From October 12 to 17, 2009, order any of the following drinks at Kangaroo Coffee Company:

  • Kangabrew
  • Americano
  • Kangaccino
  • Kangalatte
  • Steamed Milk
  • Espresso Ice-Blended
  • Coffee Cooler
  • Mocha
  • Espresso Mocha Ice-Blended
  • White Choco Mocha
  • White Choco Mocha Ice-Blended

… And you can add up to two of any of these flavors for free:

  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Amaretto
  • Cinnamon
  • Frosted Mint
  • Caramel

I tried a measure of Frosted Mint in my americano this afternoon. It’s something new.

This promo is only until October 17, Saturday.

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Basti’s is celebrating their 10th year anniversary today and they have brewed up something special.

It’s 50% off for their ten most popular menu items, which includes the following: cappuccino (₱33), brewed coffee (₱23), cappuccino float (₱53), mocha shake (₱53), oreo shake (₱45), carrot cake (₱45), bolognese (₱56), pinoy pizzas (₱75), carroza (₱60), and banana muffin (₱23).

Carrot Cake and Brewed Coffee for only ₱67.50

Carrot Cake and Brewed Coffee for only ₱67.50

Customers can also get a big slice of their limited edition creamy moist choco monster caramel cake for only ₱199. I’ve seen this beast and it’s huge! One slice is probably good for three to four persons. Read the rest of this entry »

Kangaroo Cafe

2009/07/31

Didn’t even take time to notice the aroma. Not that full bodied but it has a nice sweet taste to it. Only notice it after it has cooled a bit. Busy reading about how to solve a folder with a flashing question mark.

Will do better to notice next time.

Euro Baker [u]

2009/07/11

The krema had a cinnamon-y flavor to it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t resist taking a bite out of the free cupcake. It messed up my taste buds.

Euro Baker espresso

However, I think the espresso is pretty good (and only for 50 pesos.) Will be back soon to try out their other coffee and their eat-all-you-can cakes.

Update:

The espresso I drank was at ₱65, not ₱50. The ₱50 espresso is Euro Baker’s own roast or blend.

By the way, a comment pointed out that Euro Baker has a bread and egg buffet. They have different kinds of bread and you can have your egg prepared any which way you want. The buffet is available everyday, from 10AM to 12PM and from 6PM to 8PM.

Cake buffet is available anytime everyday. Comes with a free cup of coffee.

Wi-Fi is available. Just ask for the password from their waitstaff. They change the password every week.

There’s a new coffee shop to get your caffeine fix from.
Gold Cup Coffee Shop is what you may consider as secluded, being located at the end of a narrow street. I wouldn’t have known that it existed if it weren’t for the big billboard they put up along street.
I found the place in an alcove, beside a hairdresser’s salon. Not exactly sure whether they were already open for business or not, I cautiously poked my head inside.
A lone waitstaff welcomed me in after I interrupted him from what he was doing. I asked the first thing a coffee-drinking, nethead always asks: Is there Wi-Fi?
Nope.
Dang.
I was about to do a slow retreat back outside but I stopped. I did another look around the place. The interior looked cozy, with comfortable-looking armchairs and couches. The lighting threw a warm glow that made it more inviting.
They still have balloons!
The bar inspired enough confidence that I decided to give their coffee a try.
The waitstaff turned out to be the barrista as well. When I commented on this, he said that for now, he was the only personnel available. I guess that won’t be much of a problem for the first few days of operation but I reckon they have to add more people later on.
I ordered my usual fare: a cup of cafe americano (reasonably priced at ₱55). While waiting I noticed that the indoor temperature wasn’t as cold as hope it would be. I wouldn’t call it uncomfortable, however.
I grabbed my cup of americano and sat down on a couch. I let my coffee cool down a bit before I took a sip. It had a woody aroma and a mild lychee-like flavor. It had a bit of slight aftertaste but I liked it. It was good cup of coffee.
When I asked the barrista where they sourced their coffee beans from, he said they got it from abroad and was an Italian blend. Not sure what that exactly means.
They’re using a La Spaziale espresso machine and they also have a machine used to prepare low-fat beverages or shakes.
I must admit that when I first saw the name, Gold Cup Coffee Shop, I thought it was kind of cheesy. But I like the interior and their americano  is good. I’d recommend that you give it a try.
They opened for business just yesterday, and there might be some hiccups. No Wi-Fi yet. They’re still waiting for Globe. They did tell me that they expect to have wireless by next week.
Oh. I also found out that I was their first customer. First!
I’m going to go back there soon to try out other coffees, and their pastry and food.
Gold Cup Coffee Shop is a nice addition to our selection of coffee shops here in Davao especially for those who feel they need a bit of alone time.
Gold Cup Coffee Shop is located along E. Jacinto Extension. Just look for the Minute Burger stand.

There’s a new coffee shop in Davao.

Gold Cup Coffee Shop is kind of secluded; I wouldn’t have known that it existed if it weren’t for the big billboard they put up along street.

I found the place in an alcove, beside a hairdresser’s salon. I wasn’t really sure  that they were already open for business. I grabbed the door handle and I cautiously poked my head inside.

I asked  a waitstaff if they were already open. He said they were and he welcomed me in. I then asked the question some people usually ask first when going into a new cafe: Is there Wi-Fi?

Nope.

Dang.

I was about to do a slow retreat back outside but I stopped. I did another look around the cafe. The interior looked nice and cozy, with comfortable-looking armchairs and couches. The lighting threw a warm glow that made the place more inviting.

Gold Cup Coffee Shop

Gold Cup Coffee Shop

I liked the place enough that I decided to give their coffee a try.

I had my usual fare: a cup of cafe americano (reasonably priced at ₱55).

Gold Cup Coffee Shop

The barrista handed me my my cup of americano. He then scooted outside to look for change.

I sat down on the couch nearest the counter and let my coffee cool down a bit.

The coffee had a woody aroma, and when I took a sip, I tasted a mild lychee-like flavor. It did have a bit of slight aftertaste. But overall, it was good cup of coffee.

When the barrista got back I asked him where they sourced their beans from. He said they got it from abroad and was an “Italian blend”.

They’re using a La Spaziale espresso machine and also have a machine for preparing low-fat beverages or shakes.

My first impression was “Gold Cup Coffee Shop” sounded a bit cheesy, but first impressions rarely last. I like the interior and their americano was good. I recommend that you give this new coffee shop a try.

They just opened for business yesterday and there might still be some hiccups.

Again, no Wi-Fi yet. They’re still waiting for Globe. But they said they’ll have Wi-Fi up and running by next week.

Oh. I also found out that I was their first customer. First!

Gold Cup Coffee Shop is a nice addition to our selection of coffee shops here in Davao especially for those who feel they need a bit of alone time.

Gold Cup Coffee Shop is located along E. Jacinto Extension. Just look for the Minute Burger stand.

Again, I recommend you try the place out. I’m definitely going back there soon.

Update:

I forgot to mention that they open 8AM and they serve breakfast. They close midnight but they have plans of staying open til 2AM during the weekend.

Not sure if they are open Sundays.

Update 2:

Gold Cup Coffee Shop
Gold Cup Coffee Shop

Kangaroo Cafe

2009/05/22

Woody aroma with a murky, carbony taste.

Lingering burnt aftertaste.

Bad show, Kangaroo Cafe.

Nice floral aroma.

The krema had a fruity taste – almost lychee-like. Very nice body, acidic.

Excellent!

A Whole Latte Love

2009/05/06

An earthy-herb-like aroma but I’m not sure if the cup is imparting this unusual smell.

earthen mug

Carbony taste with a lingering bitter finish.

Post-Pablo’s

2009/04/29

After a fun night at Pablo’s Steaks & Crabs, we all went to Kangaroo Cafe to wind down. No coffee for me last night since I was feeling a bit under the weather; I wouldn’t have been able to taste it. I did have a sip of strawberry tea and a few servings of some other tea.

Kangaroo Cafe

Left to right: Blogie, Chattee, Marz, Avel, Lyle, Angel, and Brendel.

Kangaroo Cafe

2009/04/21

Nice gold crema which dissipated after a few minutes. Slight floral aroma. Nicely mellow with some earthiness. Smoky aftertaste.