Monday, September 20, 2021

Cafetiere: Isn’t just about coffee

THERE’S this coffee shop just a few meters from the office. It’s not that new. It was located a block away before, in the not so posh building right across Ateneo. Now it’s next to Holy Child.

I’ve been seeing it on my regular walk to the turo-turo at the kanto, but since my regular breaks are usually for lunch, late or very late, then dropping by a coffeeshop never appealed to me. That was until last Friday, when I decided to drag along some reporters for a quick look-see on what it offers.

It has food. Lots of food. At student’s prices and designed student’s taste.

They have rice toppings, they have breakfast, they have fries and nachos, and chicken wings and a lot more.

Cafetiere it turns out is not your regular coffeeshop that offers just pastries and sandwiches to go with your coffee. It’s a place for students to satisfy their bottomless appetite at relatively affordable prices. Price range starts at P70 to P150. Nothing over P200 there.

We had spicy chicken wings, nachos, wings and fries, some kind of chicken toppings that I forgot what, and one other chicken dish (which again I forgot) that was in a skewer. We got drinks as well, all of us, and the total bill was just a few pesos over hundred for each. Not bad, indeed.

It can get noisy, however, when the place is full. So, if you love the quiet, it’s best to go during unusual hours, like mid-afternoon or before lunch time.

Cafetiere is at Residenciadel Marina Business Center, that brown building beside Holy Child College along Jacinto Street.
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