Quezon City’s oldest bakery and among one of the oldest in Metro Manila, the Kamuning Bakery Café is looking into opening a branch in the southern part of the Metro after receiving quite a number of orders from different cities since the lockdown has started.
When the enhanced community quarantine was first implemented in Metro Manila, owner Wilson Lee Flores had to ask his staff to work almost non-stop 24/7 in three shifts. This was during the time when shopping malls were closed and industrial bakeries needed to cope up with supply and logistics matters.
“Each pandesal, every cake that we bake is an act of resistance against the bigger epidemic of fear and grief because breads and cakes symbolize simple happiness and indomitable hope,” he told his staff.
With an assurance of continuous employment, members of the bakery staff looked for alternative suppliers that include a replacement for their regular source of eggs. The bakery also boosts its presence in social media and started to offer their products online. Payments were made through digital means.
The owner also said that they should try to offer more variety of products, better quality, and good service in order to, hopefully, delight our customers.
From generations to generations
In its 75 years of operation, Kamuning Bakery has expanded into a coffee shop after it was acquired by the current owners.
Image: Facebook/Kamuning Bakery Cafe
According to Wilson, Kamuning Bakery has never compromised on their ingredients’ quality and this is what kept it to be the same, reliable go-to bakeshop for generations. He also attributed the success of the bakery to the affordable price points of its products and its strategic location.
“What I find pretty darn ballsy yet admirable about Kamuning Bakery is a proof that tradition, especially when kept intact and done right, can definitely still stand the test of time—75 years and counting,” Wilson said.