Before we ask the where question, who is Marcel? Why are people in search of him? And why Marcel?
This cafe is named after Marcel Ruggieri who’s the founder of this cafe. Starting in Australia, they decided to open their doors to our coffee-loving nation. Being lost in Brazil found its way in the name of this cafe. Their branch over in Makati was very spacious with a high ceiling and multiple chairs to cater guests.
And this was fudgy indeed! Too fudgy actually for my liking. I would liken its consistency more to that of a lava cake where the inside just bursts out of chocolatey goodness. It may be cloyingly sweet at the end so it’s best to pair it with some coffee. Plus points though on the size for it was huge.
As much as I wanted to try Marcel’s Dirty Chai, I was more intrigued of their Bulletproof Coffee. I’ve always wanted to try that coffee type and feel its rush. Their version had some organic butter and medium chain coconut oil mixed in their espresso. Did I feel that rush? I definitely did. I felt full too hours later compared to drinking other coffee. Or maybe that was just all in my mind…
For that day, I thought I would only be having their coffee and brownie. But little did I know that there would be part two. This was after an event that I attended. The interview portion was held, oh where, at this cafe. Hahaha. As much as I wanted to try a different coffee, I was surprisingly still full. I had my cup at around 3:30pm, and were served the dishes above at around 6pm. I was only able to take a few bites of their Cheese and Pico de Gallo Quesadilla which I find to be enjoyable. It was slightly sweet with all that filling.
I wouldn’t need to wonder where this cafe is. I’m just glad it opened its doors here in Makati. They do serve up some delicious eats and of course, good coffee too. Their selections for that day were quite few but I bet they’ll be packing that stock up in the coming months.
G/F GF & Partners Building,
139 H. V. Dela Costa Street,
Salcedo Village, Makati City