Degree 9 Coffee
Address: Ground Floor GAGFA Bldg. Kasambagan Cebu City
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours everyday
Mode of Payment: Cash
Free WiFi: Yes
Parking Space: Yes
Bravely situated in an area very near where restaurants die down unnoticed (even a big fastfood brand wasn’t spared), a second wave coffee place called Degree 9, may potentially change the area’s “dead spot” reputation.
Stepping inside Degree 9 Coffee, no one greets or welcomes you to the cafe. haha. I guess I am just really used to getting my coffee at Starbucks, Bo’s and Korean Cafes where baristas are all smiles. And ordering something here is nearly similar to ordering at a vending machine. Or maybe the baristas just had a bad day, so let’s give them a slack. 🙂
The place isn’t crowded, really quiet and all I can hear were mumbled chit chats from the people at the next table. And as far as I can remember, there wasn’t any music playing on the background. 🙂 I love how one wall is white-tiled up to the ceiling where sleek white tables and red chairs are lined up, then a bricked wall at one corner with comfy white seats and green decors, wooden dividers at the middle aisle with black seats, ideal for seating two guests.
I ordered the Cream Puffs and Latte. I love their latte as its not that sweet, creamy and smooth but still bold. And an attempted coffee art is appreciated. <3
The cream puffs are wonderful. Really light and not that sweet. Crunchy crust then it gets spongy soft on the inside until you reach the lightly tarty lemony cream and it all melts away together inside your mouth. Yum!
Degree 9 Coffee’s Snowflakes, a Korean version of Halo-halo? hehe. It’s a bowl of ice with lots of sugar in between the ice shavings topped with chunks of mango and sweetened red bean and cherry. I love sweets but this ones too sweet for me. It was like eating ice with refined sugar.
The coffee and the cream puffs were really good and I could see myself slothing here on a rainy afternoon, drinking latte and enjoying those heavenly cream puffs. The sleek chic interiors of Degree 9 Coffee also educated me that not all Korean Cafes are about posting messaged post-its on the walls or having an overly- cute- I-wanna- die decor. 🙂 And open 24 hours and free WiFi, come on, it’s a perfect spot to make tambay tambay! haha
I wish their baristas could be a bit friendlier and I think the place would be perfect. 🙂 And parking space for diners is very limited. Hope they can also open the building’s parking area for customers.
This is just a first impression, will be back real soon for a follow up review.
Cream puffs anyone? 😉