I have been visiting some new(ish) coffee shops around downtown lately to see what they have to offer. I think these coffee shops are a nice addition to the growing coffee scene in Davao City. So far, my initial visits at these coffee shops has been pretty good despite some hiccups.
I will be writing a full review on these coffee shops soon after making a few more visits. However, I would like to share my initial impressions on them.
Fourth Street Cafe
Corner Juan Luna Street
The coffee shop moved to a much bigger space this year from its original location along Guerrero street. What I love about the coffee shop is how spacious it looks with its high ceiling and floor to ceiling windows.
I also enjoyed the food and beverage here. From my recent visits here, I love their Hungarian Penne and Pan-seared Chicken Breast. I find the two to be really delicious. I just love how savory these dishes were. I also regularly order a cup of pour over coffee here. Talk with their baristas so they can help you choose what coffee beans to use for your pour over.
Along Jose P. Laurel, near Wheels N’ More
This is one of the newest coffee shops in Davao City. I think this is one of the most well designed coffee shops in the city. My first impression was it is really nice looking with its colorful murals inside and outside. I also love the ambiance of the place.
For my first visit here I ordered their Meat Ball Marinara and an Iced Americano. The pasta was quite good though I find the meatball to be a bit dry. While I was satisfied with my Americano, I did find it to be too bit bitter. However, I will be schedule more visits here to try their other dishes.
The Metropolis Suites Davao, Cabaguio Avenue
I remember Sucree being an online business selling pastries. If my memory is correct, I think they were also participating in some previous food fairs. I was surprised to know they are now a coffee shop after someone emailed me about them.
I find the coffee shop to be comfortable for groups though the set-up of the place can be a bit crowded to the eyes. For my recent visits here, the two products that really stood for me is their Filipino Bibimbop and the Hokkaido Double Fromage Cheesecake. I really loved the cheesecake. It was cheesy, light, and not very sweet. While, I enjoyed some of the food I had, the service was quite slow. Food was served after around 30 minutes. I guess they can improve on that aspect.
I encourage you guys to visit these coffee shops and check out what else they have to offer. Feel free to comment below on your experiences at these coffee shops. Hope to revisit them again soon.