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Artlet Bites: A Nearby Fix to Sugary Cravings

LOOK NO further, fellow sweet tooth! These nearby cafés offer a delightful assortment perfect for your appetite. Share summer stories, and relish wonderful memories with friends over scrumptious desserts, light snacks and appetizing drinks.

Café Churro
Open from 10am to 10pm at Antonio St

Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO
Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO

Satiate your churro cravings inside the cozy and Instagram-worthy Café Churro. The recently opened branch adapted a modern European interior with its black-and-white-themed furniture, and an open kitchen that gives diners a glimpse of how the delectable pastries are made.

Café Churro proudly offers Classic Churros, which could be coated with cinnamon, and served with rich chocolate or the new butterscotch dip. Chocolate N’ Churro is another must-try; the fried treats are coated with either dark chocolate or white chocolate melted to perfection. The mouthwatering combination of Vanilla Ice Cream N’ Churro with Mango will remind you of your past summer getaway despite the rainy weather.

Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO
Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO

The café also allows the customers to choose from a variety of toppings: desiccated coconut, freshly baked velvet crisp, crunchy cashew nuts, and Café Churro’s signature Feuilletine—a special wafer imported from France.

The churro sanctuary also offers Café Americano, Latte, Mocha, or Caramel Macchiato, served hot or cold, to energize busy students.

Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO
Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO

 

Café Walnut
Open from 11AM to 11PM at Laon-Laan St. cor. Navarra St.

Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO
Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO

Three Thomasian-established businesses—Dusk Cafe, TKM Sandwiches, and QAM Patisserie—united in their passion to create a new café experience, and gave birth to a haven of indulgence called Cafe Walnut.

“All our products complement each other rather than compete (with each other),” Daniella Tan, one of the owners shared.

Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO
Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO

Take your tastebuds on a journey when you order at Café Walnut. The drinks are infused with local barako coffee beans and international flavors such as Binsoo from Korea and Matcha from Japan. The creamy combination of dairy and green tea in their Matcha Latte will surely awaken one’s apetite. Further your palate adventure by drinking Mocha on the Rocks or satisfy your inner child by taking a sip of Cookie Crumble—a delightful drink topped with whipped cream, and a cookie perched on the side.

Accompany your choice of drink with a delectable plate of pesto pasta. The mix of peanuts and chicken create a subtle yet sumptuous combination for pasta lovers. The café also offers sandwiches for those on the go. The sandwiches are an ode to home, as the focaccia breads are finely stuffed with Filipino favorites such as beef tapa, embotido, sisig, or adobo flakes.

Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO
Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO

A good dessert makes a happy heart. Café Walnut’s desserts are especially made by their own baker, ensuring quality ingredients for all of their cakes and pastries. Customers are also given the opportunity to design cakes according to their preferences. Fancy sprinkles and chocolate coins on a delicious yema cake, or perhaps marshmallows and flat tops all over red velvet? There are countless possibilities to sugary goodness!

 

Bon AppeTea
Open from 8am to 11pm at 837 Mariano Fortunato Jhocson Street, Sampaloc, Manila

Photo by KARL ANGELO N. VIDAL
Photo by KARL ANGELO N. VIDAL

Bon Appetea guarantees a bon appétit with its assortment of quality milk teas, ice blended frappes, and heavenly waffles—all with a student-friendly price.

It is home to irresistible snacks such as Chunkee Monkee—a chocolate waffle topped with whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup. It also offers a variety of flavors for drinks. Nirvana is a mix of Assam Black Tea and Wintermelon, available in monster-cup size. The Cookie Crumble ice-blended frappe is a perfect companion for those in love with cookies and cream topped with whipped cream.

Photo by KARL ANGELO N. VIDAL
Photo by KARL ANGELO N. VIDAL

It also offers Niner Bowls perfect for those hungry for a meal. The Sirloin Tapa—served with scrambled egg, and fresh slices of cucumber and tomato—calms your stomach and satisfies your taste buds as the tender meat is delicately and freshly cooked.

Photo by KARL ANGELO N. VIDAL
Photo by KARL ANGELO N. VIDAL

Whether to remedy a grumbling stomach, satisfy a sweet-tooth, or just kill time with friends, Bon Appetea is surely the place to go to. F AARON THOMAS L. DE GUIA and JULIENNE MAUI C. MANGAWANG

 

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