Excited to share the third batch of a good coffee spot around BF Homes. Coming from my first two lists, some café shops are still around, some moved to a new location while some are now close. It just shows how tough it is to maintain the operation in the midst of so many coffee stores (from foreign to local to niche artisan competition).
To my disappointment, some of my previous lists fail to brew consistency. During the time of writing them, they were good but we have a couple of visits since then with a frustrating cup. One day, coffee is great; the next, bland. But this new line-up seems to remain consistent so far with the three stores opening last 2016 and the other back in 2014. Taste is espresso-strong with a fair hint of milky-richness. Venue is also ideal for an intimate meet-up with friends, polish a work deck, or just study and get a corner for reading.
Here’s the new pick with flat white (an espresso based coffee beverage prepared by pouring microfoam, a steamed milk consisting of small fine bubbles with a glossy or velvety consistency, over a shot of espresso. It is somewhat similar to the traditional 140 ml cappuccino or latte although smaller in volume, therefore having a higher proportion of coffee to milk—allowing the espresso to dominate the flavour*) as the common order for the first three and hot latte for the last two.
Address: #29 Presidents Ave, BF Homes, Sucat, Parañaque
Address: #196 J. Elizalde Ave. BF Homes, Sucat, Paranaque (beside Scooter Depot)
Address: Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Address: 273 Aguirre Ave, Parañaque, 1720 Metro Manila
I should have included this on my earlier list but we haven’t really decided to try and go up to their second-floor store until just recently when we’ve learned that they supply the same dessert at Toby’s Estate. Apparently the brownie which is “not a brownie” has their own coffee shop and it’s good!
Address: Mezzanine Level, JJACC Building, 169 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque
Update as of August 2017 – Bucky’s corner already closed.
Photo Source: Images via the FB page of each Coffee Store except Farmer's Orchard.