Where To Buy Napoleones In Manila
You don't have to book a flight to Bacolod to satisfy your craving.
When in Bacolod, you should never miss grabbing a bite of their popular napoleones. For the uninitiated, napoleones is a sweet pastry inspired by France's mille-feuille, which translates to "a thousand leaves."
The napoleones is made with thin layers upon layers of flaky dough that cradles the sweet custard in between. It is usually topped with a sugary glaze, but sometimes confectioners' sugar is used. This goes without saying that this is a dessert for those with a sweet tooth.
Roli's Napoleones is one of the more famous stores from Bacolod that specializes in napoleones. They used to have kiosks in SM Megamall and SM North EDSA for Manileños who wanted a box of this pastry without having to book a flight to Bacolod. Unfortunately, Roli's kiosks are no longer operating in these establishments, and since then, it has been difficult to satisfy napoleones cravings.
Not to worry! There are still restaurants and home bakers in Manila where you can buy napoleones:
1 Cab Café
Cab Café in Mandaluyong is from the same family that built Bob's Restaurant in Bacolod City. The restaurant is known for serving a good cup of joe, savory meals, and sweet desserts, including the napoleones for P45 per piece. In addition to the sugary glaze, Cab Café also adds a drizzle of chocolate on top for an extra layer of sweetness!
2 Gurbies Pastries
This online bakeshop offers napoleones for an affordable price of P199 for a box of 6. Plus, you can also find interesting and innovative dessert such as Gurbies Pastries' Earl Grey cookies for P159 for a box of 6.
Gurbies Pastries is available for delivery and meet-up. For more information, follow Gurbies Pastries on Instagram.
3 Alfonso's House Of Creamhorn
Alfonso's House Of Creamhorn offers napoleones, as well as Iloilo's famous cream horns. The napoleones is priced at P400 for a box of 10, while the Cream Horns are at P350 per box of 10.
Alfonso's House Of Creamhorn's Napoleones is available for delivery and for pickup within Greenwoods Executive Village, Pasig City. It would be best to place your order two days before. For more information, follow Alfonso's House Of Cream Horns on Facebook.
4 Michelle's Homemade Putong Ube
This home-based rice cake business has grown to more than 20 stalls nationwide, showcasing different kinds of kakanin showcasing Pinoy flavors. Besides their famous Putong Ube and Banana Chips, they also offer Napoleones for P245 for a box of 10.
Michelle's Homemade Putong Ube's main store is located at 24 Domingo M. Guevara Street, Mandaluyong City. You can call them through these numbers: (02) 531-2539 / (02) 531-8284 / (0917)-UBE-PUTO. For the full list of branches, visit Michelle's Putong Ube's official website.
5 Ilonggo Food Company
This restaurant is inspired by Ilonggo-Filipino cuisine, which, of course, means that this is another spot where you can find napoleones! Ilonggo Food Company's coffee beverages is served with napoleones, but if you want to take it home or have a whole box to yourself (don't worry, we won't judge you), you can also order in advance for P525 for a box of 15.
Ilonggo Food Company G/F Commercenter Building, 4th Avenue corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City. To place your order, you can call (0917) 827-4264. For more information, follow Ilonggo Food Company on Facebook and Instagram.