Ever since I heard of news about this new coffee place, I just had to try it. And being that I was around the area and it was just walks away, I shouldn’t pass up on it. What % should I rate this cafe hailing all the way from Kyoto? Hmmm…
Good thing we went a bit early. My friend and I got here after lunch hour. I was actually expecting it to be crowded so it was a pleasant surprise that it wasn’t. Minutes in, the crowd was there. Good thing we still got seats at the side. Despite the sudden people flow, the cafe’s space felt very open all thanks to their high ceiling. It felt somehow structured in an unstructured way if that makes any sense. The almost bare flooring probably has to do with that unstructured feel.
They had very few pastry options. If I remember correctly, it was either this cookie or the croissant. Since I have a weak spot for cookies, I gave in and ordered it. It was served warm so the chocolate was melted inside. The consistency wasn’t that compact that it makes breaking it by the hand possible. It was a semi-soft cookie that was rightly sweet. I liked the addition of nuts on this.
I was torn between ordering the drink above or their Caffe Latte. But I wanted to taste their version of coffee with condensed milk. I would normally think of Vietnamese Coffee when it comes to that combo. Upon sip, it was actually good and quite creamy. It wasn’t sweet at all though it got sweet towards the bottom. I should have probably mixed the whole drink to balance out the condensed milk’s sweetness. Nonetheless, it was a good coffee and pair to my cookie.
What percent should I give this cafe? But, does it really matter? Could one really encapsulate and be a good judge just by having one variant? Okay, I wasn’t totally blown away by their Spanish Latte (partly my fault since I didn’t stir it in). But they have other options too that might have wowed me. Yes, I’m expected to be wowed. They’ve got a good blend here. Plus, the baristas there are really helpful in guiding with your order. So yeah, I’ll be back but with no rating this time. Just pure love for coffee and their blends 🙂
G/F W City Center,
7th Avenue cor. 30th Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Official website: https://arabica.coffee/