Monday, June 12, 2017

Feeling at Home in 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe

Dinah Grace Miro (Ms Dynes), the restaurateur and business owner of 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)
AWESOME architectural and interior design of 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe inspired me. From the facade to the entrance to their dining area with the high ceiling and extra special lights illuminating the space. I felt the passion and inspiration of the owners husband-and-wife tandem Dinah and Anthony Miro. I was mesmerized with the beauty of the place, the design, the structure, the blending of colors and harmony, the art works of this restaurant constituted a comfortable ambience with the smell of the food that completely meld with my mind and soul. The scene embodied a family restaurant where everybody can enjoy a good meal in a comfortable, classy yet homey atmosphere. The ceiling is high, with good ventilation and delectable foods, not just a coffee shop but an impressive restaurant of choice.


Special lights at 5 Loaves & 2 Fish (PinoyVision.net)


Family bonding, parties, get together and celebrations savoring scrumptious food in a setting like this, sharing memories to last of a lifetime can be an excellent choice in Don Antonio, Quezon City (near Sandigan Bayan).

The Story of 5 Loaves & 2 Fish

Thank you! With Miss Dynes, Chef Dan, restaurant crews, PR and bloggers. Photo credit by 5 Loaves & 2 Fish  (PinoyVision.net) 

Dinah Grace Miro, one of the business owners shared the birth of their restaurant 5 Loaves & 2 Fish in a gathering of food, business and lifestyle bloggers. 

When she was younger, she was the kitchen assistant of her mother in baking and cooking. She studied in a culinary school to formalize her hobby and interest in cooking and baking from known chefs in the country.

Her love of serving her family with good food and her hospitality with friends and relatives brought her to this entrepreneurship arena where people asked her to sell the viands, cakes and products she produced. They pushed her to unleash her potential in a sound restaurant business.

Backed September 2011, she joined the Ultimate Taste Test with over 50 best food bakers, spearheaded by famous food blogger Anton Diaz of Awesome Planet and RJ Ledesma, a known wedding host and businessman. Dinah became one of the top choices at the Mercato Centrale event with her creation of her version - Lavosh!

On July 2015, Dina impressed upon her family to have a restaurant. She got two business names then that she really wanted to be registered but were already taken. She prayed hard to have a business name that will truly reflect her belief as a Christian, a meaning that will strike up a conversation. 

She was lead to the verse in the Bible in Mark 6:41 that says about Jesus miracle in feeding thousands of people: "Jesus took the five loaves and two fish. Looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces. He kept giving the bread to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. He also divided the fish for everyone to share."

Dina continued that there were several "hugots" or insights or accompanying words that draw emotions out of her, such as this restaurant talks about love, sharing and faith. With so much passion Dina relayed that before the food establishment was created: "it was a walk of faith, not an easy journey for our family."

"Dumaan ako sa butas ng karayom (I went through challenges), nagpuyat (stayed longer at night), I have to equip myself because it is my long time dream. God really honored my prayer. Lesson learned, it pays to wait on God's perfect timing."
Chef Dan of 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe with the backdrop that explains what is Lavosh (PinoyVision.net)

Dinah plays chef and husband as critic in their food venture. It was Anthony who collaborated more with the architect. "There was a combination of charm and warmth, modern and rustic, and the explosion of elements of wood, metal and concrete," Chef Dan added.

The Culinary Masterpieces and Family Recipes


"Cooking with love provides food for the soul." 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)
The menu is a varied culinary creations of Dinah, so much influenced during her younger years in their kitchen. The family recipes are now available for all ensuring the quality of the food by using the best quality ingredients in every dish. They come up with new dishes and feature thematic menus when there is a particular celebration in a month like Mother's and Father's day, Indepencdence day and Holiday seasons. They also have afternoon treat with coffee and slice of cake of client's choice for only P150.00 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Promotions may change according to the management discretion to serve their clients better.

Here are the best selling and favorite dishes in 5 Loaves & 2 Fish.  An array of appetizer meal, main dishes and pastries  are served in this restaurant.

Lavosh (Php 250.00)

Bloggers emoting with the different natural colors of Lavosh at 5 Loaves & 2 Fish (PinoyVision.net) 

Crispy Veggie Lavosh or Lavash (luh-vosh) is a cracker, a thin crisp, gigantic, unleavened flatbread common throughout Armenia, Turkey and Iran. Mostly used to scoop up food. A perfect appetizer to whet your appetite for a starter, best with their assortment of gourmet dips and spreads. The bread is served with either dips of tomato and coriander salsa, pate made of chicken liver, pesto burlee and dulong fish with garlic oil. This appetizer is ideal for sharing between three to five persons.

LAVOSH served by the smiling staff & crew at 5 Loaves & 2 Fish (PinoyVision.net)

This is the banner product that brought Dina to fame, her winning creation in Mercato Centrale.

The pesto is just the right blend of basil and spice mixed to cater the Filipino taste. Try mixing the dips and your experiment will form an interesting mixture.
Taste & Presentation: 5 stars

High Five Salad (P 265.00)

High Five Salad, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

Refreshing salad is a healthy combination of lettuce leaves, with intense sweet-sour flavor of balsamic vinegar and is filled with sundried tomatoes, candied pili nuts, diced guava fruits, shaved parmesan cheese sprinkled with honey comb bits grated parmesan cheese. Truly you will love this salad and let's do high five!
Taste & Presentation: 5 stars

Balayan Salad 

Balayan Salad, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

The newest pinoy favorite Balayan Salad is a combination of green lettuce, chopped mangoes and fresh tomatoes with kesong puti (white cheese), cashew nuts and tinapa flakes with grated parmesan cheese. The tinapa flakes are mild and just enough to blend with all the ingredients of the salad.
Taste & Presentation: 4 stars

Beef Salpicao with rice (P 345.00)

Beef Salpicao, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

Tasty and tender lean beef tenderloin is tasty! Baked and sliced into cubes, topped with slices of chilies and fried chopped garlic with house blend seasoning. Ideal sharing between with two to three persons.
Taste & Presentation: 4 stars

Baked Salmon with Four Cheese (P 350.00)

Baked Salmon with Four Cheese, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

This pink Salmon fillet is creamed with four kinds of cheese served with mashed potatoes and melted parmesan cheese on a bed of mashed potatoes!
Taste & Presentation: 5 stars

Vongole (P248.00)


Vongole, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

Italian pasta with fresh clams, sauteed in olive oil and garlic with white wine with focacia bread. This is one of the best sellers of the restaurant.
Taste & Presentation: 5 stars

Spaghetti with Chicken Parmesan (P 240.00)


This pasta pleases the palate of both young and old.An old-time favorite served with parmesan-crushed toasted chicken fillet, topped with mozarella and house blend rich tomato sauce.
Taste & Presentation: 4 stars

Barbeque Spareribs with steamed rice (P 255.00)

Barbeque Spareribs, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

Pork Ribs Barbecue with special marinated sauce was cooked slowly from four to six hours to make it tender and tasty. Glazed with houseblend BBQ sauce!
Taste & Presentation: 4 stars

Lengua Estofado with Olives and Shiitake Mushrooms 

Lengua Estofado with Olives and Shiitake Mushrooms, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

The ox tongue is cooked perfectly with homemade special sauce. I love it, perfect!
Taste & Presentation: 5 stars

Xocolatheo Cake (P 135.00)

Miss Dynes Miro as she sliced the Tablea Cake/ Xocolatheo Cake. 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

This mouthwatering and so appealing Tablea or Chocolate Cake dessert is specially made of 100% organic cocoa, from Tsokolate de San Isidro with cacao bits specially ordered from local cooperative in Barangay San Isidro, Davao. 

It is not so sweet, just right taste to my level of sweetness. This establishment supports the Love Lokal campaign which aims to support local producers.
Taste & Presentation Rating: 5 stars

Varied Pastries and Cakes 

Yummy cakes and pastries, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

The restaurant had a good selection of pastries and cakes with price ranges from P 135.00 to P 180.00 per slice. Cakes are available in whole or sliced piece.

Xocolatheo/ Tablea Cake & Varied Pastries and Cakes, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe (PinoyVision.net)

They are not overly sweet compared to some well-known bakeshops. Among their best sellers are the cheesecake, chocolate cakes, pink guava cakes, matcha green tea cheesecake, dulce de leche among other beautiful cakes.
Taste & Presentation Rating: 5 stars

Restaurant Review

It is indeed the little moments that make life BIG. Inspiring quote at 5 Loaves & 2 Fish (PinoyVision.net)

Rating summary

Food Taste and Presentation: 5 stars - Delicious food prepared with love and presented well. Excellent! Good for sharing with family and friends (2-3). Food are freshly prepared and warm.

Service: 5 stars - Attentive, friendly and polite manager/supervisor, crews/staff 

Value/Price: 4 stars - Based on the price I got from the Menu and comparing with almost the same kind of restaurant, the price is a bit more expensive. However, the quality of the food was superb and presented so well! 

Place/Ambiance: 5 stars - Comfortable, air-conditioned and homey environment. Even the comfort room was clean and with design. Instagrammable. Perfect!  I love the interior and exterior designs and harmony/combination of colors.  I was attracted to every piece of element in this restaurant.

Other valuable points reviewed:

Wifi: Available for connection just ask the crew for password
Friendliness:  Family and kid-Friendly 
Parking Area: The Rock has a parking area for the customers of their tenants
Payment: Cash, debit/credit cards accepted

Overall rating is excellent or 5 stars! I will recommend this restaurant for those who are not budget-restricted and for big family and big groups. This can also be recommended for top and middle management meetings and special corporate events.

Cuisine: Filipino fusion of Turkish, Mediterranean, Italian, Japanese
Meals: Lunch, snack, dinner

Open Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday – Sunday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

Location and contact information:

5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe

Ground Floor of The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive, Quezon City, Philippines

(02) 366-5375 

Website: http://www.5loaves2fish.com.ph/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/5loaves2fish.cafe/

Please note that the prices of the food being offered may change.  It is better to reserve first for big occasions and group lunches and dinners.  Call them and visit their sites prior to your visit.



Thinking of a restaurant with the best Filipino Fusion Food and homey ambiance?  This may treat you and your family the like of a homemade cook food that you will truly love!

Savor, enjoy and end up craving for more!




Dina Grace Miro (left), Juliet Z. Cruz (the blogger) and Chef Dan (right) at 5 Loaves & 2 Fish (PinoyVision.net)

"FAMILY hold onto the things that last." One of the quotes that captured my eyes and touched my heart at 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Cafe - Juliet Z. Cruz, blogger (PinoyVision.net)

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