Let’s have coffee! – One of the famous lines when it comes to connecting with new business partners to sit down and talk for a cup of coffee. Now there’s a Cafe where connections and talks goes beyond “business” and aims to create more meaningful connections beyond your usual coffee break.
iCafe is a unique cafe located at the Church of God building. The 1st time I heard about the place was when my daughter had an assignment and have to feature a church. So we went to the Church of God and was amazed by the highly visual, high-tech building and instagrammable design of the whole building itself. That was last October, 2018. Coming to iCafe that time was not intentional. Since after going to Church, there were youth members then who are offering “free coffee.” Since I wanted to try and taste their coffee I agreed to sit down with the girl member of the youth fellowship. She were giving away free chocolates and coffee in exchange of a short talk, a short time for her to discuss the Programs of the Church. So we sit in and tried. The experience was great – coffee and fellowship blend perfectly well since the mood is relaxing, the mind is open to accept ideas and to connect.
Now, just last month, March, 2019, I’ve been lucky to visit iCafe again and get to know the more about the Cafe this time with Ms. Mei Cahigas, COO of iCafe, Church of God and the Southbloggers team.
What is iCafe?
i – I
C – Connect
A – Assist
F – Fellowship
E – Enjoy
This is what iCafe stands for, and relating my 1st experience was good to understand the connect, assist and fellowship aspects of the cafe. I really enjoyed the connection built from that and having someone to sit down and talk about God and His Plans is something unique over a cup of coffee.
The food and drinks in iCafe
They boast of various flavors of frappes to choose from. I tried 8 of their frappes and I can tell they are all deserving of the praise. You can ask the level of sugar to put in and I recommend you just try the 50% sugar level. The frappes offers distinct taste and you can easily distinguish the flavors one from another. Unlike the other Cafes I went to, which seems to have same the same flavors (but different names). iCafe got me for their authentic mix of blends for their cafe, adding the instagrammable presentation makes it a perfect Cafe experience.
My best picks are:
Mango Tango are their version of Mango float with graham. One big order is enough for 2 persons. Their version is really yummy! I suggest you request just 50% sugar to go with you mango tango shake.
Cherry choco berry
Butterscotch frappe has a taste that I cannot fully describe, it’s taste like cake only mixed into a frappe. It has a unique blend which I haven’t tasted yet on other cafe.
If you want a real matcha experience, you can try theirs. It is really tasty, that it tastes like “wheatgrass”. For tea and natural herb lovers, they may actually like their version of matcha tea.
iCafe Cakes and pastries
Again, this is a BIG PLUS for me. Imagine going to a Cafe where you can actually Choose. You can choose which cake to eat because you have a CHOICE not because you are left with just 2 to 3 choices. They have 6 cakes and pastries like banana muffin, cookies, ensaymada and brownies.
My best picks are
Ube Macapuno – it has real ube and macapuno filling at the inside of the cake, leaving you craving for more.
Banana Muffin – Soft, yummy muffins topped with chocolates. Best served hot. There’s a yummy goodness in every bite.
Blueberry Cheesecake – Comparing to other cafe’s offering blueberry cheesecakes which are too sweet. I love how iCafe baked it right.
Other food choices
For strong coffee lovers, you can try Shakarato with whipped cream. It is black coffee with 3 shots of espresso.
God Bless Sausage
Get full with this big sausage, prepared just right. I suggest they add pickles, cheese, chilli beans, or jalapeno to make it more delicious and to add variety to the meal.Wish they will also have pasta and salads.
iCafe space is good enough for 70pax, perfect for seminars or group meetings. Anyone can visit iCafe, it is open to all members or non-members of the Church. The profit derived from iCafe goes to the continous construction of the Church and its other needs.
iCafe is also nearby to the Church’s Persion Gym so after finishing your routine work out, chill with frappe and pastries with friends or go solo. You can never feel alone.
Location and Contact Information
💒 Church of God, Marilag Subd., near Aguinaldo Hi-Way, Dasmariñas City
Fb page: iCafe Dasmariñas
iCafe is open from Mondays to Sundays, 10am to 10pm. There are days that they open at 12nn or just after their scheduled fasting.
’till our next food adventure 🙂