Thursday, September 8, 2022

Iloilo Coffee Series Part 2

I had the chance to visit Iloilo almost 5 years ago. This was sponsored by ASUS, and we went around taking photos. This is also where the miraculous church is located, which is responsible for my love life. 

I wrote an Iloilo Coffee Series before, and now, here's a new batch. 

As with anything, there were hits, and there was one miss. 

Monkey Grounds Coffee

PH52+FJ9, Benigno Aquino Ave, 

Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo 

Monkey Grounds Coffee

This coffee shop was definitely a pin from Pinterest that came to life. I loved everything about the interior. The coziness, the hominess, and the tall windows gave off that modern chic vibe. What's not to love? 

Monkey Grounds Coffee

I had the Orange Mocha Latte, and this was really good. It even had citrusy bits at the bottom, which was a welcome surprise. They also served vegetarian dishes, so friends who are always on the lookout for vegetarian cafes, this one's for you guys. 

A Super interesting bit about this cafe is that it is located underneath an overpass. From the outside, it's easy to miss so make sure that you remember this colorful overpass. Once inside, you will be transported to a whole new place. Watch this

The next place I visited was Molo Mansion, and I couldn't believe they had 2 coffee places inside. We went for Coffee Stroll because it was just too quaint. 

Yusay-Consing Mansion, 
Locsin St, Molo, 
Iloilo City, Iloilo

I loved the reggae vibe of the place. It felt like I was on the beach side, ready to hit the waves anytime. Their Milky Espresso was also perfect for the weather. Sooo good! 

Coffee Stroll

The third stop on the list was All Things Green which is every plantito and plantita's dream come to life. I kid you not. 

All Things Green

It was very calming, though for someone like me who's not a nature person, the constant fear of having insects was always there, haha. However, the vibe of the place was really serene and relaxing. 

I tried out their Kori Kohi, which was so good. I was happy that my choices were always on point. 

My last stop before I headed home was Felicia's. Apparently, this place is pretty popular. However, I did not have the best experience, if I were, to be honest. 

My bad, I guess. I should have just walked out the door as soon as I got inside because it was hot for a cake shop. It was also dark. It wasn't dimly lit to give off a cozy vibe. 

The staff/owner just thought it was a good idea to turn off the air conditioning and lights on the other half of the place. The staff was also not welcoming. In fact, this was the only place where I did not feel the least bit welcome. It was like we were intruding by being there, and that's not a good feeling to have as a customer. 

The choco mint was pretty good, but the cakes were so-so for me. It was good, but it wasn't anything that I'd rave about. It makes me wonder why they are famous. 

I hope they improve on their service. As I always tell food businesses I've dealt with in the last 17 years, no matter how great your food is, people won't return if the service is not good. People would rather have okay food but excellent service than great food but not so good service. 

Overall, I had an excellent time coffee hopping in Iloilo. My stay may have been short, but it was definitely great! 

Interested in my other Coffee Series? Click below. 

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