July 18, 2021

Upland Kafé

Upland Kafé, Silang, Cavite

Just along Aguinaldo Highway, located at the back of a Shell station is this new hidden gem! I mean just look at how cute their place is! Nestled under decade old trees, everything is made inside a whitewashed container van. 

We were so happy when we arrived. We looked for it because the place was starting to trend on facebook and when we stepped out of the car, it was even more beautiful than the gorgeous photos that are posted on social media. Silang has a milder climate compared to the rest of the province so coffee will never be out of fashion (even for warmer days, a cup of ice cold will do the trick!)

Machuca-style Tiles and Neon Signs

Team Puti or literally white team in English is a design movement that is very popular in social media nowadays here in the islands. It's clean and minimalist finish is applied to this cafe's interior which made the tiles and neon signage (two of my favorite things) really pop! Machuca Tile is the largest and oldest manufacturer of handmade cement tiles in the Philippines dating back 1903. 

      
(L) Their signature Blue Pea Latte and (R) Caramel Macchiato 

We were not shy to ask for their best-sellers especially it's our first time so we wanted their hits, a thing my friend RJay taught me. So both him and I tried their Blue Pea Latte, as per their facebook page is the very first concoction here in the Philippines! It's made by using the Blue Ternate flower as a tint, and I have to say, it was really good and yes, very colorful! It was sweeter compared to my cousin Judy's Caramel Macchiato which has a stronger coffee:sweetness ratio

Me pretending to be the cafe's Model

We stayed to enjoy our drinks because we felt comfortable to due to its al-fresco seating, and though it just rained, the owners and crew were so kind to clean us some seats and tables which we didn't really use because we can't stop taking pictures of the place! It's just really beautiful. We tried two more drinks, this time we tried a Frappe and an Iced Tea. 

      
(L) Strawberries and Creme Frappe and (R) Lemon Lychee Iced Tea

Since I am getting older (certified Tito), I'm starting to refrain from sweet drinks so the strawberries and creme frappe will not be a choice on my next visit but this Lychee iced tea is like sunshine on a cup! It is sweet but only the right amount! I can taste a hint of brown sugar, perhaps they use it as a sweetener? But the lychee extract they used gave me bolts of energy from the inside even if it was a grey and gloomy kind of day! 

 

Now the question is, am I gonna go back? A big YES! For so many reasons - their coffee, their fun concoctions, but most especially - the ambiance! being there gives me this relaxed feeling, on the levels that you just can't get from the usual cafes because Upland's edge will always be them being so close to nature. No other mural can beat the views of being under the embrace of strong trees that gives out natural air conditioning! Will definitely be back Upland!

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This visit to Upland Kafé very much inspired me to start an Instagram project wherein I will share and review coffee and experiences from café to café! May I take this chance to share with you all Cafe Hunter PH and join me in my café adventures across the islands!

You can visit and follow it on https://www.instagram.com/cafehunterph


Never Stop Nature!
Stevenson

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Upland Kafé
Shell Select along Aguinaldo Highway
Silang, Cavite
0927 917 9690

8 comments:

  1. The place looks nice and inviting. Their drinks look refreshing! Glad that you enjoyed your visit there, Stevenson. Have a great day and a fantastic new week.

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  2. Oh wow that looks so amazing. I'd love to have a coffee there. The drinks look super too :-D

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  3. Parece un café genial , me dio ganas del cafe con caramelo y el te helado. Te mando un beso

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  4. That is a cute little cafe. And wow, I love the floor tile. White was a great choice when the owners chose it. And your drinks do look pretty good too. Have a great new week Stevenson.

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  5. The cafe is so cute! I love the floor tiles. It would be hard for me to choose between the blue pea latte and the strawberry and creme frappe. Have a wonderful week.

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  6. Oh what interesting drinks, and it sounds as though they tasted as good as they looked. What a gorgeous place to visit Stephenson.
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. It's quite pretty and serene and container shops are very fashionable. Love the floor tiles!
    The drinks are quite unusual too, specially the blue latte :)
    I'm sure you will be back to enjoy another drink and the lovely atmosphere.

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  8. Isn't it fun to find a new spot you really like? This looks delightful -- fresh, neat and the drinks look fabulous!

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