Last December 20, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog personally graced the formal opening of Book Latte Cafe in its new location at the Paseo de Iloilo of Robinson’s Place in De Leon st., Iloilo City. It’s been a few months since my favorite cafe for the longest time has been closed for renovation. Back in 2011 when I was still in college, Book Latte has been one of my favored destinations for hanging out or studying; it was then located at Lucio Lim building where you wouldn’t expect a coffee shop to exist beside an appliance store in Quezon st. near the mall entrance.
After meeting Ms. Tina, the cafe’s new owner and their staff- I became close to everyone even their most loyal customers. From 2012 to 2014, the cafe has been one of my most-visited places here in the city. It has become a haven for me to appreciate art, travel and other topics that can be read in their book and magazines. Not to mention that Chef Red Zamora who used to work in an internationally-acclaimed hotel in Cebu has been creating the most enticing, flavorful and delicious plates of goodness that one can simply look forward to in a decent cafe.
Before brunchin’ became a big hit in the city lately, I have been enjoying the crisp but smooth on the inside Belgian waffle topped with butter and other heavenly ingredients as well as the other customers who found solace in this humble cafe tucked inside the building with trucks and tricycles outside.
Now in it’s new location, our favorite cafe will surely give a boost of confidence and pride to its small community of coffee lovers who are members and the new set of customers who wish to try the Book Latte experience.
Congratulations once again to the management and staff of Book Latte! I will surely look forward to more memorable moments, mouthwatering food and in trying out their freshly-brewed “fruity” coffee.
This blog post is by Cafe Ilonggo. Check out their blog here .