Jana’s Sweet Spot

I’m going blind from this sweet, sweet craving

Let’s lose our minds and go crazy crazy

– Cake by the Ocean, DNCE

Everyone who knows me personally knows I have a sweet tooth. Not just the oh-I-like-cake-and-chocolate-a-lot kind; I am more of the SWEET-MOTHER-OF-JEEBUS-THAT-CAKE-IS-WHAT’S-MISSING-IN-MY-LIFE-TODAY-SO-HELLO-DIABETUUS kind. Thankfully, my friend owns a pastry shop in the city and she’s always there to be my enabler (is this a good thing or a bad thing? Ah well, as long as I get my sugar fix! Mwahaha!).

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Jana’sSweet Spot is owned by Ms. Jana Caiña Abellanosa, a nurse-turned-phenomenal-pastry chef. While still practicing her profession as a nurse and medical researcher, she decided to enroll at Monster Kitchen Academy to spice up her life. Who could blame her, right? Ms. Jana is young, passion-driven, and simply put, just amazing (and I’m not saying this as a friend!). She graduated at the top of her class at Monster Kitchen and even bagged a few awards at the annual Kumbira Festival that’s held in Limketkai Mall during fiesta month. From taking small-time orders online until she finally opened a physical store at Capistrano-Akut Sts. in Cagayan de Oro City last 2014, Jana’s Sweet Spot has made a name for itself and is a place you should never, I repeat, NEVER  bypass if you ever find yourself in CDO.


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Jana’s Sweet Spot is known for its cakes, cupcakes, and silvanas which are made by none other than the owner and shop manager herself, Ms. Jana. You can be assured that there’s always a huge dose of love and dedication poured into every delicious creation crafted by Ms. Jana’s hands.

I keep going back for the shop’s silvanas! It is an absolute delight; a bite of heaven in soft chewy oversized cookie form.

Recently, though, Jana’s Sweet Spot has upgraded its menu and now serves crazy shakes! They come in different flavors such as chocolate, mango, strawberry, vanilla, and banana. I personally love the banana and chocolate flavors and they are called “crazy” for two reasons: the toppings range from huge cookies to tiny colored candy sprinkles and Ms. Jana doesn’t use whip cream… she uses butter cream instead! Now isn’t that a treat for sweet-toothed monsters like me?! Why yes, yes it is.

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In line with the fiesta celebration the city prepares for, Jana’s Sweet Spot also commemorates such a special event by holding a buffet where you can stuff yourself with everything the pastry shop has to offer for one whole day and guess what? It’s for only 100PHP per person! You read that right! 100PHP FOR EVERYTHING IN SIGHT AT JANA’S SWEET SPOT! Provided, though, that you don’t take anything home and you don’t share your food with a friend (come on, guys. A true friend knows not to share food at a buffet). The buffet is still on going today, August 26, 2016, and will end tomorrow, August 27, 2016, at 8:00PM. Make sure to visit Jana’s Sweet Spot today or tomorrow and try everything out for only 100php!


Jana’s Sweet Spot

Address: Capistrano-Akut Sts., fronting Cosmopolitan Building, Cagayan de Oro City

Contact #:Jana – +639177989853

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A New (Ad)Venture

Greetings from the one who chases daydreams!

Once, I had a daydream about opening my own café and/or lounge. During times when I’m procrastinating and am in no way motivated to continue memorizing legal provisions, I think about what my café/lounge would look like, what it should be known for, and what food I’d love to serve to customers. I’d imagine how I’d feel once it’s right in front of my eyes, like I finally found a place to let my ideas run wild without much constraints.

That daydream is finally coming true.

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In line with this blog and upon the suggestion of my good friend, Kate, I named the place “Daydream Lounge & Café.”

Also, like I said earlier in this post, it’s because this café/lounge used to be just a daydream but now it’s coming true (If you happen to ask me this personally, please know that I look and speak calmly on the outside but I am so giddy inside).


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So, what is daydream lounge & café all about?

Daydream is both a Study Lounge and Art Café rolled into one. It’s a place where you can study and at the same time appreciate the works of local freelance artists in Cagayan de Oro City. The café is dedicated to be an avenue for hidden gems to be exhibited without cost.

I want to encourage artists to showcase their works and make my city appreciate what local artists are capable of. Aside from that, I want to build the confidence of beginners in the field of music, literature, and art so that they can continue improving. Everyone is free to exhibit their work and all they need to do is send a message so we can go over the details.

Studies have also suggested that using both sides of the brain makes a person healthier in mind and body, hence, Daydream being purposely created to be both a Study Lounge and Art Café. I want students or anyone working while at the lounge to be more efficient in whatever it is they’re doing; as they use their left side of the brains to read, work, etc, the atmosphere and art around them can make the right side of their brains work when they take a small break. Little things like these are important to me because it creates a difference!

Please watch out for Daydream Lounge & Café‘s opening this September 2016!

Daydream Lounge & Café

Address: 2nd floor, Elipe City, RN Pelaez Boulevard, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City (right across Liceo de Cagayan University Main Building)

Facebook: http://fb.com/daydreamloungecafe


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