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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

πŸ“Address: 4970 P. Guanzon, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila, Philippines
πŸ•‘ Store hours: Open daily, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Closed on Sundays
πŸ’° Price range: USD 1.73-10.46 (PHP 100-605)
🍴What to order: Cafe mocha, mango ice cream
πŸ”— Website: https://www.coffeetonyaph.com/

πŸ“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.

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πŸ–ΌοΈ Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya ambiance and interiors

Coffee Tonya 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.

πŸ’» Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya WiFi

Coffee Tonya has free WiFi, and it’s fast and reliable.

πŸ”Œ Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya electrical outlets

Coffee Tonya has no electrical outlets.

πŸ₯― Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya food

Fried Mozzarella with Marinara sauce  

Price: USD 3.98 (PHP 230)

Coffee Tonya mozzarella

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)

Coffee Tonya mango ice cream

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.

β˜• Coffee shop – Coffee Tonya drinks

Cafe mocha

Price: USD 2.59 (PHP 150)

Coffee Tonya cafe mocha

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.

πŸ₯˜ 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.


SmallMedium
Coffee of the day$1.73 (β‚±100)$2.25 (β‚±130)
Decaf brewed coffee$2.07 (β‚±120)$2.59 (β‚±150)
Cold-brew coffee$2.07 (β‚±120)$2.59 (β‚±150)
Cafe latte$2.07 (β‚±120)$2.59 (β‚±150)
Cafe mocha$2.59 (β‚±150)$3.11 (β‚±180)
Espresso$1.73 (β‚±100)
Rush$2.59 (β‚±150)$3.11 (β‚±180)
Cappuccino$2.07 (β‚±120)$2.59 (β‚±150)
Americano$1.90 (β‚±110)$2.42 (β‚±140)
Chai tea$2.59 (β‚±150)$3.11 (β‚±180)
Hot tea$2.07 (β‚±120)$2.59 (β‚±150)
Chocolate drink$2.59 (β‚±150)$3.11 (β‚±180)
Matcha latte$2.77 (β‚±160)$3.29 (β‚±190)
Matcha mocha$2.77 (β‚±160)$3.29 (β‚±190)
Matcha cafe$2.77 (β‚±160)$3.29 (β‚±190)
Milk$2.07 (β‚±120)$2.59 (β‚±150)
Shaved ice$2.59 (β‚±150)
Smoothie2.59$ (β‚±150)$3.11 (β‚±180)
Coffee jelly$2.77 (β‚±160)
Matcha jelly$2.77 (β‚±160)

Beer

Premium beer330 ml – $1.82 (β‚±105)Double Pitcher – $7.35 (β‚±425) 
Wizen beer550 ml – $2.59 (β‚±150) 800 ml – $3.89 (β‚±225)

Breakfast Bundle A (salad, pancake, bread, sausage, egg, and ham) – $5.62 (β‚±345)

Breakfast Bundle B (salad, pancake, egg, and ham) – $3.80 (β‚±220)

Breakfast Bundle C (salad, bread, egg, and ham) – $3.54 (β‚±205)

Breakfast Bundle D (salad, pancake, sausage, and egg) – $4.32 (β‚±250)

Breakfast Bundle E (salad, bread, sausage, and egg) – $4.15 (β‚±240)

Parmesan potato crisp – $3.46 (β‚±200)

Spicy chicken kaarage – $5.01 (β‚±290)

Chicken popcorn tempura – $3.63 (β‚±210)

Chicken karaage – $4.67 (β‚±270)

Chicken tonkatsu – $3.98 (β‚±230)

Smoke toro tempura roll – $3.98 (β‚±230)

Pork gyoza – $3.63 (β‚±210)

Fried mozzarella with marinara sauce – $3.98 (β‚±230)

Wanpaku – $5.88 (β‚±340)

Butter garlic pull-apart bread – $3.37 (β‚±195)

Cream of mushroom soup – $2.77 (β‚±160)

Cheddar broccoli soup – $3.03 (β‚±170)

Pumpkin soup – $2.77 (β‚±160)

Flavor18 inches10 inchesSolo
Bacon Arugula$6.57 (β‚±380)$3.89 (β‚±225)$2.16 (β‚±125)
Margherita$6.74 (β‚±390)$3.98 (β‚±230)$2.25 (β‚±130)
All meat pizza$10.03 (β‚±580)$5.62 (β‚±325)$3.03 (β‚±175)
Three-cheese pizza$8.30 (β‚±480)$4.32 (β‚±250)$2.33 (β‚±135)
Seafood pizza$9.51 (β‚±550)$6.22 (β‚±360)$3.29 (β‚±190)
Pizza bianca$11.50 (β‚±665)6.22$ (β‚±360)$3.29 (β‚±190)
Pepperoni pizza$7.61 (β‚±440)$4.41 (β‚±255)$2.42 (β‚±140)
Sausage pizza$10.46 (β‚±605)$5.88 (β‚±340)$3.03 (β‚±175)

Matcha ice cream – $2.94 (β‚±170)

Mango ice cream – $3.03 (β‚±175)

Blueberry Cheesecake – $2.59 (β‚±150)

🫘 Coffeehan Scale

I give Coffee Tonya 3 coffee beans.

🫘 Sad. Will never come back again.

🫘🫘 Meh. Lots of things to improve. Might reconsider a visit but maybe not anytime soon.

🫘🫘🫘 Good! There’s room for improvement, but overall, it was awesome. I will come back.

🫘🫘🫘🫘 Great! It’s almost perfect, but not quite there yet. Definitely, I will come back.

🫘🫘🫘🫘🫘 Magnificent! It’s a coffee shop done right. he coffee is heavenly, the ambiance is perfect, and the crew is fantastic! Definitely worth the bucks and a revisit.

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Do you want me to review any coffee shops? Leave your suggestion in the comment box below, and I’ll make time to check it out. πŸ’•

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