When we reminisce about our childhoods, we often associate it with food, especially snacks or candies that we liked as kids.
If you’re craving for doughnuts and Pinoy childhood sweets, check out the local doughnut brand, Poison Coffee & Doughnuts, in Makati City. On 11th February 2022, they introduced an addition to their doughnut flavors, A Dose of Nostalgia, inspired by Pinoy candies from Potchi to Hawhaw that’ll bring out the child in you.
Potchi, Choco mallows, Chocnut, Hawhaw, Iced Gems, and Curly Tops flavors
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The Filipino candies that inspired the doughnut flavors are Potchi, Choco Mallows, Chocnut, Hawhaw, Iced Gems, and Curly Tops. All six doughnuts are priced at P95 each (~USD1.85).
Dark Chocolate Ruffles, White Chocolate Cheetos, Milk Chocolate Doritos, Nutella and Blue Cheese doughnut flavors
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Aside from the Pinoy candy-inspired flavors, you can also try their chip-flavored doughnuts. Pick from Filipino-inspired flavors such as Maja Blanca, Mangga’t Suman, and Macapuno priced at P105 each (~USD2.04).
Bottled drinks playfully nicknamed as “poison”
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To wash your doughnuts down, you can also order their bottled drinks that they playfully refer to as “poison” to go along with their brand name. These range from P150-180 (~USD2.92-3.50).
Try their Pinoy candy-inspired bottled drinks: Potchi Strawberry Milk, Chocnut Iced Latte, and Hawhaw Milk Dinosaur priced at P180 each (~USD3.50).
Yuzu Abura Soba
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Additionally, Poison Coffee & Doughnuts serves up a selection of Japanese food for when you want to eat something savory before diving into desserts. Some of the mains include Tonkotsu Ramen for P390 (~USD7.59) and Gyokai Tsukemen for P420 (~USD8.17).
DIY Ramen and Tsukemen Home Kits
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Since we might not want to dine in during this pandemic, they also came up with do-it-yourself ramen and tsukemen home kits that comprise all the ingredients that you need in one box. Each kit is good for two servings and they can range from P840-970 (~USD16.38-18.92).
All the above items can be ordered for takeout or delivery via GrabFood or Foodpanda.
Simple design of the shop
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The shop is relatively small compared to other shops, adding to the homely vibe and quiet atmosphere.
Shelves of books and magazines in front of the counter
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What’s more, the shop also lets you unwind by leafing out shelves filled with books and magazines, free to browse at your disposal.
If you’re looking to remember the good days as a kid and the treats you loved and still love to eat, Poison Coffee & Doughnuts is certainly a place you want to go to. The cozy ambiance will make you forget about stress for a while as if you’re a child again.
Address: GF Bldg C Karrivin Plaza, Chino Roces Ave., Ext Makati
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 11AM-9PM | Thu–Sun 11AM-10PM
Telephone: 0915 134 2360
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