Mosaic by the Creek is a special, special place run by wonderful people. We made reservations for a pre-Valentine’s day date and were treated to a fun evening of good food and mosaic-making. It’s not just a cafe.

The mosaic workshop: P880. The very nice lady of the house will give you a quick “how-to” and off you go. All the tiles and glue are at your disposal. It took me two hours to craft my masterpiece (a jewelry box in the shape of a bird). It was a calming, therapeutic experience which enabled creativity I didn’t know I had.

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I chose a bird for my mom. She’s been into Chickens, Quail, Turkeys and other Fowl so I figured she might like this.

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Here are some photos of me trying to figure out my bird. I wanted to make it blues and whites to give it to my mom. I guess no matter how old we get, we’ll always try to give our handicrafts to our moms. Maybe because we know only they will be the one to appreciate it. Hehe.

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Here’s Derrick with his Masterpiece. He Chose a Tray which is nice and functional.
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Finished Product! Tada!

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Here is a photo with the Grout(the stuff that fills the gaps). Derrick’s came out much nicer I think because he chose more vivid colors that really stood out against the grout.
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Picture with Tita, who taught us how to Mosaic!

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It is recommended you do this before dinner. Arrive early if you can, around 5pm to finish in time for dinner. It’s a great activity for adults and kids alike. Very young kids need close supervision however since you are working with small pieces.
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The Cafe: the perfect way to satiate the appetite you worked up creating mosaics! Mosaic by the Creek

Start with Their fil-mex fries.
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For mains I recommend their pink salmon farfalle and Carlo’s roasted chicken. A nearby table recommended a curry dish but we didn’t get to try it. We also heard their mechado is one of the best. A reason to return. Mosaic by the Creek
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We also ordered Salpicao.

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Cap off your experience with their dessert and coffee. Their calamansi or tablea cheesecake is recommended.

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We were lucky enough to meet a few members of the family behind Mosaic. They all have their own areas of expertise. The recipes are all heirloom and have been in their family for years. Tita helms the workshop and decorating, her daughter curates the wine, her son oversees the food. Everything in the cafe is a part of their family which really brings a warmth to the place that I appreciated.

Definitely go check them out and share your experience, when you go :) Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Mosaic by the Creek
22 Major Dizon Street, Calumpang Marikina
(02) 508 4099
https://www.facebook.com/mosaicbythecreek/

Unofficial (from my memory) Directions: It is not so far. Easiest way to get there driving is via Katipunan NB, after passing blue ridge and the restaurant cluster, we made a right just before the flyover to Ateneo. It’s a winding road. That’s Major Dizon already, just follow that road, Mosaic by the Creek will be on the left.

Disclosure – Our entire experience came to around P2,000+ (my date paid so I’m not sure exactly the total) which included our mosaic workshop + food.

 

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