Because vanilla can sometimes be boring. *wink*
What’s your favorite type of chocolate? Are you a milk chocolate or a dark chocolate fan? Or do you prefer white chocolate?
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Well, for those who are fond of dark chocolate desserts, here’s a curated list of some of the sexiest bittersweet treats you’ll ever try all over the metro. Cakes, tarts, and even champorado, this list will fulfill your greatest desires.
Salted Chocolate Cake – Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
Salted desserts seem to be a trend that’s successfully worked its way up people’s cravings. It’s no wonder Wildflour’s Salted Chocolate Cake is a huge hit! The rich, moist, and chocolatey cake strikes the perfect balance of flavors.
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G/F V Corporate Center, 125 LP Leviste St, Salcedo Village, Makatu
+63 2 808-7072
Hot Chocolate Cheesecake/Cappuccino Lava Cake – Single Origin
Single Origin is an all-day breakfast cafe that also serves great wine and craft beer. They also serve breakfast meals and lunch fare, great desserts, and specialty coffee. The Cappuccino Lava Cake is spiked with some espresso, while the Hot Chocolate Cheesecake has candied bird’s eye chili.
Dark Chocolate Tart – Little Owl Cafe
Little Owl Cafe is a quaint and hipster cafe that serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner fares. They also have pasta, sweet Belgian waffles, burgers, cakes, and coffee. Read more here.
Deep Dark Secret – Scout’s Honor
Scout’s Honor is a craft-your-own cookie concept that takes a modern approach on the classic girl scout cookies. Their hot-off-the-oven signature cookies, monster cookies, cookie tarts are best paired with their homemade flavored milk. Their Deep Dark Secret is a Valrhona dark chocolate truffle cookie with a surprise cream cheese center.
Traditional Italian Tiramisu – Va Bene Pasta Deli
Va Bene is the first Italian restaurant within the Metro serving only fresh pastas on their menu. Keeping their authenticity from their mains down to their desserts, they serve a Traditional Italian Tiramisu with espresso, Amaretti cookie, Kahlua, Mascarpone cheese, and shaved dark chocolate.
Dark Chocolate Mousse – Toast Asian Kitchen
Toast Asian Kitchen is a newly-opened restaurant that fuses modern Asian flavors in creating unique comfort food, like you’ve never tried before. It also serves unique desserts such as their tapioca mango trifle, dark chocolate mousse, and more. Read our full feature.
Chocolate Surprise – Chef Jessie
With a refreshing view of the garden and pool, Chef Jessie at Rockwell Club never fails to deliver international cuisine at its finest. It is headed by celebrity Chef Jessie C. Sincioco.
G/F Amorsolo Square, Amorsolo Dr, Poblacion, Makat
Dark Chocolate Cake/Valrhona Chocolate Tart – Dean and Deluca
From New York to Rockwell, Dean & Deluca offers freshly-baked breads and pastries, wine, rice meals, pasta, cakes, and coffee. Try the dark chocolate cake or their Valrhona chocolate tart!
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Dolci: Dark Chocolate Mousse – Foo’d by Davide Oldani
FOO’D is a Michelin-star contemporary restaurant that serves Italian dishes with a modern twist. It aims to provide quality Italian dining at an affordable price. Their 3-course menu starts at P800 only! Read our full feature here.
Matinong Girlfriend – Sebastian’s Ice Cream Studio
Sebastian’s is an artisanal ice cream parlour boasting delicious, imaginative and unique ice cream flavors. Bestselling flavors include Cookie Dough, Blue Cheese, and Champorado with dilis. Every February, they come out with Valentines-themed flavors like Matinong Girlfriend or Unresolved Issues. The Matinong GF has potato chips dipped in salted bittersweet chocolate mixed into dark chocolate ice cream and finished with a ribbon of burnt marshmallow creme. The latter is an ampalaya sorbet garnished with candied ampalaya for those still reeling from wounds inflicted from a loved one.
Photo by Toto Labrador from esquiremag.ph
Nono’s Chocolate Oblivion – Nono
Many cakes do a lot of play on texture, but no one seems to pull it off quite like Nono’s Chocolate Oblivion. The cake itself is light and airy, but thanks to several layers of whipped cream and flavorful praline bits, you can’t help but get a nice contrast in every bite. The look of the cake itself already makes us want to dig right in.
Sweet and Salty Chocolate Moist Cake – Cru Steakhouse
Marriott’s multi-awarded steakhouse is known for their signature steaks. If you’re not too stuffed, end your meal right with dessert. Their sweet and salty cake is indulgent but sophisticated – the salted caramel works perfectly in contrast with the moist chocolate layers. It’s made even more luxurious with a scoop of homemade dark chocolate ice cream.
Reservations are not accepted
Manila Marriott Hotel, 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay
Hot Xocolate – Xocolat
All of Xocolat’s signature drinks and desserts strike the perfect balance of bitter and sweet thanks to their use of organic cacao. If you prefer a cold beverage, their Moca Loca coffee shake will put all others to shame. Italian espresso, dark chocolate and caramel drizzle.
Yin and Yang Champorado – Early Bird Breakfast Club
Early Bird Breakfast Club offers gourmet renditions of Popular Filipino and Western breakfast dishes. The vision of this whole-day breakfast cafe is simple – to uplift mornings by providing the most beautiful breakfast experience in the city. The Yin and Yang Champorado is made with Rich Belgian dark chocolate and Belgian white chocolate.
OMG Cake – Todd English Food Hall
Named after the famous celebrity chef, Todd English incorporates the food hall setting with 9 different food stations to choose from–raw bar, pasta section, sushi, burgers and more. One of their bestselling desserts is the OMG Cake.
Death by Chocolate – The Bowery
The Bowery is a 24-hour hot spot for some of the best musical talents in Manila. Their Death by Chocolate cake has a layering of 7 Distinct chocolate components, chocolate creme anglaise, and cocoa nibs.
17 Layer Chocolate Cake – Workshop Bespoke Bakery
If you love the desserts at Le Petit Souffle, you’ll love Workshop. From the creative minds who gave us Scout’s Honor and Poison Doughnuts, Chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla’s bespoke bakery is known for their signature 17-layer Chocolate Cake!
Chocolate Dream Cake – Le Sucre Lab
If you’re social-media savvy, we’re willing to bet that you’ve already seen that infamous cake in a tin take on your Facebook or Instagram feeds. Many copycat concessionaires have sprouted online but Le Sucre Lab is said to be “The Original Gooey Chocolate Cake.”
Orders by reservation only
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+63 995 775 7218 OR
+63 2 429-9784
Sexy Chocolate Cake – Grape Escape
Grape Escape is a wine lounge and kitchen and is the first of its kind in Maginhawa. It has a wine-all-you-can promo for only Php 499! What’s good to pair with wine? Their sexy chocolate cake, of course! Read more here.
BONUS: Out of Town
Choco-late de Batirol – Baguio
Choco-late de Batirol is a Filipino garden cafe that’s said to be the home of the best hot chocolate in the Philippines. Batirol is a traditional wooden rod used to make the tsokolate thick, hence the name Choco-late de Batirol.
No reservations accepted
Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
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