In my continuing quest to find food places to check out, – and for you to check out too!- here’s one for the hip and not-willing-to-spend-more-than-P 100 kind of diner.
Right along busy Pioneer Avenue is Generals Brew. You probably think where on Pioneer Avenue could it be, well, it’s just beside Kristan Educational Supply and right next to Landbank/Philamlife Building.
Here’s how it looks inside.
The place, in my opinion, is clean, modern, coay. The lighting could be better but the place is nicely and simply decorated.
Now for the real deal: the FOOD! First things first since I consult for restaurants, their menu is good. simple, straightforward, not tacky and practical. Of course, it’s still new so it still looks decent (let’s check it out a couple of months from now). They have a couple of combo meals around the P 68 so it’s not bad, I think, even for students. They have coffee, sandwiches and yummy breakfast items. According to the waitstaff, they are open from 7am to 7pm. Quite weird operating hours for me but I would guess that that is because of their location. busy when schools and banks are open and practically a ghost town/street by 7pm.
Going back to the food, I ordered Lemon Chicken and Stromboli. Stromboli, I would assume is a dessert or snack. It’s a log-shaped bread with cheese fillings and tomato sauce dip. Their Lemon Chicken is okay, not crazy over it but it’s good alright. The coleslaw could be better though. Portion size? Good for me and worth the P 68. They actually have other interesting dishes in the menu that I want to try soon.
Service, I wanted not to be too harsh right now since they have just opened although I hate it when I do that since you shouldn’t open when you’re not ready. But anyway, the service could definitely better and the food served faster. I waited 25 minutes on the chicken and the bad thing is the stromboli came out first. (Shouldn’t have unless it’s an appetizer!). The iced tea was served after 10 minutes. Anyway, the lady who attended to me was friendly so that was okay.
Personally, I like it that there is a cafe on Pioneer Avenue now since previously I never want to be in that area around lunchtime since I don’t have a lot of choices for restaurants there except for fastfood restaurants.
The restaurant is wifi ready. It just might be your next tambayan.