Kaya & Chanom’s Thai Milk Tea ♡ | Milk Tea Review

Milk Tea Rating: 3.9/5

(Late post!)

When I see milk tea, I try to buy it!

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!

See you in my next post! ♡

Facebook: Kaya & Chanom Cebu

Instagram: @kayachanomofficial

Books & Brews Cafe’s Iced Matcha and Iced Hazelnut Latte ♡ | Coffee Review

Coffee Rating: 4.5/5

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! ♡

Macao Imperial Tea’s Cream Cheese Milk Tea ♡ | Milk Tea Review

My Milk Tea Rating: 5/5

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.

A portion of their menu. (Photo is mine.)

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!)

Here’s my Cream Cheese Milk Tea (Photo is mine.)

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

Coffee Update 1: Little Farmers Coffee Brim – Flavors I Tasted So Far

If you haven’t read my review on Little Farmers Coffee Brim, you are free to check it out here.

This post is mostly for me, to keep track of the flavors I tasted so far since I am planning to try all!

On my review, I tasted:

  1. Hazelnut Vanilla (Strength: Medium | Caffeine: Medium)
  2. Bailey’s Irish Cream (Strength: Low | Caffeine: Medium)
  3. Caramel (Strength: Low | Caffeine: Low)

Since then, I tasted two (2) more flavors:

  1. Macadamia (Strength: Medium | Caffeine: Low)
  2. Espresso Blend (Strength: High | Caffeine: High)

Will update this post soon!

Little Farmers Coffee Brim ♡ | Coffee Review

My Coffee Rating: 5/5

I never heard of Little Farmers Coffee Brim until recently–and I am super excited!

My coffee-holic self is internally screaming! ♡

Look at those beautiful beans! (Photo is mine.)

Coffee beans from the Cordillera mountains is now within Cebu’s reach. While we indulge ourselves with our roasted coffee of choice, we are also helping the farmers–the little farmers–in the process.

Price list for the roasted coffee per gram. (Photo is mine.)

As of writing, I already tasted three (3) types of coffee beans from them. I did not buy the roasted coffee though, I instead bought it in an iced coffee way.

Hazelnut Vanilla

Bailey’s Irish Cream


You can have it brewed as well if you wish.

For Brewed it’s at Php 55, for Iced it’s at Php 65, for Decaf it’s at Php 85 and for the Civet (Alamid) at Php 200.

The price really made me happy! Compared to imported coffee shops, the taste is somewhat the same (maybe even better in my opinion) but the price difference is huge.

If we can buy expensive coffees, why not try this local coffee shop as well? I 100% recommend it.

Price list for the drinks. (Photo is mine.)

PS. I overheard from one of the baristas that they might add Frappes in the future. Hopefully! 🙂

Location: Robinsons Fuente – Lower Ground Floor near the Supermarket

Iced Hazelnut Vanilla at Php 65. (Photo is mine.)

Looking forward to taste the the other flavors!

What. A. Week.

What. A. Week.

A lot has happened this week.

Big changes.

Permanent changes.

I am officially hired as a Pre-School Teacher Assistant.

I woke up last Tuesday and faced my computer at work.

I woke up last Wednesday and faced the smiling faces of the kids already.

Everything’s going too fast.

What a transition–but I am ready!

It’s happening…

It’s happening…

…I’m going back to school!

June 2018. Next month. Oh sh*t.

3 years after I graduated college, I’m going to hit the books again soon.

I’m taking a one year course–Certificate/Diploma for Professional Education.

I’m actually nervous but excited at the same time.

I’ll probably be blogging more about it in the next few months. LOL.

Bye for now ♡