I was looking for a place to chill with a friend when I stumbled upon a sponsored post on Facebook one afternoon. It was an ad by Spark Coffee + Crafts; their description:"your one-stop shop for great coffee and hard-to-find art & craft supplies in Davao City". Perfect! I thought. It’s a combination of my 3 addictions: Coffee, Food and Stationery. Without thinking twice, I told my friend about it, and a date was set.
If there's a dog cafe, a cat cafe, a study cafe, even a sneaker cafe, then Spark Coffee + Crafts could actually be called a calligraphy cafe. If you're into calligraphy, then this could definitely be your hub. As I go further in this post you'll see.
Let's move on to the time we spent there...
It was a Friday night and the place was full. Luckily, we were able to get a table. The first thing I checked out before ordering was actually their
Currently they are selling these stationary products:
- Tombow brush pens
- Window highlighter pens
- Pilot Frixion markers
- Pilot Juice pens
- Pentel/Kuretake water brushes
- Pointed Pen holders, nibs, ink,
- Muji notebooks, pens, retractable highlighters; and
- Anello bags, among others.
(I'm only able to recall and recognize the items mentioned above. You can check the cafe to find out about their other items, mostly calligraphy stuff. The owners were very welcoming and they willingly explained to me what the items are for :))
Let's move on to the the food...
|Clockwise: Chocolate freak shake, Matcha freak shake, Spark Sandwich, Lasagna.|
Their best-sellers, the Lasagna and Spark Sandwich (beef, caramelized onions in between slices of bread, soaked in cheese, topped with a sunny side up, chips on the side), were the best part of our meal. I looked over to the neighbouring table and got envious of the Frenchees (deep-fried grilled cheese sandwich) they ordered. I also loved their chocolate waffle, matcha freak shake, and cafe mocha.
|Chocolate and matcha freak shakes. I liked the matcha version better. The cake on top served as our dessert!|
At present, I’ve got to say that their menu is limited for a foodie. This is understandable because they are still on their soft opening. I’m looking forward to more items on their menu (rice meals, burgers, fries, nachos) because if the quality of their food will be similar to what they currently have, then it would be nothing but awesome.
Menu as of March 3, 2017
- Hot Drinks
- Americano 95 php
- Capuccino 110 php
- Cafe Latte 110 php
- Cafe Mocha 115 php
- Caramel Macchiato 115 php
- Cold Drinks
- Iced Coffee 100 php
- Iced Cafe Latte 115 php
- Iced Cafe Mocha 120 php
- Iced Caramel Macchiato 120 php
- Freak Shakes
- Chocolate 165 php
- Vanila 165 php
- Matcha 165 php
- Chocolate 90 php
- Banana and Blueberry 90 php
- Matcha with Mangoes and Red Mung Beans 120 php
- Frenchees 165 php
- Chicken Fajitas Sandwich 185 php
- Spark Sandwich 225 php
- Lasagna 185 php
- Ombre Rose Cake 160 php
- Choco Moist Drip 160 php
- Triple Choco Mousse Cake 150 php
- Graham Cookie 80 php
- Cream Cheese Swirl Espresso Brownies 75 php
- Dulce de Leche Brownies 65 php
- Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies 65 php
- Double Chocolate Brownies 55 php
- Red Velvet Cupcake 50 php
- Banana Crunch 50 php
What can you do there besides shop and eat?
Of course, I wouldn't suggest to call it a calligraphy cafe if it's not conducive for practicing your calligraphy. They actually have pens and notebooks that you can borrow to pass the time with.
|I'm still trying to figure out my way around calligraphy. I wrote"hi" and "hello".|
Overall, it’s a nice place to chill and spend time with friends, whether you're into calligraphy or not.
I'll definitely go back and visit the place again soon.
Are you convinced? If you are, visit Spark Coffee + Crafts at Unit 56C Paseo Building Ruby Corner Opal St, Marfori Street in Davao City, and share your experience in the comments section below :)
*This is not a sponsored post. No incentive of any form was given to the author for the production of this article. Contents are the author's opinions and does not reflect that of her affiliations.