The original kaya and coffee bun place, Kopi Roti, finally opens in my home base of Malate! The place is something I prefer over Starbucks and other big coffee chains..so you can just imagine my excitement when they opened in the tourist district (if you can still call it that). Afternoons now find me there to satiate my coffee with condensed milk cravings. It always makes me feel guilty to munch on their kaya toast slathered with those sinful slices of butter, but then again it’s one of those great dessert joys for me. Go ahead, ask your server to give you more kaya if you find it wanting; or ask them to reduce the milk if you want a less sweeter, stronger cuppa joe. Kopi Roti Malate is situated in Adriatico St., right in front of Hostel 1632, adjacent to Rothmann Hotel and a walking distance from Pan Pacific Manila.
Happy Cream Puff was something I stumbled upon while visiting SM Southmall and I adored their cute mini sizes (priced at only P10) because they were not too sweet. The creamy center complements the toppings which comes in different flavors such as dark & white choco, almond, butter sugar and others. This is a Japanese-owned place which hasn’t franchised yet and the lone stall is in the SM Southmall food court. They also do made-to-order croquemboche for special celebrations like weddings and birthdays.
Finally, I chanced upon the stall of Heads or Tails while traversing the Mall of Asia. Couldn’t resist trying, especially as the place screamed KAYA in different flavors. Ordered the taro kaya toast which was delicious, except for the fact that the taro came out quite soggy. Service is still to be improved and they didn’t even serve hot coffee yet as of my visit end of February.