“Sugar and spice and everything nice” is what little girls are made of, according to an old nursery rhyme. If the author had been to Stacy’s, he probably would’ve said the same thing about the cute little diner at Bonifacio Global City. The sign bearing the restaurant’s name in simple script outside barely gives you an idea of the pastel themed candyland that lies inside.
The little store transports you to a picturesque scene that could’ve come straight from a movie set. White wicker chairs, pink kitchen appliances, baby blue aprons, yellow dandelions, and mint green decor, “dusty” classic books and various memorabilia along with the perky staff dressed in a mix of pastels all together in a little space makes for a super cute ambiance.
As soon as you are ushered to a seat, a server gives you the menus with a bright smile on her face that you cannot help but smile back (Or be worried at what she’s planning behind your back. I kid!). Usually, your party is given a mug-ful of mixed munchies on the house. The pink mug filled to the brim with popcorn, marshmallows, and topped with pink pretzels all fall in line with the diner’s look and feel, not a one breaking the pastel theme.
Stacy’s prides itself for serving good old comfort food. Here are some of their noms-
Irish Beef ‘N Taters is made with 100% corned beef chunks sauteed in onions with a hint of malted beer. It comes with two poached eggs over freshly baked wheat pandesal, or if you wish, a cup of garlic fried rice. This dish is a winner, feel good breakfast food at anytime of the day is always okay in my book.
Stacy Jones is one of their signature dishes, it is your basic tapsilog spiced up a la Stacy’s. Made with US beef sirloin tapa and slathered with fried garlic. It comes with a couple of eggs (you can choose how the eggs are cooked), caramelized tomatoes and garlic rice. Comfort noms at its finest!
Bluebell Farm’s Beef Casserole is not on Stacy’s online menu, I’m not entirely sure why. Our cute server said this was one of their specialties. Slow-cooked, melt-in-your mouth beef ribs with a tasty tomato-y sauce are served in a personal pot and a cup of heart-shaped white rice. Almost like pochero without the banana or a watery beef mechado. It reminded me of hot homecooked meals during Sunday family lunches. It almost feels like home, except for the fact that you can’t get a second serving. The serving size of this particular order is a bit too small that we had to order a third dish.
What makes Stacy’s stand out is their attention to detail. A pink mug of complimentary assorted munchies is served to you as you look through the menu. On your table sits a vase with a fresh stem of yellow flower. The servers go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The rice that is served with their meals are shaped in a heart. The milkshake comes with an environment-friendly striped paper straw. With the receipt comes a couple of nostalgic butter ball candies (which incidentally almost killed me as a child). All these little things add up to a pleasant dining experience.
- Super cute interior.
- Friendly staff.
- Fun extras.
- Feel good food.
- Limited menu choices.
- Staff perkiness is borderline ominous.
3.5 bacons! Dining at the Stacy’s branch in Bonifacio Global City is truly a pleasant experience. For the cute ambiance, good service, attention to detail, and yummy comfort noms, they deserve a fair amount of bacons.
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