Tag: Coffee

  • Bantai Coffee: Cozy Community Cafe in Manggahan Pasig

    Bantai Coffee: Cozy Community Cafe in Manggahan Pasig

    Whenever I visit a new location, I always make it a point to try the local cafes before I go for the commercial ones when I yearn for coffee. It’s always interesting to see the local culture and flavor in small and homegrown cafes. I used to shift back and forth to Manggahan in Pasig since I rented a place there before. And just in the neighborhood, right across the street where I stay, is Bantai Coffee. A cozy little cafe at the 2nd floor of a building is filled with charm, nostalgia and good coffee.

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  • Coffee Boost at Fluff Koppi Cafe in Mabitac Laguna

    Coffee Boost at Fluff Koppi Cafe in Mabitac Laguna

    Riding up to the mountains of Mabitac, Laguna is no walk in the park. Elevation rises up to at least 370 meters above sea level. And unless you’re riding a motorized vehicle along this winding Manila East road, the climb here can easily take your breath away. Not just because of the scenery, but literally. It takes effort and can take much from you. I’m glad halfway through this mountain road, the rustic white walls of Fluff Koppi Cafe drew my attention. Its Scandinavian-inspired meets Filipino bahay kubo’s cogon roofing seemed to stick out from all the surrounding greens. It’s interesting enough for a stop and much needed nourishment.

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  • Black Coffee Bliss at Resonate Coffee

    Black Coffee Bliss at Resonate Coffee

    Coffee connoisseurs can tell if a coffee is of good quality by the taste in its pure black state. I don’t consider myself an expert but having enjoyed coffee for some time, I have an appreciation for good coffee. I may not be intricate and meticulous in fully noticing the nuances and notes in a coffee but I think I can tell if one is of good quality or not to my personal taste. Resonate Coffee in Marikina Heights got me testing my palette once again in delving into the rich pure flavors of coffee.

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  • Bash Café : Unabashedly Good Coffee in Sibuyan Island

    Bash Café : Unabashedly Good Coffee in Sibuyan Island

    It’s always a delightful surprise to find a nice little cafe on some remote island that’s quite good too. Cajidiocan in Sibuyan Island, Romblon seems to be shaping up as the island’s food destination to compliment the other municipalities’ natural wonders. Bash Café in Cajidiocan, poblacion is the place to find quality coffee and pastries. […]

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  • Hiap Yak Tea Shop: Opium coffee anyone?

    Hiap Yak Tea Shop:  Opium coffee anyone?

    There’s a small, non-descript coffee shop named Hiap Yak Tea Shop, tucked somewhere in the alleys of Indian Street in Kuching, Sarawak, where the hot, steaming coffee is still served with a pat of butter. Of course, it makes for a creamy, buttery, if a bit strange, brew but there’s an interesting backstory (or tale, […]

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  • Blue Wonder Coffee & Bean Roastery

    Blue Wonder Coffee & Bean Roastery

    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 […]

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