J.Co’s Coconut Mocha Frappe

Coconut Mocha Frappe at J. Co

It’s actually not the first time that I’ve tried a coffee with coconut. We were able to try Cong Caphe’s Coconut Coffee in Hanoi, Vietnam. And it was so good.

J.Co’s Coconut Mocha Frappe is very much different from Cong Caphe’s Coconut Coffee. After a few sips from this delectable tropical treat, I immediately noticed the Macapuno (Coconut Sport in English) that sits at the bottom of the drink. You have to mix it so that it won’t be very sweet.

Hanoi Coffee Experience

Drinking vietnamese coffee


Going to Vietnam without drinking their coffee is like going to Singapore without eating Laksa. You can definitely see coffee shops in every street corner and one can really see that the coffee culture in Vietnam is very strong. The standard Vietnamese coffee is black coffee mixed with sweet condensed milk. Their coffee is strong but because of the condensed milk, the acidity is subdued by the sweet condensed milk. We didn’t get tired of drinking their coffee anytime of the day and just sitting at their stools whether on the sidewalk or inside an upscaled coffee shop. Continue reading “Hanoi Coffee Experience”

J.Co Donuts & Coffee Eastwood: Open 24 hours!

Inside J.Co Donuts & Coffee Eastwood

It was my first time to visit JCo Donuts and Coffee in Eastwood to attend a media launch and I was glad to know that this particular branch is big! I actually like how spacious it is. Another good thing about this branch is that it’s open 24 hours! Continue reading “J.Co Donuts & Coffee Eastwood: Open 24 hours!”

My Sweet Tooth Led Me to The Cake Planet and Cafe

Chocolate Macadamia Sansrival at Cake Planet


Chocolate Macadamia Sansrival @ PHP 150 per slice

Ok, ok, I have a sweet tooth. Whenever I go to places which I don’t usually frequent at, I always make it a point to try something which isn’t in my area. I’m from Sta. Mesa and I usually go to Quezon City or Makati area for my foodie adventures however when I was recently at the Bicutan area, I remembered that there is a cake place there that I’ve been dying to try. Glad that Karla lives near this cake place called Cake Planet and decided to try their sweet offerings.

Cake Planet is at the Dona Soledad Avenue in Better Living, Paranaque. It’s a small cafe with few tables and chairs inside for dine in guests. I’ve read the buzz among foodies on this quaint cake place in the south and they weren’t wrong. Continue reading “My Sweet Tooth Led Me to The Cake Planet and Cafe”

Another Churros Place Discovery: Cioccolata Churros Cafe


Our Churros fanatic friend Juned Sonido, brought us to Cioccolata Churros Cafe at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros. Tired from the almost whole day participation at the 2012 Canon Photomarathon, we deserve to eat something decent.

Cioccolata’s churros can be classified as second best compared to Dulcinea’s (well, they still hold the best Churros in Manila). They have 2 types of dips: traditional hot Spanish chocolate or Coffee Caramel. The choice of dips is what makes them different from Dulcinea. We ordered the traditional Spanish chocolate just for comparison. Cioccolata’s chocolate dip sauce was thin compared to Dulcinea’s which has a thicker texture.

What I liked in Cioccolata is their coffee. I like discovering places where I could get decent coffee other than Starbucks and I sometimes which that these kinds of places can be found in Makati.

If you’re on a hunt for Churros and happened to be at the Intramuros area, try Cioccolata. 🙂

Cioccolata Churros Cafe

G/F The Bayleaf,
Muralla cor Victoria St
Intramuros, Manila
(02) 318-5000

G/F The Bayleaf, Muralla cor Victoria St Intramuros, Manila (02) 318-5000

The TWG Tea Salon and Boutique Experience

Inside TWG Tea
Customers shop inside TWG tea

The first time I’ve heard of TWG was during a food tour in The Veranda at Robinson’s Galleria. One of the restaurants there, “La Creperie”, serves some TWG teas. During our visit there, we were able to try the Silver Moon tea. It was indeed one of the best teas I’ve ever had. Thus, when I saw the TWG sign in Greenbelt 5, I became excited and I asked Sharlyne to go there with me so we can try it together. 🙂 Continue reading “The TWG Tea Salon and Boutique Experience”

J.Co Donuts and Coffee in Greenbelt 3

Hazelnut Latte and an Alcapone donut at J.Co Donuts & Coffee

After J.Co Donuts and Coffee have opened their branches in SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia, they have finally opened their much-awaited Greenbelt 3 branch. The Greenbelt 3 branch of J.Co is just beside Figaro. We were teased by J.Co for a long time with their coming soon sign. Continue reading “J.Co Donuts and Coffee in Greenbelt 3”

DFAT 2012 Day 2: Mt. Apo Civet Coffee Farm

Mt. Apo Civet Coffee 1
A cup of civet coffee

Civet Coffee is the most expensive coffee in the world. And of course, the best place to try Civet Coffee is from where it’s made.

After visiting the Mt. Apo Highland Resort, we went straight to the Mt. Apo Civet Coffee Farm to get a closer look on the place where Civet Coffee is made. Its location is at the foot of Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. Its soil is perfect for growing coffee beans. Continue reading “DFAT 2012 Day 2: Mt. Apo Civet Coffee Farm”

Monsee’s, Not Just Your Neighborhood Bakery

Outside Monsee's
Outside Cafe Monsee’s

I appreciate food tasting invitations during public holidays. Received an invitation from Nana for a food tasting session at Cafe Monsee’s. Not really familiar with the place though so I Googled it and some blogs of our fellow food bloggers came up from the search. Most of them recommended their breads and pastries.

Cafe Monsee’s is located at White Plains Avenue, just before Boni Serrano if you are coming from the Monument of Heroes in Edsa. The facade of Monsee’s is just like a typical house with white painted walls and two red doors. I already felt the homey – neighborhood vibe upon seeing the facade. Then Karla and I went inside and saw the yummy looking breads and pastries. Continue reading “Monsee’s, Not Just Your Neighborhood Bakery”

Milk Tea in Bacolod!

Milk Teas at Milk + Tea Station

It’s not only Manila that is riding onto the milk tea craze, Bacolod has their own milk tea place too! We went to Lacson Street to look for something to eat when suddenly we saw this milk tea place called Milk + Tea Station. It is on top of the new Calea in Balay Quince (yes, Calea now has a bigger place in Lacson!). So after our yummy dinner at Cafe Uma, we decided to have a night cap in Milk + Tea Station before going back to our hotel.

I learned that they already have branches in Manila, particularly in SM Sta. Mesa (which is very near my home) and Tomas Morato. Continue reading “Milk Tea in Bacolod!”