Sometimes, it takes a long time for someone to notice the things nearest to them. A substantial amount of time will pass before one sees what has been right beside him or her all along. Such is the case with this review.
Ever since Fairview Terraces opened in 2014, Banapple has been one of its main food tenants. Depsite their flagship branch along Katipunan Avenue being razed by a fire more than a year ago, it has not prevented them from establishing new branches all over the metro. The restaurant has expanded beyond the confines of its original location—with branches at Gateway Mall in Cubao, SM North EDSA, Il Terrazzo along Timog Avenue, and a newly-opened one at BF Homes Paranaque. (Oh, and by the way—I am pleased to inform you that the original Katipunan Too branch, the one gutted by that unfortunate fire, will be re-opening this month!)
This branch is Banapple’s first foray up north, conveniently located at the mall’s Central Garden in between Manam Comfort Food and Cold Stone Creamery. Its position provides a wonderful view of the dancing fountain and giant mango tree that serve as the mall’s centerpieces. They once had an extension at the third level of Wellworth Department Store inside the mall, but this folded up after a few months. I was unable to take a lot of pictures during my trip here, as there were many diners present and the staff was unsure if people were allowed to take pictures of the restaurant’s interiors.
Let me describe the restaurant’s interiors to make up for the lack of pictures. Most of the new branches follow a certain rustic theme: blue skies, green rolling hills, railings to simulate a country home, and white paint on the ceiling to give an impression of expanse. The tables and chairs are also consistent with the main branch; wooden chairs with steel backrests painted entirely in white, and glass beads embedded on the tables. But don’t get me wrong; the interiors aren’t the only consistent thing in Banapple. Expect good food, a wide variety of cakes and baked goodies, and prompt service—whether you dine at the original Katipunan branch or this one at Fairview Terraces.
Oh, and tell you what. If you ask me, it’s good that they opened up a branch nearer to where I live. I no longer need to drive out to their far-flung locations to get my fix of their pies and cheesecakes; I can simply drive to Fairview Terraces – which happens to be a favorite hangout spot of mine (replacing SM Fairview across the street).
Below are some pictures from my trip to Banapple Fairview Terraces. Do check our their official website and Facebook page to be updated with their latest promotions. Until the next review, bon appetit.
Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes
Central Garden, Ayala Fairview Terraces
Quirino Highway corner Maligaya Drive
Fairview, Quezon City 1118