FINALLY, Cagayan de Oro’s very own Coffeeworks begins brewing at the newly opened, much talked about SM City North EDSA Sky Garden.
Starting as a cozy 60 sq.m. coffeeshop at the corner of Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center in 2005, Coffeeworks has proven it has won the hearts of many Cagayanons and visitors alike, with its expansion to over a 100 sq.m. hangout in December 2007.
Roselle Paras, Coffeeworks’ owner and founder, was always a fixture in coffeeshops while working as a reporter and segment producer in Manila. This inspired her to open a hip coffeeshop in her own hometown, Cagayan de Oro.
Aside from serving freshly roasted coffee, Coffeeworks was the first in the city to offer free wireless internet. This proved to be a great formula as different mixes of students, office workers, families and friends bonded over hot coffee and temptingly delicious cakes.
After four years, a lot of luck and sheer determination to penetrate the fickle Manila market, Coffeeworks formally opened last May 25, with celebrities Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez as one its first guests. Amid lush greenery and cooling waterfalls overlooking bustling EDSA, a trip to the Sky Garden is a must visit.
With a uniquely stark industrial yet modern design, Coffeeworks Sky Garden stands out among a sea of the usual brown themed coffeeshops. And although the new branch has a more updated look, bestsellers in the CDO branch continue to be a favorite among the Manilenos: Macadamia Coffee Jelly Frappe, Hazelnut Frappe, Mochamint Cappuccino, Grilled Paninis on whole wheat bread, and of course, the popular Cashew Sansrival. New additions include the Chocolate Concorde cake and the sugar-free oatmeal cookies for the health conscious.
What’s more, the prices are still very affordable, around P10 to P20 cheaper than other coffeeshops in the metro. You also won’t need to rush since Coffeeworks Sky Garden is open well after mall hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
Watch out for the Coffeeworks feature in Channel 23’s MYX Show Wer U At. Also in the works is a third branch opening in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro.
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