Coffee Shop Review: Coffee Tonya, Makati, Philippines
My friend Cai and I met in Makati while typhoon Paeng was busy wreaking havoc in the country. I didn’t plan to go to Makati; I was heading to Sampaloc for my grandma’s wake, but Paeng ruined my plans, so I ended up spending the night over at the same hotel where Cai was staying. We agreed to have coffee at a nearby roastery/coffee shop, Coffee Tonya.
Coffee Tonya is a Japan-based coffee roaster with a great selection of coffee beans (over 50 varieties) and tea leaves. It’s also a cafe and a retail store selling coffee equipment and specialty goods.
ℹ️ Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya quick information
📍Address: 4970 P. Guanzon, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila, Philippines
🕑 Store hours: Open daily, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Closed on Sundays
💰 Price range: USD 1.73-10.46 (PHP 100-605)
🍴What to order: Cafe mocha, mango ice cream
🔗 Website: https://www.coffeetonyaph.com/
📍Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya location
Coffee Tonya is located at P. Guanzon St., Poblacion, Makati. If you’re familiar with VBQ, the Vietnamese barbecue place that’s no longer in operation, that’s precisely where Coffee Tonya is today.
🖼️ Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya ambiance and interiors
Coffee Tonya has industrialized-style interiors with dark colors. Personally, it wasn’t to my taste; it was disordered and too somber for me. Also, I noticed they didn’t remove the exhaust pipes from the old restaurant.
It looks more like a bar than a coffee shop. But then again, they brew their beer, so maybe that’s the design they were going for.
💻 Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya WiFi
Coffee Tonya has free WiFi, and it’s fast and reliable.
🔌 Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya electrical outlets
Coffee Tonya has no electrical outlets.
🥯 Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya food
Fried Mozzarella with Marinara sauce
Price: USD 3.98 (PHP 230)
I don’t think I’ve seen mozzarella sticks as gigantic as these, so I was surprised when it was served on our table. I don’t know if they used pure mozzarella and no extenders because I found it insipid. Maybe if it’s at least faintly salty, I would have liked it more.
The marinara sauce was well made; it had that rich, velvety texture with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Unfortunately, the marinara sauce did nothing to improve the flavor of the fried mozzarella sticks. But this was an opinion my friend didn’t share because he quickly devoured two bars; he loved the marinara sauce so much.
Mango ice cream
Price: USD 3.03 (PHP 175)
I wanted the matcha ice cream, but it was unavailable, so we had the mango ice cream instead. It was so creamy and delectable that I ate most of it. Furthermore, the real mango toppings and whipped cream were a nice touch.
☕ Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya drinks
Price: USD 2.59 (PHP 150)
I had high expectations for the coffee because Coffee Tonya is a roastery. But I’m happy to report that they didn’t disappoint. The cafe mocha is luscious, long, and thick.
🥘 Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya menu
Click the accordions below to see the menu. Note that prices may change without prior notice. USD conversion is based on the currency exchange rate on November 2, 2022.
I give Coffee Tonya 3 coffee beans.
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