Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cake is Sweeter the Second Time Around: The Chocolate Kiss Cafe 2

If you have been reading my previous posts, you might have stumbled upon my first foodie encounter with such great cakes and dishes at The Chocolate Kiss Cafe. Since then, I wasn't able to get over how good their food was so I decided gather up some of my friends at work and head to one of my favorite food & dessert hotspots in QC.

Going back to UP Campus gave me a different kind of vibe. It felt very laid back and relaxing, must be the trees that surrounds the whole campus. It's good to know that after working stressfully for long hours, you can still go to a place wherein you'll be satisfied both gastronomically and emotionally. Why do I say so? Well, with the kind of work that I have, it was actually proven that a lot of us are suffering from different kinds of stress and burnout. Being a food enthusiast, one way of recovering from these ailments is to get your comfort food, enjoy it with your friends, laugh, talk and hang out.

Speaking of comfort food, mine has a lot to do with something sweet. My fondness of sugar goes way back when I was a kid. Let me share a short story about it. According to my mom, it all started with my great amusement with beautifully decorated cakes. From just being amazed, it all turned out to be an addiction. Every time that we will go out, I always ask my mom to buy me a cake or a bar of chocolate. There was even a time that I cried a lot after going to a birthday party because I was not given even a tiny slice of the celebrant's cake (haha! poor me... ^_^)But it's different now and I can get all the cakes that I want, especially cakes from Chocolate Kiss Cafe.

What we had this time is actually the same as before but still very interesting (I just don't know how to get over my favorites). Cams and Smol decided to get the Chocolate Kiss Suite to experience all cake variants that they offer and since they're also having a hard time picking what to get (all of their cakes are very, very irresistible). We had square cake slices of each: Devil's Food Cake, Carrot Cake, Dayap Cake and Kahlua Butter Cake. The Devil's Food Cake is stellar, can't help not to love the chocolate cake with rich chocolate fudge filling. The Carrot Cake (Cams loved this so much)on the other hand, is guiltless. I find it a healthy way to enjoy such a sweet treat, recommended for those on a diet. For those who want to try something different, try to taste the Dayap Cake and I'm sure that a slice will not be enough. It's actually the Pinoy Version of the Lemon Cake. I love how the hint of the dayap mildly gives this cake a light yet very refreshing flavor, perfect after a heavy meal. Lastly, my favorite Kahlua Butter Cake which goes very well with a cup of coffee. I cannot forget how smooth the butter icing was and how the coffee flavor lingers your taste buds at every bite.

As for LA and I, we had Cinnamon Cheesecake and the classic Blueberry Cheesecake respectively. What is amazing about these two cakes is that they're very simple yet exquisitely delicious. The Cinnamon Cheesecake is mild, smooth and not overpowering. The flavor of the cinnamon mixed with the crust blends really well with the creamy cheesecake. Add to the the thin chocolate ganache covering the top, just enough too add a chocolaty feel to the whole ensemble.

Nothing beats the classic. I must say that I have fallen in love with their Blueberry Cheesecake. It has the right sweetness to it that tastes really well when blended with the tangy and sweet blueberry sauce. A perfect dessert without any complications.

The iced tea that was served is a work of love wherein you need to pour in and balance the sugar syrup and the tea mix they way you prefer it. For additional organic iced tea feel, you will also be given a calamansi that you can squeeze over your drink. Unlike other cafe's that offers the usual iced tea that we know, this one from Chocolate Kiss is healthier and more refreshing.

The Chocolate Kiss Cafe, with its homey and cozy ambiance, is really one of the best places that you can ever find - good food, excellent desserts and a relaxing feel that every busy person needs to have. So, if you happen to be near their area, I recommend for you to slow down and pay this interesting cafe a visit. Surely, a cup of coffee with some delightful desserts with friends will be worthwhile.

The Chocolate Kiss Cafe

Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City
GF: +63 (2) 4333782 2nd flr: +63 (2) 4347430
Open everyday, from 7:00am to 10:00pm
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  1. Miss havin' breakfast at Chocolate Kiss, UP Diliman branch. I miss the cake sampler, though I'm not a big fan of sponge-type of cakes. Their Kahlua & Dayap are one of my faves. You should try dining at the 2nd floor. Nice ambience -- they have paintings, sketches and a piano! :-D Our next food trip is at Van Gogh is Bipolar...can't wait!

  2. sure thing ian! thanks for the comment! would love to go there with you and mommy daney! :)

  3. yummmmmmmmm :) love the kahlua butter cake and devil's food cake here :)

  4. thanks for the comment cookiespink! love the kahlua butter cake too! i love pairing it with a mild earl grey tea... :)