Monday, June 30, 2008

Been Gone for a Long While...Here's Some New STUFF!

Our Iced Tea Just Became Pink

Remember when our loyal customer, Aldo, ordered iced teas with strawberry syrup? Well, we "stole" his idea and made the drink a part of our regular menu. Some said it was too sweet but I already did something about it. So the next time you order our "Blended Strawberry Iced Tea" it will be better than the last time. For our new customers, just ask the cashier, RETZ (his real name is CUSTER, when spelled backwards it's RETSUC, but RETSUC is too long and hence the monicker, RETZ), for the "Blended Strawberry Iced Tea" (only Php 50).


Making the Boring Milkshake More Exciting

We have our milkshake, chocolate and strawberry milkshakes. Classic flavors, but sometimes the classics just bore us. So we made the "Caramilkshake". It's just your classic milkshake with a few pumps of caramel this and caramel that, blah blah... It definitely tastes better than our milkshake!


Written in Chocolate...Sauce
From now on, when you order a Cafe Mocha, we will write your name ON the drink so you can take a picture of it using your camera phone. You can request other designs just ask the barista what he can do. Yung madali lang ha, no extra charge!


Watch Out for these KICK-ASS Drinks
Right now we're developing our Brownie Frothiccino and Blueberry Cheesecake Frothiccino and/or milkshake. Just wait for it...we'll release it next week or next month, depende sa mood.

Blogspot and Multiply
So here's the difference: our Blogspot is our official site where we promote our products and the cafe itslef.

Our Multiply (managed by Dan) is for our pictures and other stuff that we can't post on our official site. Just to make things clear.

New Menu Board
We've written our Specials on the board so you can see it with the prices. We are currently making a new menu board for our regular menu. Ang dami na kasing nagrereklamo, di daw nila makita yung menu.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Hey guys, especially to our regular customers, we have a project at the cafe and we hope you can participate. We need at least one group pic that we can frame and hang in the cafe. Just send the pic to our email, Alam nyo na kung sino-sino kayo, mga suki! C'mown! Thanks!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Change Your Web Banners!!!

The first web banner we posted and made available at the cafe is WRONG! The banner is linked to its PHOTOBUCKET source instead of the cafe's blog. I've also posted the the wrong banner to some of our friends at Friendster. Ang tama lang na banner ay yung sakin, Joyce, Nica, Kuya Wak, Kuya Rayvin, at sa Cafe Antonio Dumaguete. To our friends at Friendster, maybe I'll just post the new version on your accounts, if I have time. Thanks guys, thanks also to Michelle, Dan's sister, for helping us with the HTML code.

So here's the correct version. Just copy and paste the HTML code below to your website.

cafe antonio,cafe antonio elbi

<<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="cafe antonio,cafe antonio elbi"></a>


Dan, our new cook and "photographist", is working on our Multiply account. There's nothing in there yet but link the site anyway. We'll post our customers' pics and our pics there so the whole world would know how much fun we're having at th cafe. Haha!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

So Special it's Not on the Menu Board

Choco-Macadamia Frothiccino - Php 120
Choco-Peppermint Frothiccino - Php 110
Rocky Road Frothiccino - Php 110
Caramel Cream Frothiccino - Php 120
Cookies and Cream Frothiccino - Php 110
Vanilla Sky Milkshake - Php 100

Friday, June 20, 2008

Download Our Web Banner!

cafe antonio,cafe antonio elbi

Help promote Cafe Antonio and ELBI by posting this banner to your Friendster, Multiply, YouTube, or any other social networking account.
Thanks to our talented "advertising department", Julius and Jeg, for our web banner!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Game Night!

We had a blast serving at the cafe yesterday, we didn't take a break all day! Retz, Dan, and I even forgot to eat dinner. But it was all worth it...

A lot of specials were ordered yesterday, I remember blending a couple of caramel creams, cookies and cream, choco-mac, uhh..., vanilla sky... I think there was a rocky road. A number of black forests were also served.

Apologies to Aldo's group, we forgot to give you free "iced tea-riffic" stickers on your takeout.

But the best part of the day was when 3 groups started to play our in-house games. Two groups played Uno while the other played Monopoly. Retz, Mon, Andre, and Ate Marisse also played cards on the other table.

It was a sight to remember. It was past 1 am but we were still open. I hope today would be as exciting as yesterday, or even better!

Thanks for the support ELBi! The best pare, the best... next time uli. God bless everyone.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Product Guide

FREE STICKER when you take-out a hot or cold drink!


Cafe Antonio has introduced some new terms to the ELBI bean scene. Here's a guide that can help when you order.

Frothiccino - An espresso-based, ice-blended drink mixed with either chocolate, white chocolate, caramel, or strawberry sauce topped with whipped cream and drizzled with corresponding flavored sauce. (16 oz)

Frajelli - An espresso-based, ice-blended drink mixed with either chocolate, white chocolate, caramel, or strawberry sauce with cubes of coffee jelly at the bottom of the cup. Served with no whipped cream. (16 oz)

Iced Tea Blended - Our own iced tea concoction blended with ice. (16 oz)

More familiar drinks...

Iced Coffee - A shot of espresso on the rocks splashed with freshmilk and chocolate, white chocolate, caramel, or strawberry sauce. (12 oz)

Milkshake - Fresh milk blended and served either plain or with chocolate or strawberry sauce. (16 oz)

Make Your Own Drinks!

During the summer, some adventurous customers made their own drinks using our add-ons.

Here's what they tried:

Iced Tea Blended with Cherry Syrup
Iced Tea Blended with Strawberry Syrup
Iced Mocha with Hazelnut Syrup
Milkshake with Caramel Sauce
Milkshake with Caramel Syrup
Strawberry Milkshake with Whipped Cream
Mocha Frothiccino with Extra Whipped Cream
White Mocha Frothiccino with Irish Cream Syrup
Choco Chip Ice Cream Sandwich (2 Choco Chip Cookies with Ice Cream)

Try it! Here's a list of our add-ons:

Vanilla Ice Cream - Php 20
Whipped Cream - Php 20
Torani Sauce - Php 15
- Chocolate
- White Chocolate
- Caramel
Hershey's Strawberry Syrup - Php 15
Torani Syrup - Php 15
- Choco-Macadamia
- Hazelnut
- Irish Cream
- Caramel
- Peppermint
- Cherry
- Vanilla

2nd Monthsary...New Look, New Crew

Retz, Dan, Jabez, Joyce, Nica

Celebrate monthsaries with a Mernel's chocolate cake!

The Navs with Kuya Val, goodbye tol! We'll miss you!

Curtain magic thanks to Jenni.

It's the first day of the first week of the school year and the cafe has made a lot of changes:

- we now have a black curtain to conceal the kitchen;
- we ordered a new table plus four chairs;
- we pimped the couch area;
- we hired Dan as our full-time cook and Retz was promoted to cashier;
- and Nica is listed as day-to-day while Joyce is looking for a job as nutritionist.

Yesterday, Nica had to go to the hospital to watch over her sister while Joyce and Padeys went to Waltermart in Calamba to buy some important stuff we need for the cafe. That left Dan, Retz, and I to man the cafe for several hours. There were a lot of orders but somehow we managed to keep our poise and rationality on. Yes, the cafe survived with just 3 people...

Joyce and Padeys came back later that evening and helped around. But Joyce had to go home early with her tita and Ate Manell. Padeys stayed with us until closing time.

From now on, you will be seeing a new team working at the cafe. Retz will be at the counter to take your orders instead of Nica. Dan will be making your sandwiches and pasta instead of Joyce. And I would still be either blending your drinks and/or serving it to you.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Here's More From Our Menu

Iced Tea Regular (Php 30)

Iced Tea Blended (Php 30)

Mocha Frothiccino (Php 75)

Cafe Latte Cup (Php 40)

Strawberry Frothiccino (Php 75)

Pasta Bolognese (Php 50)

Pasta Alfredo (Php 50)

Pasta Bolognese and Strawberry Frothiccino (Php 125)

Pasta Alfredo and Black Forest (Php 140)

White Mocha Frothiccino (Php 75) - Best-seller of the Month

Caramel Frothiccino (Php 75)

Tuna Sandwich (Php 40)
Strawberry Frajelli (Php 70)

Strawberry Milkshake (Php 60)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Food & Drinks Pix Project

We always forget to photogrph our food for our blog and menu. So far we only have these three... take a look...

Ham and Egg Sandwich - Php 55

Pasta Alfredo - Php 50

Choco-Macadamia Frothiccino - Php 120

Bean Scenes (photos by Dan)

"Apples or Blueberries? If Eve had the same dilemma then we would've been free from sin." A tarp designed by our friends, Julius and Jeg.

Julius and Jeg

"Meet the Fresmen of Cafe Antonio" - Another tarp designed by Julius and Jeg, great job guys!

Please try our newest frothiccino creations.

Cleaning the cafe in the morning, with Dan, our newest recruit.

Here's Dan, my childohood friend and apprentice.

Our favorite coffeetable books.

Crossword remains our number 1 pasttime.

Followed by Skribage.

There are no customers, obviously.

Reading a book about useless information.

Nice bar light shot by Dan.

Please get one, it's free.

Hi, I'm Mistah Grindah Man.

Nica and Retz doing some computations.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Flyers for the School Year

Here are the flyers our friends, Julius and Jeg, designed for us
for the coming school year.