Bikes and Cups of Coffee at Epic Cafe

Update as of July 9, 2021: Epic Cafe in Kapitolyo is now closed. They have a branch in Coron, Palawan, however. Check their Facebook page here.

A week before the pandemic started, I was still able to go to Epic Cafe, a cafe I wanted to go back to because of their delicious rainbow cake, as seen in the image below, taken last June 24, 2017.

Now that I had the time to visit the cafe again, were there differences? Yes, of course.

How to Go to Epic Cafe

Ride any crossing jeep from any point in the East (Cainta, Antipolo, Taytay) and then go down at Kapitolyo, Pasig. Go to the other side through the overpass until you reach Petron gasoline station. Walk straight until and then turn left onto the second street.

If you’re bad at directions, you can ride a green tricycle near Andok’s (which is also near Petron), though a special ride costs Php 28, no matter how near the venue is.

What to Expect in Epic Cafe

Epic Cafe has two areas, one for customers who come in alone, in pairs, or in threes; and the other area is for those who are meeting in groups. The latter contains shelves filled with vintage objects, such as cameras and ceramics. They also have vintage bikes displayed inside and outside the cafe.

The whole place uses warm tones, wooden displays, and bricks for that earthy and homey feel. They also have electrical sockets, which makes Epic Cafe a good place to work.

What to Eat in Epic Cafe

Aside from their rainbow cake, which I have tried years ago, I was able to taste their caramel macchiato (Php 170) and mocha drink (Php 140). Don’t ask me how they taste, though. Anything coffee-based is worth trying. I wish I could have tried their pastries, however.

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Epic Cafe
102, East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/EpicCafeOfficial/

Late for the Hype: Macao Imperial Tea’s Cream Cheese Oreo Milk Tea

One word: sarap.

I am not sure when the hype for Macao Imperial Tea blossomed, but when I spotted one in Capitol Commons that was not crowded before grab drivers suddenly lined up one after another—a reason I do not line up for such—I grabbed the opportunity to taste one for Php 140. I had to research and ask for their best-selling drink, but I chose their cream cheese oreo milk tea just to be safe (because Oreos never disappoint me).

I was not disappointed.

There is something different about their cream cheese oreo milk tea from the rest. Maybe its balanced sweetness and creaminess? The excitement for flowing crushed Oreos with a taste of tea? Probably. However, my lactose-intolerance sent me to the comfort room to spew some it.

This one’s my favorite so far. Will I try another flavor? Maybe. Will I order this again? Definitely.

Skybarn: Pastel, Milkshakes, Coffee, and Other Sweet Whatnots

I was just strolling around Ayala Malls the 30th after two tiring days of continuous weekend work when I found Skybarn, a newly opened coffee shop. Pastel lovers wouldn’t be able to resist it, I swear.

Place

Walls, couches, decors—the place is filled with pastel colors, and they even have a white fence with beautiful summer hats on them (hence the barn in their name). The whole shop seemed to look like a dollhouse or a venue to make another Barbie film happen. The place is neat, the staff is polite, and they even have a separate comfort room. They do not have electric sockets though.

Food

I ordered a double dutch milkshake, an 8/10. It would have been better if they have pasta plates, but for now, they serve cookies and cakes. I’ll come back here and try their cakes next time.

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Skybarn
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Third Floor, Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
https://web.facebook.com/Skybarn-494662254250041/