Pascucci, New Glorietta - straight from Italy with love, or so I would like to think. It's still what a cafe should be, it has ambient and it feels a little private. Unlike most cafes, like Starbucks or even Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf it's not their fault but the volume of people inside is way more than the chairs itself. Which kind of ruins what you're paying for.
At least I'd like to think that the brewed coffee costs that way because you're half paying for the ambience and service.
More on topic - I'll be going through some of the interesting food places here and will review them from a commoner's perspective. The food establishments wouldn't really know that I'd be reviewing them of course. That's the beauty of it, it'd be their normal service. Nothing special, no pretending and no preparations on their end.
Love food, love eating but hate spending for it. That's my dilemma.