Hello, Where’s Marcel?
Why is everyone looking for Marcel? And more importantly, who is Marcel?
Well, for those curious, the coffee shop is named after Marcel Ruggieri, a coffee enthusiast who often wanders off to Costa Rica and Columbia, two popular coffee regions to look for the perfect beans. It takes pride in being a strong supporter of local businesses and engage in direct trading with farmers. The crop-to-cup concept has developed Where’s Marcel as an establishment that is more community-based. And this Melbourne born shop decided to have Manila as its first location offshore.
Aside from its expansive coffee menu, it also offers a bunch of savory dishes such as sandwiches and pasta. But since I planned to have dinner elsewhere, I settled with one Revel Bar (PHP55) and a cup of Marcel’s Dirty Chai (PHP170, 12 oz).
The place was pretty empty on a Saturday night so it was a perfect place to hangout and catch up with friends. The place also offers WI-FI so this place could also be a nice spot to do those term papers.
First served was the revel bar and it was delectable.
The oatmeal gave the snack a lovely chewy taste and the melted chocolate chips made the bar sweet yet not overwhelming. For PHP55, it was a pretty good find.
I also enjoyed my cup of Marcel’s Dirty Chai which had a nice blend of espresso, tea and cinnamon. The cinnamon taste was evident but not too strong as I still got to appreciate the taste of espresso and chai. The aroma though was more chai than coffee.
I wasn’t able to finish my drink as a medium cup was a bit too much for one sitting. I then remembered that the barista mentioned that he could transfer any leftover drink to Where’s Marcel’s charming to go cup. Yay!
Overall, it was a pleasant visit and I would love to come back and try its savory dishes.
Where’s Marcel is located at Ground Floor, The Pearl Place, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.