Have You Been to Kopi Kopi Café and Kitchen in Cainta?

I haven’t, if you were to ask me. But I’d love to go and try their pastries and the Ginger Garlic Squid with Panache that’s attracting me to scroll down to their blog’s home page.

Can’t seem to find tons of reviews and blogs about the place. Perhaps because it’s new? How new? So I browsed their site and found sumptuous photos that made me want to grab a bite if only they can be snatched for real straight from my laptop screen.

Kopi Kopi Cafe and Kitchen - Cainta, RizalKopi Kopi Café and Kitchen is my (and probably yours, too) kind of place where cravings and the satisfaction of such are considered done deals. Kopi Kopi offers (let me enumerate what’s on their blog pages) salad and appetizers, pasta and chicken, burgers and sandwiches, entrée dishes (yes, the Ginger Garlic Squid), and cakes and pastries! Sound tummy-filling? I bet so.

KOpi Kopi is located along Village East Avenue, Executive Homes, Cainta, Rizal and has a very long operating hours (read: 6:30am-12mn).

They claim it’s the “most exciting place to eat and meet in Rizal province”, maybe we can try it out soon? Contact them at (02) 240-5068.

Photo: Kopi Kopi Café and Kitchen Facebook Page

Meidolls Cafe in Cainta Treats You a Different Dining Experience

Meidolls Cafe girlsAre you a cosplay and food enthusiast at the same time? Then you should have visited this cafe in Cainta by now.

Imagine a pretty girl from a Japanese anime who came to life and call you ‘master’ while serving you some delectable dishes? Sounds fun, right? You’d see a couple of girls who do all these in Meidolls Cafe.

Meidolls Cafe brings you a different kind of dining experience. Aside from offering a fusion of Japanese and Western treats (their smoothies and banana split for example) what makes this restaurant different from the other food places you would see around town is the ambiance. Like you suddenly became part of a Japanese manga with the service crew in their costume and the interior of the restaurant that screams anime.

So if you dig Japanese cuisine and anything cosplay-related, visit Meidolls Cafe at 2nd floor, Saunterfield Building, Ortigas Avenue Extension, Cainta Rizal. Contact them at 09159821971 for any of your queries.

If you have your own Meidolls Cafe experience, share them to us. Go! 😉

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Landmarks in Cainta, Rizal

So you are to stride the land of Cainta. These landmarks may help you in finding the exact place you are looking for. I suggest, make it sure that you are familiar with these landmarks in Cainta.

Cainta Junction– A major intersection, often referred to as traffic tambayan by the locals, adjoins the Metropolitan Highways (FELIX Avenue at the North, A. Bonifacio Avenue to the South, and Ortigas Avenue on its East and West Bounds). The busiest and a critical point where it connects Metro Manila and the rest of the Rizal province

The Cainta Municipal Hall– when the old municipal building (located at the current Town Plaza) was destroyed by a fire, then-Mayor Benjamin Felix called the attention of the Provincial Government to build a new one at a lot in Rosepack Subdivision. it was finished in 1995.

Hunters ROTC Monument– located at Brgy. San Juan, this place is a memorial for those who bravely faced the Occupation Authorities during the World War II.

Valley Golf and Country Club– one of the two well-known golf courses in the province of Rizal aside from Eastridge in Binangonan, Rizal.

Liwasang Bayan (Town Plaza)– located at the Poblacion (town proper). It was the former place of the old Municipal Hall destroyed in 1995. Today, is host to some convocations and assemblies for Caintanos. In Holy Week, a Senakulo is shown for the public.

Our Lady of Light Parish– standing firmly as one of the most beautiful and oldest churches in the province, it is erected upon the directives of Fr. Gaspar Marco, S.J. in 1707 and was finished by Fr. Joaquin Sanchez in 1715. Upon its elevation into a Parish in 1760, this church is renovated many times because of heavy rains and earthquakes. In 1889, this church was destroyed during the Filipino-American war, leaving only the adobe wall surviving. A mural depicting the patroness of the town, painted by national artist Fernando Amorsolo, has replaced the image ravaged during the war. This image is currently placed on the left side portion of the Church’s main altar. On 1966, a reconstruction of the church emerged upon the initiative of Cardinal Rufino Jiao Santos. It was solemnly blessed on February 25, 1968. On December 1, 2007, during the official town fiesta, a Historical Marker was installed by the National Historical Institute on its facade, coinciding with the celebration of the third centenary of the construction of the Church. The current parish priest is Rev. Msgr. Arnel F. Lagarejos, SThD, a Diocesan Priest from the town of Binangonan.

Sta. Lucia East Grandmall– the premier mall of Cainta, hence, the whole province as well. This mall provides easy shopping galore with exquisite fun through its technological amenities. See note 1 below;

Robinson’s Place Cainta– located at the heart of Junction, this mall allocates Caintanos the shopping galore.
Brookside Hills – known as a private subdivision

source:wikipedia.org

image from:jollibeefans.com

Cainta: Second Most Populous, Second Richest Municipality in the Philippines

Cainta, the second most populous municipality in the Philippines, is also the country’s second richest municipality.

Cainta has a population of 289,833 and an annual income of P490 million. See which municipality ranked number 1.

This town is also known as the Information Technology Capital of the Philippines. Why Cainta became the second wealthiest municipality in the Philippines is because of the commercial, industrial, and manufacturing firms established there. One of the advantages of Cainta is its location which is near Manila. Investors take this opportunity as well as its huge population which comprises the work force for these companies.

Browse the archive and get to know more about the municipality of Cainta.

Saint Francis of Assisi, One of the Most Beautiful Parishes in Rizal

The Saint Francis of Assisi Parish of Cainta, Rizal boasts of serene environment and fine architecture.

But more than that, the thing that makes this parish special is the noble life of their patron saint.

Here is the sacred life story of our dearest Giovanni Franceso di Bernardone

Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men’s Franciscan Order, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the lay Third Order of Saint Francis.

St. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.

Francis was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, and he lived the high-spirited life typical of a wealthy young man, even fighting as a soldier for Assisi.

While going off to war in 1204, Francis had a vision that directed him back to Assisi, where he lost his taste for his worldly life. On a pilgrimage to Rome, Francis begged with the beggars at St. Peter’s. The experience moved him to live in poverty.

Francis returned home, began preaching on the streets, and soon amassed a following. His order was endorsed by Pope Innocent III in 1210. He then founded the Order of Poor Clares, which was an enclosed order for women, as well as the Third Order of Brothers and Sisters of Penance.

In 1219, he went to Egypt where crusaders were besieging Damietta, hoping to find martyrdom at the hands of the Muslims. By this point, the Franciscan Order had grown to such an extent that its primitive organizational structure was no longer sufficient. He returned to Italy to organize the order.

Once his organization was endorsed by the Pope, he withdrew increasingly from external affairs. In 1223, Francis arranged for the first Christmas manger scene.

In 1224, he received the stigmata, making him the first person to bear the wounds of Christ’s Passion. He died in 1226 while singing Psalm 141.

On July 16, 1228, he was pronounced a saint by Pope Gregory IX. He is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment and one of the two patrons of Italy (with Catherine of Siena), and it is customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of 4 October.

Biography lifted from: wikipedia.org