Cafe Shibuya

We finally pushed through with our trip to Café Shibuya during the holidays! Café Shibuya is owned by two sisters whose dream is to open up their own café that serves good food. During one of their trips abroad, they discovered this snack called the shibuya toast – A giant piece of bread decorated with different toppings, like ice cream, chocolate, or even savory meats. They decided to introduce the shibuya toast here to Manila, so people here can enjoy them.

Café Shibuya currently has two branches – The one here in UP Town Center, and one in Glorietta 2.

Interior.

Menu: First things first, Salads, Soups, Specialty toasts, Pizza toast, Pasta, Entrees, Dessert toasts, Molten cakes, Gourmet hot drinks, and Specialty cold drinks.

I had the Mentaiko pasta with cod roe, olive oil, leeks, seaweed strips, and thick chunks of bacon. Reeeeallly delicious. I love that there is an equal distribution of flavor, that the pasta wasn’t too oily, and that the whole dish wasn’t bland at all.

Dad tried their Buttermilk Fried Chicken – Served with a small bowl of gravy, white rice, and a fluffy cheddar biscuit. This dish is only available in the UP Town Center branch.

Sausage and Bacon Pizza Toast – With slices of Hungarian sausage, huge strips of bacon, bell peppers, onions and gooey mozzarella cheese. Look at the size of that bread!

For dessert, we had their Original Shibuya Honey Toast – Another giant piece of toast topped with vanilla ice cream, and some whipped cream on the side. Served with a small jar of honey.

You can easily tell that the toasts are Café Shibuya’s signature dish since the bread is baked fresh daily, with no added preservatives and flavors.

My drink was this delicious warm piece of heaven called the Salted Caramel Mocha – Made from coffee, steamed milk, and homemade salted caramel sauce. There’s also some imported Ghirardelli dark chocolate added, to give it some flair.

I think we ordered too many things so we were feeling very full afterwards. But it was all worth it, in my opinion. This café is recommended if you’re looking for a place to chill with your friends, and just talk for hours and hours on end.

Ambiance/Interior: 4/5
Staff/Service: 5/5
Food: 3.5/5 (taste) 3.5/5 (presentation)

Cafe Shibuya is located at G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Tel no: (0947) 221-3836. You can also find them in Glorietta 2. Links: Facebook.

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