Friday, July 11, 2014

Love at First Bite: Ace Coffee Lounge

Kapitolyo is definitely a foodie destination with so many restaurants popping out here and there. I was surprised to know that there are around 8 new restaurants that my foodie radar did not sense since my last trip which was just a few weeks ago. And since I would not forgive myself if I let more months pass, I asked my good friend N to move our Teachers Village food trip to Kapitolyo instead and she gladly agreed.

I just had a rather carbohydrates and protein overload from Grande Torino before the start of the food trip and N was worried that I was already stuffed. But I always have room for more good food. So after a bit of brain(tummy)storming, we decided to pay Ace Water Spa a visit. And not to swim but to eat!
The Ace Coffee Lounge is located at the lobby of the hotel/spa with an overview of the water spa. (After seeing the layout, I’m not too confident if I should go there for a swim since I do not want the diners to lose their appetites when they catch a glimpse of me struggle with my floater.)
After a quick browse of the menu, N and I decided to go for the Spinach and Artichoke dip with toasts (I forgot to take note of the price but I think it is around PHP200 as I recall it was really affordable), Hot Fruit Tea (PHP150), and a slice of Strawberry Shortcake (PHP100). 

First served was our strawberry shortcake. It was a pretty decent slice and good for two people who had their fill before having this.
I enjoyed the soft chiffon and strawberry bits. I just hoped they used fresh strawberries. (But the best part is the thin jelly layer.)
Next served was the hot fruit tea. I fell in love with the cute glass tea pot. It’s so charming.
I found it to be a bit too sweet though. The taste of orange overpowered the tea. But it was still a pretty good drink especially when the sweetness finally gets diluted after one or two refills of hot water.
Last served was our plate of Spinach and Artichoke dip with toasts. We were surprised with the generous serving. The dip was served warm with slightly stretchy cheese. *yum*

It was definitely a great first stop. N and I both heard great reviews about Ace’s breakfast buffet. I’ll probably give it a go one of these days.

Ace Coffee Lounge is located at the lobby of Ace Water Spa, United St. corner Brixton St., Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

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