• Feeling somewhat down and hungry at the same time? Need a picker-upper to lift body and spirit? Then maybe, you should give La Magdalena Baker’s Restaurant a try. They just might have what you need. Positioned at the corner of Azcona and V. Gustilo Streets, this mid-sized property gives instant relief from city life as soon as you enter its air-conditioned confines. Choosing from a menu that lists familiar Filipino favorites and international dishes, we usually zero in on our preferred comfort food. The kids go for the bihon guisado and cheeseburger, the wife picks the batchoy (top-notch), while I order the sizzler plate. We then top it off with their bestselling halo-halo. Waiters are attentive, but need to fine-tune the way they serve the food and utensils. Restrooms out back are okay though some broken parts need replacement. Lack of parking space is another downside. Having a Wi-Fi connection is also appreciated by many. What better way to enjoy a comforting meal than doing so while chatting with family or friend in some faraway land? With muted traffic noise coming from the outside, this oasis of comfort within the city sure can bring up that energy level and swing moods in the right direction.