Launched way back 2004, Kicaco Caffe is one of the very first establishment to introduce gourmet coffee to the Dagupenos. Owned and managed by Ms. Katherine Kiat, an accounting management graduate of UP without any formal training in the field of culinary arts yet armed with a passion to cook, she started Kicaco Caffe on October 2004 along Tapuac District and later on transferred to its present location along Perez Blvd. corner Rizal Street conveniently situated at the very heart of Dagupan City.
The Kicaco Caffe maintains a cozy atmosphere as do most coffee shop yet has a more of a ‘homey’ feel to it than most places I've been too, credit their comfortable couches which made me feel too relaxed that I could stay in the whole day. And along with its highly inviting ambiance is an extensive menu of coffee-based drinks, (a lot lot more compared to others) from such classics as ChocoChip and Hazelnut Macadamia to original concoctions such as the Butter Rhum White Mocha, plus each drink can be adjusted or customized to the customer’s liking for more sweetness or more smoothness.
|Try something new everytime with Kicaco's extensive concoctions of drinks|
Back when I was in college, I’ve heard about the buzz made by Kicaco by pioneering the gourmet coffee experience in Dagupan, yet I never had the chance to visit it in its previous location in Tapuac. When they relocated in 2010, I was able to come by around once or twice and the very first thing that really struck me was their comfy couches (anlambot lang,hehe) but this was during my working years and I seldom frequent coffee shops during those times. (I’d rather drink beer), so I was a bit surprised to be invited to review the place.
What set Kicaco Caffe apart from other coffee shops is not only their extensive menu of drinks but also their wide array of things to chow down. A highly diversified menu that’s not limited to pastries and desserts as in most coffee shops. Feeling Mexican? Go for their Tacos which I highly recommend. Italian? Order their specialty, Don Antonio’s Pasta. In the mood for some sandwiches? Try their Clubhouse. Or when you just feel the need to be a true-blue Filipino, try a signature dish called Spicy Tuyo. A single order of each dish may serve up to three people, which really give your money’s worth and as I write about this; I’m still munching on left-over Clubhouse Sandwich from lunch.
|Cafe??? More like a full-service restaurant|
Still, what’s a café without desserts, right? Their signature French toast is a favorite among customers, and is an absolute must try whenever you’re in Dagupan. The Revel Mud Pie, Apple Pie ala mode, and especially the Chocolate Dream cake found the right balance of not being too sweet yet still completely tickles the tip of the tongue (Hindi nakaka-umay). I didn’t got the chance to taste my favorite dessert though which is Blue Berry Cheesecake, so I’ll be sure to come back soon. Like maybe tomorrow
I’m not a food blogger so I can’t really describe the taste using technical terms, but I can honestly say that you’ll really get your money’s worth with Kicaco Caffe and it’s really a must try place whenever you’re looking for good food in Dagupan City. The food's great, drinks even better, chill out ambiance and to-die-for desserts, what more can you ask for?... oh, did I mention they also serve Beer? Yup, they do!!! So what are you waiting for? Tara na! Kicaco Tayo!
|Unique: Kicaco's signature French Toast|
|Butter Rhum White Mocha|
|The Chocolate Dream Cake.. ohh la la|
|Be Reveled at Kicaco's Revel Mud Pie|
|Don Antonio's Pasta|
|Caramel White Mocha|
|Hazelnut Macadamia Mocha|
|The Choco Chip Frozen Mocha|
Perez Boulevard corner Rizal Street, Dagupan City (Across BPI)
Owned and managed by Ms. Katherine Kiat
Business hours: Monday to Saturday at 9 am until 2 pm | During Sundays at 3 pm until 12 mn
Conference room is available for events (2k worth minimum order for 3 hours | consumable)
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