After a food adventure with my friend, we went to The Chocolate Kiss Cafe at Ang Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman to buy a pasalubong for my grandmother. The Chocolate Kiss Cafe offers the perfect choices to satisfy my sweet tooth which my grandmother approves.
From Hobby to Business
Before The Chocolate Kiss Café occupied the Ang Bahay ng Alumni, it started as a hobby for Maline Flores. She baked cakes and cookies for her children especially during their birthdays. Not only that, she also baked for her husbands’ officemates, for neighbors, and so on. From a simple hobby, it became a family business. Back then it was called “The Chocolate Kiss Homebaked Delights which was often offered during Christmas time.
Running a small cafe is a dream for her; however cakes, pastries, and coffee are the only food they have to offer. With her family’s help, they all pitched in their favorite dishes and desserts which were added to the menu. Thus, opening a restaurant in UP was an easy decision. Since January 1997, The Chocolate Kiss Cafe continuously serves the good stuff.
I haven’t tried dining in at The Chocolate Kiss Café but I will definitely try it in the near future. The first time I went there was to buy a pasalubong for my grandmother. We chose the following cake slices:
Fresh carrots, pineapple and spices, in moist cake with cream cheese frosting.
Slice: P80 | 9-inch round: P800 | 6-inch round: P420* | 4-inch round: P135*
Dayap Chiffon Cake
Three-layered moist chiffon cake with dayap caramel filling, frosted with marshmallow icing and candied dayap rind.
Slice: P85 | 9-inch round: P950 | 6-inch round: P480 | 4-inch round: P140
The cakes are heavenly. They’re not too sweet which my grandmother approves. It’s rare for my grandmother to approve of sweet delights. But her favorite is the Carrot Cake. I, on the other hand, fell in love with their Dayap Chiffon Cake.
There was a time that I got a little addicted to dayap. As in, I add dayap in soy sauce and in alamang. Dayap, by the way, is a native lime. It is sometimes called a Mexican lime which also looks like calamansi.
If you want to try there cakes or dine it, they are located at:
Ang Bahay ng Alumni
R. Magsaysay Street University of the Philippines Diliman, 1101 Quezon City Philippine
Ground Floor: +63 (2) 921-8663 and 921-8659 | 2nd Floor: +63 (2) 332-3502
For private parties or functions, please ask for Ms. Terry Aquino.
Open everyday 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Roces Kiss Cafe
91 A. Roces Avenuecorner Scout Tobias Quezon City Philippines
Phone: +63 (2) 412.7876
Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM | Sunday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM