STEAM YARD Coffee and Community..

STEAM YARD Coffee and Community..

“Good coffee is a pleasure, while good friends are a treasure!”

My encounter with this coffee shop cum retail/ concept store is by accident while I was waiting for a document in the Municipal hall of Muntinlupa City. The shop’s location is just a stone throw away situated alongside other known establishments. It was raining at that time and I had to look for a dry place to stay.

Steam yard..
Front yard of steam yard..

The calligraphy in front of them lured me to go inside and was instantly amazed by it.

Fusion of rustic and industrial..
I see these only on the pages of a magazine..
Such a looker..

There are more inside, a coffee shop that serves blueberry cheesecake and a dozen of on-line brands lined-up with their beckoning displays.

Wide choices..
Though they do not have whip cream..=(
From first visit, I think I’ve bought a dozen already of various items from food to non-food..

Their items are those of millennials, however, the interiors is an amalgam of industrial and rustic motif. They also infused touches of Harry potter facets. You won’t fail to notice that the crowd they attract are students and young executives and those that are young at heart which includes me.

Cool shirts to choose from..
I want this! =)

It was also very obvious that the owners (who are millennials too) are one of those manning the shop, in both areas (coffee shop and retail shop). You will notice it from their zesty appeal. Their above-board earnestness to provide good service to each guest that comes in is very evident.

The rest of the team are well-trained too. The Security officer flashes a bright smile to all those who enter the shop. Indeed, the atmosphere is very positive. There is a force that surrounds it like Harry’s magic and believe me, no one went out empty-handed. Or so I think only for those that I’ve seen.

She said she will come back too.. Like I said when it was my first time to visit..

Initially, I ordered for a drink, my usual iced cafe latte, a few items I bought out of impulse. And a promise that I will bring my friends there.

My cafe latte..

Before I leave, they called my attention and handed me with a card that came with a stamp and upon completing the rest of it (total of 10) will equate for a free drink. Not bad for a Marketing strategy, especially when they are just a few months old.

Despite of showing enthusiasm for icons that isn’t Filipino (I’m referring to Harry potter), the coffee they’re brewing is brewed locally.

All about coffee and more..

There are packed gourmets which ratifies local producers. And honestly, they are packed well with attractive rustic labels.

Personal consumption or gifts…
They have the usual and they have syrups too..
They have soaps, lotions, balms that are organic..

During my second visit. I purchased more items, for myself, for my soul daughter, for a colleague and tried their meals with cakes over coffee.

We’re starving..

Jen okayed the place however she is a bit disappointed since their coffee didn’t have provision for those who wanted theirs with swirls of cream.

When we informed them that it might help if they provide it, they expressed their gratitude for the suggestion and assured us that it is under-study.

On my third visit with another millennial, I brought my son’s bff who is almost like a daughter to me, took her a few tops, and we had pasta and cakes over coffee. She is more excited than I due to the fact that she is also a Harry Potter enthusiast.

We’re done with our orders when we thought of pasta.. Recommendation: more gravy for the steak sandwich..
Typical marinara.. Recommendation: More sauce for this serving or less pasta..

Maybe we will visit every so often since we liked the idea of shopping and dining in one single place. Another important factor that I considered is that their items are of limited production so there’ll be no worries to see yourself wearing the same dress that the girl you passed by is wearing.

Cha and moi..

The price, both for food and merchandise is competitive too.

Sweet treat Wednesday – Scarsdale Artisanal Delights…

Scarsdale Artisanal Delights

Scarsdale is a familiar town down the countryside part of the City that never sleeps (New York). It is explicitly a delight to see names of shops here in our country inspired by other places. It meant that the curator might have been exposed to a lot of amazing places and to bring it here signifies that Filipinos has a discriminating taste when it comes to food along with most of our “needs and wants” as well.

The first Scarsdale Artisanal Delights branch you will find along Shaw boulevard in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila. It is actually inside S&R’s building and fronting other newly opened food destinations such as Project Pie, Starbucks (which recently transferred, they are originally located at the ground floor of Lee gardens, and due to lack of space, the transfer took place just late last year), B&P Just like home, and soon to open Family Mart.

chalk written
Chalk-written mural..

I learned from one of the friendly attendant that Scarsdale is a sister company of Go nuts Donuts. This move is with pride I’m sure to put up these place offering home-made doughnuts in limited yet irresistible I can’t make up my mind variants. Part of their menu is the latest doughnut craze of combining a doughnut with a croissant. Some call them doussant, some call them croughnut, whichever way you want to call it, it is equally delightful to the bite.

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Made me fickle..

During their soft opening, my soul sis dragged me fervently telling me with excitement that there’s a new dainty shop that sells specialty doughnuts and it was so timely, we were very busy lately and it’s like capping the day with a good chat on top of some sweet treats.

My “in any angle” beautiful sistah!

Mine was S’mores.

My S’mores..

And her’s is green tea glazed doughnut which photo I forgot to take. (–,)(she has always been very health conscious opposite myself that I eat anything regardless of the fats and calories and cholesterol maxed out in a day).

scarsdale donuts

We were about to be sitted when one of the owners directed our bags to these small hooks under the table.

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Hooks under the table..

When you are so engrossed chatting with your buddies and you forgot about your bag, those little hooks under will secure your valuables. I didn’t mean to discriminate concerns on safety, though those little things adds value to the service and whether we like it or not, it meant a lot.

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So witty yet caring..

Their menu is somewhat special,


they do not mass-pro, each variant were made in little quantity, so they’re always guaranteed fresh,

They have croughnuts too..

they have sandwiches too making use of the dough for their doughnuts as sandwich buns itself

Is that a sack of flour?

and they have spreads too which bottles are adoringly packed with a country-vibe feel.

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So artistic..

The place is idyllic with those chalked written menu boards that specially appeals to me. There’s a second floor though according to them they are still finishing it up. I overheard that one artist is doing another mural upstairs and I can’t wait to go up once its done. I love murals! That’s the reason why I asked my buddy once to search for Chef Del Rosario’s restaurant in Makati, just because of the mural. ehehe.

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Sacks of flour..

Going back to the doughnut, I liked it being chewy and doughy. Aint a food blogger so I do not know how to describe it, though its incomparable with the doughnuts that most of us is familiar with, and the real deal here is they are very affordable.

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Cutie knick knack holder (utensils, ads, menu).
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A transparent mural. I termed it transparent because they directly draw on the wall’s surface..
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View from the second floor..
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Another mural on the second floor..
scarsdale apple
And I thought they are real apples..

With the ambiance that they’ve created, the manner of how they packaged their products,

Cool boxes for take-outs/ take-aways/ to-go orders whatever..

the sense of Art incorporated in every corner,

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Choices of Drinks..
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Black, with fresh milk..
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Sugar, sugar, sugar..
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The power of media…

the showcase of ingredients and a kitchen/ working area that’s transparent to the customers, they can wrestle with the other brands that sells equally noteworthy doughnuts in the country, this I guess is going to be one of the best doughnuts of our time. I am actually collating all of the doughnuts I’ve tried here in our country (just like what I did with my blueberry cheesecake adventure) and probably enumerate them here and claim a personal all-time favorite.

We are actually coming back, and I cant wait to try their version of croughnuts, I’d be getting the apple pie variant. Scarsdale Artisanal Delights is worth your more than one visits.