There are tons of coffee shop here in Bonifacio Global City. Some are commercial and some are artisanal. And in the heart of the bustling Bonifacio Global City lies a very unique and quaint specialty cafe. Caravan Black Coffee started their operations back in 2016.
Caravan Black Coffee’s interior is like no other. I call it the “modern eclectic”. The wall facing outside is painted with a world map and a high-rise ceiling with industrial lighting fixtures hanging all over the shop. The tables are either ceramic or wood with chic lamps sitting on top of it. One wall is covered with “makeshift” worded wallpaper matched with tall stools. I also noticed little accents scattered that gives the interior design more character.
I have visited this charming cafe a few times already. It can be a little chaotic outside, especially during weekdays but somehow Caravan Black Coffee manages to block that out. Certainly, it has created a world of its own—a zone detached from the outside. With it’s lo-fi music on loop and the sweet aroma of coffee bean grounded til it is powder-thin. The under the breath talks and the sound of flipping papers create a soothing ambiance.
My friend ordered Chickpea and Garlic Yogurt which is consisted of sautéed chickpeas, garlic and onion grain mix, egg, pickled radish and tomatoes, garlic yogurt and shallots.
Now for their Christmas offering, they crafted two delightful drinks named, Noel and Jack Frost. Noel is a warm hug in a cup made of homemade wild cinnamon, Maverick espresso, steamed milk, topped with caramelized muscovado sugar. Jack Frost is also made of homemade wild cinnamon, Maverick espresso, milk and a dash of cream.
I ordered Naked Chorizo. After an afternoon of walking and roaming around BGC for a photowalk I felt like I needed something heavy. And I don’t know if its just because I’m famished but that time it was the most heavenly food I have ever eaten. Brown and red rice mixed with quinoa created a new texture of rice for me. Plus, the inclusion of kimchi made the taste super dynamic. Imagine the sweetness of chorizo blending in perfectly with the sour and tangy kimchi.
Now onto my personal favorite, Amigo, is one of the most ordered beverages at Caravan Black Coffee is a mix of coffee, chocolate and marshmallows. It’s sweet with a punch. Perfect for an early morning energy boost and if you’re wanting to have that extra push for a very long night.
Their Chocolate has a richness to it. I actually am a fan of dark chocolate rather than the sweeter ones. There are days where I have reached my limits on coffee intakes, and dark chocolate can be a good substitute to it. It has a kick and a boost that I need for extra energy and life. And who wouldn’t love an art drawn on top of their cups?
We did not plan to have Penne Rosé as an additional top-up for our already gluttonous night. But hey, it’s better to try everything off the menu. At least, we can take some home afterwards. This pasta has a very tangy and creamy tomato sauce with bacon cuts sprinkled on it. Overall, it is okay. Maybe I was too full when it was served on our table and my palate was already heavily-influenced by the meals that came before it. I will still commend it for you to try, as well. But do not go crazy on the orders like I did. Haha. I kid sometimes.
Croissant & Kaya is a familiar territory to us. If you’ve been to Singapore, you probably have tried Kaya Toast, for it is a staple breakfast meal there. The twist here is the bread. Croissant is an unusual choice but it works in this situation. The crisp and crusty French bread compliments the spread.
And for our shared meal, we have chosen Caravan Tuna Melt. From the get-go, you’ll easily get enticed with how thick the melted cheese is—escaping the toasted breads squeezing it. On its side, are crunchy potato chips. The creamy and salty against the naturally sweet bread is a perfect combo especially if you’re looking for something to eat that’s not too heavy but still can fill your famished tummy.