When I saw Kaya & Chanom’s big sign from the moment I looked up from the ground floor of Ayala Malls Central Bloc, I couldn’t help but visit it right away.
“What are they selling? Are they a coffee shop? A milk tea shop? Or both?”
I just have to find out!
First sip thoughts?
It’s less sweet than what I’m used to which might work for others. In my opinion, it’s almost leaning towards watery, but it’s still refreshing nevertheless.
Sadly though, they only have Thai Milk Tea (Php 109) for their milk tea at the time of my visit (March 2020), but they still have other drinks and snacks for us to check. Might visit again and try another drink from them once mall operation is back or avail it through their online delivery!
I’ve been eyeing this place for the longest time and finally I’m here!
Located at the back of Mango Square Mall (near the parking area), this place, I noticed, is the go-to for people who wants a safe and quiet place to study, read a book or just enjoy their cup of coffee in peace.
They have an open kitchen/bar which is a plus when it comes to sanitary–we can see how our food and drinks are made.
You can also borrow books while you’re there!
And a big YES for stainless straws and mason jars! ♡ #SaveTheEarth
Okay, now back to my review on the drinks. I ordered the Iced Hazelnut Latte and my friend ordered Iced Matcha.
For my drink, I was happy. It was not too sweet and not too watery considering there was ice on it for some time already. However, for the Iced Matcha, my friend said it was a bit watery, thus the 4.5 rating.
For sure I’ll be coming back for their other drinks next time and hopefully, I’ll be able to update my rating! ♡
Aside from coffee, I am a huge milk tea lover as well! This post is long overdue, but here it is! ♡
Macao Imperial Tea is one of the milk tea shops I really want to check out. When I went there, I’m not really quite sure what to order–typical me in every new shop I go to–so I ended up asking the barista their best milk tea instead. They happily suggested Cream Cheese Milk Tea.
So, for the taste! I love it ♡ though it’s a slightly different taste from what I am used to–it’s less sweeter and more on the creamier (and a bit salty) side (they don’t call it cream cheese for nothing!)
My mom even approves. She loves it. LOL.
If my memory serves me well, the price is around Php 145 + Php 20 for the pearls.
Though a bit pricey compared to other milk tea shops, it’s still worth a try! Will definitely go back there soon ♡
Location: Upper Ground Floor, Mountain Wing, SM Seaside Cebu