Why is this latte worth 290.00 pesos?
The Vanilla Almond Latte is prepared with “homemade almond milk”. This is music to the ears of anyone who is lactose sensitive & caffeine-dependent.
Our server at Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, in Greenhills, explained that their almond milk is made in house and following the conventional process by soaking roasted almonds overnight with a bit of salt, processed through a high powered blender, and then the liquid is strained to separate it from the almond pulp.
Though almond milk is naturally unsweetened and almonds are low in sugar. The latte was sweet! Maybe even a bit too sweet. A vanilla flavor added to the creamy taste to made the drink seem “milky.” Perhaps this is driving the sweetness?
Their food is created by world-renowned chefs like Margarita Lorenzana-Manzke, who’s a James Beard pastry chef finalist. And most of their founders come from Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools in London and in California. Their espresso blend is called “Black Velvet” and is composed of beans from Brazil, Indonesia, and Colombia, roasted in the United States by specialty coffee OG roster, Verve Coffee.
We ordered the latte hot, as recommended, along with a chocolate chip cookie. It is common knowledge by now, that a trip to Wildflour isn’t complete unless you select something from their display of assorted housemade pastries. However, on our next visit we will most likely order their cookies with a black coffee because the sweetness of the vanilla almond latte didn’t pair well with the chocolate chip cookie and all the sweetness we got left the taste buds overwhelmed.
But Wildflour is much more than a place for coffee and cookies. It is also one of the best places you can go out for a cocktail with your kids in town. Wildflour is always a safe bet to bring the little ones along because you can order a Negroni side by side with an ice cream sundae or pizza. One for them, one for you. A cocktail of theirs worth noting is the aptly named Corpse Reviver #2. It features Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, Cocchi Americano, and triple sec. It’s a classic done just right—not too strong and not too mild.
Where else can you find great cocktails, amazing food, and child-friendly surroundings? If you’ve got kids, then you know just how amazing that is. But even without them, Wildflour is a good move.
Notes for next visit: it’s Vanilla Almond Latte and a low sweetness, buttery pastry.
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