My Reviews

I Love Milk Tea

5.0 Stars
Tea
6

Their Rock Salt and Cheese drinks are bomb for the price! The large ones are 75 while the XL is 85. They also serve bomb mozzarella sticks - 130 pesos for five humungous sticks. I've never had cheese sticks that were stuffed as these!

It is also a great place to conduct small workshops - I facilitated a brush and freehand calligraphy "workshop" among my friends and the place is definitely laid-back and cozy. + they have great taste in music.

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Mrs. Graham's Cafe

4.0 Stars
Bakery
3

The only con is how small the place is! We were transferred to Mr. Graham's. It was fine since we had the place solely for us.

Butter beer shake was GOOD - very same taste as the one they serve in Starbucks. Plus points for presentation and not that pricey.

Macarons. Oh Macarons. Cheetos macarons?? Sign me up! The Reese's macaron was good, too. But really, cheetos macarons. That is all.

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The Lost Bread

4.0 Stars
Dessert
4

I got:

Grilled Cheese French Toast - 170
Cookie Jar - 260

The grilled cheese was so-so, tomato sauce was okay, the serving was very light for 170. The Cookie Jar was intense... #calories! The taste was nothing out of ordinary but the work done to make the drink photo-worthy was more than enough for the price. If you want instagrammable drinks that are actually good but less expensive, try the shakes at Kumori Cafe! 128523

All in all, the HQ is a great place to catch up with friends! 10084️

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Coffee Project

4.0 Stars
Café
5

My friends had sandwiches and salad. I had garlic tapa. It tasted okay and pricey for P290+ but I guess I was paying for ambiance, too so keri. My Cookies and Coffee Frappe came with a cookie - a nice treat!

We also had cookie shots for P75 each and for the experience you can say the price was okay. The cookie cup was bomb!

All in all, the place was really beautiful. Indeed, the "most instagrammable" coffee shop. Food wasn't bad and were all presented well.

Would have given it five stars if not for some disrespectful crew. Maybe three if I wasn't generous but server Alfie and the one who took my order were really nice.

After eating at the second floor, we moved downstairs for dessert. My friends were asking for the wifi right after I got it from the female crew who encoded the password on my phone (which happened after she took my dessert order). She wasn't there when my friends went up to give their phone and the male crew members (with s!) stalled them by joking "Ay bawal na po Ma'am"! While laughing at them (not with them because obviously my friend was appalled). They were also initially ignored - friends told me they were taking selfies while working. I know we look and dress like teens so maybe they thought they can treat us that way. My friends are professionals who just wanted to unwind but were made to look stupid by these guys. They shouldn't do that regardless of the customer's status, appearance or age.

But then again, thank you to Alfie who accommodated our photo op requests, the male crew who took my order and the female crew who took my second order. They were all professional and it's just sad that the rest of their co-workers had to ruin my first impression.

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Cafe Kumori

5.0 Stars
Café
3

Very accessible for North peeps like me. The melonpan was good. Matcha milkshake was worth the price. The Hanjuku Cheesecake WAS THE BEST - the texture and how it melts in your mouth.. Sign me up!

Yakitate Japan used to be my favorite anime, and this cafe will give you exactly the same ~*feels.

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Friuli Trattoria

5.0 Stars
Italian

Second time dining at this place and food was superb as always.

Ordered Spicy Tuna and Mushroom pasta again but tried out another pizza called "Margherita". Still prefer "Tre Formaggi" although this wasn't bad! 128522

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Artsy Cafe

5.0 Stars
Café

My friends and I had the ff.:

Lengua - 180
Katsudon - 150
Grilled Fish - 120
Salmon Pasta (Penne) - 220
Tarragon Tea - 40

Can't speak for the taste of the Katsudon and the Grilled Fish, but serving was big for the price! My friends said they were yummy though!

I had Lengua and it was really yummy. Sauce was flavorful, meat was tender and the toasted garlic made the difference.

The pasta was so-so. I would prefer a random and cheaper pasta from Friuli Trattoria over this one. If you've been reading past reviews, you know how much I love salmon. This wasn't worth the 220, though. Good for one serving lang but my friends and I shared. My standard for salmon pasta is the one from Albergus. Trust me and order your Albergus food tray now.

All in all, it was a good dining experience. Cute place plus yummy food = 5 thumbs up! We will go back for dessert!

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Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

4.0 Stars
Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cheesecake - P120-P140. THIS WAS YUMMY. Cheesecake itself was red, generous amount of graham crust, and the frosting was like cream-cheese flavored whipped cream. I don't like cream cheese frostings that are thick with a very distinct butter taste so this one was something new. Serving is big.128077 But I'm very sure you can find this elsewhere or recreate it yourself. As a pastry lover and a frustrated baker, I just can't help but praise this one.

Cotton Candy - P95. Looks and tastes like bubblegum.

Desserts are pricey. Obviously, I will go back here for the photo op, not for the food. But the cupcakes we had weren't bad. At sinulit namin yung stay by having 2 instax shots taken inside. Binayaran mo yun eh. Haha!

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Cool Beans Cafe

3.0 Stars
Coffee

Love the ambiance and the great selection of reads.

Iced latte wa just okay. But gurl, those chocnut cookies are overpriced. P35 per cookie? I can bake them for about P3 per cookie.

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Friuli Trattoria

5.0 Stars
Italian

Tre Formaggi - THE BOMB. This three-cheese pizza is heaven. Hindi tinipid sa cheddar, mozzarella and blue cheese.

Pasta - My best friend and I ordered two. I chose Tuna and Mushroom Pasta and she picked Angel Hair puttanesca. We didn't know that a P120 pasta is already good for two. 128514

Loved everything that we ordered, especially the pizza. For UP students like me who do not frequent Maginhawa but wish to try restos there, skip the pasta at Friuli. They're really good but Long Island or Chinatown are as great. 128521

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