Day 280/365: Il Padrino Coffee

Day 280/365: Il Padrino Coffee

October 8, 2011

Have you been to Italy or Venice just to have a drink of your favorite coffee? Or probably you went to Paris, just to enjoy your latte and a slice of blueberry cheesecake? Too much imagination for me to fulfill that dream tour yet, but I am lucky to visit this place in Quezon City, Philippines for their beautifully inspired European  Cafe and be friends (and a buddy too!) with Il Padrino General Manager- the ever dearest energetic-believer! Michelle Pangwi!

Il Padrino is located at Unit 1 Mt. Sinai Heights Bldg. 71-B Commonwealth Avenue, East Fairview Park, Quezon City. Yes its too far from where I live, and it is nice that the food-coffee industry in the Philippines is starting to bloom ad its not just Starbucks whom we all know in the sake of being “in” and have your annual planner collection which is worth almost P2500 per piece. Well three years ago, I was able to produce  5! and after that, I am no longer a coffee drinker. I still do drink coffee but probably once or twice a month with a maximum of 2 cups.

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is another shop which is usually on my top choice to have my Vanilla Latte. It’s ambiance suits best my taste of a country-like interiors. Who’s next? Mountain Province Brew which is located in Tiendesitas, Frontera Verde in Pasig City. I love their coffee choices which includes our very own Batangas Coffee, just add some cream and brown sugar? Perfect!

And speaking of Mountain Province Coffee, this is the ultimate difference in dining experience at Il Padrino Coffee, the taste of Philippines Coffee from the especially roasted natural brewed in the best of Europe’s Picturesque! This is by the way a real collection of beautiful and original captured picture images from the owners Europe Tour which makes the place truly special.










Good Food, Perfect Coffee Blend surrounded by the best of Europe places.  A stress and worry place for everyone, Il Padrino Coffee!

Il padrino Coffee



Day 257/365: The Podium Mall

Day 257/365: The Podium Mall

September 15, 2011

The Podium:

Centrally located at the Ortigas Business District, The Podium boasts of being a gateway to another world with its Singaporean-style structure and design. The SM company scored a coup together with its Singapore partner Keppel Land Inc. when the two powerhouses decided to create a mall to serve the best of the Ortigas clientele.

It may be smaller than its neighboring buildings at six floors but it‘s above the rest in infinite inspiration and complete service.

Mall Hours:

Mondays to Thursdays 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Fridays to Sundays 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Address and Contact Details:

18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Telephone #s: 633- 61- 28
638-97-81 to 85
Fax: 687-16-86

List of Shops:

Top Shop, Calvin Klein, Arrows, Toy Kingdom, SM Appliance, National Book Store Bestseller, Watsons, Baby Company, Esprit, Nautica, Lacoste Shoes, A Shop, Shoe Salon, Terry’s, Gloria Maris, Dome Cafe, Starbucks Coffee, Chelsea’s, Casa Armas, World of Feng Shui

Day 257/365: The Podium Mall

EastWood Mall

EastWood Mall

May 15, 2009
Address: E. Rodriguez, Jr. Ave (C5) Bgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Mall Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00am to 10:00pm, Fri & Sat 11am to 11pm Sun 10am to 10pm
For inquiries call: 709-9888/7090888, 0917-8-EWCITY, 0918-9-EWCITY

When I need to go Malling, the most convenient and nearby to where I live is EastWood City. And with the new addition of EastWood Mall, it became a top most to go for movies, shopping, and dining. The place is very compact yet spacious for everyone who would want just to walk and relax . The lights at night is awesome and I cant help myself to include it in my photography collection. Also, if you visit the area, watch their dancing fountain too.

Other information about this Mall.

1.  Parking is good- 3,000 parking slots

2.  Eastwood Mall Stores:

A Different Bookstore, Aerosoles, Arrow, Babyland, Bayo, Baby Fashionistas, Beauty Bar, Bench, Bench Fix, Calvin Klein, Celine, Charles and Keith, DIY, EP Espada, Eyecrafts, Fino, Florsheim Kids, Folded and Hung, Franco Sarto, Giordano, Gingersnaps, Haze, Human, Hush Puppies, Isukoshi, Jellybean, Jessica, Jewelmer, Jump, Kashieca, Kenneth Cole, Kids of Bayo, Kitchenworld, Lacoste, Lock and Lock, Luca, Make Room and Mote, Marc Ecko Cut and Sew, Maldita, Mango, McDonalds, Me and U, Memo, Mizuno, Nautica, Nine West, Office Warehouse Super, Oxygen, Ollie and Co, The Kids Store, Penshoppe, Periwinkle, R.A.F. by Plains & Prints, Samsonite, Scribe Writing Essentials, Springfield, Steve Madden, Superga, Swell by Republic, Timezone, The A. Shop, The Body Shop, The Face Shop, Toytown, VNC, Wade, 158 Designer’s Blvd.

3.  RestRoom – Very Good, its clean

4.  Security Guard – Always Smiling and Dress up like a Hotel Man.

5. Floors – It’s Shiny. I wonder if the architect design it in a way that you feel your like in a hotel. I remember Bellagio Chains of Store when am walking in EastWood Mall.

6. Restaurant Selection – Very Good. I need to try each of those. However, I always end up in Red Mango.

Eastwood Mall Veranda:

Balducii, Buenisimo by Cafe Ysabel, Blu Fish, Crisostomo by Chef Florabel Co, Cyma, Flying Pig, Gloria Jeans, Gustavian/Pino!, Haagen Dazs, Itallianni’s, Kitchen Secrets by Chef Florabel Co, La Creperie, Lucky Niku Cafe, My Thai, MOMO, Mrs FieldsCafe, Mr Kurosawa Euro-Japanese, Red Mango, Starbucks Coffee, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, The Old Vine, Thousands Cranes, Via Mare, Wagyu Stone Grill

Entertainment and Other Services:

Alteration Plus, Automatic Center, Dash, Eastwood Gold Cinema 5&6, Eastwood ULTRA 7 Cinema (twin recliner seats with all you can eat pop corn and drinks), Fully Booked, Gallery 7, Globe Telecom, Gymboree, LIkha, Nuts About Candy, Picture This, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Mobile, Sony Center