coffee shop

Flower and Cafe – Flafe

Flowers and coffee, such a cute combination right? The concept of flowers and coffee is not really new but combined with a very good ambiance, it would be the perfect coffee date with friends.

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There’s a new coffee house in my favorite part of Metro Manila, Ortigas Center. Flower is a common sight and coffee is the main course being served. Remember how I wish like a few posts ago that another quaint coffee shop will open and viola, it was answered very quickly. Run and owned by a Korean, the boutique coffee house really represent all sort Korean. From the background music ranging from KPop ballads from the like of IU, to the desserts that are very Korean, it seems you are easily transported to some small coffee shop in Busan, Korea. The place is well-decorated with flower adornments which you can’t help but snap those pictures away. Take a picture with your friends as the place will give you that “oh-so-nice” feeling while the coffee is being brewed.

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What I really liked aside from the range of coffee and teas they provide, they have a modest set of cupcakes and pastries in store. Though I haven’t tried them yet but I already made a mental note that on my next visit, I will surely try those baked goodies. They look delish but the last few occasions I visited the shop, I was really full and was just looking for some desserts.
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On my second visit to the shop, I didn’t pass up the chance to try those “Patbingsu” as what the owner and the baristas said are like the Philippines’ Halo-halo. When you taste the bingsu, it would taste like the normal halo-halo less the dozens of ingredients added. Instead of comparing it to halo-halo, I prefer to compare bingsu to Japanese kakigori. Well, whatever they call it – kakigori, bingsu or halohalo, it was really a tasty and cold treat.

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Did I pass on to taste coffee, of course not!

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I really enjoyed the place and planning to visit it more. Since the shop just recently opened, hopefully they can offer more in terms of food and drink but enough said, I really recommend “Flafe – Flower and Café”. How nice they thought of the name right? Did you even notice it?

Flafe – Flower and Café is located at 118 Grand Emerald Tower Ortigas Jr Road Ortigas Center

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‘Til the next pose & post!

PS. Can you still remember my last outfit post? It was taken at Flafe!
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Sober or Tipsy Coffee?

Growing up, I am not a fan of coffee. I like my drinks frothy and milky. So any day you would ask me: milktea? OR coffee? My automatic response would be milktea.

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Coffee!

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Wall Art

Later on, I developed a taste for coffee. Though if you’ll see me ordering one in a coffeeshop and ask the barista what I usually order, they always say, “That drink is too sweet!”. Like I said, I prefer my coffee frothy and milky plus a loads of sweet added- that is why Splenda is my coffee bestfriend. 😉

Just a few days back, my college friends introduced me to “hole in a wall” coffeehouse which coincidentally located where our family used to live like 12 years ago. I never had the chance to revisit “my hometown” and it was really nostalgic to finally revisit the area. Too bad that we agreed to visit the coffeehouse a little late, I was not able to drop by or visit some of my childhood friends’ place.

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2nd Floor Coffeehouse

Tipsy Beans is coffeehouse that of course serves coffee with a little bit of twist. They have a whole line where coffee or drinks are mixed with liquor. Though the idea of mixing liquor with coffee is not a new thing for me as I tried it some years back. I have to say that their coffee really tastes nice and milky (just the way I like it). The place has an ambiance of privacy though you will never feel claustrophobic. The lights are not dimmed but still very homey and relaxing.

One of the reasons I like going to coffeehouses is to oogle to their interiors and designs. Countries like Japan and Korea have small coffeehouses that are well designed. I even watched somewhere that in Korea, those little coffeehouses can only accomodate 5 people the most at a time. Philippines, specifically Manila, is following that trend. Remember Subspace Coffeehouse? (You can read about Subspace by clicking HERE) Hopefully more and more coffeehouses like Subspace and Tipsy Beans will open soon. Anyways, I am eye-ing one coffeehouse in Manila and I am dying to visit the place for a year now but I don’t have the chance yet. Maybe next month or next week?

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Small Space But Comfortable

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Some Designs

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Coffee Grounds = Environment Friendly Fertilizer

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Literal: Liquor Over Coffee

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Agree

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Freedom Wall (Paper)

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What I Wrote

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What Jhen Wrote (Explain?) 😉

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Korea Inspired?

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Blacks and Whites: Perfect Color Combination

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Wall Half-Full of Quotes and Ehlaine is Ready for the Camera

Of course food and drinks are part of the reasons to visit coffeehouses. What differs Tipsy Beans from others is their line of food and drinks with liquor like rhum, whiskey, vodka among others.

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Vodka + Rootbeer = Vootbeer Float

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Bacon Milkshake

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Irish Creme on Coffee Rocks

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Tipsy Frappucino

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Different Pastas and Sandwiches

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Spicy Tuna Pesto. Anthing with pesto is love!

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Tipsy Beans Menu

I will definitely be back in Tipsy Beans soon. Maybe I can ask my childhood friends to have coffee there and do some major catching-up the next time I visit the area. A little bit of info, I visited Tipsy Beans twice now.

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First Time on Tipsy Beans with Amor and Ehlaine

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What I Wore The First Visit (It was a very rainy night)

Tipsy Beans is located at 50 Domingo M. Guevarra Street (Formerly Libertad), Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City

‘Til the next pose and post!

Monday’s Coffee Gang

Let me count the reasons I love Monday – ahhh ahhh ahhh? Ok the main reason I am loving Mondays is: it is our Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Day. I’m such a coffee addict but my taste bud is so tired with a famous coffee shop. I know, I love _________ but I can say that CBTL is my coffeee shop of choice. Thanks to my friends Ehlaine and Amor ( which is also a blogger ~ you can read her nice travelogue entries at elhizamour.wordpress.com ) who officially introduced me to my love affair with CBTL, who is actually celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf range of coffee is super nice. My all time faves are Vanilla Chai Latte and Caramel Machiatto ( with two doses of Splendas ). Aside from their coffee, I am also obsessed with their non-coffee drinks ~ Sunrise Ice Blended ( orange with some Vanilla or whatever it is ), Mango Ice Blended and that Pink Guava Drink. Another reason I love CBTL is less people are flocking in. More space for personal chitchats about boyfriends, boytoys and etc. 😉

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Monday is the best day to grab coffee in CBTL because of their 50% discount on their featured coffee of the week.

Me and my friends will never miss the chance to grab this opportunity to have great coffee, great conversations and great smile.

Happy 50th Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. More years of coffee!

Sorry, I am just being a fan here.

Till the next pose & post!