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 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: $1 = Php 47. 23
Price range for the drinks and the food choices start from Php 100 ($ 2.11).
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.
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 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.
Another part of the cafe that I liked was seeing this:
The cafe is accessible by:
- Public transport (e.g. tricycles, jeepneys)
- Private vehicles
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?