The Appraisery: On Clothing, Collectibles and Caffeine in Cubao Expo

The Appraisery in Cubao Expo. Who doesn’t know Cubao Expo? Amidst this famous area in Quezon City, is an interesting coffee shop. But it is not just a coffee shop, can you guess what? From the name itself: The Appraisery – Clothing, Collectibles, Caffeine. Exciting, yeah?!

First time I hear about this place though its first branch was established in Greenhills. Entrepreneur-Owner Victor Prieto decided to move it in Cubao Expo. Since then, The Appraisery has been serving its original creations to its customers aside from its unique act of appraising used clothing and being a quiet abode to different collections of novelty items. It is also a haven for gamers and hobbyists who enjoys the aroma of caffeine while busy with their business.

Look at the place:

Now to the menu:

When the menu was handed to me, I was all smiles. Very unique. ๐Ÿ™‚ While I was so busy looking around and taking photos, I was also ready for my caffeine fix.

Step right in if youโ€™re craving for great eats and awesome gourmet cups of caffeinated goodness. ย Against the backdrop of the metros bustle, you will find your hunger for great food, great service and great conversation. Their consummate barista and chefs are both artists and masters of their craft, custom-brewing the finest teas and coffees, and creating mouth-watering sandwiches and desserts for the community.

Green Team Matcha

Green Tea Matcha Latte:ย I just had a sip of this since I am not really tea nor a matcha person. Haha! My friend who ordered this loved it though. The presentation’s nice, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mocha Frappe

Mocha Frappe:ย Yes, I think most if not all coffee shops serve this. This one’s good too. Not too sweet, not too bitter. The whipped cream’s really good.

Caramel Frappe: I love this because of the generous drizzles of caramel. Yum!

Caramel Frappe: I love this because of the generous drizzles of caramel. Yum!

Michelle: Yes, Michelle! This was names after the owner's friend who was on vacation here in the Philippines and wanted something that's really unique and suits her personality. Well, Victor came up with a frappe with pumpkin spice, cinnamon and white chocolate. I personally ordered this and I sooo love it. The taste of the pumpkin spice is just awesome!

Michelle: Yes, Michelle! This was names after the owner’s friend who was on vacation here in the Philippines and wanted something that’s really unique and suits her personality. Well, Victor came up with a frappe with pumpkin spice, cinnamon and white chocolate. I personally ordered this and I sooo love it. The taste of the pumpkin spice is just awesome!

Kumbaya: One of the best sellers! :-)ย Espresso milk--based with toasted marshmallows, caramel and graham crackers. Very addicting!

Kumbaya: One of the best sellers! ๐Ÿ™‚ย Espresso milk–based with toasted marshmallows, caramel and graham crackers. Very addicting!

Personally, I love having something to munch on while having coffee. And The Appraisery has a lot to offer specially their panini. I love panini.ย Whether you call your grilled sandwich a panino (panini is plural) or a toastie, they all offer the same amount of immense enjoyment. There’s just something so special when you have a warm sandwich in your hands with golden, crunchy bread andย whatever that grilled with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chicken Avocado Pesto Triple Decker: Yes, you got it right. A pesto filling in a sandwich.ย 

Chicken Avocado Pesto Triple Decker: Yes, you got it right. A pesto filling in a sandwich. a.k.a. CAP-3D. Three whole wheat slices filled with broiled chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and avocado slices smothered in home-made pesto sauce. Php175

Grilled Veggie Panini. It's an eggplant in a sandwich! Spread with a light mayonnaise then filled with grilled eggplants, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions.

Grilled Veggie Panini. also called Namaste. Garden-fresh vegetables pressed together between 2 slices of ciabatta bread. Php150

Sushi Sandwich: Rolled up sandwich with two kinds of filling, creamed corn with crunchy veggies and avocado, ham.ย 

Sushi Sandwich: 4 rolls of The Appraisery signature ham and corn spread and another 4 rolls of pink salmon goodness. Php185

Pull Pork Sandwich. Aย fully-loaded sandwich with eight-hour slow roasted pulled pork already spilling off from the bread. My personal favorite!ย 

The Big Mig: The chef’s own Pulled Pork Sandwich. A quarter pounder of juicy 12hr cooked pork goodness on a crusty roll topped with special mustard-relish sauce. Php220

Sweet Grilled Panini: A panini dessert!ย ย Ripe bananas, toasted marshmallows, peanuts, nutella and belgian whipped cream. Yum!

Sweet Grilled Panini: Ripe banana slices, rich chocolate and puffy mallows all pressed up in one sweet sandwich. Php120 | Php140 ร  la mode

I enjoyed my experience with The Appraisery (thanks to a friend who invited me here ๐Ÿ™‚ ). The positive vibe it brings to its customers is a whole lot better because of its owner – Victor Prieto. He didn’t have any problems sharing his experiences knowledge with coffee. He’s even friends and have a good relationship with his customers.

The Appraisery is a unique modern and vintage clothing store where you can buy, sell, and trade your clothes and accessories and get one-of-a-kind looks on any budget. Aiming to provide a fun and engaging environment while also offering advice on modern and vintage trends.

I personally encourage you to try their Buy-Sell-Trade. Here’s how:

My own personal ratings:
Taste: 4 out of 5
Ambiance: 4 out of 5
Price: 4 out of 5
Service: 5 out of 5

Address: #61 (62-A) General Romulo Ave. Cubao Expo Araneta Center, QC
Contact details: (632) 661-6154
Store Hours : Mon-Wed โ€“ 2:00 pm-12:00 am Thu-Sat โ€“ 2:00 pm-2:00 am

Wi-Fi: Yes
Parking: Yes – Street / Around Araneta Center

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19 thoughts on “The Appraisery: On Clothing, Collectibles and Caffeine in Cubao Expo

  1. Oh wow! I like the idea of their menu. ๐Ÿ™‚ This looks like a good place to explore with friends. YUM! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. This is a new concept on using preloved items as currency for food. The place looks really comfortable and a nice place to chill.

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  3. The Kumbaya looks really interesting, Will definitely visit this place If I am in the area.

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  4. I just died looking at the foods. ROFL! Hope I can drop by there sometime.

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  5. I would always come back here for the Matcha Latte.. I would frown if they don’t have it though.

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  6. Wow. That album menu’s very unique and creative. The place also looks unusual, and that’s in a good way.

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  7. Oh I have been here for more than 3 times and I love to try more of their food and drinks ๐Ÿ˜€ Plus we get to play BOARD GAMES. Super love that part of the shop! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. That blackboard with B&W photo displayed really looks nice and I am like all the beverages plus the sushi sandwich I wish to see this place when I visit

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  9. The look of the place is very creative! And those foods!! Sarap! I would love to try this place when I get a chance.

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  10. The Kumbaya really looks yummy and the Big Mig…the best!

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  11. I didn’t know that there is a food place like this at Cubao Shoe Expo. Will surely try this out.

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  12. I want to taste the Green Tea Matcha Latte. Looks healthy and yummy at the same time.

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  13. What an interesting combination this is – clothing and coffee. It has been a while since I last went to Cubao but I would want to go here.

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  14. Is their Green Tea Matcha Latte made fresh from green tea leaves? It looks so yummy! I would love to get that when I visit The Appraisery. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Fashion and coffee in one establishment, wow, that’s a good idea.

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  16. mocha frappe loks very yummy! i love the sushi sandwich too! such a very creative idea!

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  17. Wow! Great menu and I love to go there ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Green Tea Matcha Latte! I go crazy for this tea-based drink ๐Ÿ˜€ But I prefer na it is served over ice para mas maappreicate ko yung drink.

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  19. I have been to Cubao Expo several times but I haven’t tried The Appraisery! Looks like a really good place to eat ๐Ÿ™‚

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