Impromptu lunch at Kapeng Mainit

(Updated) For no rhyme or reason, traffic was horrendous in our area today. What usually takes around 30 minutes by car took double the time, and then some.

We were late for school, and I heard that traffic has not subsided yet. I was in no rush to go home.

So hello, Kapeng Mainit!

This place is as south as it can get! Waze took me on what felt like a road trip to places unknown just to get here.

Akira’s still groggy and feeling meh when we arrived, hence the tossing and turning. I for one, was ready to eat.

Kapeng Mainit feels like a homey-cozy campus cafe that’s perfect for no-frills dates and intimate barkada get-togethers. Meat takes centre stage here, with adobo, tapa, tocino, fried chicken, and even Spam figuring prominently in the entrees.

I ordered the adobo for myself and the grilled cheese sandwich for Akira. The adobo was good in its simplicity – soft chunks of meat in a bed of fluffy butter rice topped with a perfectly poached egg. I wasn’t able to try Akira’s, but she pretty much polished off her meal, so I think that’s a thumbs up right there, too.

We also ordered the house specialty to go: beignets. The waitress suggested that we order an assortment of beignets so we can try all the different fillings, so we did just that.


J and I shared them for merienda – they’re delightful.

As an avid coffee drinker, I must say I haven’t been impressed with a simple cup of brewed coffee in a while. Theirs is a no-joking-around brew. I think this is what they mean when they say ‘robust’.

The cafe is small and we were lucky to have it all to ourselves at the time. If there were more people though, service would most probably suffer considering there’s only two staff. I also feel that the meat to rice ratio of my meal wasn’t as proportioned.

A friend told me once Akira and I are just like best friends, hanging out all the time. That thought makes me smile. I’m also happy to have done something spontaneous and have it turn out well again. See what bad traffic can do!


Kapeng Mainit is now located in 3 Pablo Roman corner Tropical Avenue, BF Homes, Las Pinas City

Call at +63917 557 3375

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