I like UCC food and coffee. But I have to admit that while I can have a McDonald’s breakfast everyday, UCC is more of an indulgence because the prices are quite, ehrmmm, “expensive.” (read: above the minimum daily wage for some) Which is a pity since I find the UCC chain of cafes really good, and the quality never wavers. Dining here is akin to experiencing the bistro life in Japan. Spaghetti soup, hamburg patty and omurice, anyone?
Of course, UCC is also known hereabouts as serving the high-priced Blue Mountain Coffee. At P349 a cup, this coffee surely beats any other hotel’s coffee for the cost. Only true-blue coffee connoisseurs know why. Blue Mountain coffee, which is exclusively grown in the mountains of Jamaica, can be its distinguished for its immaculate, smooth flavor which is surprisingly not strong, but sweet.
UCC breakfast sets range from P289 to P389.
What I ate recently : Spam and Cheese Omelette. Simply scrambled eggs with mozzarella and cubes of our favorite Spam, on toasted whole wheat bread. This one didn’t disappoint.
I think I gotta try the waffle and frankfurters pairing next time.
Or the Spicy Tuyo breakfast on a bed of salad and fried eggplant. Don’t forget the sunny side-up. I was quite hesitant to order this one as I was in a Japanese cafe where you don’t have to order Filipino food. But my seatmate said it was gooood!
Dessert time, and I just can’t forget the house’s yummy Kitkat Mousse. If you love KitKat choco, you’ll like this one.
Just a little bit of trivia: the different UCC coffeeshops have varied names as well and you can distinguish them through the following:
Vienna Cafe – more like “a hotel coffee shop outside a hotel.”
Cafe Terrace – the country club look with huge glass windows, trellises, ceiling fans and wooden furniture
UCC Coffee Shop – classic chic interiors with a youthful ambiance
Park Cafe – located in a landscape with trees and greens, contrasting the buildings and malls in the background. A good example would be the one in Glorietta Park.