Wednesday, January 14, 2009


New coffee shop recommendation from my friend Chi:
I have another suggestion of a really good place to hold our meeting. This is a new place every coffeelover should try. It just opened last December and I discovered it on the first week of January with a friend. The name of the coffeeshop is ZABADANI. It's a small coffeeshop located at Door 8 DC Invest BuildingJP Rizal corner Bangoy St. just between WHAW and Claude's.
Zabadani is owned by two friends, Anzano Ebrahim Macalawi and Wadilkhaery "Wadi" Mutia. I met Wadi on my visit to the coffee shop. He's the nighttime barista. In all my cafe-hopping experience, he's the only barista I could call as such because he can give you a detailed description of the kinds of coffee they are serving.

The best part is, Zabadani's price: just P20-P50. It really feels like you're not draining you money while you're gulping your brew. They get their beans from a supplier to 5-star hotels. The supplier gives his beans to Zabadani's owners at a very low price so the "masa" can get a taste of good coffee.

Sounds like it's worth a visit. By the way, Zabadani also has a web site.


  1. thanks for the repost dom! i hope more people will support this small coffeeshop :)

  2. thats part of what i love about davao... lots of small, really good coffee shops...

  3. Thanks for the original recommendation, Chi!

    GabbyD: yup! No-frills, too!