Great food & coffee the Fonti Cafe way
Not a lot of visitors to this city know that in one small corner of the East Asia Hotel Arcade is this homegrown cafe that serves not only great brews and desserts but first-rate Pinoy meals as well. Named Fonti Cafe (from the owners’ surname, Fontanilla), it has been gathering its own share of fans ever since it opened a food counter at Robinsons Place Gensan years back; and after that one closed, at its bigger space now.
As a cafe, Fonti offers its own hot and cold concoctions including frappes, healthy fruit juices and tea. Did you know that it even has its own “signature coffee with virgin coconut oil”, aside from its “civet coffee’? What made it well known among the generals though are its sinful and decadent cakes, cookies, biscotti and pastries, baked by the owner herself, Mommy Lisa.
Check out some of her offerings below. CLICK ON EACH PHOTO FOR A LARGER VIEW.
Now that her East Asia Royale Hotel Arcade location is up and running for almost two years now, Mommy Lisa’s magical hands started whipping out unforgettable PInoy dishes one after the other, specialising on “native chicken”.
Currently Fonti’s best seller is the Native Chicken Tinola, which many swear is the best Tinola that they have ever tasted, including moi. The fact that she uses organic chicken made the soup even more flavourful and the meat, super tender. CLICK ON EACH PHOTO BELOW FOR A LARGER VIEW.
Then, there’s her Native Chicken Nilagpang, Native Chicken Adobo, Native Chicken Kare-kare, Native Chicken Arroz Caldo and her now famous, Native Chicken Inasal, among other chicken-based dishes, which are shown below. NOTE: She does not serve pork and uses only HALAL CHICKEN.
It does not stop here. Fonti Cafe’s customers also swear by its divine Baked Spaghetti and other pasta dishes. These and other stuff may be bought for take out and given as gifts or party offerings.
Everything that Mommy Lisa of Fonti dishes out is pure joy and I am highly recommending them. But of course, only a visit to their East Asia Royale Arcade location could prove that indeed, this cafe can pride itself as one of General Santos City’s remarkable foodie havens.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.
For Mother’s Day, Fonti is advising her loyal habitues and you, dear readers, to make reservations for her HEART-SHAPED CHOCOLATE KISSES CAKE. Since moms are the most special people in our lives, then they deserve nothing but the best. For sure, only Fonti Cafe can guarantee that from her very own fountain of delights.