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Your First Stop This Summer: Mini Mono Modern Japanese Cafe

Care to beat the summer heat with some chewy goodness?

Today’s scorching heat might make you dream of jetting off to Japan for a cool, sweet treat. But what if we told you there’s actually no need to spend on plane tickets?

Inspired by Japan’s mochi tradition, Mini Mono, Cebu’s first mochi cafe, brings these delightful treats to the local scene. This summer, let your taste buds explore Japan with these recommendations from their menu.

Cool Down with the Mochi Wrapped Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Served at P180 per cup, this local favorite dessert wrapped in fresh mochi is perfect for a sunny day. This treat is finished with a sprinkle of kinako powder and comes in two classic flavors: Hokkaido milk and matcha.

And there’s exciting news for ube lovers! This summer, Mini Mono is introducing a new ube flavor to help you beat the heat. Keep an eye out for this purple-hued delight.

Mochi Bites for Snacking is Also a Good Idea

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness clearly hasn’t tasted Mini Mono’s mochi bites. Priced between P120 and P135, these bite-sized treats are a little piece of Japan right in Cebu.

Of course, Mini Mono loves to get creative with their treats. These chewy mochi bites are available in plain, taro, and strawberry flavors, served with a salted cheese cream dip and a side of Oreo crumbs. Whether you lean towards sweet or savory, you can tailor each bite to your preference!

Mochi Keki Feels More Like Home

What would Cebu be without its beloved masi?

Mini Mono takes this nostalgic childhood favorite to a whole new level. For P150, you can enjoy cut-up mochi pieces topped with kinako powder, almonds, cashews, and brown sugar syrup.

This blend of traditional and modern flavors is a must-try for anyone looking to relive their childhood memories with a twist.

Mochi with Filling: Daifuku

To wrap up our recommendations, you can’t miss Mini Mono’s daifuku line. These delectable filled mochi rounds will transport your taste buds straight to Japan. Available in fresh strawberry and kiwi flavors, each bite reveals a sweet surprise of red bean paste inside.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! Mini Mono is about to introduce a new flavor this summer: mango cream. This local favorite fruity treat is sure to add a tropical twist to your mochi experience.

At Mini Mono, there’s no secret to creating the perfect mochi. It’s all about finding the right balance, perfect timing, and a passion for treating Cebuanos to authentic Japanese flavors. So why dream about Japan when you can savor it right here in Cebu?

Mini Mono is not just about delicious food; it’s about providing a unique experience that brings a slice of Japanese culture to Cebu. The café’s cozy atmosphere and friendly staff make it a perfect spot to hang out with friends, enjoy a casual date, or simply treat yourself to something special.

Head over to Mini Mono at J Block Building, Apitong Street, Kamputhaw, Cebu City. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more launch updates, make sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Photography Kyrra Kho

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About Paula Abelgas

Paula avidly consumes poetry, fiction, and memoirs, and writes gut-wrenching journal entries in her notes app. You’ll either find her painting in the park at 6 a.m. with a coffee or just returning from a night of partying—there’s no in-between.

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About Paula Abelgas

Paula avidly consumes poetry, fiction, and memoirs, and writes gut-wrenching journal entries in her notes app. You’ll either find her painting in the park at 6 a.m. with a coffee or just returning from a night of partying—there’s no in-between.

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