I always dreamed of having my own library business combined with a nice coffee shop in one setting. Yet, due to many hindering factors, it will be years for it to realize. Fortunately, my dream of sitting in a cozy coffee shop with books surrounding me came true when we discovered a charming library café along Quezon Street, right beside Robinsons Mall here in Iloilo. As the name itself implies, Book Latte is library café where you can read books and drink your latte.
Previously we heard of Book Latte when it opened, yet we just don’t seem to have the time to check it out. Luckily, we passed through the place few days ago and decided to take a look inside. Actually, we were enticed to really go inside and order when we saw their offer of Krispy Kreme donuts. And, since Junnjun and I are fanatic of it, we can’t wait for another minute just to have a good munch on the yummy donuts.
The place was really pleasant with cool designer’s chairs and tables and a section of a mini library available to the members. Since I am a reader of good books myself, I immediately signed up for their membership just to have the opportunity to borrow and read their books. In fact, being a member of Book Latte you got a lot of perks and privileges like an access and usage of their mini library section, borrowing books from their collections and a 10% discount in every order. You can even rent selected books for a week at a very affordable price. (Of course, I did borrow a book. )
Butterfinger Latte (Hot @ P65)
Lemon Tequila Cake
Book Latte also offers delectable set of pastries and unique flavors of hot and iced coffee. A really must try is their alcoholic cakes. These are cakes made with a mix of selected alcoholic drinks to add an exciting flavor to it.
I have tried the Lemon Tequila Cake matched with the Butterfinger Latte and it was a perfect combination. The Lemon Tequila Cake was toothsome. The chiffon was thick and dense but soft enough in every chew. The lemon flavored thick cream was just divine. It has the right sweetness with a good taste of lemon. Actually, I cannot have a good taste of the tequila in the cake, nevertheless; I was already stunned by the mouth-watering taste of the lemon cake. (Yet, naturally, I still longed for blend of the tequila flavor.)
The Butterfinger Latte tastes like real Butterfinger chocolate on a coffee. It was sweet and creamy. (Butterfinger is my favorite chocolate, so nothing really much to say. )
Overall, the place is definitely exquisite with cool furnishings and a very attractive concept. The food selections can potentially be the talk of the town.
First time in Iloilo, a library café – much like Book Latte, is a unique offering for Ilonggos to try and be proud of.
Quezon St., Iloilo City (beside Robinsons Place Iloilo)
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 8pm
333 – 2574