I was invited by my friend Janvie Tiu to join a social night with the Davao Bloggers Society @ Mono Resto-Bar and After Office and Club Echelon. It is located at the Peak of Gaisano Mall of Davao. I am so happy to be part of this gathering since it’s my first and I am really excited to make a blog about it.
My office mates invited me and really pushed me to join them to eat dinner in Cafe Marco @ the Marco Polo Hotel. I was really hesitant since I know it’s P990 per person! I have never eaten an almost a thousand peso buffet noh! Jusko! Anong meron don? Bakit ang mahal? Nahihilo na nga ako sa Viking’s dahil sa dami ng pagkain at sa presyo nitong P800+ per person!
Well since it was pay day, and I really want to blog about it! (Ambait ko lang kasi iniisip ko pa rin kayong mga readers ko. Charot! As if andami kong readers. LOL!) I have decided to join and eat dinner with them. And by the way, it’s my first time to go to Marco Polo. Hihihi!
Of course someone has to make reservations! Thanks to Joni for doing that. (Read my blog about Buffets here para malaman niyo. Hihihi)
We arrived famished after a hard days work. (Charot!) These funny looking staff assisted us to our table near the window or garden something and I realized the place is really nice. “Funny looking” kasi theme nila OctoberFest tapos naka-Irish costume ang lahat ng waiters and waitresses.
We checked all of the food. Here are some snap shots from my phone.
The Main Course Section
Sushi Counter! Yummy!
Drool worthy desserts!
Looks like Minnie Mouse right?! It’s actually a Chocolate Mousse! Pagbasa niyo MOUSE noh? Hahaha! Lakas ko lang mang-trip! Hehehe.
One of the yummiest desserts!
I also tried their soft ice cream. I grabbed a small bowl kasi umapaw ang ice cream sa cone! Ito ang result kung hindi ka marunong gumamit ng ice cream machine. Hahaha! At para di mapahiya, nilagyan ko na lang ng kung anong ek-ek para may design kuno. Hahaha!
I also tried their chocolate fondue. There’s mango cubes, small round pastries, and sliced papaya. I still don’t get it why there’s fruits. I thought marshmallows and pastries lang ang pwede sa fondue.Pero keri! Kumuha na lang ako. Hahaha!
Ito ang reaction ko nung nalaman kong P990 ang babayaran ko. Chos lang! Hahaha!
Here are my office mates
Photo credits to Ayying Macadangdang
Here’s my verdict.
A dinner buffet worth P990 is too pricey for me. Even if it’s inside a hotel or they have bigtime chefs, the food they serve is not worth the price. I’ve been to a lot of buffet restaurants that’s why I can tell if it’s affordable or not. They serve good food, but not that many. The good thing about Cafe Marco is they serve different kinds of food everyday. The food they serve is based on their current theme. Like the “OctoberFest” theme wherein they serve free beers to everyone. The place is not crowded so this is good for intimate dates. Staff needs to be more accommodating. We need to call them from far away. It seems everyone is hiding! We actually made a mistake in eating raw prawns because there were no staff at the counter. Pahabol! The dessert counter is to die for. Hahaha!
RATING: 7 SPOONS out of 10
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Location: C.M. Recto Street, Davao City
Phone: (082) 221 0888
Last 2011, I got really curious about this place. Nadadaanan ko kasi siya going to work. It has a different and cool ambience so it really caught my interest. So when it opened in May of the same year at Torres St., me and my twitter friends visited Green Coffee and boy, I was really surprised!
I can still remember that I used to go there like everyday with my friends after dinner to end the night with a sip of their freeziccinos. Then, it became very popular and they received a lot of costumers until now.
One of the main reasons why I love this place is because it has good interiors. It’s like you’re in an indoor garden. And guess what, they also have an air-conditioned garden! Say whuuuut??? :)
After a lot of visits, this would be the first AND NOT THE LAST review I’ll give to Green Coffee. Here’s what I ordered 2 weeks ago at their newest branch in Bajada.
Mango Freezziccino (P150)
Caramel Cinnamon Roll
Infairness! Naubos ko talaga ang Cinnamon Roll. Because it really tastes good. It’s not really “cinnamony“ if that’s the term. Hahaha! And the nuts add crunch to it. The Mango Freeziccino was light and tastes fresh too!
My recent visit was last night after attending a friend’s birthday party. I went to their Torres branch with some friends and I ordered this.
Green Tea Fine Salt and Cheese (P170)
This is just HEAVEN! Para siyang ice cream! Hahaha! Still can’t get over it. It has cheese on top of a milk tea and you drink it without a straw! So expect that you’ll have a cheese moustache when you drink it. :)
Drinking coffee, milk tea, or green tea or whatever you like can never be this HEAVENly. Yeah I know, I’m still overwhelmed with the Green Tea FSC. Haha! Sorry powwww.
Well, I will definitely come back if I have the time and money, of course! LOL! And I’ve been recommending this to my friends from Manila or Cebu or to anyone who wants a coffee fix.
For me, it’s a bit pricey compared to other coffee shops but it’s actually worth it. They serve pastries and pastas too which is good. But I heard pasta is not fit for coffee? Is it true? Anyway, their staff is so nice and accommodating. Some of their staff who were transferred from Torres St. to their SM Lanang branch still recognizes me! ISN’T IT AMAZING? The Torres branch gets too crowded minsan pag weekends, so you might wanna visit other branches too.
But overall, Green Coffee is still at the top of my list.
Why don’t you give them a visit today to find out what I’m saying.
RATING: 8 CUPS out of 10
After a fulfilling dinner buffet at Cafe Marco in Marco Polo, we had a quick tour and shoot around the hotel. With Ayying around, I had the chance to ask him take some ootd shots for me. Since I still don’t own a professional camera, I had to ask a friend who has one to take pictures for me. Sad and funny, right? LOL!
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