The Shop Around the Corner
Before going back to Manila, we decided to have snacks at this intriguing shop around the corner even if we just had late lunch. Haha! We've come across this place many times and wondered about it, so now, we got the chance to eat here! Finally! :p
Up the stairs
The Shop Around Around the Corner (TSAC) is a simple cafe in Lipa City, literally on the corner of CM Recto and Kap S. Luz streets. The entrance is on a busy street and up the second floor of the building.
TSAC is not your ordinary cafe. It offers a cozy place to hang out and relax. They have a spacious area with a mix and match of furniture which makes for an interesting lay out. There's also a nook where they sell jewelry and other goodies. Artworks are also displayed on the walls. Simple home decors adorn the cafe.
The atmosphere here is warm and inviting. The cafe has hardwood floors, simple chairs and tables as well as soft, comfy sofas on the corner. On the far end is a shelf filled with books, magazines and games customers can borrow. Another perk is their free wi-fi! ^_^
Games and books
TSAC not only serves pastries and coffee but pasta, sandwiches and snacks, too. They offer a wide variety of beverages, hot or cold, and sweet desserts - perfect for the afternoon! :)
Cookie jar =)
We had a plate of pasta, two kinds of pastries (which we chose based on the name and description. Hehe!), two cold drinks and a hot cup of choco.
Tulingan fettuccine (100php)
Tulingan fettuccine. A unique dish of sinaing na tulingan sauce with fettuccine noodles. We wanted to try this since it's our first time to encounter such kind of pasta and we didn't regret choosing it! It was a treat! It wasn't oily nor fishy, the pasta was cooked just right and the sauce good, salty and tasty, perfectly pared with the bread sticks.
Devil's food cupcake (35php)
Devil's food cupcake. We loved how it looked -- and tasted of course! It was a so rich and packed which we didn't expect it to be. That's a good thing though. The slightly burnt meringue on tip gave it character and a unique flavor.
Cheesecake Marble Brownie (55php)
Cheesecake Marble Brownie. Two pieces aren't enough! The brownie was really soft, moist and smelled good! The chocolate and cheese was a great combination - sweet and salty! The flavors complemented each other well --would've wanted one more piece. Haha! :D
Belgian waffle Solo (100php)
Belgian waffle. We also had a single order of Belgian waffle with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and a big slice of butter. We smothered the whole thing with the cream and melted butter and it tasted fantastic! It could've been more appealing and more delicious with fresh fruits but we can't complain. We enjoyed this immensely even if we're already full! ;p
White Mocha Dream (125php)
White Mocha Dream (125php)
Tsokolate eh! (50php)
The Chococcino was good, smooth and creamy with matching marshmallows and chocolate syrup. The White Mocha Dream was stronger, and quite bitter -- the real coffee taste and the Tsokolate eh! perfect, sweet and just full chocolatey goodness. :p
Time wasn't just enough! We found about the cool games late and didn't have time to enjoy them, it was already getting late. But we enjoyed the food as well as the service. The large cookies and big chunks of brownies on the counter looked really good but we were already so full! Wish we went there earlier and on empty stomachs so we could have more of what they had to offer! We'd love to come back and try the other items on the menu. =D
Emo! Haha! :D
The Shop Around The Corner
Retail Shop - Custom-made Furniture
Interior Design - Cafe and Gelateria
2nd Level C.M. Recto Ave. corner Kap. S. Luz St.
Poblacion, Lipa City
Mon - Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Phone: (043) 757-4580