No doubt that the cafe experience is here in the Philippines. Filipinos had caught on this trend and businesses are cashing in on it. Because of this, everything looks and rated the same. After a heavy lunch, I proceeded to my ultimate food trip plan, choosing Akiba Cafe for an alternative cafe experience.
Akiba Cafe is a Japanese inspired coffee shop. The owner’s influence did come from the Land of the Rising Sun, specifically from a techno hub where the cafe culture is growing. That piqued the owner’s interest and decided to bring the inspiration to the Philippines. The one in SM Megamall us the one and only branch. Opening soon is their White Plains branch.
We first started with Nutty Macadamia Kohi. This soothe me specially because it helped me wash down the food in my full stomach. The coffee is creamy, similar to a latte, but with sesame seeds that adds character to the drink. Nice touch! That made me ready for my dessert — Green Tea Cheesecake.
It’s thick, just how I want my cheesecake to be. Perfect! But Akiba Cafe is actually mighty proud of their Trifles Drinks. Customers get the second order at 50% off. We got the Macha Trifle Green Tea.
Then we had the Original Yogurt Chiru and Yogurt Soft Cake. Have to say that my taste buds suddenly came slice after tasting the Yogurt drink. The cake is good, but I’m leaning towards the cheesecake more. Although they look very complimentary because of the color and the chocolate swirl, they don’t work for me. I want my food and drink with strong flavor, I’ve that gives a kick. The Original Yogurt Chiru has a slightly sour taste in it’s creaminess. Meanwhile I can sink my teeth on the Green Tea Cheesecake with a good bite. In addition, the thickness of the cake makes me feel I’m getting more bang for my buck.
I’m happy that I found a good alternative to the usual cafes out there with Akiba Cafe. What’s good about it is that the price is basically on the same range.
As for the ambience, it feels nice that I can chill in the middle of a big mall, in open space, and not be disturbed. I do look forward to dining on a bigger Akiba Cafe, with more privacy.
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