Red Maleta Eats: table for two at Café Lidia

Café Lidia

Since May 2014, I got transferred to a different department. I miss working in the marketing department but I’m thrilled that I’m now part of a two-woman department. Yes, it involves math but I am excited to learn new stuff. I know it’s awesome, so I have to brush up my BA 109 and review my diskarte moves when I did the project feasibility study.

I can finally go up to my old teacher and tell her I am now making feasibility studies for a living. And to think I used to hate making PFS when I was in college. But no regrets there.

Al fresco dining option for guests
One of the perks that comes with my new job is traveling. I get to meet my work friends in Manila and shop for stuff. Last time I visited Manila, I hang out with Harold and toured the usual city hang outs. This time around, Glenda took me to Café Lidia, one of those hole-in-the-wall restos in Marikina. Cebu got lots of house-turned-restaurant places and it looks like it’s also getting popular in Manila.

Because of its good food and cozy ambiance, this intimate charming resto made it on a local TV show. They even have Manny O wines by the counter!

Cafe Lidia has Manny O wines!

They serve their pastas in huge plates which comes with a side bread. The food reminds me of 30 Kitchen + Bar at The Gallery in Cebu while the ambiance has the same atmosphere as that of Cebu’s STK Ta Bay ni Paolito’s Seafood House.

Buffalo wings to kick start our early dinner at Php 170
Fettuccine pasta with bacon and mushroom cream sauce at Php 150
Fusilli pasta with tuna and bacon in creamy white sauce at Php 195

We want to get desserts but we were too full to eat another bite. Since we had limited time, we promised to check out other delicious food stops disguising as carenderias next time I visit.

Vintage posters, metal plates and whatnots decked the walls of Café Lidia

Café Lidia
#64 Calderon Street, Kalumpang, Marikina
+63 2 647 7606
cafe_lidia@yahoo.com.ph

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