The first place that I thought of trying once I get back in Cebu was this quaint cafe in Mandaue City, Cafe Caw.
I saw photos of their coffee and desserts on Instagram and I thought, “I need to visit this place ASAP.” The universe was definitely on my side because my co-interns and I settled in a pad in Banilad. We were just several blocks away from the cafe.
Before we moved to a new pad, a friend and I didn’t pass up the chance to visit the place. We walked a few blocks from our pad to the intersection of A.S Fortuna St. and Hernan Cortes St. Then we rode a tricycle to the cafe.
When we arrived, I remember my heart sort-of melted in delight. The place was indeed lovely. I love how well-designed the place is. The designers used some uber macho materials but balanced it well with girly pastel colors. Every nook and cranny just strikes up inspiration in you, especially that corner of the cafe where the words, “Be crazy, be stupid, be silly, be weird, be whatever because life is too short to be anything but happy” are glowing. Its a place where you can spend the entire day lounging, eating good food, and just basking in the glow of happiness.
Now on to the food! Yay! *throws confetti*
My friends and I needed our daily dose of caffeine after a long and stressful day at work, so we ordered something from their coffee menu. I ordered their Hazelnut Latte and added a big fluff of white cotton candy as the sweetener. Okay, scratch “big fluff”, the cotton candy was ginormous! I had a difficult but fun time in trying to fit everything inside the cup. Of course it was a bit impossible so my friends and I had to take a few bites out of it before it finally fit.
The latte was perfect. It cost me around 120+ pesos and the additional cotton candy was 25 pesos. Not a single drop was wasted! It was so good. A part of me regret adding the cotton candy since the last few sips tasted very sweet. I think every bit of undissolved sugar granule settled in the bottom, but nevertheless it was good.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take note of my friends’ orders but I know that they enjoyed their drinks as much as I did.
We capped off our visit with a slice of rainbow cake. It cost 150 pesos and it was good enough to share for four or five people just like we did. We couldn’t handle the sweetness anymore haha!
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