While munching on our yummy KK giveaways after the last BlogCon, Karla and Aaron clued me in on this great doughnut place found in the university towns of La Salle and Ateneo. I made a mental note to visit whenever I got anywhere near Vito Cruz and was glad to do so one sunny day. Certainly I didn’t regret one bit munching on this doughnut brand – an all-Filipino concoction which could give Western donut chains a run, run,run for their money.
I ordered two of the house bestsellers, the cheese and Oreo donuts with brewed coffee. The Oreo screamed for more chocolate-y flavor but the cheese one I liked and could munch on forever. I don’t remember eating cheese donut before. Curiosity got the better of me and asked the countergirl what it was, she said it was parmesan. Whew!
By my second bite, I was impressed that Cello’s – an all-Filipino brand- can be unique in so many ways. One is their Ice Cream Creations which are downright sinful but the ultimate treat for your sweet tooth. A big scoop of chocolate ice cream piled on top of your donut is a classic but Super Strawberry is exciting as well. They have your usual bite-sized cocktail pieces and square donuts called “Pillows.” There are also interesting C-shaped donuts, formed as such so you can easily dip them in your chosen flavors like Nutella, Toblerone, Dark Belgian Choco White Chocolate and Dulce de leche.
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What’s amazing about all of this is that Cello’s Donuts are priced to fit the student’s budget. Take-aways are wrapped in colorful orange boxes with ribbon to boot. In terms of taste and quality, Cello’s is a real winner.
Cello’s Manila Branch is at
2444 A Burgundy Transpacific Place, Taft Avenue
Oh wow… first time I heard of donuts with ice cream and donuts with dips. 😀 I’m sure these versions are comparable to regular brownie ala mode and churros con chocolate.
It’s something to try when I’m in Manila.
I love the cheese donuts of cello’s too! I haven’t tried their dips or the a la mode donuts, but after reading this, I’m so tempted to try.
The thing is – and I don’t mean to knock Cello’s – having tried both (in one sitting too), I know that Krispy Kremes really are that much softer than Cello’s donuts. They really do melt in your mouth – especially when they’re freshly baked.
ah yeah cello’s 😀
yummy too 😀
my sister was addicted to it hehe
sexy mom says
my 7 kids, i mean the whole family, love cello\’s donuts and dips. in fact, one of my sons brought me 2 donuts today as pasalubong (how sweet), as he was in the katipunan area. it was timely, because someone who read an article i posted in my blog (http://dine.racoma.com.ph/food/cellos-doughnuts-and-dips/)
a few weeks ago became interested, and wanted to know the contact number. voila, the contact numbers for their katipunan and taft branches were in the orange package. anyway, it is always a fun trip for us to go that side of katipunan. son J Angelo would always ask for a box of cello\’s donuts everytime he hears that we are in the area.
and what my kids always say is that cello\’s donuts are products of love–they are glazed individually when an order is placed. how we love cello\’s donuts!
Do try, Linnor;)
Hi Elber! Yes, I love cheese of all kinds, maybe I was a rat in my past life 😛
I do agree that KK donuts are much softer but I think Cello\’s is more creative in its offerings and besides, it\’s 100% Filipino.
Hey Karla, thanks for the heads-up:)
Sexy Mom, I was trying to search on the net if Cello\’s has a website and voila, I was led to the post on your side. Made me convinced all the more how good it is. Yes, I agree that Cello\’s is different because they only dip your chosen donut flavor if you order it. Hope they expand soon:)
Hi, sorry. Just being a devil’s advocate…. Just can’t help but ask, how is Cello’s 100% Filipino if they’re donuts come in Oreo, Parmesan cheese flavours and “dip them in your chosen flavors like Nutella, Toblerone, Dark Belgian Choco White Chocolate and Dulce de leche.”?
Aren’t those non filipino treats?
Point considered, Gen. What I meant was 100% Filipino-OWNED. Unless they come up with an ube, bibingka flavor for their donuts soon;)
my comments won’t push through 🙁 hellooooo? ugh. camino’s hopeless.
i haven’t gone to cello’s for months!
Hi Aaron. Is there a WP glitch or I just need to upgarde. Am having a hard time putting in my comments as well!:P
Saan yung Cielo’s? Ateneo area? I’ll be in aAteneo this Saturday, I’d like to try those donuts! Ginugutom na ko sa description mo! Hehe… So far Go Nuts pa rin ang pinakamasarap para sa kin (I think Krispy Kreme is too sweet for my taste). Hmm, tignan natin kung mapapalitan na si Go Nuts sa aking puso (o tyan?) 🙂
grrrrr…that’s just sooooo near my place ms. aj. i hope i don’t give in to this kind of temptation 😛
I’m not sure pero minsan tinotopak talaga.
I’ve seen this brand but have been wary about trying it out. Thanks for the vote of confidence! I’m willing to try some donuts out now. 😀
Hei sweet tooth!
I am really sorry for not keeping in touch lately. Been busy with tax papers and all. E-mail ka pag may time ka. Promise to answer.
sounds tempting,would like to have some.napaka-unique nman ng donuts na to.hope they import!
thanks for sharing AJ!
Cello’s doughnuts is definitely Filipino owned. Cello is the name of the owner, my cousin. She’s not only Filipino but she’s also remarkably young. She started this business when she just graduated from Ateneo. Unfortunately, her father passed away last February.
Start eating fruits if your craving for something sweet you FAT SLOBS!
Hi You can also try Sonny’s donuts. It is also made by Cellos . There is a branch in the main entrance of St. Francis Square along Julia Vargas Ave. ( near Megamall)
15 flavors at P7.00 ea.