Who hasn't dreamed of dining under the stars in the open streets of Italy or France? It's a romantic prospect—one that you might not think is possible in this side of the world. But we recently got wind of a one-of-a-kind spot that might also offer a similar experience, right in our shores: Say hello to La Cathedral Cafe in Intramuros.
La Cathedral Cafe is located right behind the Manila Cathedral, giving you a stunning view of the historical monument when you dine at their roof deck. It's decorated with capiz lanterns and touches of greenery, which make for an idyllic ambience especially at night. Be sure to whip out your cameras! It's the perfect setting for a date with your special someone or a casual get-together with your best buds.
As far as food goes, La Cathedral Cafe serves familiar favorites, with starters like the Beef Nachos (P255), pasta dishes like the Chicken Alfredo (P245/solo, P575/sharing), meaty mains like the Beef Mechado (P345/solo, P710/sharing) and more. They've also got a selection of cakes like the Red Velvet (P155) and Chocolate Overload (P170), and drinks like the Cappuccino (starts at P135/grande), Red Velvet Latte (starts at P150/grande), and Choco Hazelnut Frappuccino (starts at P150/grande).
La Cathedral Cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and accepts walk-ins from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. If you'd like to dine in from 3 p.m. onwards, you'll need to book a table in advance: You can either message La Cathedral Cafe on Facebook or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also give them a call at 0915-163-3994. From there, they'll send you a confirmation email within 24 hours of making your booking.
As of writing, the café is fully booked until December 30, but slots for January 2021 will open on December 28. Mark your calendars!
La Cathedral Cafe is at 398 Cabildo Street corner Beaterio Street, Intramuros, Manila City. For more information, check out La Cathedral Cafe's Facebook page.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.