Cubao Foodserye | Cakes and Craft Beer at Cab Cafe

Monday, October 02, 2017

where to eat in cubao
Araneta Center in Cubao is a grand transportation terminal – from the LRT, buses, jeepneys, and vans. It's where travelers and commuters converge. But this place also offers more than just a way to get to places; it's also a great destination for foodies.

THE PLACE
Located along Manhattan Row, a few strides from the Kia Theater, Cab Cafe is a cozy foodscape serving a wide selection of cakes and pastries. 

The branch is actually the second one; the first being in Kapitolyo in Pasig. I've also been to the Kapitolyo branch and this one in Cubao is nicer-looking when it comes to the space. It's simple yet posh, like Starbucks if it's less intimidating and has a red color scheme.


THE FOOD
The moment you enter Cab Cafe's premises, you'll be welcomed by a glass display case of all things yummy and sweet. All of which looks delicious.
cab cafe cubao menu

cab cafe menu

Luckily, we got to try most of their offerings. We were served Mini Sansrival (Php130), Choco Almond (Php150), Tiramisu (Php120)Mini Turtle (Php130), Blueberry Cheesecake (Php92/slice), White Chocolate Cheesecake, Mini Moist (Php130), Mini Sinful Php140), and Mini Berry Yogurt Cheesecake (Php135)
mini sansrival

choco almond cake

tiramisu

mini turtle cake

mini sinful chocolate cake

blueberry cheesecake

White Chocolate Cheesecake

Mini Berry Yogurt Cheesecake

My favorites, however, are the Mango Cheesecake (Php91/slice), and the Napoleones. The former is refreshing and is just the right amount of sweet – a great way to highlight our beloved mango. The latter's also delicious. Crusty on the outside, creamy and custardy on the inside, it goes well with tea. Or beer, if you feel like it. 
mango cheesecake

napoleones

Cab Cafe also carries Bogsbrew – a craft beer from Negros, one of the first ones in the country. I had a taste of it and it's fruity. You could recognize muscovado sugar on its undertones. Surprisingly nice to pair with cakes. 
bogsbrew craft beer

Additionally, aside from these, Cab Cafe also serves traditional Bacolod dishes like LaPaz Batchoy and Chicken Inasal. Owner Mark Magalona is originally from there hence the influence.


THE SERVICE
Cab Cafe's staff knows patrons appreciate a kind of distance so it's great that they're not very fussy. They're helpful and accommodating, sure, but what I like is that they seem to understand the kind of crowd they attract – the kind that wants either a quiet alone time or an intimate meeting with friends and colleagues. The whole place just seem very thoughtful. 

FINAL THOUGHTS
Honestly, the first time I went to Cab Cafe, I wasn't happy with the tiramisu. But that was my mistake, not theirs. I was expecting something sweet but I ended up with something bitter and coffee-like (which, I know, is how it's supposed to taste but I was a noob so forgive me). Good thing I was able to try their other offerings because those Napoleones are the bomb. And that craft beer is actually quite nice too. 

OTHER DETAILS
Mode of Payment: Cash, Card
Parking: Street, Mall (at nearby Gateway or Alimall)
Wi-fi: Yes

Cab Cafe
S - 002, Manhattan Tower 2, 22 General Malvar Ave Cubao, Quezon City
+63 2 332 0608
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9AM to 9PM

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