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Sun.Star Davao - - FRONT PAGE - REUEL JOHN F. LUMAWAG rjlumawag@gmail.com

GLASSHOUSE Cof­fee re­cently opened and I have to say it is one of the cutest cof­fee shops I have been to. I have vis­ited the cof­fee shop for a num­ber of times al­ready and I think it is about time I write a re­view about it.

THE PLACE

Glasshouse Cof­fee is lo­cated within the same com­pound as Huck­le­berry, the Oboza An­ces­tral Com­pound along Rizal St. It is that small glasshouse at the com­pound’s gar­den.

I love the plants hang­ing in­side the cof­fee shop as it makes the place easy on the eyes. It also gives the cof­fee shop a re­lax­ing and re­fresh­ing feel too.

An­other great as­pect why I think this cof­fee shop is re­lax­ing is their choice of mu­sic, which are mainly jazz or sooth­ing in­die mu­sic.

BEV­ER­AGE and FOOD

At present, the cof­fee shop does not have any meals or sand­wiches for its cus­tomers but it does have cakes. Their bev­er­age op­tions are stan­dard espresso-based drinks (espresso, amer­i­cano, cap­puc­cino, flat white, and latte) and hot choco­late and tea for those who are not into ex­presso-based drinks.

Dur­ing my pre­vi­ous vis­its, I or­dered the Cap­puc­cino and Amer­i­cano. For the cakes, I or­dered the Car­rot Cake and Caramel Cheese­cake.

I find both the Amer­i­cano and Cap­puc­cino to be re­ally good.

The Car­rot Cake and Caramel Cheese­cake here were also de­li­cious. They do not bake their cakes but I like their choice of sup­plier.

In a re­cent visit, I was able to try their Sig­na­ture Hot Choco­late and a slice of their Ba­nana Loaf topped with Ba­nana Cin­na­mon Jam.

Though it is a sim­ple baked dish, the Ba­nana Loaf topped with Ba­nana Cin­na­mon Jam was sim­ply de­li­cious. I just love how moist the cen­ter of the loaf was. The ba­nana loaf is also freshly baked at the cof­fee shop. That Ba­nana Cin­na­mon Jam by Chef Claude, el­e­vated the hum­ble slice of ba­nana loaf. I won’t hes­i­tate to buy the jam if it is sold in a bot­tle.

THE SER­VICE

Dur­ing my vis­its here, I find the ser­vice to be pretty good. I think the staff were nice and ef­fi­cient with what they are do­ing as I do not have to wait long for my or­ders.

I also ob­served how the baris­tas were ac­com­mo­dat­ing to the cus­tomers. Dur­ing my vis­its here, I saw how one of the baris­tas was able to prop­erly ex­plain to one of the cus­tomers about their cof­fee and how its taste may be dif­fer­ent to the kind they were used to.

BOT­TOM LINE

Glasshouse Cof­fee is a pleas­ant ad­di­tion to the cof­fee shop scene here in Davao City. I like the cof­fee they serve and I do not mind that they have a lim­ited menu. I think the lim­ited menu al­lows them to pro­vide bet­ter and ef­fi­cient ser­vice to their cus­tomers at the same time al­low­ing the cus­tomers to sim­ply en­joy cof­fee at its best.

I also love the ambiance here as it is very re­lax­ing. I like it here in the af­ter­noon as it is fairly quiet. I also think that the cof­fee shop is a re­ally great place for you and your friends to sit down and catch up over a cup of cof­fee and a slice of cake. Lo­ca­tion: Oboza An­ces­tral Com­pound, Rizal St. Busi­ness hours: Mon­day to Sun­day, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ins tag ram :@ glass house cof­fee ph For more ar­ti­cles from me, visit ka­pe­di­aries.word­press.com. Fol­low me on In­sta­gram @ka­pe­di­aries and like it on Face­book (Kape Di­aries).

In­te­rior of the cof­fee shop

Slice of Ba­nana loaf topped with ba­nana cin­na­mon jam

Glasshouse Cof­fee

Cap­puc­cino

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