Nov 19, 2018

Single Origin is one of the homegrown concepts that challenged Filipinos’ perceptions on what a café should be. It’s evident on its two-page long menu with no photos, only small texts printed back-to-back. It serves craft coffee, cocktails, waffles, boards of cold cuts and cheese, and whatnot at any time of the day. Our editor Pauline Miranda described it in our first feature on them as “chaotic, maybe even like a scene out of a strange dream, but Single Origin makes it all look normal.”

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Single Origin opens as early as 7 a.m.

And now it’s adding a few items on its menu: the pretty and refreshing smoothie bowls.

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Mixed berries smoothie bowl topped with slices of banana, strawberries, raisins, and granola

“A lot of our regulars were seeking something different and new,” says Single Origin’s marketing manager Monica Modomo. So they included this vegetarian dish on the list—an upgraded version of your regular smoothie, now served in bowls and is now more satisfying as a complete meal. They have three variants (so far): mixed berries, avocado, and banana peanut butter. They’re all topped with granola to add texture to the rather creamy dish.

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Maple vanilla cold brew, perfect for those who want their coffee sweet and creamy

At the drinks department, the new stuff are maple vanilla cold brew and espresso noir. The former is a cold brew steeped for 18 hours added with vanilla-infused maple syrup and milk, perfect for those who want their coffee less acidic, dulcet, and creamy. The latter, on the other hand, is an espresso-based cocktail with vodka, creme de cacao, and cream. Both concoctions use Bliss espresso, Single Origin’s (and Nikkei) own blend that “focuses on sweetness and complexity with a syrupy mouthfeel and long finish.” It thus gives the drinkers an aftertaste that lingers on the palate and great experience.

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Espresso Noir, an espresso-based cocktail with vodka, creme de cacao, and cream

The owners of Single Origin (Carlo and Jackie Lorenzana) are always on the lookout for something new in and out of the country and something the market demands, so we can expect new items every now and then at Single Origin.

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Single Origin is located at 2F C3 Bldg., Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City. It opens at 7 a.m. daily and closes at midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays. For reservations and other inquiries, contact 0903-2688902.


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