Category: Sweet Talk

  • Contessa Dolce: For a Medley of Strong Coffee and the Right Kind of Sweetness

    Contessa Dolce: For a Medley of Strong Coffee and the Right Kind of Sweetness

    Located right next to the Starbucks in Cash and Carry in Makati City, Contessa Dolce provides an interesting counterpoint to the coffee chain behemoth’s offerings — good, old-fashioned, freshly-milled (strong) brewed Arabic coffee and pastries that hit the sweet spot without going overboard on the sweetness.

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  • Lava Mocha Cafe: A Frappe Haven in Angono

    Lava Mocha Cafe: A Frappe Haven in Angono

    Stop holding off on the whip cream and just let go of your sweet cravings once you enter Lava Mocha Cafe in Angono. Don’t be fooled by the somewhat funky though slightly tacky interiors. This cafe aims mainly for the student market from a nearby school. Prices are budget friendly yet in good portions and value. Most of all, they taste better than they are priced. But what you really come here for are the desserts.

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  • Sweet Satisfaction at Kim is Hungry Cakes + Cafe

    Sweet Satisfaction at Kim is Hungry Cakes + Cafe

    From what started as an online business of selling baked goodies and treats in Instagram and Facebook, Kim is Hungry Cakes + Cafe is one sweet success story. With enough loyal customer base who enjoyed her dessert offerings, Kim Gonzales, the owner, managed to open her own cafe. Now, her customers and walk-ins can enjoy her cakes, and cupcakes with the addition of coffee, frappes and other meals.

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  • El Union Coffee: Caffeine and Dessert Bliss at Elyu

    El Union Coffee: Caffeine and Dessert Bliss at Elyu

    I have a friend who’s known as the “Sound Check Guy”. He’s musically inclined and decided to live in La Union for good finding it felt more home to him. He worked as a barista for a small coffee shop there. That’s where I first heard about El Union Coffee. This small cafe ran by Kiddo and Sly sources locally grown coffee beans from around La Union. Their signature blend eventually was a hit among the locals and tourist. The cafe grew bigger than its size and had to move to a new location along MacArthur National Highway.

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  • Catching Up with J.Co Donuts and their Tropical Treats

    Catching Up with J.Co Donuts and their Tropical Treats

    It’s been more than three years since J.Co Donuts and Coffee came to the Philippine shores. I still remember the unbelievable long queue on the very few branches they had. We can’t blame those people as happyfoodies too raved about their not-too-sweet but delicious donuts. Lately, J.Co has a more relaxed atmosphere with more manageable lines that doesn’t seem to be in a state of panic to take home boxes. People can enjoy coffee, frappes and their donuts in an unhurried pace and actually share some quality chats with friends. Happyfoodies was just glad to find a window-side table with comfy chairs and get to try what’s new to add to their old-time favorites.

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  • Cupcake Hopping in the Philippines

    Cupcake Hopping in the Philippines

    Forget bar-hopping. Cupcake hopping has no age limit and is perfect for you and your family, significant other, and friends. Leading property portal Lamudi has released an infographic that lists down the best cupcake places to satisfy your sweet-tooth wherever you are in the Philippines.

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