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Scarsdale Artisanal Delights: Home of Crocnut Sandwiches in Manila

February 4, 2014

I just saw a picture of me in an event that is screaming a baby bump. Haha. I approved it in my profile anyway. It is telling me to start eating healthy, and to start moving. But it is not easy to a little stretching, especially that there are new restaurants in the Metro offering exciting new food (and homey ambiance!). Take for example, the new crocnut place in Shaw Blvd – the Scarsdale Artisanal Delight that serves yummy crocnut sandwiches!

The name sounds so sophisticated – something I thought that came from the US (from the Scarsdale street in New York). But this new place is Filipino-owned cafe which is from the same people who brought us Go Nuts Donuts. 

I remember hearing about Scarsdale during the Go Nuts Donuts 10th Year Anniversary event. Scarsdale is a town in New York where the owners used to live and where they first tasted artisan donuts. Thank you to this family, we can now taste handcrafted donuts and cronuts in Manila.

From the staircase, you can see the Kitchen 
where they bake and prepare donuts and fillings.
 Everything is fresh from the kitchen. 
You can buy Go Nuts Donuts Spreads here!
Click Read More to know more about Scarsdale Artisanal Delight and the yummy crocnuts..

This is the place where you can totally relax and be yourself. Tubes, pipes, brick walls, artwork and simple chairs and tables complete the dining area of Scarsdale Artisanal Delight. The second floor dining is my favorite place. There is a couch in the corner that reminds me of the set of Friends – we owned it that night. 
Flour bags hanging in the staircase
There is a room beside the staircase that is yet to be opened
Might be good for private get-togethers
The view from where I was sitting (the whole night)
Yes, we love this couch!
Long table and high chairs

From sitting the whole night, we got to check every little 
detail of the cafe.. 
We noticed there is even bag hooks under the table. Clever.
I love the glass panel giving us a view of Shaw Blvd
and the Project Pie restaurant across it

We are trying to understand if this is an 
unfinished wall art. But it looks cute just the same. 😉

I love this wall!
Anatomy of Coffee
and it explains how you make your Americano, Cappuccino, Latte
and Flavored Coffee 🙂
In the corner, is a pantry area which makes it more look like a condo unit
Quirky chairs
Scarsdale Artisanal Delight gave a little twist to the industrial design. 
I love it. 
My friend and I were looking at it from the outside and 
we thought it looks like a homey loft. 

The washroom is well-maintained
and has this cute wall art 😉

 Now, let’s see what we can eat here..

What is a Crocnut/Croughnut Sandwich?

From the usual dough that you eat for croissant – the unsweetened donut is used as a bun to serve sandwiches! We were torn what to order because the names in the menu look so delicious – so we decided to just have one of each! It is served with yummy french fries that doesn’t lapse after a few minutes.

 Cheeseburger Php 180
The all-time favorite!
Croque Monsieur Php 185
I love this!

There is something about the cheese sauce 
that gives a tangy kick!

Croque Madame Php 200
This sandwich reminds me of Egg’s Benedict, but very much
like Croque Monsieur (with the addition of fried egg on top!)
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Yummy chunky tuna with cucumber, onions and tomatoes

New York Style Links Php 180
For those who want the classic sausage sandwich!

Chili Dog Php 220
This is made extra special because of Chili Con Carne!

Cheddar Jalapeno Php 95
This is so far my favorite! 

Reminds me Cheese Flautas! 

Roast Beef Php 335
This one is for those with big appetite!

Pulled Pork 
I love that it comes as sweet on the first bite, but 
leaves a spicy, tangy after-taste.

We were already filling full, but we got to try the 
crocnut and donuts!
I love Carlo’s Favorite Croughnut Php 100. 
Picture borrowed from Shoot First Eat Later
It is filled with dulce de leche topped with dark chocolate ganache
and pecan nuts. The dough crust is really soft and flaky. 
We also tried the Bailey’s Custard Filled Donut Php 65 

and Smore’s Php 55
I love that the donuts are soft and not too sweet. 🙂

On the next visit, will try the other 15 donut flavors –
Cookie Butter
Tahitian Vanilla
Choco Mint
Peanut Butter
Coffee Con Leche
Green Tea
Oreo Cheesecake
Milk Choco
Red Velvit
The Elvis (intriguing?)
The Scarsdale Classic 
The Best Chocolate Doughnut in Town

Scarsdale Artisanal Delight offers drinks and coffee to go with your sandwiches and crocnuts. Surprisingly, they also serve alcoholic drinks.

Bottled Juice Drinks
The calamansi concoction with rum and jalapeno.
I was warned that this potion is a “traitor” as it tastes 
 like a salad dressing juice, 
which is smooth to drink and refreshing.
Who wants to take a sip?
Another alcoholic drink posing as a yummy choco drink 😉

I love our Scarsdale Artisanal Delights experience! It is like walking in to the set of our favorite TV show series where the characters hang out (and have coffee or drinks). The Scarsdale Artisanal Delights though has so much more to offer – and we don’t need to fly to New York.

Yes, we got too comfy! 
Are you ready to try the Crocnut Sandwiches?


Scarsdale Artisanal Delight
514 Shaw Blvd
Mandaluyong City
Business Hours: 9AM to 9PM

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