New Restaurant Alert: Cafe Xocolat Katipunan
Last year, a sad news hit the Katipunan community: Cafe Xocolat announced it was closing its doors after 12 long years. But as if the chocolate gods have heard our prayers, Xocolat gets a new location across the same street, just 14 months after its closer. And while we will all surely miss the old rustic house setting, I am still a happy camper knowing they have re-opened to give all us chocolate lovers a sweet treat. So check out our favourites and the top 3 reasons why you should re-visit this dining legend in Quezon City.
Top 3 Reasons to Re-Visit Café Xocolat Katipunan
Easy to Find Location (Reason 1)
Moving just across its original location, Xocolat’s new home is actually a lot easier to spot. And I reckon that importance. The first time I had a dinner at Xocolat to meet a friend, I got lost in all its subdued facade. Café Xocolat is now located at 155 B. Gonzales Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Fresh, Cozy Interiors (Reason 2)
Once you’ve stepped into the new Xocolat Katipunan, you’ll instantly be greeted by a darker, classier interiors.
Picture this: a mix of wooden and metal chairs, a long woven bench that stands the balustrade, eclectic lights in varying sizes and colours, indoor plants that breathe nature and calm. It’s definitely the kind of cozy fresh you need while sipping your favourite cup of cocoa!
Same High Quality Food and Drinks + Updates (3)
Cafe Xocolat has always been famous for its ingenuity. Since 2006, chocolate aficionados has taken delight in the authenticity of their drinks and the cocoa-infused dishes and treats. (Fancy chocolate-infused pasta, anyone?)
And with the opening of its new location, patrons and new diners alike can expect only the same high quality food and drinks they have been serving for years now. With a few delicious updates!
What to Eat in Cafe Xocolat Katipunan
Potato Croquettes (Php 175.00, appetizer)
How do you like your potatoes? Well I like them deep fried. And Xocolat’s version of the croquette will definitely open up your appetite. Creamy potatoes mixed with cheese and chorizo and deep fried to a crisp golden brown. Sauce was the perfect pair too! Tasty and addictive.
PIG OUT (Php 295.00) – HTD Favorite!
If you love your French Toast, you will be very much delighted with the Pig Out from Xocolat. How’s fluffy french toast with a whole bacon slab and 2 sunny side up eggs to boot? Definitely not your run-of-the-mill toast. The toast itself is filled with a layer of homemade chocolate spread before being dipped in a chocolate batter and fried. Good morning, indeed!
Crispy Chicken Bun (Php 295.00)
Chicken fanatic? Satisfy your cravings with a thick, crispy chicken between two soft buns with lettuce and aioli sauce. A fried chicken with a twist.Loved how the chicken was seasoned, just wished they were sliced a little thinner. 🙂
Tortilla de Patata (Php 245.00)
Go big or go home. Make mornings even better with a hefty and savoury plate of Cafe Xocolat’s Tortilla de Patata. A fluffy omelette filled with tasty smoky chorizo.
East Meets West (Php 245.00)
Noodle fan? Indulge in some crispy noodles topped with quail eggs with greens, bacon, tomatoes. Paired with a sweet-spicy-savory drizzle of oriental sesame dressings.
Gruyere Alfredo Pasta (Php 295.00) -HTD Favorite!
The white pasta of our dreams! Melted gruyere cheese with bacon and light cream sauce, with a hint of truffle oil. Topped with raw egg and cheese, all served on a sizzling plate. Rich, creamy, cheesy!
Garlic Beef Tapa Bowl (Php 245.00)
Nothing beats the classic with the meaty Garlic Beef Tapa from Cafe Xocolate. Well-seasoned strips of beef, with a slight vinegar taste, served with scrambled eggs and garlic rice. Fried greens and roasted tomatoes on the side. A good way to start your day, indeed!
Xocolat Pork Belly (Php 275.00) – HTD Favorite!
I’ve always been a fan of dishes that have a mixture of polarizing flavours. And this one rightly fits the bill. Excite your tastebuds with the sweet-salty flavour of the cacao-bagoong sauce complimenting the savoury tender slices of pork belly. Yummy in my tummy!
Churros Con Xocolat
Homemade Spanish fritters paired with their in-house decadent chocolate dip. Available in two flavours: Php 195.00 Bittersweet and Php 175.00 Classic.
Vietnamese Egg Coffee (Php 185.00)
If you’re a fan of Vietnamese Coffee, this one takes the experience a notch higher. Imagine having thick egg yolks whipped with condensed milk on Vietnamese coffee brewed fresh over candle light.
Bittersweet (Php 175.00)
Keeping things simple has never been delicious. A non-dairy indulgence, a true choco-lovers choice made with pure cacao.
Taza de Xocolat (Php 195.00)
Saving the best for last, the Taza de Xocolat is the real deal at Cafe Xocolat. Rich and opulent, this critically-acclaimed signature hot chocolate is second to none. Also available in sugar free option.
Where is the new Cafe Xocolat?
Xocolat’s new address is at 155 B. Gonzales Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. They’re open daily 8 AM–11 PM Sundays to Thursdays and 8 AM–12 AM Fridays to Saturdays. Follow them on Facebook or Website for updates.
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