Monday, January 30, 2012


A corner café in Makati makes an experience out of food and furniture.

Writer Jem Sampang
Photographer Rob Chan

Combine sleek interiors, quirky collectibles and fabulous desserts together and you’ll get Tutto Domani—a specialty coffee shop that attracts sweets and collectible junkies to the corner of New World Hotel in Makati.

Given a metro sprawling with coffee shops, the ambiance in Tutto Domani is definitely exceptional as brought by its flawlessly mixed and matched interior, mellow lighting, and white walls and ceilings. 

Recently opened in May 2011, Tutto Domani used to be Domani International Inc, carrying modern European furniture and accessories before the owners—Anthony Yupangco and his brother Joey—decided to change the concept to keep up with the times. Now, Tutto Domani is a charming and inviting coffee bar, while the adjoining space is Z Point, where they continue to sell quality imported furniture (featured in this issue’s Shops-Ed)
The week’s specials are written on the wall, for easy reference and a casual vibe
A distinctive element of the shop is the presence of toys and collectibles on display, ranging from colorful Care Bears to large and hard-to-find vinyl toys. When asked why they decided to sell toys in the store, Anthony recalls, “It was Big Boy Cheng! He was our client [and] one time he noticed that we had toys in the store as part of accessories.” The interaction spurred a common fascination with toys, and when Big Boy (who also owns Secret Fresh in Ronac Art Center) decided to distribute Kidrobot in the Philippines, Anthony was all too happy to help. The colorful pieces are displayed on the plain white shelves, livening up the casual space.
A medley of desserts—crepe de mangue, walnit cake, mascali tiramisu and Tutto Domani’s meringue
The interiors are best enjoyed sampling the food, whose presentation in itself is enough to grab attention. Food is served on wooden boards instead of the usual trays, with condiments and sidings housed in small clear dishes. Comfort food may abound in Domani, but that doesn’t mean their dishes are ordinary.
Iced mocha is served in decanters to share
Italiano di basic salami and mozzarella, served with chips, dips and a side salad
Tutto Domani is definitely a place to enjoy a quiet afternoon with good food and quirky surroundings. Whether in for a good cup of coffee or to survey the toys on display, visitors will definitely find something to contribute to their lifestyle. But Anthony says there might be more to come. 
 Toys and unconventional kitchen accessories add to Domani’s charm
“The name of the store speaks for itself… Tutto and domani are Italian words which mean everything tomorrow,” says Anthony. 
Domani also sells kitchen ware, its stainless steel functionality a cute contrast to the Disney toys on display    

The colorful pieces brighten up the neutral colors of the space 
“Therefore anything that is new and good, [that’s] what we want to give the market. [May it] be food, things and even art, the future will fit in the concept of Tutto Domani and Zpoint.”-SPACE

Tutto Domani and Zpoint
New World Renaissance Hotel
Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue
Tel +632 811 6702
More beautiful design and travel inspirations on our Perfect Set Up issue (Nov-Jan 2012). 

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