Photo courtesy and credits to: Carpentry and Coffee facebook page.
My blog’s goal is to feature most, if not all, of the cafes and restaurants in Cainta and Taytay Rizal this 2018. Sadly, the year is about to end and I havn’t reached even the 40% of that goal due to my work schedule. I always find little-to-no-time to visit and create blog contents. Aside from the fact that food businesses are sprouting around towns in a short span of time, concurring the task of work and passion is really hardwork.
In Taytay alone, there are numerous cafes both old-hand and tyro that compete for the eyes of the hungry masses. There are those small cafes in secluded places that only few knew about. Take for instance Bingwa, a korean inspired cafe located in Tanchoco avenue and 2615 Cafe, that recently was closed and moved to a different location.
In Cainta, aside from the common hang-out cafes like Infinitea, there is also BonAppetea and Cafe at Sunset — all in one location at Brookside Gate 3. These cafes are on top of those that are in secluded places.
That means to say the goal this year is a bit impossible for me to accomplish.
However, that wouldn’t stop my excitement to discover new cafes and create contents whenever I want to.
If you are in Cainta Rizal and happened to pass along The Garden Walk, there was a newly opened cafe that is located at the 2nd floor of this spick-and-span 2-storey retail establishment. It is called Carpentry and Coffee by Poale.
Poale is a company known in the field of building and construction. That is no wonder why the owner came up with the idea of bringing carpentry and coffee together. Although we can say that the theme is out-of-ordinary, it could be one of the rarest birds in the forest of brewing industry.
The cafe’s name suggests its artistic theme for carpentry which literally means the art of shaping and assembling structural woodwork.
Carpentry is not well-known to everyone. Majority would think of carpentry as just stroking of hammers and cutting of woods being done by the tradesman called carpenter. But the truth is, it is a form of art! It takes creativity, hardwork and passion to learn it. The home we live in, the furniture we sits on, would not be possible without this art.
In this cafe, you will appreciate art more in the form of carpentry. For instance, the chairs and tables are artistically designed from building and construction materials. You will notice that the center table assembles the image of a tall door. There is also a mural of those working skilled-traders at the right wall and an array of carpenter tool boxes can also be seen among the shelves. Generally speaking, its interior design depicts the soul of the job.
I also like how spacious this cafe is. I rarely see spacious cafes these days. I think the biggest that I’ve been so far is Starbucks in Tagaytay (I havn’t visited all the SBs yet, for sure). Most of the cafes I featured on this blog are either too small or too crowded to the point of jostling of elbows is inevitable. But this cafe, there are enough spaces in between tables which I believe is very important for those who are opting-out for inexpensive dates or meetings. Plus, the lightings are great. If you happen to visit at night, your picture would definitely be instagrammable.
The food and beverage price here ranges in between 120 – 180 pesos depending. And the taste is really good. I’m not being biased. To compare it to SB’s Caramel Machiatto, this cafe tasted even better. I ordered an iced caramel machiatto (which I always do), and I was in love-at-first-taste. It is sweet and milky ( my friend Car would love this, I swear ). Also, their Mocha frappintero will give you that bittersweet taste and aroma. I’m just not sure if it was steamed chocolate syrup or powdered cocoa that was added for the Mocha Frappe, but there is an overpowered taste of cocoa in it, which does not make it taste bad. It actually taste good.
The cake slices only cost 120php each. It is very rich and flavorful. It will give you an out-of-space gastronomic experience. I think one slice can be shared by 2 to 3 persons.
I think the cafe also offers meals like pasta or sandwich. I’m just not sure about it. Because it was only their soft-opening when we visited. Meaning, you may stumble with some requests or services that they don’t offer yet. Take for instance, you can only order through their menu board and there is no POS machine installed yet.
I also noticed a pile of collectible pillows on the shelves. I think they are selling those merchandise. You may wanna pay a visit to the cafe to see them and try to order because the designs of the pillows are great and they look cozy.
All in all, I think I have a new tambayan that I can bring my friends with instead of our normal Infinitea in Brookside 3.
Aside from its unique theme, the place is also picture-perfect. It is worth a space in your daily instagram feed. I just wish that there is free wifi connection (coz I failed to ask if there is). But one thing is for sure, there is an available outlet for charging that gives you that Starbucks experience in a spacious and affordable atmosphere.
Carpentry and Coffee by Poale is open from 7am – 11pm. They offer free brewed coffee from Mondays to Fridays at 7am-9am. Located at The Garden Walk, Felix Avenue Cainta, Rizal. (Just few blocks away from Sm Hypermarket at Village East).
Like their facebook page: Coffee and Carpentry
Grab your best bud and sip your brewed coffee together. Let us all stay awesome.