Sol’s Searching in Compostela | Review

Yey! No more hard time Sol’s searching, the famous Sol’s Halo-Halo and Desserts is now in Compostela, Cebu.

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Sol’s has been the talk of the town lately because they’re labeled as the best halo-halo surpassing Ice Giant and Meltons’. Since a friend introduced it to me, I have been lusting to try and see for myself if it’s really the best. Ace loves desserts, especially halo-halo, so I really want to try it with him. However, with our busy schedule, we didn’t get the chance to visit Sol’s because we couldn’t find one near us.

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Yesterday, while we were in Compostela to visit our house, we chanced upon Sol’s new branch on its opening day. We knew we shouldn’t miss it.

Let’s check out what they have in store for us. (Disclaimer: This is a personal review and we are not affiliated with Sol’s. This is not a sponsored post.)

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First thing I noticed were these wooden dining set. It makes the place look rustically cute. Although, this might be uncomfortable for tall people because the chairs are too low. Don’t worry, they have high chairs on the side though.

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Sungka anyone?

I also noticed these customers playing a Mancala game traditional to the Philippines, called sungka. I don’t know how to play it, but it was fun to watch.

There space is quite small but there are tables outside, too. By the way, you can’t miss Sol’s because aside from its bright signage, it’s conveniently located across the town’s public market.

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We ordered their special halo-halo with a scoop of strawberry ice cream. Halo-halo is their specialty but they have arrays of desserts you can choose from. They also have pizzas and fries on their menus.

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The serving amount is quite reasonable for its price. The taste did not disappoint us. I like that the shaved ice was thoroughly crushed giving it a fine texture. It was very milky but it wasn’t too sweet. It also has a balance amount of ingredients necessary in a halo-halo.

And the verdict!!! This photo will tell you.


Bottoms up!

Husband was very satisfied that he said, “Nanimahong kuwang.” It’s an expression he used to say he wants more.

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Sol’s Halo-Halo, approved! 

What more can we say?

Sol’s did not disappoint! I’m pretty sure will be frequenting this place from now on.


’til next food hunt!

Keep safe!

Love, Ace and Demi

Degree 9 Coffee

This is a good news to coffee enthusiasts like us who are on a never-ending quest of finding good cafes.

Introducing a new coffee house in town — Degree 9 Coffee. Situated in Norkis Cyberpark, adjacent to J Centre Mall, along AS Fortuna Street, Mandaue City.


It has opened few weeks ago. Due to our busy schedules we didn’t have the chance to try it although it’s only a three-minute walk from our house. 😀

After a long day last Sunday, we finally got the chance to try this out. Ace and I went there with our roommate, Abby who was also celebrating her birthday on that day.


We learned that Degree 9 has it’s main shop located on the ground floor of Gagfa Building in Barangay Kasambangan, Cebu City. It even attracted more customers when it was included in Sun.Star’s Best of Cebu Award and won the 2015 Best House Blend Coffee award.

View from the second floor.

Angel dela Fuente, the coffee shop’s lead barista, said coffee beans from Ethiopia, Colombia, Brazil and Indonesia are meticulously prepared fresh using their in-house roaster. She said this made them attract coffee enthusiasts to try their various coffee products. — Source: Sunstar Cebu

Second floor.

This new branch has an ample space that could accomodate 30-50 people. They have different tables and high chairs. We also love this metal stairway to the second floor. Seemed like we are in a bar or something. 😀

The metal staircase. 

Look at this wonderful view from the second floor. I also like those cute centerpieces.

View from the second floor. 

What I like best on this new coffee shop is that they have NO WIFI. They encourage you to talk to each other — like the old times, you know. (Sorry, to those who need wifi connection.) Although internet connection is like a necessity these days, I like the idea of stores not having a wifi connection. 🙂


Good thing they have smoothies and teas for those who are not into coffee like Abby. She ordered the Matcha Green Tea Latte. She said it was good. We haven’t tasted it though. We, on the other hand, ordered Cafe Mocha and Javachip Frappe. The taste was no different to the big coffee shops out there. 🙂 Yet the price was so affordable.

You might want to try this one out. It’s easy to find it because it’s just along the highway.

‘Til our next coffee find!

Xoxo, Ace and Demi.