Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (7:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.), Saturday (8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.)
Mobile Number (for delivery within Legaspi Village): +63 915 412 4224
Whenever a coffee shop claims to be "different," we have to take it with a grain of salt. If "different" means having a fancier interior than the next café, then most of them succeed in that respect. But if "different" means offering products that coffee junkies haven't seen before, then we're happy to report that Lizzy Latte Café blows (most of) its competition out the water.
As its tagline says, the café serves "lattes with a delicious twist." Aside from crafting coffee with high-quality ingredients and roasting procedures (like other coffee shops), Lizzy Latte also infuses beloved flavors like blueberry, strawberry, vanilla and banana into their concoctions. We'll discuss those in depth later, but for now, let's get the nitty-gritty out of the way first.
If you know where Makati Medical Center is, Lizzy Latte Café is only a few blocks away from the hospital. Just find the intersection of Dela Rosa and Salcedo Streets, look for the Beneficial Life Insurance Company building and keep walking until you find the café. You should see a small flight of stairs leading up to it.
Once you're inside, you'll see something like this to your right.
For this review, we ordered their famous Blueberry Latte (Habitual version) for Php160. The barista asked whether it be put into a paper or plastic cup, and we chose paper.
Meanwhile, we chose one slice of Lazy Cake for Php80. It's a Belgian chocolate biscuit cake that doesn't get mentioned often in other posts about Lizzy Latte, hence the choice.
As for the Lazy Cake, it's a bit difficult to chop up with the fork alone, so you'll probably want to ask for a small knife. The moment you sink your teeth into it, though, the taste can be best described as "chocolate-y and nutty goodness." The sweet, soft texture of the chocolate complements the salty, hard texture of the biscuit, and — like with the latte — you'll want to savor every bite of this dessert.
At the time of our visit, there was only one barista manning the counter, which is understandable considering that it was Saturday. So, unlike the ones who've previously blogged about the café, we weren't able to meet the owner in person.
Still, the lone barista was friendly enough. He made the effort to explain what's on the menu, without trying to upsell us. You can even approach him to ask random questions like what their opening hours are (which, incidentally, were different from what's advertised on review sites).
By the time we ended our meal, the barista asked us for feedback, and to follow them on social media. To which we gave a thumbs-up, and a promise to review them — which we're doing right now, by the way!
Based on what we've experienced so far, this is one of the few cafés we'll return to again and again. Lizzy Latte may be a hole-in-the-wall, but it's capable of matching — if not exceeding — the more popular chains in terms of offerings.
Overall, we grant them a score of 9.5/10 — our only complaint being the physical size of the place. We hope you try them out too, so they'll be able to open up more shops and spread quality coffee throughout the Metro!
At the time of our visit, there was a watercolor workshop going on in Lizzy Latte. It's called "Watercolor Florals and Galaxies," and the next workshop will be held on February 27, 2016. For more information, please visit http://themightypaocat.tumblr.com/workshops.