Writer's Block

The Alley at Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Chino Roces, Makati, Metro Manila

Writer's Block
2.5 Stars

3 Reviewers

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Clarissa P.
3.0 Stars

Writer's Block is a charming small cafe located in a somewhat secluded place in Makati. If you've ever heard of Toyo Eatery, Writer's Block is in the same area - The Alley at Karrivin. I liked that it was tucked away from the busy Pasong Tamo Extension in a place that was a little less busy and noisy, shades from trees, no one rushing.

The cafe was simple with just two high tables and one small rectangular one. It was a play of white tiles, white washed walls, wooden furnishings and shelves. The menu was simple:

- the usual coffee flare: latte, espresso, mocha, flat white, etc
- a variety of tea
- hand crafted coffee and tea
- wine, craft beer
- toasts
- pastries

Hubby got a warm cup of their Azucarado (150Php), a latte with sweet milk, topped with whipped cream. As expected, it was sweet. Nothing too wow. More like something that you can whip up at home.

I tried their Potted Plant (165Php). Oolong milk tea topped with whipped cream, Oreo crumbs and micro basil. It was just okay. A little bland, needing a stronger tea flavor.

We also got a slice of their Banana Bread for roughly 70Php. This one we liked since it was moist with a good banana flavor.

Giving this place another chance because we loved the ambiance!

Writer's Block is owned by Local Edition.

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Patrick V.
3.0 Stars

After attending a binyagan somewhere in Pasay, my friends and I decided to hangout at Writer's Block which is located at Makati. The place is a little hidden and the seats are very limited. I decided to order the Earl Grey Capuccino. It was okay. It was just like any Earl Grey Tea I have gotten before. I also got a bibingka slice, which I forgot to take a photo of because I was so hungry kaya kinain ko na pagkalapag. LOL.

Overall, I would visit again for the ambience but not for the food.

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Jayson J.
2.0 Stars

The Alley at Karrivin Plaza's first bloom of resto (this a cafe) is just one month old. It really is a small place can only accommodate around 5-6 customers. As usual, i was the only customer at that time. It's kinda awkward lang such proximity with the noisy servers.

They say it's an offspring of Local Edition Cafe. Though i cant really tell if they have the same grade of coffee. The ambiance is nice though, small area made of cement and wood with see through glass panels with black linings

128204 tsokolatte
Latte with the sweetness of choconut. Too sweet. I did not like it. They don't have cups for stay-in customers so they'll serve you paper cups. And they do not know how to make latte arts. Boooo. Lol.

128204carrot cake
Meh.. Tasted better ones.

But but i really like the ambiance as i have described. They have an acoustic guitar that you are allowed to use. And, i think they do better on spiked coffee and teas! So better yet next time i have to try that.

Another thing is they open late and then close early. I did suggest that they should close a little bit later, but then manager got a point that not much people come ob their area. Well, its because it's not yet developed.

I did suggest they should improve on their food too. Parking space is no problem since it's inside a 'plaza'
Rating this 2 base on experience. It could have been better if my choice tasted better128528

(They're not related with writer's bar btw)

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