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Coffee Shop Review: Gratitude Cafe, Boracay, Philippines

I was walking along D’Mall, searching for a place to have lunch, when I passed by this beautiful coffee shop called Gratitude Cafe. I was just in Boracay in February 2021; I’m pretty sure this cafe wasn’t there before. I saw one of the baristas waving at me, inviting me to come in. Cafes have food, so I thought, why not? I’d eat my lunch there.

ℹ️ Gratitude Cafe quick information

📍Address: 4 D’mall de Boracay, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
🕑 Store hours: Open daily, 7:00 am to 12:00 am 
💰 Price range: USD 0.79-8.65 (PHP 40-495)
🍴What to order: Cafe mocha

📍Gratitude Cafe location

Gratitude Cafe can be found in Boracay, Aklan. It sits on a good spot at D’Mall on Boracay Station 2. It’s easy to spot, close to Aria Restaurant, and just a few minutes’ walk from the beach.

🖼️ Gratitude Cafe Ambiance and interiors

I haven’t been to Bali, but I’ve seen photos online, and Gratitude Cafe has the same aesthetics. The bar is on the left side with limewashed walls, while the dining area occupies the left side of the room, where you can find more colors. The top half of the walls are covered in red bricks; Fuschia-colored cushioned seats cover the bottom. Some seats had white square tables, and a few had round wooden tables. They use rattan chairs with metal legs and teal-colored cushions. The awning is made of nipa shingles, completing the island-vibe design.

The overall ambiance is relaxed and inviting. It’s a good spot for people-watching and idling away time. I felt very at ease when I was there, and it was a bonus that the baristas were so friendly. You could come up to them for a chat, and they would gladly oblige. You can even ask them to take photos of you (some would even volunteer), and they’d do it with a smile.

💻 Gratitude Cafe WiFi

Gratitude Cafe has a fast WiFi connection that customers can use, perfect for doing some remote work.

🔌 Gratitude Cafe electrical outlets

They also have outlets where you can charge your device.

🥯 Gratitude Cafe food

Classic omelette with shitake mushrooms  

Price: USD 3.84 (PHP 220)

Admittedly I wasn’t a fan of this dish, not because it tasted terrible but because it was filled with bell pepper and I don’t really like bell peppers. Nevertheless, I finished the whole thing because let’s not waste food; people are hungry. For what it’s worth, it was filling.

French pastry  

Price: USD 1.75 (PHP 100)

They have pastries that are not on the menu but have them on display, and they look enticing (I love pastries). I ordered what looks like a blueberry danish, which they listed as a French pastry on the receipt.

The dough was slightly tough instead of soft; nevertheless, it was delicious and not overly sweet. It was the perfect pairing for my hot coffee.

☕ Gratitude Cafe drinks

Cappuccino (iced)

Price: USD 2.97 (PHP 170)

The first time I went there (yes, I hung out in this cafe twice), it was a sweltering day, and I needed something to cool me down. So I ordered an iced cappuccino. And man, it was refreshing, although I noticed it toned down the espresso flavor a little bit. Never mind, I still liked it.

Cafe Mocha

Price: USD 3.06 (PHP 175)

Their cafe mocha is unforgettable. It was so smooth, frothy, and delicate. One sips, and it’s like I’d seen my future, lol. It was purely divine that I let out an audible sigh catching the barista’s attention. I told him it was very delicious; he replied, “Yes ma’am, it was made with love.”

That made me smile; what a romantic thought. As I took another sip, I told myself that maybe, this is what love tastes like.

🥘 Gratitude Cafe 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 Sep 6, 2022.

Pineapple Express (pineapple, lemon, mint) – $2.71 (PHP 155)

Iron Man (banana, mint, lemon, oatmeal, honey) – $3.93 (PHP 225)

Mojo Jojo (spinach, mango, banana, lemon juice, chia seeds) – $3.93 (PHP 225)

Beach Babe (watermelon, cucumber, lime juice, honey) – $3.41 (PHP 195)

Mango – $3.41 (PHP 195)

Watermelon | Banana | Pineapple – $2.36 (PHP 135)

Coke | Sprite | Royal – $1.66 (PHP 95)

Bottled water – $0.79 (PHP 45)

Espresso – $2.18 (PHP 125)

Cafe Americano – $2.18 (PHP 125)

Latte – $3.06 (PHP 175)

Cappuccino – $2.71 (PHP 155)

Cafe Mocha – $3.06 (PHP 175)

Christina’s Sticky Chai Latte – $2.71 (PHP 155)

Hot Cacao Milk – $2.71 (PHP 155)

Bullet Proof Coffee – $2.71 (PHP 155)

Caramel | Hazelnut | Butterscotch | Toffee | Cheesecake | Chestnut – $2.71 (PHP 155)

Mango Tango – $6.90 (PHP 395)

Boracay Coco – $6.90 (PHP 395)

Super Strawberry – $6.90 (PHP 395)

Berry Bliss – $8.65 (PHP 495)

Choco Maca Love – $6.90 (PHP 395)

*Extra scoops (granola, chia seeds, coated cacao, goji berries, almond slice, pine nuts) – $0.96 (PHP 55)

Classic omelette with shitake mushrooms – $3.84 (PHP 220)

Strawberry Nutella pancake – $4.19 (PHP 240)

Classic country pancakes and sausages – $2.80 (PHP 160)

Choco peanut butter pancakes – $2.27 (PHP 130)

Pure cocoa champorado – $2.27 (PHP 130)

Gratitude salad – $4.72 (PHP 270)

Grilled triple cheese sandwich – $4.37 (PHP 250)

Bacon and eggs on toast with mushroom and grilled tomatoes – $4.37 (PHP 250)

Tender pork belly with rice and red egg salad – $7.86 (PHP 450)

Chorizo overload with eggs and garlic rice – $6.11 (PHP 350)

Angel hair clam in garlic pasta – $5.24 (PHP 300)

Spaghetti amatriciana – $5.94 (PHP 340)

Penne marina and sausages – $7.86 (PHP 450)

Chorizo pasta – $6.11 (PHP 350)

Brownie ala mode – $3.49 (PHP 200)

Turon with vanilla ice cream – $4.19 (PHP 240)

Bukod salad – $4.37 (PHP 250)

Leche flan – $2.62 (PHP 150)

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. 💕

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