Cafeccino by Dome: A Peaceful Café-Resto

Monday, November 21, 2011
There's only one place in Eastwood where my date and I would head over to whenever we're up for a quiet conversation over some food and drinks -- Cafeccino by Dome.

Owned by the same company who put up Dome Café in Shangri-la Plaza and Legaspi Village, the same wide array of menu, coupled with good customer service can be expected from this peaceful and cozy café. Definitely a perfect place for people who want to escape from the noise and clatter in overcrowded restaurants.


Cafeccino by Dome can boast of its homey interior -- comfy couches, casual café chairs, antique statues, and a ceiling with various-but-all-beautifully-framed mirrors around its simple yet elegant chandelier.


It's home away from home as they have an assortment of magazines, and even free Wi-Fi for tabs exceeding P150. But of course, a homey ambiance and tasteful interiors are not enough without good food. For the several times my date and I have spent dining at Cafeccino by Dome, we have already sampled a few of their food offerings -- both the unfamous and their bestsellers.

One of their hidden gems is this plate of Canapés (P205), a collection of 5 different open-faced sandwiches which are feasts for the eyes and the taste buds.

Note: Some photos were taken with my point-and-shoot camera, so sorry for the low quality images.

Although I usually tend to skip appetizers, this plate of Canapés is something I wouldn't pass. Salmon with olives, potted ham, grilled eggplant and tomato, white cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, ham cutlets and some greens -- all these are beautifully prepared atop small pieces of bread.

After enjoying a light but savory meal starter, my date and I would readily jump in to our main entrées. As an all-out carnivore (Yes, he really is!), my date never gets tired of ordering his favorite dish at Cafeccino by Dome -- Beef Belly (P390).


Although I'm a big meat-eater myself, I just can't take all the meaty juices and fats of this slow-roasted US beef short plate, even if it's seasoned with the finest herbs and spices. But don't get me wrong, this is definitely one of the tastiest beef belly dishes I've ever had! I'm just not too fond of eating the savory fat parts of the beef. And yes, that's good news to my date 'cause I won't have to steal from his plate! (Although he voluntarily gives me all the veggies on the side.)

As for me, I've always loved their Vigan Longganisa Pasta (P290), a hearty pasta dish with the savory native sausages from Ilocos.


Cafeccino by Dome's Vigan Longganisa Pasta is one tasty plate with the saltiness of the Vigan longganisa, the tang, sweetness and hint of bitterness from the roasted bell peppers and tomatoes, and juiciness from the succulent mushrooms. It's further seasoned with grated Parmesan cheese and a little dash of black pepper topping the al dente-cooked pasta. It's really good that even my date can't get enough of getting some from my plate!

After a hearty meal, a slice of their bestselling Carrot Cake (P140) was a perfect meal-ender.


I just love how generous Cafeccino by Dome is in terms of their servings. This slice of cake is already good enough for sharing! (Or a big serving for one, if you're feeling greedy.) The cream cheese frosting is mildly sweet, tangy and a bit salty, perfect with the carrot cake's not-too-sweet textured base. Truly decadent! It also had some nuts mixed in with the carrot and dried pineapple bits. A really sweet treat I wouldn't be tired to order over and over again!

Of course, our trip to a café wouldn't be complete without trying out their beverages. For our latest visit, my date ordered their bestselling Iced Cappuccino with Coffee Jelly (P240). Not needing (and feeling) a dose of caffeine, I just opted for their Twinings Tropical Coolers (P80) in Strawberry & Mango flavor.


The Iced Cappuccino with Coffee Jelly came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top which perfectly complimented the coffee since the cappuccino itself was bitter -- you're really sure that they didn't deprive you of your much needed caffeine.

And although I have Twinings tea at home, I still enjoyed their Twinings Tropical Coolers in Strawberry & Mango flavor since it was nicely blended with some sugar, ice and a good squeeze of lemon.

THE VERDICT

Either for heavy meals, or even for a quick snack or coffee, Cafeccino by Dome will remain one of our favorites. It's our safe haven whenever we just need to eat or drink in a peaceful café-resto, away from all the noise.

Food and drinks are good, serving portions are generous, ambiance is peaceful and cozy, service is impeccable, free Wi-Fi for a minimum of P150 order, and we have 10% discount every time we order courtesy of Dome's Connoisseur Card. What more can we ask for?

Taste - 4/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Cafeccino by Dome
1880 Bldg. E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave.,
Eastwood Cyberpark, Libis
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Philippines
(02) 470-3950

22 comments:

  1. The Twinings tropical cooler looks refreshing! :)

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  2. you got me there by the vigan longganisa pasta. anyway, saw your name at the blogapalooza list and the blog title looks familiar. i'm gellie and i bought stuff from u from multiply. i'm the one who meets u at francis whenever i'd buy something. so nice to see u blogging. see u at the blogapalooza! i do beauty and fashion blogging, btw :)

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  3. i'm also a meat lover...cheers! =)

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  4. The Vigan Longganisa Pasta looks very tasty.

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  5. Waah I want the carrot cake! @_@

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  6. Carrot cake and coffee jelly looks yummy! tempting lalo na yung pictures :)

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  7. Hey, thanks for recommending this place. I'll check their food out soon :)

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  8. I been to eatwood but i never notice this cafe, or maybe siguro, nasa something fishy lng ako naka tingin. Thanks for the info babe.

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  9. Eatwood dapat pangalan ng lugar ha ha ha ang sasarap kasi ng pagkain

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  10. Sodium Erythorbate *nom nom nom nom*November 22, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    *LOL* I totally agree with Jun ^^

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  11. Sodium Erythorbate *nom nom nom nom*November 22, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    BEEF BELLY!!!!!!! HAAAARRRRRRRR!!!!
    *nom nom nom nom*

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  12. Nakita ko si Robin Padilla one time diyan! Guwapo!

    And yummy, too. Not Robin (though puwede hahaha), but the food!

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  13. These all sound very nice and delicious! :)

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  14. The place and the food looks great!! Will try to drag my boyfriend there one time. :)

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  15. I want to try the Vigan longganisa pasta. =)

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  16. Havn't tried it there but everything cooks delicious!

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  17. All of the food looks mouthwatering and you photograph them really good :)

    Btw- come drop by my blog if you have time and maybe follow each other if you like. I would love to have more filipina blogger friends :)

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  18. i live just across caffecino. this is our fave breakfast place ;)

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  19. I'm simply amazed at how detailed you are with the food thing. I just don't have the patience haha.

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  20. Sodium Erythorbate *nom nom nom nom*November 23, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Woah?! same here...have a place just across Dome "Eatwood." Ow and did I mention how much I LOVE Beef Belly....? BEEEEEFFFFF BEEELLLYYYY... I want MoorRRreeEEeee... MMmmoooOOOooRrrrRRRrrEEeeee... =p

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  21. i wanna try the Iced Cappuccino with Coffee Jelly :)

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