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IG WORTHY: The Shelfies at This Filipino Cafe

Brooklyn-inspired? Not.
IG WORTHY: The Shelfies at This Filipino Cafe Brooklyn-inspired? Not.

These days, we eat with our eyes as much as our mouths. Plating is very important, but of course there's one thing our eyes feast on even before our orders land on the table - a restaurant's interior design.

"Interiors are very important because a restaurant is an experience," said Tracie Anglo-Dizon, the Sarsa group's creative designer. "These days it's not just about the food anymore."

So when the Sarsa Group embarked on their latest venture, Kafé Batwan, they really did their research.

"We wanted Kafé Batwan to reflect a sense of place (we are in the Philippines, not NYC or HK); the times we live in (contemporary, not dated like the eighties or even nineties), and have an airy café-like interior (not formal or stiff or dark)," said Anglo-Dizon. "We avoided the trendy resto look prevalent these days and tried to come up with a more global Filipino look that was just as stylish and contemporary."


Kafé Batwan definitely stands out amongst its competitors in the restaurant business. It took Filipino design to a whole new level, and it has delicious Filipino food to match (Style Bible recommends the Madrid Fusion Batchoy and the Sinigang Fried Chicken).

Check out Kafé Batwan's beautiful interiors below.


This is how Kafé Batwan looks right when you enter. It's unique and refreshingly Filipino.

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This is the view from one of the side tables. The walls are decorated using Filipino crafted materials.


Another view. We love the baskets and cane table-legs, both pepped up with paint.

A closer look of the shelves and its careful detail.


One of the many nature-inspired artworks donning the cork-covered walls. Real-life Pinterest!

Visit Kafé Batwan at 122 Joya Lofts & Towers, Rockwell, Makati City.

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