Nadj Villaver | FoodFindsAsia
Whether you’re a coffee lover or a fan of milk tea, you and you’re friends can now hang out together in one place while munching your favorite snacks. Located at Molino in Bacoor, Cavite, Cafe Tea Ria lets you enjoy a complete barkada bonding while playing your favorite board games or savour a romantic date with a Japanese ambiance.
Newly opened in January 2016, the coffee shop have been one of the popular hangouts for students, group of friends or even parents who wait for their kids from school. From the name itself, the customer already knows what they’ll expect. (1) Cafe – frappe; (2) Tea – milk tea and more; (3) Ria – (from the term ‘chichirya’) easy to eat snacks.
When you say frappe,expect foam-covered iced coffee drink. And this is what you really get when you’re in Cafe Tea Ria. Every cup of Cafe Tea Ria’s frappe is made from the finest coffee beans, milk and flavored syrup, blended until smooth, topped with whipped cream, and dust with chocolate chips and crinkles (depending on the flavor).
And the good news is, these heavenly frappes comes in very affordable price. It’s even less than a hundred pesos for 22 oz cup!
Coffee lovers can choose from 10 flavors – Hazelnut, Cappucino, Rocky Road, Double Dutch, Cookies & Cream, Java Chip, Swiss Mocha, Coffee Crumble, Vanilla and Caramel Maccachiato. They can have their frappe either coffee or cream based.
Not your Ordinary Tea
If you’re cutting your caffeine, don’t worry, Cafe Tea Ria offers a wide array of choice from milk tea, fruit tea and fresh tea. And if you’re looking for something different, they have the Yakult Mix, which is really made from the yogurt drink, Yakult.
What’s also interesting with their tea are the add-ons or what they call “sinkers.” Aside from the usual pearls, coco and coffee jelly, Cafe Tea Ria has this “popping boba” or the bursting ball, created with real fruit juice inside while coated with a clear gummy like skin outside. And here’s the catch: each boba bursts juice on your tongue while chewing it.
If you’re an avid fan of burger, Cafe Tea Ria offers a tempting gastronomic experience with its 5.5 inch Tower Burger. The mouthwatering burger is stuffed with 2 pieces of quarter pound burger patty, spam, hash brown, egg, double cheese, tomato, caramelized onions and lettuce with overflowing unlimited melted cheese sauce. And the good news is, it’s very affordable. The Tower Burger also costs Php 150.00 and can even be shared by two persons because of its big size.
If you want lots of cheese on your burger, additional patty or even egg, now you can achieve the burger of your choice. Cafe Tea Ria also offers the first in the metro – Customize Your Own Burger Made by Us.
Another best seller from their menu is the chicken poppers which customers can choose from savory flavors of BBQ, cheese, and sour cream. Each orders comes in that comes in big servings, definitely good for sharing. What you see is what you get. Every bite of chicken poppers is guaranteed rich in flavor.
“Habang kumakain, makakapag enjoy sila. We have board board games, books and Wi-Fi. At iniisip talaga namin kung ano yung maganda para sa picture taking nila,” says Emil Maluto, owner of Cafe Tea Ria.
The cherry blossoms-inspired background, perfect for Instagram posts, was designed dedicated for Emil’s wife, Sherry because she always wanted to go to Japan.
Cafe Tea Ria is a fulfillment of husband and wife tandem, Emil and Sherry Maluto to have their own business. Despite coming from a different industry (Information and Technology and Accounting), their love for food motivated them to venture in the food business industry.
How to go to Cafe Tea Ria?
From SM Molino:Ride a greencab going to Pag-asa Subdivision and ask to be dropped in front Prime Global Care Medical Center. We are located right beside the Hospital.
From Robinsons Imus:Ride a Jeep/Greencab going to Pag-asa Subdivision and ask to be dropped in front Prime Global Care Medical Center. We are located right beside the Hospital.