Ydg Coffee’s Bubbly Masala Tonic Is a New Way to Experience Your Iced ChaiAugust 8, 2018
YDG Coffee, standing for Your Daily Grind, started off as a space-under-the-stairs turned café (literally) outside a furniture shop along Chino Roces Extension. From their humble beginnings, the brand grew into a fully operating coffee shop in Shaw Boulevard’s Mandala Park. The new space features a proper food menu, a retail shelf of consigned purveyor products, and hidden within it is even a roaster (by their roasting partner Plain Sight Coffee Roasters, owned by YDG partner Sean Lee). All that and a wall of picture window—not bad for the Harry Potter of coffee shops.
Sid Cabatingan, one of the partners at YDG Coffee with Sean Lee and Alex Falcon, tells us about his obsession with coffee (so much so that he even has his own brand of cold brew called Man on the Moon that he runs with his girlfriend Dan Aragon, now the videographer of Pepper.PH—but we promise we planned this feature before she was on the team!). Originally a barista at the original branch, Cabatingan became a partner for the Mandala park branch where you’ll find him making concoctions as delicious as the Masala Tonic we feature in this video, which uses the chai from Jacob’s Well.
A specialty coffee shop that also offers all-day breakfast, sandwiches, pastas and desserts.