I am currently writing half conscious, half intoxicated with euphoric feelings due to my latest favorite find.
Located a couple of blocks away from our office building is Moonleaf, a tea shop that serves freshly brewed tea leaves from Taiwan. Their first branch which opened in 2010 at Magiting Street in UP Teacher’s Village became a hit and now, they have over 30 branches around Metro Manila and on several bustling provinces.
The craving for are refreshing drink brought me to its Mc Kinley branch the first time, but it was for the pastries that I come crawling back quite frequently the past couple of weeks. Their pastry menu, which seems to change weekly, include brownies, cupcakes, cookies, cakes, as well as more filling treats such as sandwiches and pastas.
On separate visits, I’ve tried the Red Velvet cake, Peanut Butter and my latest try – Vanilla cupcake. All cupcakes are well-chilled, taste fresh, frosting has the right amount of sweetness and nothing too buttery. It’s also aptly priced at 55 Pesos a piece which means you can buy as much as you can without denting your pockets too much. It’s a far cry than other cupcake shops which sell them at 70-100 Pesos a piece, but then again, some of them are really worth the splurge. Take out boxes come in delightful pink shades so it’s a nice token to give to someone (ahem, ahem!) who rolls over with delight for pastries as much as I do.
I have only visited the Mc Kinley Hill Moonleaf branch so I’m not sure if the pastry and pasta menus are the same for each branch. It’s a nice place to hang out or have a quick office meeting (they have wifi here too!).
I also got immensely fascinated with their Chaotic Good Chocolate Chip Cookie. It’s a strange combination of Kalinga coffee, potato chips, oats, crackers, pretzel and dark chocolates. It’s chewy, tastes salty, bitter and sweet – all at the same time! Very weird indeed, but I like it. 😉
Hooray to finally finding a sweets haven near the office where I can sit down and enjoy brewed tea and a pastry or two, or three perhaps. 😛
Moonleaf McKinley Hill
Business Hours : Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Unit A3 Two World Square Mckinley Hills Fort Bonifacio, 1634 Taguig
FB Page : MoonleafMcKinley
Twitter : here
Website : http://moonleafteashop.com
Contact Number : +63 2 519 6602
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