Cups & Mills Café: Food Review

(+ Meeting up with a fellow blogger! Guess who!)

I’ve been posting too many personal posts lately that you might have forgotten I also write food and book reviews sometimes.

If you’ve been with me for quite a long time now, you’ll know that I have always had a thing with beautiful cafés and the calming ambiance it gives me. I love staying for hours — listening to the clatter of cups and glasses over the barista area and hearing the sound of keys from people typing on their laptop – their eyes not leaving the screen. I love how I can steal chill songs from every café’s beautiful playlist and I also love how every good café makes me feel relaxed after.

Anyway, there is a newly-opened coffee shop around Defence Road in Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi and I am not kidding when I tell you it’s a gem. This.. is Cups and Mills Café.



The first thing I noticed upon entering is its ambiance. Cups and Mills has this chill vibes that I always look for in every café. It’s located a block or two away from the main highway and it’s the perfect choice for people who are looking for a silent place to hang out and talk about good things and bad decisions with friends.

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You can also bring your laptop and work here while taking a sip of your favorite coffee because this café has free wifi – not to mention, fast internet speed.

Yup, totally a #coffice material right here.


Shall I add their comfy chairs, as well?

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Now, no matter how beautiful your café is, I won’t be a regular customer if your food isn’t good and your service is rubbish. (Cups and Mills Cafe ain’t even worried about this ’cause their food is bomb.)

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digital menu
Rule #1 on every new restaurant: if you don’t know what to order, ask what their best seller is.

Let me start with their drinks.

My friends and I chose nougat chocolate for our hot drink and three different types of milkshake for the cold drink: reoberry, toblerone, and pistachio milkshake.

Nougat Chocolate
If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then congrats! We’re soulmates!! Hahaha kidding. If you do, then I’m sure you won’t have to worry about which ones to order.

My Auntie and I kinda have different taste buds with everything and we were arguing about the sweetness of the Nougat Chocolate. She said that it was too sweet for her taste but for me, it was… normal? HAHA! So what I advise when you don’t like your drink too sweet, just inform the manager/staff ASAP and I’m pretty sure they will adjust to your needs.

Toblerone Milkshake (specs not included but if you’re curious where it’s from: H&M)
Reoberry Milkshake (Oreo+Berry Milkshake)
I always love how our favorite chocolates are transformed into other things! Very innovative, ‘di ba? Take this Toblerone Milkshake for example. Imagine a Toblerone melted in milk blended with ice.. that is how it tastes like. Ganung ganun. Not too sweet for me, but then again, our taste buds might be different. Hahahaha. (Hope they can come up with a Reese’s Milkshake, soon.)

The Reoberry Milkshake was unexpected, though. I didn’t expect its texture to be super creamy! You can actually taste the crushed oreo but the berry’s flavor is quite noticeable, as well, while sipping it. You’ll be shocked how the two complements each other!

Pistachio Milkshake
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you… My current favorite drink: Pistachio Milkshake. Sorry, but whoever thinks that pistachio doesn’t taste good, fight me. HAHA. I love this!! I love anything pistachio and I just can’t explain how I loved this drink so much I am actually craving for it at the moment.


Camcold Coffee Shake
Have any of you tasted a coffee-flavored ice cream before? This is what it is when you turn it into a shake. Personally, this is what I loved next to my Pistachio Milkshake. I have a love-hate relationship with coffee (sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t) but I won’t mind having this one. This is what I would recommend if you’re not a fan of sweet shakes.

We were also told that they are part of Lavazza and are serving Lavazza coffee.

And now… Food!


My goodness, I don’t even know why I’m writing this at night but here goes the scrumptious food that we had. (Naaaks, scrumptious, define nga!)

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Red Velvet Cake
Chicken Pesto Sandwich
Tuna Sandwich
Personally, I liked the two sandwiches the most. And to say that I’m not really a fan of sandwiches, ha? It’s really good. Regarding the Red Velvet Cake, it wasn’t that moist but the flavor is still there. I’ve had immensely sweet Red Velvet Cakes before and this isn’t one of those. The flavor and its sweetness were a thumbs up for me!

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And.. the Fruit Salad. We were guilty of our unhealthy food consumption so we have to have at least a healthy meal on our course, right? Hahaha! Nothing special with this one but props to how fresh their fruits are!!

Fruit Salad


5/5! I don’t have anything negative to say regarding this restaurant’s service. Upon entering, you will be welcomed by their Ma’am Juna (their manager) and Sir Carlo (their bartender) with warm smile on their faces. They were very accommodating, approachable, and they always make sure that we were comfortable with everything.

We even met the owner himself, Sir Fadi, who is one of the most down-to-earth owners I have ever met. Guys, I even saw him help his staff with cleaning outdoors. A very humble guy and I admire him for that. It’s rare nowadays to meet someone from a high position and be that humble. We all know that.


Inexpensive and good food, chill ambiance, fast internet connection, and a 5-star customer service. A truly recommendable cafe in Abu Dhabi.

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Cups & Mills Café is located beside Shawarma Counter, near Sahara Hotel Apartments in Defence Road, Abu Dhabi; open from 6 am to 11 pm on Saturdays-Thursdays and on Fridays, 3 pm to 11 pm; and does home delivery around Al Nahyan-area for now.

For more information: call 058 5002068; or visit their Facebook (Cups & Mills Cafe) and Instagram page: @CupsAndMills

They also offer promotions and discounts because they’re awesome like that. Buy 1 Get 1 on Entertainer; and 10% off on regular customers, same building residents, and VPS Health Care Insurance staff. You can also have 10% discount just by mentioning that you’ve heard of their café from me. Joke. Hahaha. I’m kidding on that last part, but maybe it’s worth a try!

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

This post is getting longer and longer and if you haven’t noticed, I am with Ate Jai of Jirahlization!! Here’s a larger photo of us. (PS: Nagpaalam ako ha baka kasi bawal kasi may pag-anon si ate n’yong girl. Hahaha!)

Joj & Jai
It’s our first time seeing each other and there wasn’t an awkward moment between us! Ganun yata talaga kapag bloggers, iba ‘yung connection. Naks! Hoping to spend more time with you Ate before you transfer sa Dubai!

Love, Amielle

Disclaimer: We were invited by Cups & Mills Cafe to try what’s on their menu in exchange for a review, however, all opinions stated above were mine/ours.

Question! Do you love pistachios, too? If yes, please let me know so I’m not alone. And if not, explain your answer in 28 sentences, jejemon style, in pure English, on the comment section below. Fight me.

90 thoughts on “Cups & Mills Café: Food Review

    1. I’m the same way too! Glai will tell you that food always puts me in a good mood! especially after that deadly thing you call Tampo 😜😜 haha!


  1. Mmm I love pistachios and pistachio flavored ice cream!! Reoberry sounds amazing and coffee too… all of it looks and sounds amazing really! And what a super cute café!

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  2. How I wish the café is just a “tumbling” away from me!!! Good to see you and Mama Ji together! Yes, I love pistachio, esp ice cream. (Jejejeje)


    1. Ayoko ng anything with peanut butter pero isang malaking exception yung reese’s 💛 haha try ko humanap, o kaya ako nalang gagawa hahaha lol


    2. Hahahaha sige. Kaso hala, ang hina ng taste buds ko 😂 di ko maiidentify kung masarap result o hindi hahahahha


  3. Ang galing ng review! Great shots and narrative. Im more for the coffee but not the sweets pero nagutom ako 😂 well done!


    1. Strong, I go for kapeng batangenyo (barako) with little sugar. Given time under hot weather Id lrefer it with creamer and more sugar. It realy depends on my mood so i have a set of coffee to be mixed not just the typical 3 in 1s. I am graduate of coffee production and management so alam na! Hahaha! So what do you drink more often? Tea? Or chocolate perhaps?

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    2. Ay, alam mo bang Batangueña ako? Hahahahaha! Nako, hot choco lang, solve na ‘ko. Ayoko ng tsaa eh??? :( Hahaha. Kaya di ako mayaya ng mga kaibigan ko kahit sa mga milk tea-han 😂

      Btw!! May i-DM ako sa’yo sa Twitter. 😊


    3. Woy. Thats just so sad. Sabagay sa takaw ko I almos eat everything. Di ako fan ng hot tea whatsoever pero milk tea is ❤❤

      Uy baka naman may plantasyon kayo ng kape pengeee. Wahahaha halo! Sa Lipa nga pala ako nag farm practice 😂

      Ayun, kakareactivate ko lang. Go ahead!


  4. Ngiting tagumpay si Aim Yel habang nag-i slice ng cake. Di mo alam kung nang-aasar ba or nang-iinggit. 😁 And yeah, may sweet tooth din ako. Mas nilu-look forward ko pa minsan yung dessert kapag nasa kainan ako kesa sa main dish. Heheh..

    And agree ako sa rule #1, ask kung anu ang best seller nila esp. if you don’t know what to order. Pero may rule #2 ako, never ask kung anu ang best seller kung may natipuhan ka na. Like for example nakita mo mukhang masarap yung Pistachio Milkshake, pero nagtanong ka pa din, tapos ang sagot sayo Tsoknut Milkshake ang best seller. So its either pipiliin mo na lang yung Tsoknut para hindi ka mapahiya, or kakapalan mo mukha at pipiliin pa din yung nasa puso mong Pistachio, at bahala na kung mapahiya at matabla mo yung attendant. 😁

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    1. Kuya Jeheeeeff!! Hahahaha! Totoo ‘yan. Kaya lang kapag nasosobrahan ako sa sweets, deads ang lalamunan ko kinabukasan. Kaya dapat madami talaga akong tubig na kelangan inumin pagkatapos. Hahaha

      Parang gusto ko bigla ‘yung Tsoknut Milkshake. 😂 Nakita mo ba Kuya ‘yung nagviral na photo online, ‘yung Tsoknut ata o Hany tapos powdered drink. Hahahahaha

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  5. Ay0k0 ph3ows t@l@g@ ng ~Pistachio~. K3langan k0 p@ nga i-check kung +ama sp3ll!ng qo3 ng ~Pistachio~. Lolz. Jejejeje. Pero di ko na kaya magpaka jeje at tinatamad na ako mag explain kaya sige. Gusto ko na din ng Pistachio. 😂😂😂

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    1. Di ko din alam anong problema ng tastebuds ko pero di ko talaga bet. Haha. Parang bangus at cake na Braso de Mercedes. Ako lang sa bahay ang may ayaw.


  6. Amielle! Walang kokontra sa Pistachios hahaha! I love pistachios na din mahirap mag sulat ng 28 sentences in pure english hahaha!

    Kung ako ay taga dyan oorderin ko ang red velvet cake at tobleron milkshake at haharbat ako ng madaming tissue haha!

    Sana ma-meet ko rin kayo ni Jai at ni Aysabaw☺️

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    1. HAHAHA talagang walang lalaban!!

      Kaya nga, Ate! Hayaan mo malay mo pag dumating ‘yung time na ‘yun, talagang ultra rich na tayo para kebs kahit saan tayo mag meet and kumain. O diba, taas mangarap! 😂

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  7. Waaah! That place looks and sounds a like a dessert heaven. Ooops, excuse me drooling over here. Sana may emoji rin na naglalaway ano. 😅 Does this mean we’re soulmates now? I may have the biggest sweet tooth sa balat ng lupa though I’m not a fan sa mga obvious na obvious na asukal ang katamisan. 😆 Ganda ng cafe, my style. 😊


    1. Soulmates, may red string na tayo! Hahaha. Ako rin, Ate. Mahilig ako sa sweets pero ‘yung as in nakikita ko sa facebook minsan na sobrang OA na ‘yung mga nakalagay sa shake parang hanggang tikim lang ata ako at ‘di ko kaya maubos. 😂

      Eto ata emoji for drool! 🤤 Hahahahaha


  8. coffee (insert drooling emoticons here) matagal pa ata bago ko makapagkape ulit, (sacrifices you have to make when preggy and planning to BF hahaha) sooonnnn makakakape din ako ng bonggang bongga *_*


    1. Same, Ate. Parang depende sa interior ng coffee shop ‘yung pagiging productive mo or ‘yung mood mo ‘no? Hahaha

      Yes, masarap siya Ate!! Though ‘yung iba natatamisan ng sobra. 😅


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