Hollys Coffee is an international coffee chain with 251 branches in Korea. It also has branches in the United States, Malaysia and Peru. Now, its here in Manila with its first branch in Taft.
Hollys Coffee has a classy and cozy ambiance. As we passed by and peaked through its clear glass window, we couldn't resist the temptation to try it out. According to my little sister Hollys Coffee is already popular among her classmates in school.
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Their menu has a lot of choices. But I felt the need for caffeine so I chose the Espresso Hollycino (150 php regular). We also ordered Sweet Potato Macchiato (150 php regular) , Iced Raspberry Caffe Mocha (135 php regular), Matcha Latte (150 php regular) and Mint Chocolate Hollycino (150 php regular).
They also offered pastries and cakes but we just had an eat-all-you can dinner so we were all too full to order any. Perhaps, we will try some on our next visit. They sold merchandises such as packed coffee, cups and mugs.
We were given this FREE Hollys Coffee Mug which you can avail when you purchase at least 400 php worth. But I'm not sure how long their promo will be offered.
We were surprised that the usual coffee shop routine of name-taking was not done here. Instead, we were given this buzzer with a digital number. It vibrates when its your turn to claim the your orders at their counter. I was so curious I even checked its back. It was run by battery. =p
While waiting, I went up. The second floor was full of students hanging out despite the fact that its was already late and its was a weekend. They all looked cozy and comfortable. I could see why with the nice interiors and soft seats.
I got down and choose a table on the first floor. They had a computer nook by the entrance. The computers still look brand new and unused though.I was observing the posters around the store. I suddenly regretted ordering an ordinary beverage when they offered something unique like "Fresh Yuza". At least, I know what to order next.=)
Soon, the object vibrated and we claimed our drinks. The Espresso Hollycino, Mint Chocolate Hollycino and Matcha Latte was good but nothing extraordinary. The Iced Raspberry Caffe Mocha was sweet but it was okay. The Sweet Potato Macchiato stood out above the rest. It was so delicious! It was fragrant and had a unique taste and texture. It had almond bits in it. I never would have imagined a sweet potato drink nor would it taste as good as this! We will probably order this again.
|Sweet Potato Macchiato|
Taft Avenue corner Castro Street