Backyard roasts and great brews at Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee Express

Who would have thought that pit roasts and coffee would go so well together? Well, if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Mandaluyong’s Maysilo Circle, you can find out for yourself!

In this busy meeting point in the city’s center, the first Metro Manila branch of a popular Cavite eatery is now serving up its signature dishes and drinks to cater to the metro’s foodies.

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

This exciting combination of grill and coffee shop was brought to Manila by entrepreneur Matt Matel who partnered with the owners of the original Cavite outlet. Together with his passionate crew of pit-masters and servers, he is serving up savory roasts with a delicious twist featuring distinctly Pinoy ingredients (some of the produce are also grown through hydroponics) as well as premium coffee blends, all available for dine-in or delivery.

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

From the fire pit

If you’re craving for meats that are tender and flavorful, Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee has perfected its roasting methods: from infusing them with flavors through imaginatively concocted marinades, slow-braising them to produce meat that falls off the bone, to serving them with sauces and sides to add new dimensions of flavor.

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

A sampling of its best-selling dishes include:

Whole Rack Barako Ribs (Php1,050/platter). A slab of pork back ribs, roasted to tender perfections and slathered with the restaurant’s own barako marinade. It is served on a bed of Java rice and is accompanied by your choice of sides. This dish serves 4-6 persons.

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

Barako Ribs with Java Rice and Slaw (Php340/single serving). A single serving of ribs, rice and tangy coleslaw that’s more than filling for one person. (Note: Half-serving shown here).

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

Whole Honey Chicken BBQ (Php550). A perfect blend of barbecue sweetness and smokey-savory flavors, also served on a bed of Java rice and served with your choice of sides. This dishes serves 4-6 persons.

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

Honey BBQ Chicken with Java Rice and Slaw (Php260/single serving). Want your barbecued chicken as a solo meal? Check this out! (Note: Half-serving shown here).

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

Oziris Chicken Wings (Php215/platter). A delightful combo of patis (fish sauce) and honey makes this twist on the fried chicken a delectable appetizer or an entree in itself.

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

Mango Atchara. Our favorite pickled side dish that goes so well with grilled food gets an upgrade with the addition of slivers of sweet mango.

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

Cold brews just for you

Who says coffee can’t calm you down?

With these chill and tasty brews, with beans especially grown and roasted in South Cotabato, you can definitely get in the mood to relax and chill a bit.

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Spanish Latte (Php160). Cold brew espresso with milk and sweetened with condensed milk with a touch of spice from a sprinkling of cinnamon.
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Mocha (Php160). Cold brew espresso with creamy milk and a shot of rich chocolate.

Well, the good news is that we denizens of the metro don’t have to travel all the way to Cavite for a taste of Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee’s celebrated offerings. We can simply drop by its Maysilo branch to dine-in or get our food to go, our course our orders for delivery via FoodPanda.

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee
Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee

Don’t miss its Grand Opening promo, available on December 15, 2022: Buy one single order of Barako Ribs and get a single order of Oziris Chicken for free. Offer is valid for first 50 customers only!

Fire Pit x Calm Down Coffee Express is located at 93 Maysilo Circle, Barangay Plainview, Mandaluyong City. For reservations or orders, call +63 919 5167672.

For news about its promos and offers, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Disclosure: Together with fellow bloggers, I attended a food tasting held at this restaurant. Food items served were not paid for by the attendees.

Author: Gel Jose

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Wannabe, Imagineer, Foodie, TV Addict and Lifelong Learner

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