After trying the Custaroons of Gigi, I am a fan. I got curious of the newly opened cafe shop in Eastwood. It has the logo similar to that of the Custaroonery but still in doubt if they’re the same. My friend told me that Gigi of the Custaroonery and the new cafe shop is the same. I disagree and will just confirm once we were able to get a chance to interview any of the crew.
The Gigi Coffee & Cupcakes store is located inside Eastwood City, a few blocks away from the main entrance. As you enter Eastwood from Citibank main entrance and look to your right. It is a store away from Watson’s. You’ll notice it at once because of its nice, classy and mostly greens interior. You can see it from the outside.
As I’ve said, it’s mostly greens that we think it mimics one being in a park having a cup of coffee and a yummy cupcakes. The “bermuda” grass was awesome, very pleasing to the eyes.
Since the store is a bit small and only a few tables can occupy the space, it was nice of them to create side chairs. If you notice, they created a numbered tables and chairs that are literally on the sides. However, it was a bit awkward for me coz you’re facing other customers as you sit. So I personally got conscious while eating cupcakes sitting there.
They displayed glass figures on the counter bar as well as boxes of the cupcakes. It shows simple yet elegant style. A bit toned down compared to the Custaroonery designs and concept.
They have a huge menu displayed for customers to see. Apology for the cost of cupcakes since it wasn’t captured in the photo. A piece of cupcake costs Php 40 and if I’m not mistaken, box of 6 is Php 235 and a box of 12 is Php 475. Will confirm as soon as possible.
They even have after eight dinner sticks. If you’re a mint lover like me, I bet you know these. They are chocolate sticks with mints inside. I love them! They cost around Php 225.
Now here are the cupcakes that were available during the time of our visit. Some cupcakes have no labels so I’m not sure what they are. I believe they have other flavors that I didn’t capture in photo. Will check them from time to time since I’m just in the area during weekdays.
From all of those, I get to try their best seller: Red Velvet Cake. Others were the Sea Salt Chocolate, the Lemon cupcake and the Green Tea in chocolate. I love the red velvet and the sea salt. Their flavor is perfect. The softness of the cupcake confirms that it’s made out of the oven. The combination of saltiness and sweetness of sea salt chocolate is really good. The lemon is a bit sour for me. The green tea is great for green tea lovers. Hahaha! The bitterness of green tea and sweetness of chocolate feels weird to my taste buds. :p
In the end, I ordered a Box of 6 to share to Andrew and his siblings. They loved it too especially the Red Velvet. I’m sure will purchase more of Gigi’s cupcakes soon.
By the way, for the drinks. We didn’t order coffee that time but we tried their Iced Lemon Grass Tea for Php 65. It tastes good but needs to add some honey to add sweetness. It tastes bland after some time because of the ice, I think. Next time, we’ll order their coffee. I want to try their White Chocolate. I think I’ll love it. Hehe!
I was fortunate to see Gigi that time. Finally, saw the brains behind the Custaroonery and GIGI. She was kind enough to take a photo with me even though she was busy entertaining friends and customers.
A new cafe in town that is definitely worth a try.
Have you tried GIGI’s coffee and cupcakes?
What’s your favorite drink and cupcake?
GIGI Coffee & Cupcakes
5 Eastwood Ave., Eastwood City Libis
(after Watsons and before BDO)