Not trying to be extra with that title, it was not easy to find this café inside the Ayala Malls the 30th.
Before anything else, am I the only one who finds it weird that this mall is called “Ayala Malls the 30th”? Calling it “The 30th” would have been fine because of its address, though admittedly that would be confusing since it’s not the 30th Ayala Mall, but the whole “Ayala Malls the 30th” just sounds awkward. Other than that, it’s a beautiful mall so don’t like sue me or anything, Ayala Malls.
Where was I? Ah, yes – Café MOH (Moment of Happiness, c’mon people keep up). It’s a quiet café, tucked away in a corner of the cinema level of the mall. You’ll either have to be on the lookout for it or coming out of the mystery manila across from it to be aware of this Café.
It offers a range of coffee products, from espresso drinks to pour-over single origin drinks, but no blended “cake” drinks. I guess that helps with keeping the Café quiet (zing!).
I had a hot Spanish Latte and a couple of the famous Lemon Bars. The Spanish Latte, to me, was sweet. It was bitter, not sure what the beans used for this were but the infamy of the Spanish Roast (read: burnt beans) makes me associate a burnt, bitter taste with any coffee with Spanish in the name. But the sweetness still comes through.
Now about those (Famous) Lemon Bars. Famous in a sense that a member of the CoffeeCrawlSeries testified to how great they were. It was legit, they really have amazing lemon bars. Not too sweet, not too sour, not too dense, not too chewy. They were great little bars to munch together with coffee.
You’ll either have to be on the lookout for it or coming out of the mystery manila across from it to be aware of this Café.
You can get a lot done inside this Café. We went here on a Wednesday afternoon, so yeah you wouldn’t expect a ton of people inside a mall during that time, but I would assume the Café doesn’t get too full and loud during peak times. I, and a couple of members of my wedding entourage, was able to facilitate a mini meeting inside it. The lady who was there before us looked like she was using the Café as her “Coffice”. One student who came in after us proceeded to study after getting her cuppa.
Soft lighting, comfortable seating, no blaring music (just enough in the background to not make the café dull), and photographs/paintings sparsely hung across the entire place. I wouldn’t say I was overtly happy when I was there, but I was definitely relaxed.
If ever you’re in “Ayala Malls the 30th” (if you can get past its awkward name for a mall), there’s this chill café in the third floor (factor in that this mall has lower ground and upper ground floors though), in front of a Mystery Manila. Come check it out – and tell me if you also found the Spanish Latte sweet (if you order it, not forcing you to).
Third Floor, Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
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