Maybe because of our warm climate, frozen and icy desserts are always a big hit in the country. There were the Magnolia Ice Cream Parlor in the 60s, Slush Puppy of the 80s and 90s (ok, this may just be limited to select schools, hehe) and Zagu and Quickly of the early ’00s.
Right now, the latest in frozen desserts is the fro-yo or frozen yogurt that let’s you indulge in ice cream-like goodness minus the guilt. But the “real thing” is not far behind. Gelato, that creamy italian ice cream, is recently giving fro-yo a good competition.
A couple of weeks ago, after our shoot at Recipes, the df team stumbled upon Caffe Ti-Amo in SM North Annex. With its brick-clad walls (above) that try to simulate the Italian old-world charm, Caffe Ti-Amo’s space looks warm and friendly. However, what really caught our attention was the display of gelato in front of the shop (below).
They all look so good! Because we cannot decide which ones to try, the girl at the counter let us sample their ice cream variants with tiny spoons. After trying 5 flavors, we settled on the very creamy (no exaggeration)dark chocolate gelato and the fruity blueberry gelato.
Another thing we love–their shovel-shaped spoons!
According to the staff, Caffe Ti -Amo is a Korean brand. This shop in SM North is their first in the Philippines.
Caffe Ti-Amo is located at the upper ground floor level of SM North Annex.
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