[April 17, 2016]
On this particular Sunday evening, I ended up hanging out with some friends in a doughnut place at Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. The place is called Cello’s Doughnuts, which is one of the many famous doughnut places here in Metro Manila. I actually wasn’t planning on ordering anything, not even the very, VERY deliciously tempting donuts that they had on display.
I did end up taking a look at the nearby espresso machine though (One of the first five things I saw the moment I entered the establishment, actually) and a particular note right next to the tray of drinking glasses caught my eye. Could it be?
Color me surprised. This Cello’s serves third-wave coffee! And they use Dark Matter Theory blend, which comes from EDSA BDG (I swear those guys are everywhere by now). I actually haven’t tried DMT coffee yet, so I decided that now would be a good time to try it out. And just like that, I had a spontaneous adventure! It’s kind of what I live for, after all. 🙂
CELLO’S DOUGHNUTS AND DIPS – KATIPUNAN BRANCH
Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City (near Prince David Condominium)
I have to make note of a few things before I proceed with my tale. 🙂
- The barista told me that not all Cello’s Doughnuts branches use the same kind of coffee. This is because each branch is a franchise, so the kind of coffee they make is up to the franchise owner. Check your local branch if you want to have an adventure there. 🙂
- As of posting time, there are TWO branches of Cello’s along Katipunan, which happen to be a short walk away from each other. One is near Mercury Drug, and the other is nearer Prince David Condominium. I haven’t checked the former yet, so I recommend that you visit the latter instead just to be sure.
Okay? Okay. Moving on. 🙂
Anyway, I ordered a warm cup of cappuccino (which only cost me Php 135) and took pictures of the place while I waited. As it happens, the place is always occupied by groups of students, either studying or simply hanging out to enjoy good doughnuts with their friends. Note to self: It’s a good strategy to have a coffee shop near schools.
I didn’t buy any doughnuts to partner with my coffee, so I took awesome-esque pictures of them instead.
After some time, my cappuccino was finally ready. It came with two small containers of white and muscovado sugar, but I opted not to use them. Coffee tastes best unsweetened, in my opinion. Helps bring out the natural flavor and all.
Aroma: Light. It’s cappuccino, so I smell mostly milk foam.
Taste: Reminds me of chocolate and/or roasted almonds, medium body, and light acidity.
Price: 135. A bit pricey for a student, but it’s still quite reachable
OVERALL RATING: 4.0/5. Good coffee near universities is most welcome, especially the third-wave kind.
And that’s it for this post. Happy Hunting! 🙂