Check Out Patrick Cabral's Amazing Paper Art at This Local Café

Sip coffee while looking at world-class art.

Next time you find yourself hanging out in the northern part of Metro Manila, you may want to drop by at Starbucks Reserve branch at SM North EDSA in Quezon City. Aside from the café's recently launched Reserve ice cream, there's also the intricate paper art of world-renowned artist Patrick Cabral to feast your eyes on.

He's best known for Endangered Species, a collection featuring paper art portraits of threatened animals which he started back in 2016. Half of the proceeds of each piece went to World Wide Fund for Nature to help with their conservation efforts. As one of the current ambassadors for Starbucks' "New Strong" campaign, he did three pieces for Reserve: the Sumatran Tiger, the Quetzal, and the Kenyan Elephant.

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"Each animal represents the regions where they harvest coffee beans," he wrote on an Instagram post.

"This collaboration is a dream come true for me... If I had to do video calls with my clients abroad, I would often do it at Starbucks 6750," he continued. "I remember they used to promote emerging artist's work in their walls. I remember hoping that someday I get to post some of my works there... fast forward to 10 years, Starbucks Asia Pacific actually commissioned me to make an artwork for them. I guess that's really how it goes. Sometimes some dreams take 10 years to fulfill."

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Aside from Cabral's beautiful pieces, Starbucks Reserve also creates art in cups—their highly trained baristas offer brews made from rare coffee beans that you won't see in your usual branches. So if you're up for a quiet afternoon with friends in a setting that's a treat for your senses, consider dropping by.

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For other Starbucks Reserve branches, visit Starbucks' website.

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