Expresso yourself kind of day

Espresso Yourself

Can’t have too much coffee ‘coz it shows in my typing. Thank God it’s Saturday! Bought Brandon matcha cream and cheesecake and iced Almond Roca coffee for myself.

I’m liking the new walls of Giannis coffee shop.  My coffee as well. The almond comes out and it’s the good level of sweet.

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Giannis is located beside the Pagudpud terminal, at the back of the capitol.

Photographed by Brandon and Blauearth
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Date at Tribeca

Jelly Belly SodaPastries at Tribeca

There are more pastries to try at the Tribeca coffee shop by the Valdez Center. I chanced upon their monstrous slices of fine oatmeal cookies and brownies during the holidays, but they were not available when I last went, so my date and I shared a slice of New York cheesecake and an espresso walnut muffin. Better shared with someone, their homemade muffins are big and dense.The cheesecake was a tad too sweet for my taste, but the texture was good.

Tribeca doesn’t scrimp on ingredients. It is probably one of the reasons loyal patrons keep going back.

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Leila’s Cafe, Vigan

Leila's Cafe

When it comes to street names in Vigan, I’m admittedly uncultured. The world-famous Calle Crisologo is the only Vigan Street I know — that is why it took me a coon’s age to locate Leila’s Cafe, home of Leila’s Cupcakes, which I wrote about (here) two months ago.

You won’t miss the cafe’s inviting red doors if you’re strolling around the touristy district.

Inside Leila's Cafe

The tastefully decorated interiors, done in a sort of shabby-but-elegant way, create an altogether warm and cozy feel — like a breath of fresh air in the old-world town (though it’s really a city now).

Masa Pudrida

While waiting for the hubby’s arroz a la Cubana and my baconator (bacon and corn) crepe, we shared a masa pudrida, a plain shortbread with a crumbly-flaky texture that’s tasty and would go nicely with coffee. I got a little frustrated ‘coz the Leilaccinos were not available. But anyways, our brunch was filling and had us covered till Baguio:)

Leila's Cafe

Leila’s Cafe Gen. Luna St.(in between Calle Crisologo and V. de los Reyes St.), Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines Te; No.: 077 722 8110 Check out their Facebook page.

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