I am a self confessed coffee addict! The moment I open my eyes in the morning, it’s coffee I immediately think of (well… second to my husband!). I can prepare coffee several ways, depending on whichever fits my mood. I can brew it, using a French Press or go instant if I’m really in a hurry. I can go from black to creamy. It doesn’t matter as long as my cup of joe is piping hot, I’m all good.
So when I learned that a new coffee place (with a whole new concept) was about to open, I just knew I had to try it. Stat!
I seldom go to Eastwood, so heading over to this place to try this new coffee shop says a lot.
This coffee chain brand which is making its debut here in the Philippines is called, “Costa Coffee”. It is actually UK’s no.1 coffee chain and is opening its doors on Citywalk 1 in Eastwood City.
I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of Costa Coffee Eastwood during this exclusive event.
Costa Coffee Eastwood – A delicious experience!
Costa Coffee began serving hand-crafted coffee back in 1971 in South London by brothers Bruno and Sergio Costa.
This no.1 coffee chain in the UK uses coffee beans that are sustainably sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. These beans are skillfully blended by the master blender, slow roasted to lock in the flavour and aroma, lovingly crafted by baristas which make for an irresistible Costa Coffee in each cup.
Upon entering the newly opened Costa Coffee Eastwood, the aroma of the coffee instantly perked me up while the smell of freshly baked croissants made my tummy grumble.
Once inside, the British vibe of Costa Coffee Eastwood can be instantly felt. The Union Jack, shades of blue-red-white, a London phonebooth… It’s perhaps the next best thing to actually flying to England.
On the second floor of Costa Coffee Eastwood, you get more room.
This has been my favorite spot the whole time I was here! Such a cozy area to hang out.
For groups of students or yuppies, this section by the stairs is perfect.
As I went through their list of delicious selections, trying to find out what to order at Costa Coffee Eastwood, without thinking too much about it, I opted to go for their famous Flat White.
The British vibe doesn’t get any better than this! Costa Coffee’s very own Mark Shoefield flew in all the way from UK to help out. He served us our coffees!
Flat White (Primo: Php150.00)
Costa Coffee uses Cortissimo (short Espresso) – this is the sweet part and purest essence of the coffee beans and blended with a thin layer of milk bubbles to form a florette. If you haven’t tried a Flat White yet, think of it as a cross between a latte and a cappuccino but without too much froth.
Rich Espresso with a smooth velvety finish. Simple and comforting. No sugar needed. An absolute hit for me during my Costa Coffee Eastwood visit!
This can also be served over ice and decaf just like what my husband had.
At Costa Coffee Eastwood, enjoy your drinks as they are served with distinctly British coffee stencil art.
Cappuccino (Primo: Php120.00 / Medio: Php130.00 / Massimo: Php140.00)
Cold Chocolate (Primo: Php130.00 / Medio: Php140.00 / Massimo: Php150.00)
But Costa Coffee is not just all coffee. They have several pastries to partner with your choice of drink… just like this Butter Croissant (Php70.00).
There’s Caramel Twist or Raspberry Twist at Php95.00 each, too.
Savory sandwiches and cakes.
How about this Calamansicle (Php85.00)?
I made the mistake of partnering this with my Flat White. The flavor didn’t match any coffee drink. Haha! I actually loved it… It was tarty, moist and with just the right amount of sweetness. I think I should’ve paired it with a non-coffee drink. When I tried it with the Strawberry Pavlova (Primo: Php160.00 / Medio: Php175.00 / Massimo: Php185.00), it was a beautiful match!
It had strawberry bits and the whipped cream reminded me of cheesecake. It wasn’t the least bit cloying.
If you still can’t get enough of Costa Coffee Eastwood’s coffee, you can even take home some.
Costa Espresso Roasted Ground at Php600/canister | Costa Espresso Coffee Beans at Php600/canister
How about getting a Costa Travel Mug Tumbler sold for Php550.00 to keep your drink either hot or cold whenever you’re on the go?
Costa Coffee Eastwood will officially start brewing on June 29! There’s a red telephone booth outside which isn’t difficult to spot. The place is fairly easy to find.
And when you order a Frostino Mocha Cream at Costa Coffee Eastwood from 2-4PM with a British accent, it’s yours for free!
Braving the traffic from Mandaluyong to Eastwood Quezon City was well worth the drive! So, if you want a new relaxing place to have coffee, eat or get some work done, try out Costa Coffee.
Costa Coffee Eastwood now stands where the old Serye used to be located.
Watch out for the opening of other Costa Coffee branches soon: Robinson’s Ermita, Tera Towers, Bonifacio Global City and Robinson’s Antipolo.
Costa Coffee Eastwood
Eastwood Citywalk 1,
Libis, Quezon City
Twitter and Instagram: @costacoffeeph