Right after the dinner at Louise the Bacolod food hunters quickly did a side mission: scout and review Calea!
We hopped in ilovepork’s car and headed down to Lourdes Center.
LaCalea is one of Bacolod’s finest cake and pastry shops. Even at night time it never fails
to attract a crowd.
We went in and began browsing LaCalea’s extensive selection of sweets. They had renovated the place recently to make it wider and more roomier enabling many customers to dine at once.
This is Calea’s extensive collection of cakes. They have all the classic favorites ranging from carrot cake to the ever present blueberry cheesecake, a sure hit with their lady customers.
They also have a freezer with Chocolate semifreddo.
Well, we got our orders and the bacolodfoodhunters began devouring their cakes.
Smile ordered his favorite: Cream puffs. However the Creampuffs were frozen solid and he could barely eat them with his spoon. He was seriously contemplating asking the salesladies to MICROWAVE the puff.
I tried out their chocolate walnut pie. It was a huge disappointment with the walnuts being soft and stale-tasting. It really affected the way the pie tasted, even overpowering the chocolate.
The only thing thats amiss with Calea is their quality control. Several days ago I had ordered a carrot cake and found it to be stale. It wasn’t soft and delicious but quite dry and bland with the sweet carot icing masking the cake taste. I couldn’t finish it. This would have never have happened in the old Calea before their renovation. Hopefully Calea can keep from becoming too comercialized and retain the quality of their delicious sweets and pastries that people have grown to love.
Food quality is not that consistent. Sometimes small details like the amount of butter on
the sansrival really affect the taste. Sometimes your favorite cake is horrible.
Service: 8/10 no complaints!
Ambiance: 8/10 Nothing to complain about! But I do prefer their old homey look than their new “futuristic” one.