This Bar Savors the Sweet Life in Salcedo Park

This Bar Savors the Sweet Life in Salcedo Park


In Makati’s Salcedo Park, Bar Pocofino serves up Italian coffee, paninis and pastas, and cocktails, all set in a warm, inviting ambiance from sunrise to sunset.

After bringing the vitality of Italy to BGC, Mandaluyong, and San Juan, Pocofino has established Bar Pocofino in Makati. Tucked in the ground floor of Ellis Makati, the bar aims to alter the Filipino notion of a “bar.” In Italy, a bar is a bustling hub where folks come for a quick cappuccino, a hearty discussion, and a good snack. Bar Pocofino modernizes this Italian tradition, providing a pet-friendly environment that serves delicious Italian delights from sunrise to sunset.

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Salcedo Park is already a hot spot for cafes, restaurants, and shops. But as Bar Pocofino opens its doors, what makes it stand out from the crowd?

Perk Up Your Palate

Bar Pocofino Savors the Sweet Life in Salcedo Park
Bar Pocofino in Salcedo Park, Makati

Bar Pocofino’s menu sings with Italian coffee classics: from the robust caffè and frothy cappuccino to the smooth americano. But the real standouts are their unique lattes. The creamy Tre Latte, the punchy Forzzafino, and the sweet signature Pocofino Latte are crafted using beans roasted by heritage brand Danesi Caffè. Espresso lovers can enjoy the Bean of the Day special, which has a new blend each day and takes them on a culinary excursion around Italy.

Bites and Delights

Bar Pocofino Savors the Sweet Life in Salcedo Park
Paninis and pastas in varying flavors take up the menu, amongst other food

Feeling peckish? Bar Pocofino’s menu is a veritable feast. Their paninis and pastas promise a culinary adventure. The Panini Pesto di Pollo, a crowd favorite, pairs perfectly with their exclusive lunch specials, where panini, salad, and pasta share the spotlight on one plate. Sweet tooths can indulge in a slice of rich Tiramisu Cheesecake, or take home a Panna Cotta in a charming glass jar.

Cocktail Hour, Italian Style

When the day winds down, Bar Pocofino transforms into the perfect spot for a nightcap. Their cocktail menu is a tour de force of flavors. The La Dolce Vita, a sweet twist on the classic Espresso Martini, offers a velvety finish with a touch of sweetened cream and Italian espresso. The Sicily, inspired by the vibrant island, combines a mellow sweetness with a spicy kick, transporting you to the heart of the Mediterranean. For a fragrant, earthy delight, the Basil Campania infuses basil into a refreshing cocktail reminiscent of a summer siesta. And for those who prefer their drinks robust and spirit-forward, the Il Signore, a smoky take on the Old Fashioned, is sure to please.

Bar Pocofino Savors the Sweet Life in Salcedo Park
Traditional yet diverse cocktails are made with a modern taste

Bar Pocofino’s L’Aperitivo Nights also brings the Italian happy hour to Makati, featuring special promotions and treats to elevate your evening.

Whether you’re chasing that caffeine jolt after a morning jog, seeking a warm meal for lunch, or unwinding with a cocktail as the sun sets, Bar Pocofino welcomes you with a warm “ciao.” Welcome the Italian philosophy of enjoying the small, fine things in life. Buon appetito!

Photos and Featured Image: BAR POCOFINO

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