Luna Specialty Coffee @ BGC
We’re spending the weekend in Bonifacio Global City because my daughter was sick and had to be confined in St. Luke’s. It’s a golden time to discover the cozy little nooks in the area which I wouldn’t find time to check out, otherwise.
One of the spots on my radar was Luna Specialty Coffee at NAC Tower (which is owned by Rep. Lino Cayetano who is the brother of Sen. Pia Cayetano of Slice at Bonifacio High Street Central). If you wonder where this is in BGC,NAC is beside the new Globe building. Entering the coffeeshop, I immediately warmed up to the cool interiors.
The place just seats 32 people and has no wi-fi. But there’s an exclusive area called the Chairman’s Room which one can get for meetings and the like for a consumable of P3,000.
Upon being seated, the counter staff gave me one of the calling cards and it took a keen eye to see what was written at the back: “It used to be custom in Turkey that if a husband did not provide his wife with coffee, it was ground for divorce.” LOL.
Since it was my first visit, I liked to keep things simple and ordered their house blend called Luna Brew (P110)
The barista, Ken, told me they use only 100% freshly-roasted Arabica beans custom-made for Luna by a supplier.So this is the reason why their coffee tasted fresh & smooth. I’d like to try their ice-blended coffee next time made from two candy legends in the Philippines: White Rabbit & Flat Tops!
Since they open starting 7 am, Luna also serves heavy meals and desserts. Curiosity got the better of me and I ordered the Binagoongang Omelette (P180) which had pork bits sauteed in onions, tomatoes and shrimp paste.It’s further topped by a salad of green mangoes. This was okay, I just wished the dish had stronger bagoong taste.
The Angus pares (P330) is one of their bestsellers. Aside from having a delectable sauce, its difference from the usual pares (Filipino stew ) is that it’s made of high-quality, tender-to-the-bite Angus beef, hence the name.
Must check out the pan de sal dishes with special toppings as well. They also have these savories like Salted Egg Tinapa and Triple Mushroom Malunggay quiche (P90 each)
For dessert, having the Kakanin Shots (P65 each) is just cool! Leche Flan Yema is a bestseller – a triple layer consisting of yema at the bottom, chiffon cake in the middle and leche flan on top. But Inutak Ube Pandan was great as well – a combination of ube haleya and inutak, a coconut cream delicacy.
Pies galore: Pecan Pili, Key Calamansi, Apple Singkamas and Pumpkin Kalabasa from P135 to P185, with option to go a la mode (with ice cream)
Luna’s flavored pie crusts (P30 each) , which look like cookies, go well with their coffee. They have this in Labuyo-Quezo and Muscovado-Cinnamon flavors. They also look cute being placed in those “garapons.”
Luna Specialty Coffee
Ground Floor NAC Tower
32nd St. Bonifacio Global City