“Life begins with coffee,” that’s what coffee addicts like me believe in. No matter how complicated life is, one cup of coffee will ease your burden and would make you feel better. I’ve been to several cafes, and there were times that I was disappointed with what I expected from the quality and taste of the food and drinks. I must say that my visit to Cafe Esse Antipolo is one of the best experiences I had.
Cafe Esse is located on the 2nd floor of CEO Building, L. Sumulong Circle, San Roque, Antipolo City. My colleagues hang out here once in a while, and now I know the reason why they keep coming back– it’s because of the superior quality of coffee and delectable food that they serve.
The word esse came from the word EXISTENCE or essence.
Cafe Esse was established on May 15, 2014. For four years now, they continue to satisfy their customers. It caters not only to barkadas who would like to chill but to families who would like to spend quality time together. They also serve colleagues or business partners who would like to have their meetings. When we arrived at the past 4 pm, there were different groups outside in the smoking area (barkadas). Inside, few tables can accommodate 20 pax. Near our table, there was a college student who was doing her assignment or research work while sipping her coffee. (There is FREE WIFI that customers can use).
Cafe Esse has a function room for special events which can be rented for P5,000 (P1,500 for 3 hours use and P3,500 for consumables). Extension per hour is P500.
Here are their bestsellers:
HOT DRINKS at Cafe Esse Antipolo
Of the hot drinks, I like the Vanilla Macchiato next to the Hazelnut Latte.
Cold Drinks at Cafe Esse Antipolo
I remember the famous choco-banana fruit shake in Boracay (Jonah’s fruitshake) when I tasted the banana choco-nut frappe. I prefer the choco mint frappe though because it was very refreshing.
Because we brought a 4 year old kid with us, this one is the perfect drink for him.
THE FOOD at Cafe Esse Antipolo
You will not only love their beverages at Cafe Esse Antipolo, but the food as well. I super loved their pasta! I loved both the Spicy Seafarer and the Creamy Carbonara. The kids are not pasta lovers like me but they loved both also.
I felt like a kid again–I loved the combination of chocolate syrup and the waffles topped with cream.
We love french fries, but we love it, even more, when it is topped with cheese. In less than 3 minutes, the plate was emptied. I was about to get another round, but the food just vanished instantly. I didn’t scold the kids for that– actually, it was already a big achievement if you let them finish eating in a matter of minutes. Usually, it took a long time for them to eat.
This is one of the most popular bestsellers, this sandwich comes with potato chips.
Classic BLT is short for sandwich with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.It is also served with potato chips.
Since the cafe opens at 10am, the All Day Breakfast can be your brunch. For breakfast, I’m already solved with one sunny side up egg and one regular sized hotdog, but in Cafe Esse, they have 3 small pancakes with a sunny side-up egg, jumbo hotdog, and bacon strips. This is perfect to be paired with a cup of hot coffee.
Hahaha! It’s evident in the photo that I really love the food. One sandwich can already fill your tummy so it’s worth every penny that you will spend in the cafe.
Unfortunately, we were not able to taste the sweets but definitely we will when we come back.
In my feature about Comida China de Manila, I have mentioned that I was impressed with their washroom. Well, in Cafe Esse they have a small but very clean washroom. They have quotes and note written on the wall creatively.
The staff were very friendly and polite.
Indeed, we had a great time at Cafe Esse Antipolo. You will definitely love their drinks and food and I assure you that you will come back. For reservations, you may call the contact numbers below.
2/F CEO Building, L. Sumulong Circle, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City
Tel. no.: (02) 507-3956 ; 0927 8610571