Do you know who’s been around even before drinking coffee became such a cool thing? Figaro Coffee! About ten years ahead of all the hipster coffee joints in the metro, they were one of the very first to introduce Filipinos to great-tasting, top-notch quality coffee (their drinks were a big level up from the instant stuff many were used to!)
Even though they’re an old-timer in the coffee business, Figaro still has surprises up their sleeve. Recently, they’ve added a bunch of different drinks, entrees, and desserts to their menu that both regulars and newcomers can look forward to! The next time you’re out for a coffee run at Figaro, be sure to try out their new creations!
A homegrown concept with a classy European style and delicious local coffee
All Figaro had was a kiosk and two employees when they first opened in 1993, but they didn’t stay a small business for long as their following continued to get bigger and bigger. Twenty four years later, they’re up to 95 outlets worldwide, including stores in China, Saudi, Guam, Qatar, and Morocco!
If you’ve ever been inside a Figaro branch, you’d never guess that they were a local brand. Their classy yet relaxing Italian-European vibe may have people thinking otherwise, but yes, they’re a homegrown concept created by a group of Filipino coffee enthusiasts!
Figaro was created as a space where friends, colleagues, and business partners can sit back, destress, and enjoy good coffee. And as a local cafe, it has always been their mission to support local beans, championing the Philippine’s delicious Barako coffee!
New at Figaro: Matcha Latte, Almond Frappe, Five Cheese & Garlic Pizza, and many more
Figaro’s extensive menu has always gone beyond coffee, but now there’s even more to savor because they’ve rolled out lots of new things to drink and eat!
If you’re coming in for breakfast, order up the Magandang Umaga Platter (₱275) to start your day off in the most satisfying way possible. It gives you a hefty serving of all the things breakfast lovers dream about, including creamy scrambled egg, smoked ham, bacon, longganisa, potato wedges, and a sliced batard baguette.
But if what you’re looking for is just a quick bite to eat before you start your day, you could go for the Figaro Club Croissant (₱225) instead, a combination of grilled chicken breast, smoked farmer’s ham, fresh greens, and cheddar cheese, all held together by a warm, freshly-baked butter croissant.
For those visiting during lunch or dinner, you can treat yourself to the Quattro Formaggio Mac & Cheese (₱285), a hearty comfort dish made with oven-baked macaroni, bacon bits and a special blend of mozzarella, parmesan, cream cheese, and pizza cheese. It’s a much cheesier version of everyone’s favorite childhood dish!
Since you’re eating pasta, you might as well order up some pizza too! One of their new flavors is the Sweet Hawaiian Holiday Pizza (₱225), smothered in a special blend of three cheeses and tangy Texas BBQ sauce. It’s then showered with a generous helping of sweet ham, pineapple chunks, and bacon!
But if you don’t think pineapples should be on pizza, you can go for the Five Cheese & Garlic Pizza (₱225) instead. Covered in a rich blend of mozzarella, parmesan, cream cheese, pizza cheese, sharp cheddar, and garlic sauce, it’s perfect for those who have a cheese craving to satisfy!
Though if you’re not in the mood for Italian food and would rather enjoy local flavors, there’s the Adobo Flakes Kare-Kare (₱269). The adobo flakes are served with java rice and kare-kare sauce so it’s kind of like getting two well-loved Filipino entrees in one! It’s a great choice for those who can’t decide on just one dish.
Be sure to have space left in your belly after devouring your meal because there’s a new dessert in the lineup and you need to try it! An order of the Banana Fritters a la Mode (₱160) gives you stacked banana sticks capped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with coco-caramel sauce. This sweet treat is finished off with white chocolate shavings.
Of course, it’s not a proper Figaro experience without tasting their coffee drinks! Some of their brand new releases include the White Chocolate Mocha (₱120 for small, ₱135 for regular, and ₱145 for medium) and the Almond Frappe (₱140 for medium and ₱160 for large).
They also have non-coffee drinks like the Matcha Green Tea Latte (₱120 for small, ₱140 for regular, and ₱160 for medium) and the Banana Caramel Blast (₱150 for medium and ₱170 for large) for those who aren’t into caffeine.
The next time you’re looking for a spot to chill in with your friends, officemates, or even just by yourself, hole up in Figaro. You’ll enjoy the classy yet laid back ambiance, the great coffee, and the mouthwatering food! If you’re in the Makati area, you can hit up their Liberty branch.
It’s been recently renovated with a fresh new look!
Figaro Coffee Company can be found at these locations.