Coffee that goes well with their doughnuts: Cello’s!

[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?

Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
It’s Dark Matter Theory!

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. 🙂


Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City (near Prince David Condominium)

I have to make note of a few things before I proceed with my tale. 🙂

  1. 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. 🙂
  2. 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.

Their various hot and iced drinks.
The prices of their doughnuts by the singles and by the boxes. They also have ice cream!
Here you can see university students in their natural habitat.
I’ve always had a soft spot for chalk-ads.

I didn’t buy any doughnuts to partner with my coffee, so I took awesome-esque pictures of them instead.

I’ll make a mental note to try this one out someday.
*heavy breathing*

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.

Let’s see…

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! 🙂



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