Firefly Coffee

112 Sto. Domingo Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Firefly Coffee
4.5
4.5 Stars

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  • 6 Reviews
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Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Reopens: 9:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6327173603

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 9:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Reginald B.
4.0 Stars

Tried Firefly’s Auro Mocha and I find it interestingly different from other mocha drinks. They make use of Auro Chocolates which is not too sweet, and has this slight earthy flavor that hugs the robust coffee flavor. I noticed, though, that there were chocolate “sediments” left at the bottom (which I scooped and ate 128514). If you are expecting a mocha drink that’s similar to those of the big coffee chains’ then this is not for you.

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Jomarie A.
4.0 Stars
3

After having lunch at D&B, Josh and I decided to have our dessert / coffee elsewhere, away from the busy streets of Ortigas. Since he plans to bring me home afterwards, we decided to look for a Banawe area café which we've never been to. 128513

I searched the net a bit, and stumbled upon Firefly Coffee. It looked promising, so we decided to visit it. 128522 The place had simple decorations, and had a chill but modern vibe to it. Of course, Josh got their coffee -- Pour-Over Craft Coffee (Php 145). He loved it, 511088! According to him, brewed black coffee is either 111088 or 511088 for him, no in betweens.

As for me, I got their Dirty White V2 (Php 150), which is a mixture of shaken iced milk and 2-day cold brew Earl Grey tea. It was uniquely good! 128525 The citrusy taste of the bergamot orange in the tea gave the drink a distinct kick, while the iced milk mellowed down the taste of the tea a bit, so it doesn't get too overwhelming. I wish the drink was creamier than it actually is, though. 9996

Service was good, and the baristas knew their coffee. 128076 A nice place to get your quick coffee / tea fix, while catching up with good friends, or simply working or studying on your own. 128525

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Cindy S.
5.0 Stars
3

There’s just so many coffee shops poppin’ up around the metro left, right, front, back and center! 128514 And I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t fully explored Quezon City yet (which is supposedly my homebase. I’ll rectify that this year, lol.)

Got to visit Firefly Coffee one Saturday afternoon before Christmas. It’s just around Banawe area and fairly easy to find. Their shop has a sleek black and white interior with a really homey vibe.

I got their Iced Mocha (155php) and the boyfie had their Cookie Butter Affogato (195php). The Iced Mocha was good, just the right balance between the espresso and dark chocolate.

However, what really got me was their Cookie Butter Affogato. It was sinfully good! On its base were fresh slices of banana topped with homemade cookie butter ice cream. It was super rich and creamy, the sweetness was balanced out by the bittery taste of espresso. Perfect if you want your coffee fix with a side of dessert. 128514

Planning to be back just to try their Mint Mocha Affogato and their Dirty White V2! See? I have my orders already. 128514

They also serve quick bites and tea drinks. Price point is fair, they have parking, friendly baristas and a really cozy ambiance. See you here! ♥️

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Gene G.
5.0 Stars
5

Third wave coffee shops are slowly growing in the Philippine market. Over the years, Filipino people are starting to appreciate third wave coffees because they are different from the typical coffees we get in Starbucks and Coffee Bean. They are able to create this quality taste which makes Filipinos crave for.

Before I go on, let me ask you a question. Do you have any idea what third wave coffee is? Based on my research, third wave coffee is more of a way to appreciate quality coffee. They use different kinds of beans and has their own brewing process to bring out the rich flavor of the coffee. Instead of calling the people working in third wave coffee shops “baristas”, a proper term is “ artisanal bartenders”. They are the reason why we get to taste quality, handcrafted coffees.

Firefly Coffee is own by Aldrich Shih, a fellow La Sallian. Before he could actually put up a coffee business, he had to take lessons on how to create quality craft coffee. From what started out as a simple stall in DLSU, it now has an actual store you can visit to. Firefly Coffee is located in Sto. Domingo, near a few schools which makes it a good location.

It was my 2nd time to go back to this coffee shop and there were a few changes. There was art design on the walls which still conveys the minimalist approach Aldrich wants. The logo of Firefly was inspired by a famous NBA team called Charlotte Hornets.

Since August 2017, Firefly has been able to incorporate different beverage choices. This time, they were able to add different food choices. To start off, affogato is their best seller. If you are not familiar what affogato is, it is a coffee-based dessert. It includes a scoop of ice cream with a shot of espresso. Firefly’s ice cream is homemade cookie butter that has this rich flavor to it. Their espresso is what they call 2401 (DLSU’s address). To make their affogato different, they placed banana lacatan underneath the ice cream to balance the flavors. Another kind of affogato that they made me try is their B-52. It consists of housemade Triple Sec + Irish Cream with orange zests and their 2401 espresso. I highly suggest ordering this affogato if you want something strong.

For their espressos, Shih made me try their Dirty White (150php) and Latte (145php). Their Dirty White consists of ristretto over iced milk. Their Dirty White is a perfect drink for those people who came from the scorching heat and just wants to feel refreshed. Their Latte also has the right balance to it. It is not too strong, which I highly recommend.

For their Craft Tea, I was able to try their Dirty White V2 (150php). I am a big fan of craft teas and I highly recommend their Dirty White V2. This drink is perfect for non-coffee drinkers. It consists of 24-hr cold brewed Earl Grey tea with shaken iced milk.

Aside from espressos and craft teas, they also have different selections of craft juice sodas, milkshakes, handmade coffee and food.

With the selection of food and drinks they have, you can expect that Firefly Coffee will get known in the industry. You can trust Aldrich and his team to whip you up with quality drinks which will make you see third wave coffee in a different light.

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Reginald B.
5.0 Stars

Need your coffee fix? Head on over to Firefly Coffee shop and get a taste of their specialty coffee.

I had the Dirty White - ristretto shots over chilled milk. While I would normally enjoy something sweet, I enjoyed the coffee without any added sweetener. Goes to show how good their coffee beans are - perfectly roasted and with little acidity.

They have a comfy place where you can work or study, and there’s wifi as well. I have yet to try their cakes and snacks.

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Gene G.
5.0 Stars
4

Third wave coffee shops are slowly getting known in the Philippines.It's only a matter of time til people can fully appreciate it.

When I was in college, I remember seeing this coffee shop in campus. I was able to order one before. Back when I was in college, If I could recall, I ordered their mocha hot espresso. I enjoyed my order & I could see that they have the potential to grow in the industry. When I found out that they have an actual place already, I decided to pass by & try their other beverages with my cousin.

I love the minimalist approach of the place. Black and white are the color themes of the coffee shop. Their bar is an open type which makes communication between the barista and the customers conducive.

The name of our barista is Webster. He's a pretty funny guy. He was also informative in regards with third wave coffee shops & coffee in general. He practically explained the entire menu to us. We found out that this coffee shop started out as a thesis project. Eventually, the owner decided to expand. The idea of the logo came from a NBA team which has the logo of a bee. Also, the owner wanted to be different from other third wave coffee shops. Thus the name, Firefly.

Our first order was the Dirty Milkshake. It consists of 2 shots of espresso, a splash of milk and the rest is house made vanilla ice cream. It's actually good but too heavy. I suggest you share this drink with someone.

Next is the cold brew. Yirgacheffe coffee bean was used & steeped for a day. It develops this bitter taste the longer the brewing process is.

Our last order is Sambuca Craft Soda. It consists of lime, star anis & carbonated water. It's actually very refreshing. It washes up the taste of the coffee. With the two coffee drinks we had, this cleared up the taste of our palate. It's worth ordering again.

Firefly Coffee is worth going back to. If you had a bad experience with third wave coffee shops, I urge you to give this a chance. I am definitely going back to try their pour over coffee 128522

P.S. They are still on soft opening so they don't have that much food they can offer. More on desserts & drinks as of the moment

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