Magnum Opus Fine Coffees has been on my third wave coffee shop list for quite a while already but since it’s in the South, I’ve never had a chance to try it out. The perfect chance popped up when we visited Alabang for lunch then decided to kill some time before dinner. I immediately thought of Magnum Opus and met up with Jane and Jana for a caffeine boost before heading to dinner at Mensakaba Geishu.
Since I had no idea where it was located on the restaurant row of Aguirre Ave. in BF Paranaque, I just trusted WAZE. If you keep your eyes trained on street level, you’ll miss the Magnum Opus sign because they are actually located on the 2nd floor of the Prime building. There’s parking in front of the building but some spaces are double parking so you may have to move your car.
The place has a small and cozy indoor seating and a fairly big alfresco area. There were a number of patrons inside when we got there at around 4pm. I even spotted this green haired girl on the counter and thought to myself she was so familiar. I later saw her at the Girl and The Bull realized they were the owners that’s why they looked familiar.
They’ve got big wooden furniture pieces. They not only serve coffee but also a number of food items but since we were so full from lunch we just stuck to the cups of caffeine.
Magnum Opus’ Signature is the Heartbreaker, a mocha that has received lots of raves from people I know but we’re not fans of chocolate so we skipped that.
Magnum Opus owner Jonathan Choi was making some cold brew coffee in this interesting contraption.
Irene had her usual Latte (P150) while I got a Flat White (P150). Both cups were well done and served at optimum temperature. We enjoyed each of our cups over equally good conversation spanning a myriad of topics including where to eat next.
If you live in the South then Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery should be your destination for cups of excellent third wave coffee.