Could Super Colorful And Ombre-Style Drinks Be The New Trend In Manila?


These days, foodies everywhere use social media to share countless food photos and our favorite restaurants sure have noticed, amping up their game with picture-perfect food.

And when it comes to drinks, color is the name of the game! Here are 9 places where you can find super colorful and ombre-style drinks!

1. Chatime

One of the milk tea places here in the metro that is still going strong, Chatime regularly updates its menu with new and seasonal drinks. And now that the weather is getting warmer each day, what better way to cool down than with Chatime’s Sunset Obsession drinks!

Chatime's Grapefruit Sunset Tea

Chatime’s Grapefruit Sunset Tea | Photo from Norman Lester T.’s looloo review

The Sunset Obsession collection makes use of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea and comes in three different flavors: mango, grapefruit, and lemon!

Chatime has branches all over the metro.

2. Spiffy’s Grove

Everyone has been talking about Starbucks’ new drink, the sugary sweet and ultra colorful Unicorn Frappuccino. But even before this hit our social media feeds, did you know that you can find a unicorn-themed drink here in Manila?

Unicorn Tears from Spiffy's Grove

Photo from Jayson J.’s looloo review for Spiffy’s Grove

If you find yourself down south in the Parañaque area, why not head over to Spiffy’s Grove to try its sparkly drink, Unicorn Tears! What it’s made of is a tightly kept secret so you really should try it for yourself to know what it’s all about!

Up for gold-colored coffee? Then try the Gold Brew! Both the Unicorn Tears and Gold Brew come from a cafe in Singapore called Dapper Coffee. Spiffy’s Grove orders them in batches so make sure to make your reservations as soon as possible!

Spiffy’s Grove is located at 412 El Granada Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque.

3. Dean & DeLuca

When we think of soda, chances are the first thing that pops into mind are those in cans. It might be a surprise to some that there are those that come in different flavors and colors! If you’re wondering where you can find such kind, Dean & DeLuca is the place to head to! With flavors that include pomegranate, strawberry lychee, and peach, picking which NY Soda to order is easier said than done.

Dean and DeLuca's NY Soda

Photo from Migs C.’s looloo review for Dean and DeLuca

In her looloo review, Ruth S. calls the passionfruit-flavored NY Soda an exemption to her usual rule of avoiding sodas at all cost. “This was really good. Refreshing and yummy! You should try this!”

Dean & DeLuca is located at G/F Edades Tower and Garden Villas, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati, and at G/F Eton Tower, Dela Rosa Street corner VA Rufino Street, Legaspi Village, Makati

4. Galaxtea

Galaxtea started out as a stall in weekend food bazaars and needless to say, it didn’t take long before its multicolored drinks founds it way to our Facebook and Instagram feeds. Fortunately for all of us, Galaxtea opened its first ever branch last March over at UP Town Center!

Reich T. tried the Lemon Wintermelon Tea and had this to say in her looloo review: “Who would have thought that “Kondol” and lemon works well together??? Well, no one except for Galaxtea. How does it taste? Surprisingly good, similar to fresh iced tea with subtle hints of wintermelon.”

Galaxtea is located at G/F Phase 1A, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

5. Bubba Lab Cafe

Speaking of gold-colored cold brew coffee, a cafe in Marikina serves one that is proudly locally made!

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Bubba Lab’s take is made from a slow extraction process that makes use of cool water and the cafe’s own coffee blend. And by slow, we mean 12 hours long! A glittering ingredient (which Bubba Lab hasn’t named) is added to the mix and voila! You have an Instagram-ready coffee!

Bubba Lab Cafe has branches in Marikina and Quezon City.

6. Cha Tuk Chak

Though we’ve had a growing number of milk and iced tea places over the years, Cha Tuk Chak is one of the few that introduces us to Thai tea. Typically sweet due to the use of sugar or milk, Thai tea is also characterized by a more vibrant color due to its use of ingredients such as star anise.

Cha Tuk Chak’s Thai Emerald Lemon, for example, is an ombre-style drink in different shades of green. The Thai Ruby Lemon, on the other hand, is a combination of varying shades of red and orange.

Cha Tuk Chak is located at 46 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig.

7. Egg-It Asian Streetfood

Egg-It Asian Streetfood has been a mainstay of the Kapitolyo foodie scene as well as the StrEAT: Maginhawa Food Park. Recently, it is one of the familiar names that joined the newly opened Space Food Park and in honor of the space theme, it introduced the Space Drinks, which actually light up in the dark!

Egg-It Asian Streetfood has branches in Kapitolyo, Pasig, StrEAT: Maginhawa Food Park in Quezon City, and Space Food Park, 219 Menlo corner Leveriza, Pasay.

8. Bangers & Buckets

Many foodies don’t consider a food park complete unless it has a cocktail bar serving up unique drinks to go with the chosen grub.

At Madison Commons Food Park, you can have your fill of alcoholic beverages over at Bangers & Buckets! And as its name suggests, these beverages are served in buckets! Some of the drinks you can find on the menu include the deliciously pink Soju Surprise, the fruity Sangria, and the minty cool Mmmojito!

Bangers & Buckets is located at Madison Commons Food Park, 1 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig.

9. Artesania MNL Cafe

By now, you probably have heard or at least seen a photo of Artesania MNL’s beautiful and colorful Galaxy Latte. The Galaxy Latte comes into different flavors such as the Black Forest, Nutcracker, and English Toffee.

The latte art is created through the use of food coloring, which are swirled and smeared over the foam to create the desired effect of a galaxy with stars. In his looloo review, Jayson J. describes his Black Forest Galaxy Latte as “pleasing to the eyes” while Peeya D. said she took “a minute to admire its beauty” in her review.

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Bella Javier

Bella is a lover of all things sweet, a multi-time winner of the timeless children’s party and icebreaker game, Name That Tune, and a self-proclaimed queen of wishful thinking. A wanderer whose hunger lasts 24/7 and a proud owner of an oldies playlist mixed with songs she can sing fluently but does not understand, she’ll choose neither Edward or Jacob when asked that same old question.

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