I was with my daughter one time in Marco Polo (we took advantage of the class suspension). I wanted to try a new cafe, but that particular day, I think I had 5 or 6 cups of coffee already– I wanted to try something new instead. The next thing I knew, I was dialing Marco Polo’s phone number and inquired about their afternoon tea @ Connect Lounge and I successfully reserved seats for two at 3pm.
CONNECT Lounge is located in the 24th floor of Marco Polo Ortigas– near the lobby where hotel guests check in and out. Usually, business meetings and coffee breaks are held there.
Upon approaching the staff in the counter, we were immediately ushered to our reserved table. We were given our drinks first– tea for me and iced tea for Shane. We super loooooved the view! While sipping our drinks and enjoying the snacks, we also watched the view from the glass window.
When I was asked to choose between Asian and Traditional Afternoon Tea, I instantly have chosen the latter because I like sandwiches and sweets than Asian treats.
TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA (Php 1,200)
1st Tier (FINGER SANDWICHES)
- tomato and mozarella
- egg and cucumber
- ham and mango relish
- smoked salmon
2nd tier- SCONES
- raspberry jam
3rd tier- DESSERTS
- English fruitcake
- Chorix swans with passion-fruit cream
- Chocolate eclair
- Strawberry tart
Honestly, we couldn’t eat everything and we had to ask the staff to prepare the leftovers for takeout.
My rating for CONNECT’s Afternoon Tea
Why did I give a 5-star rating?
AMBIANCE: Perfect! The place is clean and has a nice view of the buildings.
STAFF: very friendly and attentive.
PRICE: quite expensive but it’s worth the price I paid for
TASTE: above average
24/F Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Phone # : (+632) 720 7777