s one of my personal influencers whom I follow religiously. I gushed about her choices of pantone and furniture and Sunnies’ overall aesthetic as a brand. Being a designer myself, I appreciated Sunnies Cafe as a restaurant not only in the food they served, but also in the space they designed for us. Sure I’m no pro at interiors, but architecture isn’t all about what a “building” “looks” like; its about how a space makes a person feel. And boy, did Sunnies make me feel!
When we asked them for a photo-op, Martine asked if I was a blogger. (Maybe because of my camera?) And I shyly admitted that I was trying to be one. So she suggested, why not make a blog post about Sunnies Cafe? And that, my friends, is the story behind this blog post.
Kudos to my teal buddy here, all the shots here (except for the bokehlicious shot) was captured by my Fujifilm XA-2. Look how much she belongs here!
Actually, we went to Sunnies Cafe on two different days in the same week. We had a project to do in BGC again, and I couldn’t resist the squid ink lasagna! It was a good thing we returned too, because a majority of the photos here are from the second visit. On the first visit, I had an OOTD shoot on the Sunnies wall, because that outfit’s style was inspired by the Sunnies aesthetic. You can see that blog post here.
Here are my outfit details on the second visit, just in case you guys wanted to know haha!
Of course I wore my Sunnies to the Sunnies Cafe. Like, duh!
They say, “Come here for the Instagram pics, stay for the food.”
I’d like to add, “Keep on coming back for the experience.”
Sunnies Cafe is located at B3, Bonifacio High Street, and they’ll be having another branch in SM Megamall soon to open. For sure, you’ll be seeing me there! 😉