Stationed away from the hustle and bustle of the shopping scene in the Glorietta complex is an edgy Itallian coffee shop called Caffe Pascucci. I was skeptical when I first tried it, but it has become another “workmode” place for me in-between meetings in the area, or a haven when I need to take a break from shopping errands.
Caffe Pascucci is an Italian coffee house chain with stores in Italy, Korea, USA, Japan, Egypt, Malaysia, and now the Philippines (Glorietta and Robinson’s Galleria East). The Glorietta branch houses two floors, with outdoor seating on the ground floor along Palm Drive.
I’ve been here several times and another thing I appreciate about it is that not only is it a relatively quiet place for downtime right in the shopping hub of Makati, but that it’s not too crowded. Most of the indoor seating is on the second floor.
Their food offerings are mostly snack items of breads, savory pastries and cakes. Here’s their drink menu for reference.
My favorite hot drink here is the paspuccio, while I go with the frappo confuso if I want something cold (my choices are really no-brainers for me since I tend to go with anything caramel).
Even their menu cover design is quirky. Take a feel of their paper napkins.. so… paper-y!
Seating is comfy, but I wouldn’t suggest long periods of reading a book here since the lights are dim. They have wifi, though I opt to use my own when I’m here. There are also sockets to plug into.
It’s something to try when you’re in the area and are looking to rest your weary feet with a cuppa. Overall, it’s a good place for me to spend an hour or two to catch up on work, or just to take a breather from Ayala Center’s lively and hurried atmosphere.