Review: Maitre Chocolatier Boutique Cafe

Fate smiled upon us that night. It was already past midnight. We just came from a videoke joint in Jupiter Street and I wanted something sweet. Most of the restaurants and bars were closed for the night so Eloisa suggested we just go to the Starbucks at the end of the road. I was never a Starbucks fan but I needed my dessert fix. We hoped into my car and drove there. I shouted when I saw the establishment next to it. Although it was dark, my eyes zoomed in on the word “chocolatier.” I remember Jane mentioning on plurk about a chocolatier and me replying that I must go there. It hit me that this was the place she was talking about. Eloisa, Faith, and I worried for a bit that the cafe was closed already since it was already late. Fate wanted me to experience Maitre Chocolatier Boutique Cafe because they were still open. I said a quiet thanks for the blessing.

Ambiance, Design, and Space

 

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embossed letterings on the wall and a dress made from chocolate wrappers

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You will be greeted by these

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lights, lines, and curves

The cafe was dimly lit. Perhaps it was because of the time. The mood lighting makes the place a nice place to go on a date. Sweet words exchanged over sweets. The chocolatier is spacious and is minimally designed with boxy furniture and a curved ceiling. The bar is highlighted with its fanciful chocolate bar tiles and the nice curlicue signage.

 

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chocolate bar tiles at the bar. very clever

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curlicued signage above the bar

I don’t know how the chocolatier looks like during the day but I am guessing it will look really simple without the drama brought about by the mood lighting.

Rating: ★★★★½

Service

Service is fast but there were only a few of us there that night. The waiter was attentive to us and was able to answer our questions. Our orders were brought in a matter of a few minutes.

Rating: ★★★★★

Food

It was hard to choose what to order because all of their offerings seem really good. There are numerous selections of cakes, gelatos, and chocolate liqueur drinks. Eloisa and I decided to share the Golden Euphoria (P250) which is a Ferrero Hazelnut Crunch Cake. The menu describes it as “Tempting Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse on a velvety Chocolate Sponge Cake topped with the enchanting Ferrero Hazelnut.” Sharing was a bad idea because I could finish 1 to 2 slices in one sitting. Faith ordered 3 variants of gelato and they were all good.

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The month's special

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Golden Euphoria P250

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assorted flavors of gelato

Maitre Chocolatier Boutique Cafe is owned by the distributor of well-known chocolate brands such as Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Bueno, Lindt, Toblerone, Rittersport, and Frey. The Boutique has a big shelf full of those goodies you can buy to take home with you.

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Frey Swiss chocolates

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Choose among bars and gift baskets

The price is steep for a dessert, except for the gelatos which is only around P60 a scoop, but if you want to indulge or want to forget about life’s problems for a while (the heavenly desserts do that) then a night at Maitre Chocolatier Boutique Cafe is worth it.

Rating: ★★★★½

I want to go back to try the other cakes. I hope when I come back I’ll be with a date. Maybe that’s asking too much but maybe Fate will be kind to me once more.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Maitre Chocolatier Boutique Cafe
Unit 2A No. 28 Jupiter St. corner Astra St. Bel-Air
Makati
(+632) 8978559 (+632) 8962529

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