Tag: Makati

  • 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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  • Vikings Luxury Buffet Oktoberfest Specials

    Vikings Luxury Buffet Oktoberfest Specials

    October is around the corner and its time to raise your mugs and enjoy an overflowing dose of beer-goodness. It’s Octoberfest and Vikings Luxury Buffet is there to celebrate with you with a meaty-licious menu to chug in more beer from the tap. Check whats in store for you this Vikings Luxury Buffet Oktoberfest.

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  • Coffee 8065 | Nothing Fancy Just Good Coffee and More

    Coffee 8065 | Nothing Fancy Just Good Coffee and More

    I’m glad an old favorite cafe returned. Coffee 8065, a cafe owned by the same people behind the 8065 Bagnet re-opened early this year to a new location in San Antonio Village in Makati. Moving from their former home, 2nd floor of a building along Estrella, their new home is more accessible being on the streetside. A bambike (bamboo bike) holds their signature sign parked just in front of their entrance. From outside it looks like one of the houses in the neighbourhood, inside is the familiar cozy ambiance with very homey vibe.

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  • Satinka Naturals: Organic Eating and A Piece of the Mountains in the City

    Satinka Naturals: Organic Eating and A Piece of the Mountains in the City

    The shop looks rather nondescript from the outside save for a simple, elegant signage that announces “Satinka Naturals Apothecary” and a blackboard that says, “A piece of the mountains in the city”.  Well, the second one got our attention.  As is common with some other establishments, the promise can be just that – a promise premised on purely commercial purposes, just enough to pull in a customer for the first time but not for a return visit.  Happily, Satinka Naturals’ advertising sign is not mere rhetoric.  The more often we visit, the more delighted we are in discovering, not just healthful foods, but also nuggets of health wisdom from its owners, Satinka and Shaller, who both hail from Kalinga.

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  • All-Day American Breakfast with Mr Jones

    All-Day American Breakfast with Mr Jones

    Counting Crows keeps playing on my head “Mr Jones and me, tell each other fairy tales, staring at beautiful women…” The popular 90’s track depicts the iconic Mr Jones, an American icon harkening back to the old era of jukeboxes, roller skates, foam-padded diner seats and 60’s chics with big hair. I wouldn’t be surprised if Raintree’s restaurant Mr Jones was inspired by this. This all-day breakfast diner teleports visitors to this lively colorful era and completes the experience with their scrumptious American comfort food presented in all-american flair.

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  • Terraz: Meetings and Bistro | Upscale Dining Space with Playful Quality Dishes

    Terraz: Meetings and Bistro | Upscale Dining Space with Playful Quality Dishes

    Set inside one of the most impressive looking buildings at the heart of the Makati Central Business district, the Zuellig, Terraz Meetings and Bistro is as elegant as the mirage-like building it is housed. Sweeping views of Makati skyline especially at night, refined interiors with tasteful artworks and good lighting accentuate the cozy mood. The dining crowd means business, mostly in their formal business garbs but don’t get intimidated though as it is open for casual diners too, the date crowds or those looking for after-work cocktails for relaxation and chit-chats. Join us as happyfoodies with guest foodies Sol of Sol Razo and Jam of Haveatyou samples the international cuisines with a twist from the playful chefs of Terraz.

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