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Coffee Shop Review: Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie at Sofitel, Pasay, Philippines

My friend Cai and I went to Pasay last weekend for a staycation at Lime Resort Manila. It’s not every day we get to go to Pasay, as the city is too far from where we both live, so we took the opportunity to check out a coffee shop inside Sofitel while we were there.

Sofitel is the old Westin Philippine Plaza, and I remember going there when I was in college for an event. So there I was, 20 years later, back at the hotel that held some memories of my youth (although the memories are stored somewhere in the back of my mind, currently inaccessible).

When we asked one of the guards if there was a place inside where we could have coffee, he mentioned Le Bar and Galette. These two share the same seating space, but for the sake of this review, I’ll be focusing on Galette Pattiserie Chocolaterie because that’s where we ordered our food and drinks.

ℹ️ Coffee shop – Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie quick information

πŸ“Address: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila
πŸ•‘ Store hours: Open 24 hours 
🍴What to order: Blueberry pound loaf
πŸ”— Website: https://www.sofitelmanila.com/restaurants-bars

πŸ“Coffee shop – Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie at Sofitel location

Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie can be found inside Sofitel in Pasay.

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πŸ–ΌοΈ Coffee shop – Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie ambiance and interiors

Galette has a long pastry bar where you can find an array of cakes, pastries, chocolates, and other sweets on display. They share a space with Le Bar a Filipino-French restaurant so we had somewhere to sit.

Immediately, you have a sense that the place is for moneyed people. Everything in it screams luxury, from the grand piano, mahogany interiors, and deep brown leather seats, to plush lounges. A faux fireplace was on the far side, embellished with Christmas lights and decors. Liquors are on display and small bookshelves with coffee table books. Jazz music was playing in the background.

There was a liquor bar on the left side of the room and Galette’s coffee bar was on the right.

πŸ’» Coffee shop – Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie at Sofitel WiFi

We were able to use Sofitel’s free and fast Wi-Fi connection. We stayed there for two hours, enjoying our food and drinks and doing some work on our laptops.

πŸ”Œ Coffee shop – Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie at Sofitel electrical outlets

There were no electrical outlets in sight.

πŸ₯― Coffee shop – Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie at Sofitel food

Ube Ensaymada

Price: USD 3.47 (PHP 196.55)

le bar sofitel - ube ensaymada

Cai wasn’t crazy about the ube ensaymada, but to me, it passed to my liking. It had ube halaya filling, making eating it much more enjoyable.

Blueberry pound loaf  

Price: USD 1.54 (PHP 87.36)

le bar sofitel - blueberry pound cake

We unanimously agreed on the Blueberry pound loaf; it was delicious. The blueberry topping was soft and had a pudding-like texture. The loaf was dense and thick, and the flavor was mildly sweet.

β˜• Coffee shop – Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie at Sofitel drinks

Mango juice

Price: USD 7.36 (PHP 416.93)

le bar sofitel - mango juice

The mango juice was fresh and not very sweet. But I think it was overpriced; I mean, over 400 pesos using an ingredient native to the Philippines? I cannot justify its price, to be honest.

Mocha latte

Price: USD 5.26 (PHP 297.81)

le bar sofitel - mocha latte

Although it wasn’t disappointing, it wasn’t memorable either. To put it simply, I’ve had a better mocha latte before for less the price.

🫘 Coffeehan Scale

I give Galette Patisserie Chocolaterie 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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