Happyfoodies have always been Cartimar regulars long before the time when it became the go-to place for pet lovers and owners. Not really venturing far from the pet and plant supplies blocks, Blue Wonder Coffee & Bean Roastery has escaped our attention until recently. It seems like an anomaly of sorts, a warmly-lit, cool stopover place among stalls of PX and other goods, like an oasis for those who know a bit more about coffee beyond the big brand cafes.
After getting some pet supplies and another tillandsia to add to the indoor garden, it’s a welcome treat to grab a cup of java (hot or iced espresso based coffee starts at P90) to go along with their freshly-made Mango Caramel Waffle (P190) (big serving, enough for sharing). The walls are made for ogling, by the way, filled with an assortment of coffee paraphernalia – from coffee presses to grinders, slow drip coffeemakers to bags of single origin coffee beans. You can say it’s like some kind of a Dexter’s Lab for java fanatics (not really surprising since it’s owned by Soo Hee Chang, an award-winning barista in Korea).
The cartimar branch of Blue Wonder Coffee & Bean Roastery is just an extension of its main branch in Pasig. Found at the 2nd floor of MK Kitchen building in Bagong Ilog, the cafe here is bigger and more options in terms of snack as there are pastry for sale made by students at Cooko Culinary and Barista school situated at the same building.
A visit to Blue Wonder Coffee & Bean Roastery will surely delight coffee lovers with a range of quality coffee prepared the way you like it. High grade beans and various coffee-making paraphernalia are also available. My only qualm with both branches is the close too early! 5PM for the Pasig branch and 6PM for the Cartimar branch.
Blue Wonder Coffee & Bean Roastery
MK Kitchen, Pasig
Open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cartimar, Pasay City
Open daily until 6pm (last orders at 5:30PM)