I don’t know if it was the hipstery signage or the name of the place but something drew me to The Fruh Cafe the first time I passed by it. The building looked pretty much non-descript from outside but it somehow evoked images of Maginhawa Street in my head. I just had a good feeling about the place.
I asked several people about it but no one seemed to know of its existence. I never got around to visiting it either–up until this month when I saw pictures of my cousin-in-law modeling for the cafe. I found a link to Fruh’s Facebook page and discovered that it was a creperie/coffee shop. The photos of the food looked enticing so I decided to give it a go.
We both ordered pasta. Shrimp aglio e olio for him and seafood pasta for me. To our delight, the pasta was cooked perfectly al dente (it’s something that’s very basic to cooking pasta but sadly, most people fail to get it right). They were very generous with the herbs (yey!) but not so with the seafood. Both dishes were pretty cheap (P65 for the aglio e olio and P95 for the seafood pasta) so I guess I can’t really blame them. Most places charge double the price yet they’re only ahead by a single piece of shrimp or a slice of squid.
For the little one, we ordered some ham and cheese crepes. Unfortunately, he refused to eat it. He hated the thousand island dressing drizzled on top. I guess I should’ve ordered one of the sweet crepes for him instead.
For dessert, we decided to try the mango crepe rolls. While Ice Factory’s mango crepe only had slivers of mango in it, this one had big chunks of mango wrapped in crepe. Ooh la la! I had an issue with the texture of the vanilla ice cream though. It wasn’t velvety smooth. It must’ve been refrozen after it had already melted, hence the presence of ice crystals. But still, it was a pretty good eat.
I enjoyed eating there so much, I went back just three days later. Stay tuned for Episode 2. 😀
The Fruh Cafe is located at A. Bonifacio Ave., Tibanga, Iligan City (near MSU-IIT, beside Triple M Sales).