When In Manila, sure coffee shops are pervasive. A cafe may have been brewing to the standards but it’s an added bonus when they give you the best of both worlds; in this case espresso and desserts – from Afters. Afters Espresso • Desserts is not entirely new in the business, they have been serving serious coffee kicks along the stretch of Tomas Morato. In case you wonder, why afters? It simply means something that you take after a meal akin to desserts. Afters Espresso • Desserts is home to artisan gelato and fine, handcrafted coffee sourced here and abroad.
If you are a coffee aficionado, fret not as here you will not be confined to having just a simple cup of coffee. They boast of a great selection of Gelato that can also go well with your particular choice, your good ol’ cup gets an instant boost. Tomas Morato has a lot of night out establishments, so this is a perfect spot to phony up more connections with your date or friends. They are open ’til 2 a.m. and they tend to get extra crowded during the weekends.
The first thing I’ve noticed after walking in is the classic brick walls and ceiling encompassing the entire dining area. Owner Vincent Fideles personally designed Afters, his inspiration (same goes for his crafting his own coffee creations!) comes from the different countries that he had been to.
Fideles concept works celestially, pinning that tasteful balance of rustic and opulent. Easy on the eyes light fixtures, wooden table tops, cushy couches, a certain homey feel will surely tap on your shoulders when you are here from time to time.
Food and mooooore on desserts on the next page, so click away!