By MARK FRANCISCO
SATISFY your cravings with a wide range of expertly crafted coffee and pastries at the newly opened Café Leone, the latest Instagrammable dining getaway in Cagayan de Oro City. For now, they are offering just that but wait for their grand opening on April 18 and you will be amazed at the wide range of foods that they will serve – from appetizers to salads to main courses to desserts and range of wines and spirits!
Located at Purple Tree Residences, Ramon Chavez corner Corrales Sts., this city just across Avida Tower, Café Leone offers the following pastries: blueberry cheesecake, triple chocolate cheesecake, ube halaya cheesecake, caramel cheesecake, Oreo cheesecake, mango cheesecake and durian cheesecake.
They also serve espresso such as latte, Americano, cappuccino, mocha, white chocolate, caramel macchiato, Spanish latte and flat white; and frappe (white mochaccino, chocolate cookie, cookies and cream, salted caramel).
If coffee is not your thing, then you can quench down with smoothies in the following flavors: melon, strawberry or cheesy mango. Coolers are available too in peach mango, green apple cucumber, passion fruit, lychee and strawberry.
Expect more gastronomic delights starting April 18 as Café Leone will transition itself as a full blown restaurant moderne complete with varied Chinese, European and Japanese dishes courtesy of Chef Friggie who is a veteran Kumbira awardee in the past years.
Café Leone is inspired by the majestic leopard, embodying agility, strength and striking beauty that they strive to bring to their café every day. Their mission is to create a refreshing escape for food junkies and coffee lovers alike where they can indulge in delectable cuisine.
Boasting of a warm and inviting atmosphere with plush setting, tasteful décor and an arrayof plants with curated Filipino artisanal furniture pieces, Solihiya access and industrial chic, Café Leone can seat a total of 50 persons in their dining area and 100 more in their two function halls. They also offer a board room with projector for intimate meetings.
Café Leone is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. It is managed by dynamic entrepreneur Lindy Lou Valendez which we will feature in the next article here in Mindanao Daily News.