Cafe 1771 reminds me of the fictional piano-playing character Schroeder of Peanuts Gang fame by the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz because his character's address is 1770 James Street. It is easy for Schroeder to remember his address because 1770 is the birth year of his idol, the German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven.
It is as if we were transported to Europe when we stepped inside Cafe 1771 at El Pueblo Real de Manila, Dona Julia Vargas Ave. corner ADB Ave., Ugong, Pasig. We dined at the left side of the restaurant called The Lounge.
The wide French windows overlooking the parking lot make you imagine that you are somewhere in Europe. Arrays of books line up the walls, separating The Lounge from the Whimsy section of the cafe. It is a book lovers haven as you will feel like you are in a library.
Half of The Lounge can be partitioned into a private room for twenty persons. It is ideal for business meetings, entertaining clients and foreign visitors or a casual feel-good lunch or dinner. Service is hushed and personalized.
Breakfast is both quaint and modern Filipino.
Pancake with caramelized bananas and candied walnuts... oh, so yummy!