Oftentimes, I always get hit with that need to take a power nap (15 minutes) and all I wanted is to just drop in my workstation and go to tralalalaland. I would like to think I am still a growing kid.
Anyway, this post is not about sleeping at work and how to get terminated, or how my management understands that we all get tired and sleepy (especially we are following the Eastern Standard Time). It's about fighting the sleepiness with wonder drink we all know as COFFEE! When I tasted a good coffee, I would forever remember and think of it like true love - I know how it feels in my mouth as it fills me with acidity and bitterness until it goes down inside, filling me with heat as it perks up my system (yay, tooo graphic! But that's how I describe my coffee).
Bar Dolci coffee is one of the cafes which offers good coffees I love (like the Kangkang Coffee in Ilocos and the Espresso and Cream Ice Blended Drink from Coffee Bean). After the fulfilling dinner at the Sweet Bella in Burgos Circle (this friends meet up happened sometime in June - this post is sooo late!), my friend invited us to check out the gelato in Bar Dolci, but what interested me are not the frozen goods but the coffee. For some weird reason, all the coffee shops in the Burgos Circle close early (earlier than bars) and Bar Dolci got extra 10 points for extending its business hours.
|I want to gulp it down, straight!|
How to Get to Bar Dolci/Burgos Circle?
I am not an expert in driving and commuting, all I can do is tell the taxi driver my destination. But you can find helpful information in the MetroManilaDirections.com
What to Order?
The store smells like freshly extracted espresso so I thought of ordering one with a gelato ice cream on top! I asked my friend who is as passionate to coffee as I am.. He suggested Choc Nut (naah.. too sweet).. He suggested another one (naaah... the flavor is too trying hard for a coffee), then I spotted the Salted Caramel! Binggo! I'll have that.
|Yum! Yum! Yum! People might find it weird but it is good!|
|Can I ask for an extra scoop?|
|Salivating over the espresso topped with Salted Caramel Gelato|
One time, I thought of just adding a dash of salt in my instant coffee and just check if that would do the trick. Hehe.
Yay, I don't have my receipt, please don't shoot me. But the coffee won't cost higher than Php200. It's a good alternative for the usual Ice Blended, or Latte drinks.
The staff and the manager on duty (I am guessing he's the owner) are really nice and accommodating. They pleasantly answered all my questions and even suggested drinks. We stayed until closing and were still okay that I used the washroom more than a couple of times.
|They are sooo cool to pose for this pic|
Families. Couples. But mostly group of friends.
|Books displayed in the staircase|
|Comfy and relaxing ambiance|
Come as you are! Some just came from a night out - all dolled up with killer shoes, but that's just cool!
The Fort has never been accessible to me, but the coffee is worth the commute and gas mileage. ;)
Ample parking infront, or use the designated parking space provided for Burgos Circle customers.
We paid in cash - but I believe they also accept Visa and Mastercard especiall that they are located in Burgos Circle ;)
Reasonable for me. Let's just use the Gelato Pricing: Php 120 for small cone/cup; Php 160 for medium cone/cup, Php 200 for large cup
They only have common washroom for boys and girls, but it is well-maintained. With the bowl sanitizer, which I love!
Accessibility. I am now craving for the coffee but the place is too far from where I live and work. I hope they open branches in Eastwood and malls soon. I am now checking the City Delivery booklet just to check if they do delivery, but it's a negative.
I love the place and the coffee! I am inloved with the espresso with Salted Caramel! Maybe that triggered my current addiction to Happy Lemon's Coffee with Rock Salt and Cheese.
I have yet to try the Gelato and Macaroons but my friend say they are as good.
|Can you find my name? I should have asked to use Ruthilicious instead!|
|Regular Customers! Wow!|
Bar Dolci is located at F133 Forbeswood Heights, Forbestwon Road cor Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Manila Philippines.