Restaurant and Cafe Interior Styling

Lovin’ Balay Dako’s Style

Antonio’s Balay Dako restaurant in Tagaytay is definitely on the top of my favorite restaurant interiors in the country.  I always have this feeling of being at home (or visiting my lola‘s home) and having that light feeling every time I visit.  But I always forget to take photos of the interiors and so finally during my recent visit, I took photos of the things that I love about their interior style.  But of course, nothing beats the view of the Taal Volcano from their dining room.

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Restaurant and Cafe Interior Styling

Lovejoy’s Tea Room

I am obsessed with tea rooms.  As I wrote in my previous post about The English Rose Tea Room, I dream of one day opening my own tea room in Manila.

Another tea room that I went to with my sister is Lovejoy’s Tea Room in San Francisco.  It was another delightful experience at a tea room (and again a full house!).  Look at the sign that welcomed us.

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Restaurant and Cafe Interior Styling

The English Rose Tea Room

My sister and I love going to tea rooms for afternoon tea.  Every time I visit her in the Bay Area in California we make it a point to schedule an afternoon tea date.  I even want to open my own tea room in Manila! I hope that dream will happen soon.

The first one we tried was The English Rose in downtown Pleasanton, California.  I loved their mismatched  furniture and tea sets, the variety of tea and all the little details they put in for a wonderful afternoon tea experience.  It was also a full house and it took us days to get a table!

The lovely tea room with mismatched furniture, chandeliers and flowers.

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Restaurant and Cafe Interior Styling

Mahalo Aina

I just came from the Bay Area in California where I spent the Christmas holiday with my family.  One of the restaurants on my list to try this time around was Aina, a Hawaiian brunch place in Dogpatch, San Francisco that opened in 2016 .  Well, I mainly wanted to go there because that’s my name!

But surprisingly, I loved their food and the restaurant’s interiors too!  Even if it was a cold January morning, our brunch felt so warm and homey with their interiors.  Also, the restaurant’s acoustics was not noisy and irritating (noisy restaurant acoustics is a pet peeve of mine!!)

Entrance: I adored the wooden signage of Aina (I want one for myself!)

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