Hausbrandt Caffe Opens First Philippine Branch

Italian cafĂ© chain Hausbrandt  Caffe now operates in more than 70 countries worldwide.

It has recently opened it's first ever Philippine branch at Cebu City. Their store is located at the second floor of Arcade 1, Capitol Square along Escario Street in Capitol Site, Cebu City. They open from 8 a.m. until 12 midnight.

Hausbrandt Caffe
Hausbrandt Caffe opens in Cebu City

I happened to be present when they had their grand opening on a sunny Saturday last 7 May 2016. We learned a bit about the history of Hausbrandt Caffe, how it all started. We were also told about Hausbrandt Caffe's brew your own coffee experience and what else they had to offer for Cebuanos.

History of Hausbrandt Caffe

Hermann Hausbrandt was a captain of Austrian Merchant Marine. He provided a solution to one of the long standing problems of coffee which is transport and storage. In 1892, he started a business in Trieste that roasted and sold coffee. At present, Hausbrandt Caffe is able to sell more than 4,000 tons of roasted coffee every year. That translates to roughly around 600 million cups of espresso.

Brew Your Own Coffee

One of the things that Hausbrandt Caffe wants to highlight is their own unique brew your own coffee experience using the Bialetti Moka pot. More commonly known to Italians as el makinita, this coffee making machine is said to be present in more than 80% of Italian households. Manufactured since the early 1950's, Bialetti has made more than 200 million coffee makers to date. At Hausbrandt, one can use the Bialetti Moka pot to brew four different coffee preparations: Americano, Caffe Latte, Cappuccino, and Moka (espresso).

Bialetti Moka pot at Hausbrandt
Bialetti Moka pot

What Else is Available

I also tried  the pastries at Hausbrandt Caffe. I had some black forest cake and mango mousseline.

Black forest cake at Hausbrandt
Black forest cake

The black forest cake was priced at PhP 210 while a slice of the mango mousseline was sold at PhP 170. Both are good dessert choices after a good meal.

Mango mousseline at Hausbrandt
Mango mousseline

Contact Information 

Street Address: 2nd Floor, Arcade 1, Capitol Square, Escario Street, Cebu City
Telephone Number: +6332 233 1341
E-mail Address:
Facebook Fan Page: Hausbrandt Caffe Philippines

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