Cafe Shibuya: Japanese Honey Toasts and Hot Cafe Drinks

Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines

Ever since my friend Sumi and I passed by Cafe Shibuya on our first visit to UP Town Center, we vowed to visit the place.  But, we never seem to fit it right on our schedule.  So after our family dinner at Dulcelin Gourmet, I suggested that we move have our desserts here. 

cafe shibuya

It was swarming with dining guests so we had to wait for a table to be emptied. 

cafe shibuya

Soon enough, customers began to leave one after another as it was past peak hours and we were able to appreciate its bright and cozy atmosphere.

*Photos courtesy of my lil sis and her camera.

Other Savories
Croquettes (175 php)
When the Croquettes arrived, we thought it was a wrong order because we were there for dessert.  Then, my mom said it was hers as she was smiling sneakily!  So that's why she was silent when we were ordering and insisting, "No you guys do the ordering... I'm fine with anything..."  Only to find out she already ordered this while we were waiting outside. =/ 

Croquettes (175 php)
My mom was like a gleeful little kid savoring every bite of these Croquettes.  It had a nice crunchy golden brown coating filled with creamy potato mash and ground beef. 

Dessert Toast
strawberry matcha toast
Strawberry Matcha Toast (195 php/Baby)

The Strawberry Matcha Toast is honey toast dusted with matcha powder, topped with slices of cinnamon stawberry and a scoop of green tea ice cream.  It is also served with whipped cream with nuts on the side.  Since these had two of our favorites: matcha and strawberry, we loved this to the very last bit.

Tiramisu (185 php/Baby)

The Tiramisu is honey toast topped with Kahlua syrup, cream cheese, a scoop of coffee ice cream dusted with Ghirardelli chocolate powder.  It is likewise served with whipped cream with nuts on the side. 
Tiramisu (185 php/Baby)

I saw shots from other blogs where the toasts where so soft and chewy that they could stretch them out like melted cheese.  So I was excited to take a cube out of my toast as soon as it was served but it just looked as plain, ordinary and messy as this. =(  Nevertheless, we it was still pleasantly warm, soft, chewy and buttery.  We liked this better than the Korean-style honey toast at Caffe Bene.  For the quality, I don't mind paying the significantly higher difference too.


matcha green tea latte
Matcha Green Tea Latte (135 php)
The Matcha Green Tea Latte is foamy, rich and creamy.  It's a bit pricey for a small cup though.

Ghirardelli Chocolate
premium dark chocolate latte
Premium Dark Chocolate Latte (145 php)
The Premium Dark Chocolate Latte is rich and dark as expected from a Ghirardelli chocolate drink.

Other Reviews at UP Town Center
Casa Verde
Dulcelin Gourmet
Ginza Bairin
Lucca Bakery
Tokyo Tonteki

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Cafe Shibuya is a must try for their Japanese honey toasts.  I'd love to come back and try their Savory Toasts next time.  Do you suggest I try their pasta too?  I like the cute and bright ambiance. But, I don't advise chilling at the place for long hours as it does not offer FREE WiFi and the seating is not cushioned.  Price is at par with food and beverages of popular coffee shop and cafe chains though.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Cafe Shibuya Menu
Ambiance Signature Desserts | Other Savories |
Savory Toasts | Pasta | Dessert Toasts
Iced | Frappes | Iced Tea | Hot | Ghirardelli Chocolate |
=Favorites or Recommended 
Cafe Shibuya UP Town Center
Business Address Ayala UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue,
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours Mon -Thurs: 11am - 10pm
Fri - Sun: 11am -11pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 150-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
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