UCC Vienna Cafe

Last Tuesday, my brother-in-law Buddy threw a birthday dinner at Conti’s in Greenhills. We left the house early thinking we could beat the rush hour traffic. We did, actually, and we were in Greenhills at 5.30 or one hour before the agreed time. Conti’s, along Connecticut Street, is not exactly within walking distance of the shopping center and we weren’t about to give up our parking slot so we could spend an hour gawking at flea market items. Waiting in the car did not seem like a good idea either. Why not coffee and pastries at nearby UCC Vienna Cafe instead?

casaveneracion.com cappuccino

Whichever coffee shop we go to, I always order a cappuccino. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t. So, it was cappuccino (P139.00) for me, a cup of the house blend (P79.00) for Speedy and mocha coolers (P115.00 each) for Sam and Alex.

casaveneracion.com mocha cooler

The coffee was good but the pastries were even better.

Because we went to UCC Vienna Cafe just to kill time and not really to gorge on pastries, Speedy and I decided to order and share a single piece of Toblerone mousse (P155.00).

casaveneracion.com Toblerone mousse

It was okay but the texture did not impress me. The center was soft but not creamy which could mean 1) gelatin was added OR 2) it contained melted marshmallows. Whichever it was, despite the wonderful flavor of the chocolate, I couldn’t really rave about the Toblerone mousse.

The pastries that the girls ordered were the real winners.

casaveneracion.com Oreo cheesecake

Alex’s Oreo cheesecake bar (P89.00) was thick, creamy, smooth and just sweet enough to titillate the taste buds. We used to think that only Starbucks had Oreo cheesecake but we all agreed that UCC Vienna Cafe’s Oreo cheesecake was loads better than Starbucks’.

casaveneracion.com Kitkat mousse

The star of the night was Sam’s Kitkat mousse (P185.00). It was everything that a mousse should be — rich, thick, creamy and unabashedly decadent. It was glorious!

Although we were tempted to try other items on the menu which, except for the coffee and the sweets, was decidedly Japanese, we had to restrain ourselves because we were, after all, going to a birthday dinner. Good thing though that we decided to have snacks at UCC Vienna Cafe. We had to wait in line to be seated at Conti’s and it wasn’t until 8.00 p.m. that we were finally able to get a table. But that’s another story.


  1. says

    the oreo cheesecake looks yummy. honestly, I only eat cheesecake for that matter hehehehe. don’t care about any other cake but I love cheesecake.

  2. says

    peasmom, I’ll post a review in a bit. :)

    noemi LOL I must say that cheesecake is a class all its own. First time I tried cheesecake, I was hooked for life. hehehe

    auee, not that small hahahaha

  3. Raymond says

    Hello! I’ve been to UCC in Global City two weeks ago. We set our business meeting there knowing that it is a fine place to eat good food and excellent coffee. Its my first time and my client introduced me in that place. I ordered my coffee but to my surprise it took me 30 minutes waiting for my cup. I went to the cashier and talked to the lady who get my order. She dont remember me at all! Fine! Instead of saying a simple sorry, she just look at me and gave me an attitude… very rude and nasty. Well, I am sharing this experience to some of my business partners and friends. I hope that the management will not only make their coffee and food excellent but they must spend on how they will make their employees attitude better. Customer service is No.1. I told them not to charge me with service charges because of that traumatic experience. Maybe, I’ll try to visit other UCC store and compare if they have the same manners. Will someone send this message to UCC customer service? I cannot find it in the net. Thanks.

    Raymond (Manila)