Are you ready for gourmet buns? Newly launched Don Bakes Manila brings some of the world’s best tasting flavors to the Philippines. With a fragrant offering of freshly baked breads inspired by travels to Italy, Japan and South Korea, the bakeshop is set to create a slew of more.
Don Bakes is founded by an overseas Filipino returnee together with his close traveling peers. Don has lived in five global hubs, traveled across four continents and 38 countries, and experienced more than 100 cities around the world. The founders love traveling and has an innate passion for food. Don’s work experience as a luxury hotelier developed his habit of dining at upscale restaurants cited in Michelin Guide, trying out Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants and Bars, seeking authentic local cuisine and experiences in each destination they visit.
When the pandemic began in 2020, Don stayed in Manila and started pursuing something outside his comfort zone as an overseas Filipino worker. As the quarantine and lockdown extended from weeks to months, Don and his close traveling peers started to miss riding airplanes and eating their favorite flavors from around the world. This is when they thought of bringing the taste of their most-coveted cravings to the Philippines.
Don Bakes takes pride in freshly baked gourmet Pan De Sal. Taking inspiration from travels to Kyoto, Pan De Aji has the perfect balance of matcha and creamy white chocolate. Naples — home of Pizza Margherita’s fresh basil, sundried tomato and cheese inspired the creation of Pan De Buono. Pan De Gustare brings the best combination of East and West in a box that includes both Pan De Aji and Pan De Buono.
Don couldn’t miss the Korean craze after falling in love with Seoul and so many K-dramas. Don Bakes Manila offers a filling, hearty, garlicky, creamy Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread suited for the discerning palate. Customers can book their worldly flavor via tinyurl.com/DonBakesOrders or messaging @donbakesmanila on Instagram.