A Thousand Fireflies In Mary Grace Cafe , SM Fairview

Posted on Jan 26 2016 - 12:12pm by tweenselmom

Mary Grace had always been a comfort zone for me, whatever branch it may be (Fairview Terraces or Trinoma usually). During the stormy seasons, we frequently hang-out in this place to have coffee, or cake, me and hubby, to finish our online projects. They have a good Wifi connection there and a power source. The staff are usually polite and warm and in FT and I love their lemon-flavored water (free).

I didn’t expect that they are going to open a bigger and better branch in the opposite mall, SM Fairview. SM really knows how to compete I say.

More Spacious

Mary Grace SM Fairview

You can easily notice Mary Grace near entrance of SM Fairview (right side). In the front open area are at least 4 rounded tables with the signature Mary Grace glass top where people insert their “love letters” for Mary Grace. They also have a small image of Mama Mary at the center of the wall. The waiter told us that the owner, Mary Grace, is very hands-on on the restaurant’s wall hangings so I think she is kind of religious. No wonder her restaurants are blessed and multiplying.

More Comfortable Seats

If you go inside further more, there more soft, cushioned seats inside with the same types of tables but here, there are varied spaces for two, for four and for bigger groups of maybe six. The walls are pretty filled up with inspirational framed photos and letters.

Mary Grace SM Fairview

Mary Grace SM Fairview

Mary Grace SM Fairview

Mary Grace SM Fairview

Has A Children’s Nook

Mary Grace SM Fairview

They have a space here where kids can play while the moms have their Mary Grace ensaymada (their house special) and hot chocolate.

Private Area for Small Functions

What’s interesting on this branch is that they have this enclosed space for intimate gatherings. I asked the staff about it and though they don’t have set meals for now, they said they accept reservations for groups with a minimum of P800/head for 2 hours. I wasn’t able to take photos of the inside though it’s basically the same as in the center area.

Mary Grace SM Fairview

Prettier Decorations

Of course, what enticed me a lot in this branch are those glass lanterns hanging over the ceiling. I think there are hundreds of them and inside those glasses are twinkling lights which are like fireflies. And they have the metallic birds which flip their wings non-stop. They look so nice I feel like I am being transformed to Tinkerbell’s forest. It’s just that I think they should have made the restaurant a little bit darker so that we can appreciate the lights even better. The metallic birds also make this faint sound repeatedly and since it’s a bit quiet inside the restaurant, the hinge-like sound of the wings may be a little bit irritating after some time. Maybe they can play a little bit of a background music to overcome the sounds of the birds. But overall, I may be a bit overacting to those birds because I still love the place. We will definitely bring the girls here and maybe some friends and relatives in the future.

Mary Grace SM Fairview

Mary Grace SM Fairview

Mary Grace SM Fairview

Mary Grace SM Fairview

Mary Grace luscious chocolate cake

Mary Grace SM Fairview

My cafe americano


Good job Mary Grace! I so love your new branch. You are my idol and I wish to see you in the future!


12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Berlin Maynigo January 28, 2016 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    My mom and I love Mary Grace. Staff are so friendly and accommodating. They are courteous, too. They have the best cassava chips and I so love their grilled cheese roll. Their apple pie is the best and their pasta sardines is aw so delicious. I could enumerate all their offerings and I won’t get tired because everything is just so Sarap!

    • TweenselMom January 28, 2016 at 11:37 pm - Reply

      everything you mentioned di ko pa nataste LOL kasi I am always after the cakes and pasta. I’ll try them all!

  2. Mommy QueenElizabeth January 29, 2016 at 2:31 am - Reply

    I love Mary Grace, we usually hang out in ATC Branch Alabang, i love the ambiance and the food. And im so inlove with their ensaymadas! I wish they will open a branch here in Batangas area. like in Lipa City.. Are they open for a franchise kaya?

  3. Maria Louisa Mae P. Mercado January 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Ooooohhh! I can’t wait to visit. I love the styling and how great they have a kids area!

  4. Maan Laxa January 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Seriously, i hope Mary Grace considers branching out to Davao City. Haha. If there were a branch here, it would be our regular hangout.

  5. Lady Anne Louise ☺♥ January 30, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Wow. Very fabulous. I like that it has children’s nook. Their lamps are so cute.

  6. nicolepaler January 31, 2016 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Wow. SM went kinda over the top with their version of Mary Grace! I love the fact that this has a children’s nook and the ambiance of the place looks awesome.. I miss their ensymadas tuloy 🙂

  7. Mommy Pehpot February 1, 2016 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Ang laki nga! First time to see a Mary Grace cafe.. usually nakikita ko lang sya as Kiosk eh

  8. Jaclyn Chua-Park February 2, 2016 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Mary Grace has grown so much compared to before!

  9. Denice Joyce Diaz February 2, 2016 at 3:40 am - Reply

    The children’s nook looks nice! I have always been a fan of Mary Grace.

    • tweenselmom February 2, 2016 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Yes, it is. They were so generous to their customers. Kaya it’s the perfect place for moms to have chicka with their friends kahit kasama ang mga little ones.

    • TweenselMom February 4, 2016 at 4:45 am - Reply

      Yes, it is. They were so generous to their customers. Kaya it’s the
      perfect place for moms to have chicka with their friends kahit kasama
      ang mga little ones.

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