Ang Bahay ng Alumni - UP Diliman
Diliman, Quezon City
+63 (02)4333782 / +63 (02)3323502
28 March 2009
Like what I have told in my last post, We ate lunch at Mang Jimmy's, and after meeting up with Ryan, we took the taxi going to our dessert stop: The Chocolate Kiss Cafe.
Located at the UP Ang Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman Campus, The Chocolate Kiss Cafe has been serving good food for ten years now. Taking the words from their website, the owner Maline Flores started out baking goods for her family and close friends. For her it was a hobby, which also serve as a small business come Christmastime. It has her dream to open a small cafe, and being an alumna of the University of the Philippines, she decided to open up her cafe in this institution to give something back to the UP community - good food and good service, without costing that much.
Entering the cafe, I was instantly attracted to the overall aesthetics of it. Tables were close to each other, but somehow it didn't feel crowded. This cafe seats about 90 people, and three times a week, diners were treated to some live entertainment. If there's a very little complaint I could say, it would have to be the chairs. I so love the table set up, yet the seats were monoblock chairs, a total contrast. But then, having the seats in black made it work for the overall look.
The cafe serves soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and other snacks... but since we just had our lunch and eating desserts is our main purpose of going here, so we had desserts!
Blueberry Cheesecake (Php105). Ryan's cake. Smooth and creamy New York style cheesecake topped with blueberries. I am not into cheesecakes, but I liked it when I tasted it. The itty bitty tangy taste in the blueberries cuts that kind of feeling when eating cheesy foods - I don't know how to express it in English, sorry.
Devil's Food Cake (Php70). Kei's cake. It's a deep rich chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling and marshmallow frosting... a very good cake if you'd ask me. Actually, Kei and I ordered the same thing, they only had one slice of this cake left (they're still baking the next batch). Kei has been craving for this cake, so I let her have this one, but of course we weren't there to eat the cakes just for ourselves. The best thing about this cake was its marshmallow frosting. It was really delicious!
Kahlua Butter Cake (Php95). My cake (and Ferj's, too). A full-flavored coffee liqueur mocha butter cake with Kahlua fudge filling and coffee butter icing, this was the next best thing to the Devil's Food Cake.
Happy Diners. Ferj, Kei, Me, and Ryan. A picture taken inside the cafe when we went back later in the afternoon because Kei ordered a whole Devil's Food Cake to take home.
All cakes from this cafe can be bought by the slice or you may opt to get the whole cake as well. Right now, aside from the branch at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni, they also have a branch in A. Roces Avenue in Quezon City. If you wish to learn more about the cafe, you can check their website HERE.
*** Jenn ***