One of the most popular milk tea shops in Manila and in Taiwan as well is finally here in Cebu. The Chatime Cebu Coffee Shop located in in Ebloc2 IT Park Cebu City.
It was not easy locating the coffee shop especially when you are not familiar with Cebu IT park especially their buildings. Ebloc2 is located beside skyrise 4. You cannot locate the shop immediately, you will have to go to near entrance to see it. If you have been to Army Navy Cebu then you have no problems finding it.
The environment is bright and bubbly, though personally , I’m not a fan of it. The chairs and table are colorful, their theme is violet by the way. The place is spacious and can accomodate huge number of people. The place at that time was very very cold, Some customers even have to stay outside because of the cold. I even felt the cold even I was wearing a jacket.
In counter, ordered their top 2 best sellers, one is their Chatime Pearl tea and the one is Chatime Chocolate Mousse. The line was long and waited a couple of minutes before I got the chance to order and I think it was worth it. They will also give you the lighting device which will light up when your order is ready for pickup, this is similar to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
I tasted their number 1 best seller the Pearl Milk Tea, I was expecting it to be very good and was not disappointed indeed. It is really that good and tasty, if I rate the taste, it is very close to Bon Appetea, which I think they are tied in terms of taste. Pearls are also fresh and you can really feel the right texture in it.
For first time customers, you will receive a membership card when you order which if completed (stamps) you will get a regular drink for free.
Overall, it was a good milk tea experience, they are living up to their expectation and reputation which is great. The location though is kinda secluded but it will be worth it when you get there.