Market Cafe: Buffet Degustation at Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila

When craving for a buffet degustation especially when it comes to seafood and desserts, you should always consider Market Cafe.  This is my third visit to the place so I'm glad to have been given the chance to share it with you this time around.

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Market Cafe offers a grand, elegant and spacious buffet.  The buffet is organized and subdivided into sections.  Numerous chefs and their helpers are ready to assist you in their live stations.

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The dining area is a luxurious and cozy.  It's perfect for casual or formal dining.  You could seat for hours and enjoy your food.  


salad bar
Salad Bar

market cafe buffet stations
Cold Cuts, Bread, Cheese, Grill, Shabu-Shabu (Hotpot), Chinese Dimsum, Pizza, Pasta and Indian Spread Stations
The Pizza Station is has an oven and kneading space so you could see them make it fresh.  They also make their own Chinese Dimsum and Dumplings.  Most of the stations offers dishes are customizable according to your preference.  

For the Shabu-Shabu you can choose the components you like such as:

Assorted Meatballs

  • Shrimp
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Fish Cake

Assorted Noodles

  • Egg Noodles
  • Spinach Noodles
  • White Noodles

For the Pasta Station you can select your:


  • Spaghetti
  • Fettuccine
  • Penne 
  • Rigatoni


  • Aglio e olio (olive oil & garlic)
  • Pesto (basil, pine nuts, parmesan, garlic, olive oil)
  • Bolognese (meat sauce)
  • Carbonara (bacon, mushroom, eggyolk, cream)
  • Pomodoro (tomato sauce)
  • Puttanesca (tomato, achovies, olives, capers)
tea egg
Tea Egg
It's the first time I've seen a Tea Egg in a buffet before.  I must say its a great idea.
market cafe buffet dessert stations
Filipino Desserts, Gelato, Fresh Fruits, Bread Pudding, Halo-Halo, Pastries, Candies and Baklava

market cafe buffet
Sushi Bar, Fresh Seafood, Chinese and Teppanyaki
I wasn't at my best eating mood during my visit so I wasn't to feast with my hearts content.  However, if I could visit again, I would definitely take the opportunity to have some more of their Fresh Norwegian Salmon.  To ensure the best quality they ship their seafood regularly.  I loved the Fresh Oysters from Aklan.  Eating it raw is the best way to appreciate its sweet and succulent flavors.  But if you want you're seafood cooked, just specify how you want it and they will even deliver them to your table.  They also have a Teppanyaki Section where you can choose the ingredients you want and the chef will prepare them for you.

Market Cafe has a bountiful selection when it comes to dessert.  Don't forget to try their famous Bread Pudding.  The Baklava is usually an expensive dessert and is rarely offered in the Metro.  I'm surprise they have those too.  

What I Had
market cafe buffet
Assorted Cheese, Flat Bread, Pasta, Pizza, Tempura Shrimp, Fresh Mussels and Top Blade Steak
I loved everything I had.  The Pizza had three kinds of cheese on it.  It was a blend of interesting flavors.  The Fresh Mussels  were delightful.  The Top Blade Steak were tender and succulent cooked in Medium well.

market cafe buffet lobsters
Singaporean-Style Lobsters
You can choose the style of cooking for the lobsters.  I got the Singaporean-Style Lobsters which were superb.  It was so delicious that I couldn't stop myself munching on all of it in an instant.

dalandan iced tea guyabano iced tea
Dalandan Iced Tea and Guyabano Iced Tea
Since I've tried the Guava Iced tea at Lili's (see previous entry), I decided to try the  Guyabano Iced Tea.  It gives an interesting twist because guyabano has a strong dominant flavor.  While the Dalandan Iced Tea possesses more of a sweet and citrus taste.   Note that the charge extra for these.  But if you prefer soft drinks and beer, they are included in their buffet rate.  

gelato sundae
Gelato Sundae
When I requests a large cup of all flavors of the gelatos, I was surprised that 
Pastry Chef Johann Dreisger turned it into a master piece.  He also made two other sundaes.  It was a fruity one and his famous Hot Love Sundae.  I'm sure you can please your date with some of these eh?  I loved the Dalandan, Mango Yoghurt, Cheese and Oreo Cookie.  But, I hope they come up with more interesting flavors too.  

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Market Cafe is one of my favorite buffets.   The food is great.  It's better to come by during their seafood weekend buffet.  The price is reasonable because their buffet rate comes with free-flowing soft drinks and local beer. 

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Market Cafe Buffet Price
Ambiance Mon-Sat Lunch - 1,800 php
Weekday Dinner - 1,900 php
Weekend Dinner - 1,950 php
=Favorites or Recommended 
Market Cafe
Business Address
3rd floor, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, 
1588 Pedro Gil corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, 
Manila, Metro Manila
Business Hours
Mon-Sat:12:00nn to 2:30pm
Sun: 11:30am to 2:30 pm
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 1,800-1,950
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 245-1234
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