I don’t really intend to raise your expectations to a ridiculous degree, but get ready for the next best thing to happen in Marikina City resto-history! This recently-opened resto-cafe, Alexei’s Diner & Cafe, is definitely one of the best places to go to whether you’re hungry or just want to hang out with friends over coffee and dessert.
It’s located at #7 Gil Fernando Ave. in Marikina City, between Marquinton and Marikina Engr. Building. You know that street with Tapsi Ni Vivian near Sta. Lucia Mall and Robinson’s Metro East? Just keep moving forward from there and when you cross the Sumulong Hi-way intersection, you’ll eventually find it on the ride side bundled along with Extreme Auto Center.
The entrance with tall walls and the auto center logo might put you off, but the place is pretty nice once you go in – not to mention the ample parking lots available. Somewhat American-styled, those who want to dine in the perfect weather outside or just smoke can just sit down on on the spacious comfy area provided just outside the cafe’s entrance. What’s really neat is that they also have Wi-fi!
Some of the seats outside really remind me of those in MacLaren’s from How I Met Your Mother :)
Upon entering the cafe, the waiters and waitresses would greet you accordingly, offer you a seat and let you choose a meal from their menu full of awesome and mouth-watering feasts mostly influenced by American and Italian cuisines.
There’s also a nice 2nd floor illuminated by natural daytime light via the windows.
Their 30+ meals are categorized as: Burgers & Sammies, Munchies & Crunchies, Oodles’ of Noodles, Rice Dishes, Yogurt Shakes, Milkshakes & Fruitshakes and Hot Drinks. Well, they’re pretty much self-explanatory, so yeah. The prices would range from a 30 PHP banana cake loaf to an ultra-juicy 270 PHP salisbury steak.
Fish & Chips – 160 PHP
Alexei’s Burger – 150 PHP
Alige Pasta – 180 PHP
Eastern-style Chicken – 135 PHP
There are a variety of desserts to choose from, and they’re all delicious!
Choco Milkshake – 115 PHP, Banana Cake Loaf – 30 PHP
No need to worry about parking!
For the past week since we first visited Alexei’s, I’ve been back a couple of times already – bringing both friends and family. Well, it was my big brother who found it on a flyer ad then suggested it, after all. They open from 9AM and closes any time, as long as there are still customers beyond 10PM. Very accomodating, huh? Anyway, to those living nearby – Marikina, Antipolo, Cainta and Quezon City! Visit Alexei’s Diner & Cafe now and have the belly-bursting time of your life! :)