Poison Coffee & Doughnuts

G/F Karrivin Plaza, Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati, Metro Manila

Poison Coffee & Doughnuts
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Pat D.
4.0 Stars

Finally had time to visit this place. I always see this from Clarissa P kasi haha

Ready to pick your poison? ☠️9749127849

Poison Coffee and Doughnuts is located inside Karrivin Plaza- The Alley Chino Roces Ave, Ext, Makati. It opened last November 2017 and they also serve coffee from Yardstick.

The place was really cool and a bit dark but it was like a hidden gem inside Karrivin Plaza. For service and ambience, i'll give it 11088110881108811088

Prize 11088110881108811088️ as well. Their dougnuts are quite pricy.
I ordered the following:
➡️ Spam & Egg P180
➡️ Lemon Iced Tea P110
➡️ Doughnuts ranges from P60- P105

How was the experience? For the doughnuts, i'll give it 11088110881108811088️ and for the spam & egg, i'll give it 11088110881108811088

☑️The Spam and Egg was really good. One of the best I've tasted.It has friend spam, garlic mayo, melted cheese and a sunny side up organic egg. I love it?!
☑️The lemon iced tea was average. Nothing special
☑️ For the doughnuts, according to the staff the bestsellers are the vanilla glaze, egg custard brulee and boston cream pie. But personally, I like the salated dark chocolate and hazelnut blue cheese

They are not your typical donuts. The donut is simple and chewy. Their flavors are more unconventional like the blue cheese or the garam masala.

Will I go back? Definitely yes 10084️ Punta tayo dito Brie K Sandy P

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Foodcrawl P.
4.0 Stars

Beautifully crafted doughnuts with flavors done right. This cafe is lined alongside Toyo Eatery at the Karrivin Alley in Makati. The space is creatively assembled for people who likes to work outside office or simply to savor good-tasting doughnuts.

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars

Hail Hydra! Who would have thought that a doughnut shop or any restaurant could be named Poison? It's a sure bet that it'll be the Tasteless Group who, partnering with Hydra Design and La Marzocco Project of Yardstick Coffee, and with the Chefs behind Le Petit Souffle, Scout's Honor, and Freezer Burn, developed this excellent hole-in-the-wall cafe.

It's waaaaaaay at the back of The Alley in Karrivin Plaza at Chino Roces (fmr Pasong Tamo) Extension, Makati. It's an interesting location far from the usual hustle and bustle of Makati though not that far from the Makati traffic during rush hour. Then again, I suppose not one nook or cranny of Makati is without traffic during weekday rush hour. 🤔128517128513

Each donut is worth PhP 50 ($1) for the one with the hole in the middle while the filled donut is at PhP 70 (~$1.40). They only have a handful of flavors from which to choose, but Chef Mikko Aspiras carefully selected the top flavors and they all look pretty awesome.

I ordered and loved the Egg Custard Brullee - - a winner of a donut. Some of their top sellers were already sold out during my visit (like Salted Dark Chocolate and Blueberry & Lemon) but this one did not disappoint. Like a creme brullee, they torch this one, hence the outside is crunchy but once you bite it, the egg custard oozes out and the dough is really soft and chewy inside. 1108811088110881108811088

I also tried my friend Reich T and Clarissa P 's Salted Dark Chocolate and it was pretty good, too. Reminds me of a rich but not too sweet tsokolate (Philippine take on a hot chocolate using local beans). Kudos to this beautiful donut. I also tried their coffee by Yardstick (of Legazpi Village Makati), which was quite satisfying. 11088110881108811088

I'm loving overall their dough. Right outside crunch with that beautiful soft and chewy inside. The interiors are also interesting with an industrial look, a mini Japanese content wall projector, and an adjoining door to the Hydra Design office. After all, this Karrivin place is originally an art and design venue with several design offices. But lately, the resto and Cafe scene has also become active to complement.

Poison Donuts Ratings, at a Glance:
> Food & Beverage: 1277751277751277751277751/2
> Service (Dine-In): 127775127775127775127775
> Ambience: 127775127775127775127775
> Value for Money: 127775127775127775127775
> Price $$$ moderate
OVERALL: 127775127775127775127775
> Worth a try - Yes (especially if you love gourmet donuts and coffee)
> Worth a return - maybe not... it's an inconvenience for me from QC. It's perfect to visit from Makati and BGC folks, hell even the close Parañaque and Pasay ones, too.

2nd pic from Reich T of the dark chocolate and blueberry and 3rd pic care of Clarissa P (thanks, guys!)

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

My love for doughnuts started when i was a kid. Lola used to buy some from the neighbourhood bakery - the ones sprinkled with sugar and some pan de regla for merienda. We usually eat this after siesta and paired with hot cocoa.

A lot has changed since then, my palate got a lil sophisticated and i started to love the fancy ones. From Dunkin Donuts’ Apple Spice to Sonja’s Truffle Doughnut. And i am ecstatic to announce that i found the best tasting doughnut in the metro - Poison Doughnuts by none other than Chef Miko Aspiras.

Me and my homies decided to have a mini food crawl at The Alley at Karrivin Plaza and the first stop is to get some of dem dangerously addictive doughnuts from Poison.

First, lemme tell you how awesome the interior is. It looks like a place where villains meet to plan for conquering the world by way if awesome doughnuts! (i mean that lovingly). Upon entering, you feel so cool all of a sudden. Gotta hand it to the talented human beings of Hydra Design Group, you guys are the epitome of cool!

Albeit the lack of light (for photos) and the usage of dark tones, you will find the whole area inviting and conducive to doing creative stuff.

Anyway, back to the star of the show, dem doughnuts. I like how simple it looks - no fancy icing designs, minimalism at its best. I got the Blueberry Glazed variant and yassss! It is nothing but awesome, perfection on a plate and does not reek of sugar! I love how soft and flavourful the dough is.

I got to try Clarissa P ‘s poison - Salted Dark Chocolate and my oh my! This is glorious, decadent and extremely delicious. I love how thick the glaze is and guess what? It is not overly sweet!

Will i come back? Hell Yes! I’d slay dragons, fight the undead for a bite of Poison.

Peace Out!


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Alaid E.
5.0 Stars

We got #Poisoned ☠️ And we are definitely coming back!!! 128525

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Katrina S.
5.0 Stars

The place was close to my office, so I decided to try. First impression WOW! cool vibe! friendly staff and the donut was SICK! not to sweet unlike J.Co and Krispy K. must try ☠️128536

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4.0 Stars

I went to The Alley at Karrivin Plaza to check and try the new doughnut place called Poison Coffee and Doughnuts. It was created by Chef Miko Aspiras and Charlie Paw, the team behind the success of Freezer Burn & Le Petit Souffle to name a few.

The place is not that big maybe a few customers can dine inside. It is also dark and it has a combination of chic and modern interior - futuristic colors like what you see in Star Wars movie.

I order the following deadly doughnuts:

127849 Garam Masala for Php50.00 (laced with Spiced Sugar) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127849 Vanilla Glazed for Php50.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127849 Salted Dark Chocolate for Php50.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127849 Egg Custard Brulle for Php70.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127849 Boston Cream for Php70.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127849 Blueberry Lemon for Php70.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

The price of the doughnuts with hole is Php50.00 and Php70.00 with fillings.

The Egg Custard Brulee makes me drool and taste even better after they reheated the doughnut. The Garam Masala was promising, best paired with black coffee.

What makes the doughnuts worth coming back? It’s soft, sweet and delicious! 128523

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars

Yesterday was THE USUAL SUSPECTS/FOOD SOCIETY meet-up because Abe C. is back for a while and we must meet and eat!

Ruth S. and I have been wanting to visit Poison Doughnuts, one of the many new concepts of Tasteless Food Group. So, when the gang decided to meet and eat dinner at Bon Pho, our foodie radar went on hyperdrive and thought of all the possible stops before dinner LOL

Located inside The Alley in Karrivin Plazza, where Toyo Eatery and the used to be Writer's Block are, Poison Doughnuts is easy to miss because it's the last store towards the end of the alley. If you do not know that they are there or if you do not frequent the place, you wouldn't even know that a doughnut place exists in that area. But no sweat, the walk down the alley is worth it!

Dim lights x industrial modern design, Hydra Design Group did a GREAT JOB here! I loved the "Bad Guys HQ" feel where everything was kept simple but tasteful.

They have a total of 7 flavors as of now - Garam Masala, Glazed Vanilla, Boston Cream, Salted Dark Chocolate, Egg Custard Brulee, Blueberry Glazed and Blueberry Lemon. The pricing was relatively simple: Doughnuts with Hole at 50Php and those filled at 70Php. We tried 4 out of 7 which could have been 5 but they were out of Boston Cream when we went.

I came in really early and spotted the Salted Dark Choco right away but decided to try Blueberry Lemon first. The doughnut was filled with lemon and blueberry, coated with blueberry glaze. I don't know if it's just me but the doughnut looks like an alien from MIB LOL.

The mix of tangy and sweet was just right, and each bite was an explosion of flavors. I also noticed right away that the doughnut wasn't as sweet plus the dough was super good! Soft yet intact, it didn't have any dry or airy parts.

When Reich T. came in, she tried the Blueberry Glaze - which was good as well.

I didn't hold back this time and ordered my second - SALTED DARK CHOCOLATE! If you love chocolate, one look at this doughnut will tell you that you should get it. The dark chocolate covering the bread was so gorgeous you will not be able to resist. One bite and d*mn it! LOL IT"S THE BEST CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUT I HAVE TASTED SO FAR! I do not even like dark chocolate, take note, but this one had a good balance of dark and milk so it was perfect! The glaze was "premium cake" chocolate glaze type - not too sweet but definitely thick, with a dough that was soft but held the chocolate well without being soggy - this is a win at 50 bucks!

Abe C. tried their Egg Custard Brulee which didn't look as enticing but when torched, the brulee effect came out with the egg custard filling oozing out of the doughnut. Again, thumbs up with how good the bread was plus the custard wasn't too sweet.

In partnership with Yardstick, they offer coffee too. I tried their Iced Mocha and it wasn't surprising that it was good.

DEFINITELY going back here to try the other flavors especially the Garam Masala.

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