CHECK IT OUT: The Lost Bread at StrEAT in Maginhawa, Quezon City
There's more to this place than bread.
The Lost Bread
StrEAT Food Park, Maginhawa Street, Quezon City
Open from 5 p.m. onwards (Tuesday to Sunday)
(SPOT.ph) It’s not an uncommon sight: Even before all the establishments officially open, the few tables outside The Lost Bread are often already occupied by customers waiting for the red doors to open. Serving milkshake concoctions and specialty French toasts, The Lost Bread seems like one of the most popular spots in Maginhawa’s StrEAT Food Park.
Social media posts may have fueled the curiosity and hype: The picture-pretty Carnival (P99) milkshake is one that easily gets double taps and Snapchat views. It’s also a sugar lover's dream: sweet butter cake flavors largely make up this cotton candy-topped milkshake (the cotton candy is spun on the spot!), with caramel popcorn thrown in for extra doses of saccharine flavor.
The other imaginative flavors might not be as grandiose as the Carnival but they are also the stuff milkshake dreams are made of: The Doughfee (P99) is a coffee-blended milkshake with a glazed mini-doughnut as garnish, while Nut Interested (P99) is a fun milkshake rendition of the banana cream pie with peanut butter standing in for caramel sauce. Brownie bits add a delicious texture.
There’s also a boozy milkshake option: The Spiked Cookie (P120) comes with a dropper full of Bailey’s liqueur that you can mix into the coffee-and-chocolate chip blended milkshake.
But it's the irony of The Lost Bread that catches our attention. After several visits with the specialty pain de perdu (the term for stale bread used for French toast and literally meaning "lost bread") unavailable, we're starting to believe that the bread in The Lost Bread is really lost. But whether that rhetoric is caused by birthing pains or a quest for perfection, not everything is lost here. The customers are either perfectly content to queue for their milkshake of choice or they’re too busy taking snaps of their Carnival to complain about the elusive bread.