First of all, their kaya toast is ❤️!
Story time before Kopi:
This morning, my mom woke me up early to have breakfast at this buffet restaurant in Tomas Morato. We left at about 7:30 am, so you can just imagine how light-headed I still was. We arrived there a little past 8 am, but we weren’t served right away because the entire restaurant was still packed with diners and we were the 6th on the list. We didn’t have any choice but to wait outside. Good thing that it was drizzling, so it wasn’t that hot. It was also still early morning, so the weather was bearable.
Around 8:30 am, we were already getting impatient and even opted to leave and find another restaurant instead. But a few minutes after, one of the servers called our attention. I’m not exaggerating when I say that my experience there was bad. The crowd was too noisy, everyone was talking beyond “inside voice” level, and it was still too early to be that energetic so just imagine how internally pissed I was. I just wanted to have a nice, quiet breakfast, but nope, it simply wasn’t my morning. I’m not going to name the restaurant because they have pretty decent service. I just had an issue with the diners, that’s it. We were all pretty irritated during breakfast. To compensate for the lack of peace in that restaurant, we went to Kopi Roti to have our morning coffee.
I love Kopi Roti. I’d say it’s even one of the places I would immediately say yes to when invited to go there unless I’m hungry and I want a legit meal. My mom introduced me to Kopi Roti even when I was still in college, I think. And back in the day, when I was still working for this audit firm (yes, I used to be an audit associate, would you believe?), my mom and I would go to Kopi Roti to chill after work. Shoot, I can’t believe I started owning “Titaness” at a young age. Anyway, so there’s that.
Don’t worry. I don’t get what’s happening here either.
Anyway, I love their Kopi because it’s the perfect blend of sweet and bitter. I can’t exactly describe its taste, but it’s good. Oh boy is it good.
I also love the place’s ambiance because it’s quiet and relaxing, two things that you should have when drinking a nice cup of coffee. Also, what I love about this.. coffee shop is that you won’t have a hard time choosing what treats or drinks you want to have. It also has set ‘meals’ where you can just choose your delicacy and either Kopi or tea. The meal sets are pretty affordable if you want a ‘nice enough’ plate of treats and coffee for a lazy afternoon or cold morning.
Seriously, compare it with other coffee shops. That Php 180 would probably just give you a cup of coffee and nothing else. More, the place has no power outlets for gadgets, but I do think they have a Wi-Fi connection. So, there’s no reason for you to keep yourself ‘busy’ with social media or work there for hours on end.
Anyway, coffee is still and always will be best drank freshly served.
I personally like to stick with my Kopi because I’m content with the way it is. Kopi Roti is known for its Kopi Bun, which I’m not a huge fan of. I like the Kaya Toast instead.
We had the kaya toast, peanut butter toast, soft-boiled eggs, and, of course, their Kopi!
Have you tried Kopi Roti yet? How was your experience? Share them below! Better yet, write your own blog post/review! 🙂
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All photos were taken with my iPhone 6S and post-processed with VSCO app.
Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.