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The Kaz Experience

August 9, 2016

The Kaz Experience

Back in Legazpi, there is a cafe called Kaz Korean Dessert Cafe. Nissa and I were lucky enough to sit and talk over some cold drinks during the hot weather.

The Kaz Experience

Kaz Korean Dessert Cafe is located at the 3F of Ayala Malls Legazpi. I’ve been hearing about this particular cafe ever since it was built and Ayala opened. So when I was about to meet Nissa, who is Ate Noni’s sister and the person behind Of Pens and Pages, I got excited since it will be my first time in that cafe.

It is also the first Korean dessert cafe in Albay and I’m lucky enough to have experienced it! One of Korea’s famous desserts is Bing-Su which is the most popular item in their menu.

Yet for our catch-up date, we just had drinks.

The Kaz Experience

My drink and some artsy and book stuff.

The Drink & Price Range

Tbh, I forgot what Nissa ordered and took note of mine. Mine was chocolate mocha frappe (decaf) and since I requested for it to be decaf or no caffeine at all, it was somehow more special. It was off-menu and I didn’t expect that they would still cater or serve my order. It was a first time for me to be served by something that’s off the menu and still is very delicious! Plus, I think the owner was the one who served my drink.

The chocolate mocha frappe costs Php 160 ($3.39) if it has caffeine but my order cost Php 140 ($2.96). Meaning, the caffeine is worth Php 20 ($ 0.42). 😂

To help foreign readers: $1 = Php 47. 23

The Kaz Experience

Menu and desserts

Price range for the drinks and the food choices start from Php 100 ($ 2.11).

The Pseudo-Workshop

There were ladies and gents who would greet you the moment you get in. They are kind and accommodating. We transferred to different tables (three times to be exact) and I thought they would somehow get mad but didn’t. I was opting for the larger table since we were scribbling and practicing some drills. Somehow, a pseudo-workshop.

The Kaz Experience

Nissa of Of Pens and Pages having our pseudo-workshop.

Since we were both lefties, it was easy to share our thoughts and feelings about calligraphy. We shared the same sentiments, struggles. Ultimately, I began telling and encouraging her to try brush pen calligraphy (or just simply, brush calligraphy). She did. It really seemed like a workshop.

People passing-by and even those at the cafe were staring, looking and raising their eyebrows on what we were doing. We just continued what we were doing and enjoyed our date.

These are the usual reactions when people see peculiar things.

The Kaz Experience

The mess we made.

The Cafe

The whole cafe had a dim setting. It had dim lights which may not be suitable or conducive for reading. Yet, for some it may be well. The table where we settled in (where we had the pseudo-workshop) was near the glasses so there was ample amount of natural light. We stayed in the front area, near the menu. Then there’s a hallway where it will lead to the open space.

The Kaz Experience

Hallway towards the entrance/exit.

Another part of the cafe that I liked was seeing this:

The Kaz Experience

Wings. (Photo from Kaz’s page)

The cafe is accessible by:

  • Public transport (e.g. tricycles, jeepneys)
  • Private vehicles
  • Walking

It is quick to see since it’s near the escalator.



Overall, I really like the cafe! It is such a wonderful place to be with especially if you want to escape the scorching sun. It is one of the go-to cafes in Legazpi that you must visit when you are going there! The prices are affordable. They have courteous and kind staff.

So, what are you waiting for?

Try Kaz now!

The Kaz Experience

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16 Comments

  • Reply Kaz lim August 9, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Hello po. This is Kaz from kaz cafe. Thank u so much for the post. Next time u visit we will serve u free bingsu whatever u choose.
    I was so amazed by this post. Thank u so much.

    • Reply Maria August 9, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      You’re very much welcome! Thank you as well. 🙂

  • Reply Bluedreamer August 10, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I love the simplicity of its ambiance but that Audrey Hepburn portrait, i must say, is a head turner… I haven’t tried Korean dessert yet and the in fact the only dish I know from them is their Kim chi haha.. but that Bing Su sounds really intriguing…
    as for the calligraphy.. i really want to learn this soon ^_^

  • Reply ROBERT LEE August 16, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Haven’t been back to Legazpi since 2003 and so I was kinda surprised there already is Ayala Malls. Great for the city of Legazpi. From your post, Kaz seems like a nice go to place. What is important is that the owner makes sure service remains best. What makes a person return, provided the foods and drinks are at least good, is the extremely good experience.

  • Reply Nilyn Matugas August 17, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Cafes are perfect place to chill, think, talk and bond. That’s why I always love to go to cafes when I know I have time to ponder and chill. This makes me want to go back to one near us now. lol. The place is simple but looks quiet, so I think it’s great!

  • Reply Sam Coronado (@followyouroad) August 17, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    A friend of mine is recently into calligraphy. I think it’s a good idea to bring that fellow writer into this cafe, especially that it has coffee! I like the fact that the arts is making a comeback. And I love how your company deepened your experience here.

  • Reply walkwithmisspiggy August 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    The place looks cozy. Perfect for catching up with friends. Unfortunately, this is far from my place. I hope they can have his here in Pasig.

  • Reply Klaudia August 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Hahahaha , you see , your next visits at KAZ Cafè you will get extra extra extra good service ! Isn’t that a lovely appreciation for your neat post ?! Again , nothing to complain about here , I just love reading your posts , as the information you provide doesn’t leave any question unanswered ! I love the way you take care of your ‘foreign readers’ !!! The cafe itself looks very inviting , I love walking into bars or restaurants where you get welcomed by the staff , that is the proper way to run a business in the hospitality trade ! People you greet nice and friendly won’t leave anymore , even if they’d had to wait to get their drinks or meals. I like the wall decoration , especially Audrey Hepburn’s poster !

    • Reply Maria August 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      I just realized that my blog could be seen by people all over the world and that it would be easier for them to understand if it’s converted already. Thank you for passing by here always! 🙂 Audrey Hepburn is one of my all-time idols alongside Marilyn Monroe. <3

  • Reply Nikki August 17, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Oh wow, that’s amazing! I’ve never seen a cafe like it. I’m really intrigued by it now. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Me-An Clemente August 18, 2016 at 12:39 am

    My co-blogger and I are lefties too. Cheers to us for being lefties. Lefties are known to be creative people. Anyway, how is the bing-su their? What are the flavors of bing-su that they offer? Did you get the chance to try it?

    • Reply Maria August 18, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Hola! I haven’t tried the bing-su there but I heard that it’s really yummy! Yay for lefties!!

  • Reply Fenrile August 18, 2016 at 1:59 am

    It looks like a really nice place. Cozy and good to chill out from time to time. I can imagine that many people take pictures with those wings on the wall. Also, the calligraphy is really great. It’s beautiful and I’m always amazed to see such things. For me who doesn’t write well and without an artistic touch about anything with my hands, I’m always amazed by these

  • Reply Dunja August 18, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Your works are amazing! I really like calligraphy! About the caffe, it looks adorable and cozy and that frappe looks mouthwatering. I like that people who work there are nice and friendly – that’s really important, i hate when staff is rude!

  • Reply Berlin August 18, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Love the interiors and love that tempting drink on your table. But most of all, love the calligraphy. Its nice to experience new places and come back sgain because of its amiable and courteous staff.

  • Reply Alyssa tuangco August 18, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Wow it’s good you have a korean cafe available there. The place looks cozy and good for chilling or hanging out with friends. I agree it’s not the place to read books. The price of the drinks and dessert are ok too.

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