Category: houses of Kape

Spending time with your bitter half

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If you are as old as me, you’ll remember that there was a rotunda in Kapitolyo and that there was a stately looking structure where capitol commons is now. Pasig was once the capital of Rizal Province and the Provincial Capitol, you guessed it, was in Kapitolyo. Heck, even after Pasig became part of Metro Manila, the Governor of Rizal’s seat was still here at Kapitolyo. How do I know this? My mom once worked in a PCI Bank Branch and her friends were transferred to the Kapitolyo branch, which was near my alma mater. Thus, there were times when she took me on her visits there. What the hell is a PCI Bank? It’s what we know as BDO today.

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It’s beautiful from the outside

Where’s my alma mater? Well I can’t share that to you. Moving on. Continue reading “Spending time with your bitter half”

W Café Cainta. More of this please.

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You find it by seeing a large portrait-oriented tarp of a Frappe — as well as a round sign that only has a red “W” on it. They would have had me with the W. The tarp is there to attract more customers. They need to shout to everyone “we have frappes” or else no one will climb the two flights of stairs to the cafe.

They do have decent espresso though.

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The aesthetics of this small shop is on point

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How far are you willing to travel for coffee?

#shareyourkape #uggycafe #specialtycoffeeangono

T’was a busy Saturday with a predominant wedding theme: I was set to attend an old friend’s wedding in Binangonan, Rizal; My fiancée was to meet with her dear friend for help in planning our own wedding, a meeting in Makati which I was also going to be part of.

I needed coffee, copious amounts of coffee.

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See the espresso machine?

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I needed a break, so I Hustled

Cheesy title aside, here’s a feature on a café within Cubao that isn’t fronted by a mermaid – Hustle Café. Anyone familiar with the Araneta Center area will get what I mean. It’s full of big chain brands, including cafes. Why do you need four mermaids in such a small area anyway?!

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Jender, my man, you make a great cup of coffee.

I know it seems like a risk to put up a café/coffee shop within this area but believe me, if you put up a specialty coffee shop in the middle of all these players, your shop’s going to have an immediate draw. The area’s so saturated with second wave shops, always full of (mostly noisy) people, that a calm spot that doesn’t offer frappe’s would be a welcome change. I digress… Continue reading “I needed a break, so I Hustled”