J.CO Donuts, SM Megamall

I just love donuts! Those little circles of sweetness and joy never fail to perk up my mood.

That’s why I took advantage of a business meeting in Megamall to drop by one of my favorite donut shops.

JCo Donuts, SM Megamall

JCo Donuts, SM Megamall

JCo Donuts, SM Megamall

J.CO Donuts, a donut brand that hails from Indonesia, continues the trend of offering premium donuts that feature fluffy dough and imaginative toppings.

Take my donuts for example:

J.Club Cheezy Rich (Php45). A donut sandwich that’s made of donut plus cheese, how heavenly can this get?

Alcapone (Php42). I’ve always liked the contrasting textures of the crunchy sliced almonds and the soft airy donut.

And, as if things couldn’t get sweeter, I got a free sugar-glazed donut, thanks to an ongoing promo. Sweet!

JCo Donuts, SM Megamall

JCo Donuts, SM Megamall

Hot Mocha Espresso (Php115). My donuts are best enjoyed with something hot and sweet so I got this mocha espresso for a dose of caffeine with some chocolatey notes.

JCo Donuts, SM Megamall

JCo Donuts, SM Megamall

This J.Co Donuts branch is located at the Upper Ground Floor (outside Building B), SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

Other branches may be found at:

  • Las Pinas: SM Southmall
  • Makati: Paseo Center Salcedo Village, Glorietta 2
  • Manila: HP Village Square Malate, UN Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Lucky Chinatown Mall
  • Muntinlupa: Alabang Town Center
  • Paranaque: SM City Bicutan, SM City BF Paranaque
  • Pasay: DoubleDragon Plaza MOA, Blue Bay Walk MOA, North Wing MOA
  • Pasig: SM City East Ortigas
  • Quezon City: Eastwood Ave Libis, Robinsons Galleria, SM City Cubao, Shopwise Araneta, Trinoma Mall, UP Town Center, Tomas Morato Avenue, SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, Ayala Fairview Terraces
  • San Juan: Promenade Greenhills
  • Taguig: Park Triangle BGC, Market! Market! BGC

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Check out my reviews of other dessert shops in the metro:

Matcha Good Time at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, SM East Ortigas

Matcha seems to be one of the trendy food items these days. A fine green tea powder, it was originally produced and consumed in Japan. A BBC Good Food article even relates that matcha was used by Buddhist monks to help them stay calm and alert during meditation. Its health benefits are well-known too; its bright green color comes from high levels of chlorophyll produced when the tea leaves were initially grown in the shade, a process that also boosts antioxidants.

Today, matcha flavors a lot of trendy foods – from mochi balls to ice cream. To satisfy the matcha cravings of its avid coffee fans, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf recently introduced three new matcha-flavored drinks, two of which I was able to sample together with my daughter, #ExhibitA, during a visit to the nearby CBTL branch in SM East Ortigas. This is thanks to a batch of promo codes I was given to try the drinks out. 🙂

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

Since I want my post-dinner coffee drink hot, I ordered a Matcha Macchiato (price starts at Php155). It is a blend of matcha green tea, steamed milk and espresso that features the richness of the macchiato with the herby taste of the matcha.

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

As #ExhibitA needs her beauty sleep in preparation for her exam the next day, she opted for the decaf among the new match drinks: an Ice Blended Matcha Raspberry (price starts at Php185). In this drink, the sweet fruity taste of raspberry serves as a foil to the earthy taste of the matcha.

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

The drinks were served promptly by the servers and my daughter and I were able to while away the post-dinner hours in peace and quiet in CBTL’s sprawling and well-appointed store.

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

I look forward to trying out the third matcha-flavored drink: the Matcha Affogato (price starts at Php185).  It is CBTL’s classic Matcha Green Tea Ice Blended drink combined with cream and a shot of espresso.

This Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf branch is located at Ground Floor, Main Atrium, SM City East Ortigas, Ortigas Avenue Extension, Santa Lucia, Pasig City and is open daily from 10am to 10pm. For queries, call +63 2 6356715.

For more details on Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s limited edition matcha line, visit CBTL’s website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: I was provided promo codes that I can present to CBTL branches so I can sample the featured drinks for free.