Costa Coffee

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Another British food franchise has landed on our shores! Costa Coffee’s first PH branch opened up in Eastwood July last year, with another branch in BGC opening last October. Costa Coffee is the largest coffee shop chain in the UK, and the second largest coffee chain in the world, only behind Starbucks.  So I guess you can get the idea that a lot of folks enjoy their freshly-brewed coffee and pastries. And hey, if Harry Styles is a frequent customer, then that definitely says something about their food. Right?

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Very pretty interior.

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Menu shot.

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Cake/Sandwich rack, because why not.

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Our orders are summed up in two plates – And here’s the first one. Our drink of choice was the White Chocolate… And although Costa’s version wasn’t too bad, Starbucks’ own white chocolate is still the superior version. Next up is the Mango Sago Mousse Cake. The cake has this unique, creamy consistency, almost like a sponge. Lastly, we have the rather crispy Salted Caramel Chip cookie.

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Second plate: From the upper right corner you have dad’s Americano coffee, then on the left, a Banana Caramel Muffin, which I didn’t get to try that much… Then another White Chocolate drink, and finally, the Bacon & Egg with Maple Syrup Toastie. Who knew that a simple bacon and egg sandwich could taste so good! I love that the bread was perfectly crisp on the outside, without it being burnt… And soft on the inside. I could barely taste the syrup though, but that’s fine.

I have visited/reviewed lots of coffee shops over the years, but I have to say that Costa Coffee is now one of my favorites. And the fact that it’s located near my house just makes it even better. I really hope they can branch out more in the future.

Ambiance/Interior: 5/5
Staff/Service: 5/5
Food: 4/5 (taste), 4/5 (presentation)

Costa Coffee is located at Eastwood City Walk 1, Orchard Rd Bagumbayan, Quezon City. Links: Official UK Website || Official Twitter || PH Facebook || IG: @costacoffeeph


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