Cafe Demitasse: Home of Great Food, Coffee and Desserts

June 22, 2012 24 Comments »

I consider myself a “convenient eater”. I enjoy eating in restaurants that offer a complete meal, mainly for convenience. If the place offers appetizers, main course, dessert and drinks, then it probably goes straight into my favorites list.

Cafe Demitasse, F. Torres Street, Davao City

Cafe Demitasse is a welcome addition to my favorite restaurants in Davao City. Located in the more peaceful side of F. Torres Street, this all-in-one diner impressed us with its wide array of menu offerings. Breakfast staples, pasta, appetizers and beer matches, entrees, desserts, coffee and shakes — now that’s a jampacked menu!

The restaurant’s best offering is a toss up between two pesto-based dishes. Leah’s favorite is Pesto Pasta (P155), which packs the palate with spaghetti noodles coated with rich basil and topped with shrimp and parmesan cheese.

Pesto Pasta at Cafe Demitasse (taken using iPad)

Meanwhile, Chicken Pesto Parmigiano (P215) makes my taste buds happy, with its complex flavors and textures: battered chicken fillet generously sprinkled with parmesan cheese and pesto sauce on the side.

Chicken Pesto Parmigiana at Cafe Demitasse (taken using iPad)

Cafe Demitasse also showcases other succulent main courses. Osso Bucco (P250) is a tomato-based stew of fall-off-the-bones beef shanks. Hickory Chicken with Garlic BBQ Rice (P210) is loaded with herbs and flavors infused into chicken breast.

Osso Bucco at Cafe Demitasse
Hickory Chicken with Garlic Barbecue Rice at Cafe Demitasse

Aside from these, we frequent Cafe Demitasse because of the ice-blended coffee drinks. So far, we’ve tried Mocha Frappe, Almond Praline Frappe, and their bestseller Mudslide Frappe. Priced at P110 for a 12-ounce glass, the cafe’s frappes are enough reasons to return to the restaurant.

Mudslide Frappe at Cafe DemitasseMocha Frappe at Cafe Demitasse

If the delicious food does not fill you up yet, you may want to cap off your dining experience with desserts and cakes that have made Cafe Demitasse famous to its patrons. Wait until you see the monstrous Banoffee Pie (P110 per slice), which does not scrimp on ingredients. It consists of heaps and heaps of banana slices sitting on a graham crust, lined with chocolate and topped with condensed milk, whipped cream and chocolate shavings. (Just writing that sentence made me crave for a slice!)

Banoffee Pie at Cafe Demitasse
Delectable desserts at Cafe Demitasse

There are more reasons to love Cafe Demitasse. The staff are well-trained and always ready to assist. Even their security guard has lightning-fast reflexes: he never failed to assist us for parking when he notices that we slow down in front of the cafe. The place has a speedy WiFi connection and an al fresco dining area at the second floor.

With its relaxed atmosphere, awesome food choices and efficient staff, Cafe Demitasse offers a one-of-a-kind, all-in-one dining experience. I’m already counting the days until my next visit!

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Cafe Demitasse
727 F. Torres Street, Davao City
Phone (082) 282-2828

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24 Comments

  1. Mikhail June 24, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    The frappe looks delicious and more affordable compared to others! I haven’t tried theirs! Next time it is!

    • DavaoBase June 25, 2012 at 10:37 pm - Reply

      The Mudslide is my personal favorite. =)

  2. Jasmine June 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. pinoychocophile June 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    I definitely like a resto that offers complete meal. It seems the resto is so gracious with their servings of parmesan cheese, nice.

    • DavaoBase June 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      They are, and they also give you more if you ask for more (cheese)! =)

  4. Rizza June 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I wanna try a pesto recipe tuloy…hihi
    Thanks for the share.

    • DavaoBase June 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

      Pesto is our new food love. ♥

  5. jane June 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    all foods look very yummy! craving for frappes now!! xx

  6. Kitchen Trips June 25, 2012 at 6:47 am - Reply

    waaa.. I was in Davao just recently.. I should have know this before that hahaha.. will try na lang next time when I visit Davao again.. thanks for sharing

    • DavaoBase June 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      We hope you enjoyed your visit to Davao. Come back again and enjoy more of what Davao has to offer. =)

  7. Mark Morfe June 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    The pasta and banoffee pie were stimulating to my eyes. ^_^

  8. Lakwatserong Unggoy July 15, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    i’d seen this place when i went to davao last weekend. i was looking for Blugre that time when i saw this establishment. and lot more along F.Torres..

    • DavaoBase July 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm - Reply

      Blugre also has great banana cream pie, similar to Cafe Demitasse’s banoffee pie. You can find Blugre in Landco building (Bajada), Matina Town Square (Matina) and SM Davao (Ecoland). =)

  9. Hefty Foodie July 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Oh my the chicken pesto parmagiano and osso buco looks really nice. Will add this to my list of go-to’s. We’re having a trip do davao soon :D

  10. Ayzee July 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Their Banoffee pie is definitely monstrous in size!
    Ang laki ng serving, while the price is pretty reasonable.
    Will definitley keep this place in mind when I visit Davao. :)

    • DavaoBase July 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm - Reply

      We love their banoffee pie. Hindi bitin. =)

  11. Cai July 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I noticed that Davao is fast becoming a foodie destination, now Im really tempted to go!

  12. tatess July 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    the food is inviting especially the osso buco and chicken parmigiana pesto. the big serving and reasonable price surely will keep the customer coming back

    • DavaoBase July 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      Plus the place is nice and relaxing. We just love dropping by Cafe Demitasse when we’re in the area. =)

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