Costa Coffee

Had some #Londonstyle love at Costa Coffee  some few Wednesdays ago. Loved the vibe instantly! Cozy, not crowded and quiet. That’s solitude for me 🙂

My nook. How comfy is that?

My nook. How comfy is that?

Costa Coffe's signature FLAT WHITE --Sooo GOOD

Costa Coffe’s signature FLAT WHITE –Sooo GOOD

Latte

Latte

This Pavlova, which is insanely delish too --- deserves a "seat" in the "british couch"..

This Pavlova, which is insanely delish too — deserves a “seat” in the “british couch”..

And a satisfied ME by the telephone booth...

And a satisfied ME by the telephone booth…

As Costa says it: “Be bold. Be different. Be #LondonStyle.

Laid Back Saturday: Cafe Diem

My Saturday morning is usually the time for my submission of my “the week that was” report to my bosses. This led me to this quaint cafe called Cafe Diem. The place won me over because of it’s whole array of books and tiny nooks where you can have peace and quiet working, having a sip of your fave coffee or simply relaxing.

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Bunk Bed for your reading and coffee pleasure

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Books and tiny nooks for a quiet coffee time

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Coffee and Frappe’s are named after famous writers. I tried ” The Walt Whitman and The Mitch Albom” which are surprisingly delish.

The Walt Whitman (Black Mint Vanilla) for Php100

The Walt Whitman (Black Mint Vanilla) for Php100

The MItch Albom (Oreo Hazelnut Frappe) on the right beside the walt whitman for only Php 130

The MItch Albom (Oreo Hazelnut Frappe) on the right beside the walt whitman for only Php 130

Now isn’t that a treat ?

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Quiet Time in Kamuning

This was how I spent my Saturday…Catch up Sesh with my friend D and quiet time at the Kamuning Bakery Cafe.I love how the ownner Mr.wilson Lee Flores interacts with the customers, how he approaches everyone either to say hello or inform everyone that they are still on soft opening, doing cafe improvements still. He even offered to take a picture of me and my friends on my last visit. How cool is that?

Can't sip through this beautiful coffee art. Was lost in the BOOK, though...Nice Read :)

Can’t sip through this beautiful coffee art. Was lost in the BOOK, though…Nice Read 🙂

This White Forest went well with my cafe mocha

This White Forest went well with my cafe mocha

Books you can read while sipping a cup of coffee

Books you can read while sipping a cup of coffee

Caricature images of some of the country's famous personalities done by the cartoonist of Philippine Daily Inquirer

Caricature images of some of the country’s famous personalities done by the cartoonist of Philippine Daily Inquirer

Laksa and Karaoke Night

It was a holiday last Friday, it was raining the whole day, til I got a message from my food trip partner T who was craving for Laksa. The random food trip girls that we are, we  scheduled a 7 pm meet up for Laksa in Mogu Tree Noodle House in Marikina. Mogu Tree boasts of their make your own noodle concept where you can choose what type of noodle and toppings you want to have. Then you choose whether you want plain or  laksa for your soup. They cook it for about 15 minutes and voila! you can enjoy your soup already. They serve it with bokchoy 🙂

My own laksa for Php 175-for three toppings. Add Php 35 for every extra topping. I chose lobster balls, shrimps, squid balls as my noodle topping.

My own laksa for Php 175-for three toppings. Add Php 35 for every extra topping.
I chose lobster balls, shrimps, squid balls as my noodle topping.

Here’s us before we happily stuffed ourselves with our Laksa.

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Ended the night with two hours of karaoke fun and beer at Music Match in Ortigas.

Weekend Market

Finally found time to go to the Saturday Market last week. How nice to see the usual park that I pass by everyday going to work, is transformed into a market for a day. Stalls for fresh fish and organic items are everywhere as well as ready to eat food which you can enjoy eating at designated tables within the market and the park. I satisfied my food cravings on corn dog, pork barbeque and Yan Ching’s Fresh Chinese Lumpia. One of my favorites was the cheese sticks from Vetsy’s. It

Right in the middle of the Salcedo Market

Right in the middle of the Salcedo Market

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Happy to have found my food cravings 🙂

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Families bonding at Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo. It was a good day to picnic 🙂