I find it fascinating how Manila became such an interesting place for foodies. Gone are the days where we’re stuck with just Jollibee, McDonald’s, Max’s, or Goldilocks as choices for afternoon snacks. Today, some people hate being asked, “Where do we eat?” as the choices are endless! (And foodies like me get grumpy when you choose an establishment I have already visited.) I am so fortunate though to live near some foodie hotspots. And with the malls bringing in more and more restaurants and whatnot, I get to try more dishes without traveling too far. And last weekend, I spotted Dolce Latte.
Hello, Dolce Latte!
I’ve heard of this place during the peak of the Cronut™ craze. I heard that Dolce Latte offers the best Cronuts™ in Manila (though some say that Wildflour deserves the title). However, I never got the chance to visit the place because the store’s located in Quezon City. It’s not exactly my territory and the only places I visit when I’m around the area are Teachers Village, Katipunan, UP, or White Plains. But here we are, a year later and I finally get to visit Dolce Latte. <3
Okay, I was originally planning to visit St. Marc Café but after staring at the Chococho, I backed out. It looked too sinful. Plus the place was packed. Not a single chair was vacant when I visited. So I went up with the intent to look for something less fattening. But I ended up buying the following: Valrhona Crunch Cronut™ (PHP120), Raspberry Cronut™ (PHP120) and Hot Chocolate Double Doughnut (PHP60). (What diet?!)
The Raspberry Cronut™ tasted somewhat similar with Le Coeur de France’s berry Cronut™. It’s something foodies who are not fond of chocolates would appreciate.
But my favorite was the Hot Chocolate double doughnut. It was oozing with chocolate! Every bite is sure to be chocolatey. The doughnuts are stuffed with melted chocolate and the great thing here was, it wasn’t the too sweet (umay) type. Its sweetness level was the I-want-more-of-this-thing type. Plus at PHP60, it was such a sweet deal!
I seriously want more!!! But I’ll have to work out a bit more too before my next trip.
Dolce Latte is located at 5th Floor, Fashion Hall, Megamall, Mandaluyong City.