QC café offers traditional Mexican flavors

Matcha and Horchata with Ham and Prosciutto Baguette. | PHOTOGRAPHS courtesy of Siesta Horchata Café

Horchata, a traditional Mexican rice-based drink, is making waves in the metro with its sweet, cinnamon-infused flavors. 

Siesta Horchata Café, the first horchata-centric café in the metro, opened last 16 March at 33 Scout Santiago, Diliman, Quezon City. The café promises a unique and refreshing take on the beverage.

Paola Huyong, the young entrepreneur behind Siesta Horchata, found inspiration in the drink as a pandemic-friendly coffee alternative. He aims to create a space where people could slow down, relax and savor the moment, much like the traditional siesta in Spanish culture.

Katsu Sando.

The Siesta Horchata Café’s laid-back yet vibrant atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for a one-of-a-kind horchata experience and encourages customers to take a break from their busy lives and enjoy a moment of tranquility.

It’s more than just a café; it’s a sensory escape.

Likewise, serving as an avenue for local artists to showcase their passion for the arts, the cafe has a dedicated space for artistic collaborations, debuting the works of queer visual artist Carla Norberta.

Burnt Horchata.

Carla’s installation delves into the theme of “rest,” highlighting the importance of slowing down and embracing the activity as an important part of personal progress.

Siesta Horchata Café is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.