It's nearly a year since quarantine in the Philippines was declared and it's only normal to want a change in scenery. If you want to unwind but at the same time you want to avoid more busy, crowded cities, you can opt to go out of town. In Pampanga, you can go and check out Cafe Rooftop, an aesthetic rooftop cafe where they serve a mix of classics and trendy food and beverage items.
If you have a sweet tooth, you'll definitely enjoy all the desserts and pastries Cafe Rooftop has on the menu. They have silvanas, ube custard, and a wide selection of cakes including an Ube Macapuno Cake, Tiramisu Ferrero, Dark Mocha Sansrival, and classics like Sans rival and Red Velvet cake.
Besides the newly-launched Calamansi Pie, they have different types of cheesecakes, too: Burnt Basque Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Cheesecake, a Triple Choco Cheesecake which has three layers of cake, Raspberry New York Cheesecake, and Cheesecake-In-A-Jar that comes in blueberry, matcha Oreo, and salted caramel flavors.
If you're going there to catch up with friends, one of the food items that's good for sharing is the Signature Rooftop. It's a ginormous platter with plated fresh fruits which include watermelon, mangoes, grapes, oranges, and kiwi, on one side, then the other half of the plate has pika-pika or pang-pulutan, like grilled skewers, fries, and other fried meat.
For the drinks you'll pair with your meals and desserts, Cafe Rooftop has the likes of Caramel Macchiato, Latte, Frozen Lemonade, Snow Grape on the menu, and they serve these in double-walled glasses. But if you want to get a little buzzed, they also have alcoholic beverages like beer towers, soju, and cocktails!
If there's anything to be said about Cafe Rooftop, it's that it's 101% Instagrammable, especially during sunset. Since it's located on a rooftop, you get an amazing view of the sunset, plus a view of Mt. Arayat.
As of February 27, Cafe Rooftop is open from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. every day. If you want to drop by, the cafe is located at 216 Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles, Pampanga.
For more information and updates, follow Cafe Rooftop on Facebook.
*This story originally appeared on Yummy.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.