The number of establishments offering frozen yogurt here in Davao can be overwhelming, with a few more springing up, trying their luck amidst the already stiff market. Being a confessed froyo addict, I’ve tried pretty much everything and developed the uncanny ability to weed out the best froyos from the good few. Here’s my shortlist:
Coffee Cat (Rank: 1) – The first to offer frozen yogurt in the city, Coffee Cat’s withstood its competition and stayed on top as the best-tasting froyo in Davao City. Their toppings are generic compared elsewhere, but it’s the perfect combination of smoothness, tartness and sourness of their yogurt that won me over. The classy and sleek interiors of their store don’t hurt either. Try their excellent Yogo smoothies too.
Address: F. Torres Street, Davao City; 4th Floor, Gaisano Mall, J.P. Laurel, Davao City (Yogo)
White Hat (Rank: 2) – White Hat’s array of unique toppings, combined with their great-tasting yogurt, makes me come back for more. I love their cookie dough toppings (picture above), which I usually order double, and the Health Nut combo of cranberries and almonds. Their tiny nook is located in a mall, which can be a little noisy.
Address: 3rd floor, Gaisano Mall, J.P. Laurel Street, Davao City
California Berry (Rank: 3) – California Berry prides itself for their premium toppings. From cheesecakes (by Cheesecake Factory) and cookies (by Mrs. Fields) to fresh fruits and cereals, California Berry has it all (well, except the cookie dough that White Hat has). Moreover, their yogurt is 100% fat-free — perfect for the health buffs like me, though I find it a little sweeter than I prefer.
Address: 2nd floor, Gaisano Mall, J.P. Laurel Street, Davao City
Tutti Frutti (Not ranked) – Self-serve yogurt shop. Offers yogurt in different flavors, and you pick the toppings you want. Be careful about overdecorating your cup, it can be very expensive in the end!
Address: 2nd floor, SM Davao, Quimpo Boulevard, Davao City; Basement level, Gaisano Mall, Davao City
Kasagingan (Not ranked)
Address: F. Torres Street, Davao City
Crepelato (Not ranked)
Address: Mayon Street, Davao City