Caffe Ti-Amo is definitely a place where you can cool down from the summer heat since their main offering is italian gelato. They also have freshly brewed espresso drinks, herb teas, shakes and smoothies, waffles, honeybread and other gelato yummies. (Nomnomnom!!!)
I do not want to bore you with 101 synonyms of the word delicious and yummy, so I'll let the photos of the food we sampled speak for itself.
So what is the difference between Italian gelato and ice cream? According to the crew of Caffe Ti-Amo gelati contains less fat than regular ice cream and uses all-natural premium ingredients. I was really happy about their Italian gelato because it was really smooth and light and most importantly. People who are prone to tonsilitis would love this too since it wasn't so sweet.
I was surprised about the taste of Affogato. When I sampled it I tasted bitter coffee but this was soon replaced by wildly delicious vanilla gelato. It was an awesome feeling since I thought I was going to be disappointed with it. My friend, Sha, said that it reminded her of the time she placed coffee crumble ice cream in a cup of brewed coffee during our housewarming party.
This dish was another surprise. I expected the bread to be boring since it was thick, had vanilla gelato, blueberry drizzle and cinnamon on it. I was proven wrong when I sampled it. I ended up eating half of the dish (haha).
Just stare at this dish. It looks yummy? Yes? Amen.
Mischiato is the Korean version of our halo-halo, minus the sago and ube. This one has fruits in it and Francis mentioned that they oftentimes place red beans too.
Coffee Mischiato with chocolate drizzle
Green Tea Mischiato with Caramel drizzle
Francis mentioned that they put caramel drizzle (syrup) on the green tea gelato because some customers find it bitter. I didn't. It was just perfect!
In my excitement to share the photos I took I almost failed to mention that Caffe Ti-Amo is partly owned by Jollibee Food Corporation so expect more Caffe Ti-Amo branches to come. After all, Caffe Ti-Amo is unbelievably bigger than Starbucks in Korea!
You may also want to read about their tea. I have a post about it at Tea, Completely.
Upper Ground Floor,
SM North EDSA Annex
Price Range: PhP200-250 (share with a friend!)
Must try: Honeybread, Affogato
Lakwatsera's Rating: I wish they would open a branch at SM Bicutan or Glorietta.