Friday, April 1, 2011

Sweet Desserts at Cocktales

(Note: As of May 2012, this Cocktales branch is now closed. :( There are still other branches of Cocktales though (as listed at the end of this post), so be sure to check them out!)

Because it's been a long long time since the last post here on The Lunch Buddies, I've decided to drop a quick mini-review on a little desserts shop called Cocktales. They've already opened several branches around Metro Manila but the one I visited is in Robinson's Place Manila.

Even at first glance, the store (or is it a booth?) is already quite eye-catching. The bright and cheerful ambience just pulls you in as soon as you see it.

Their menu is also super adorable, with gorgeous photos and beautiful lettering. And it fully achieves its purpose since it makes you want to order every single mouth-watering item on the menu!

Since my friends and I were still full from lunch, we decided to get two desserts to share.

First is this Strawberry Fizz, a refreshing shake made out of fresh strawberries and creamy ice cream. It's nice and creamy, with a perfect balance between sweet and tart. You can even add a surcharge to have it spiked, if that's your thing.

And as you can see from this photo: it's a huge glass! Probably too much for one person, so it's perfect to share.

The next dessert we had is this Tropical Paradise, filled with fresh tropical fruits like mangos, pineapples, watermelons, apples, strawberries, pineapples, and melons. Topped with jelly bits and a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, it's the perfect way to end your meal.

Cocktales has many, many different items in their menu, and they even serve meals. I really have to go back and try them all one of these days. It's really refreshing to have a unique dessert place like this which, instead of serving fattening, calorie-heavy sweets, has these fresh fruit-based desserts, providing a lighter yet just as delicious alternative.

Robinson's Place Manila, Midtown Wing
Other Branches: SM Megamall; Trinoma; SM Mall of Asia; Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato (not sure if these are still open though, there's not much information on the net)

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