An Afternoon at Poppy Coffee and Cupcakes, SU Portal West

By joselle - August 24, 2011

There is a new coffee shop in town. Located in a portion of what used to be National Bookstore (which moved to Robinson's), Poppy Coffee and Cupcakes is just right across the lawn from my classroom. The coffee shop is airy and spacious with its high ceilings and large windows. I loved the feel of the place the moment I stepped inside. They also have the couch-y type of seating that I prefer over plastic chairs, which really allows you to sit back and enjoy your coffee.

The coffee shop is fairly new so I didn't expect a wide array of choices. For the most part, they have hot coffee, iced coffee and non-coffee blends, a few cupcakes, and sandwiches. I tried the ham sandwich and a hazelnut frappecino for my very first order. The frappecino tasted great, but the sandwich was a little bit on the cold side. I saw that the staff looked a bit frazzled, so I guess everyone was still getting to know where everything goes and how to do stuff. I would expect the service to get better once they have settled in. The cupcakes looked adorable, but I'm not really a cupcake person so I passed.

The coffee shop really struck gold with their location, since it is right by one of the main routes students take to school from various parts of the city center.Personally, I think it's the perfect place for me to get a cup of coffee after work and while waiting for my class. I just hope they start serving pasta soon :)

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  1. the macro shot of the sandwich is great. amazing detail

  2. thanks kat! I never know what I'll get when I use my 50 mm OM Zuiko... sometimes its too soft and other times I get a lucky sharp photo. Just glad maau ang lighting sa Poppy!

  3. Poppy coffee is a sure way to the pockets of tasted beyond expectation but the cupcake tasted at par for its price for 19, you can't expect it to be like DC cupcakes..Lol

  4. Yup! 'cause we got the window seats! :)

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