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CAFE SHIBUYA: Best Shibuya Toast in Town

Cafe Shibuya

Location: G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Quezon City; 3rd Floor The New Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati City
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“Dessert Comes First at Cafe Shibuya”

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I have to admit, I am fairly not a dessert person. I don’t normally crave for cakes, pastries, ice cream ~ the lot ~ and it wouldn’t be the first thing I mind I would think of. Until Cafe Shibuya.

“Spanning over 20,000 miles, over a year’s worth of product tinkering, hundreds of hours of kneading, endless revisions of formulation in four different international airports”, Cafe Shibuya gave birth to the perfect toast.

Heck I would agree. The fact that my review of Cafe Shibuya in UP Town Center comes first with the slew of compliments is a testimony that Cafe Shibuya has exceeded my expectations. I would gladly eat their toast at ANY TIME OF THE DAY. And you know here at Candid Cuisine, I give honest and no bull shit reviews.

Owned by Cathy Lee and Cheryl Lao Lee, Cafe Shibuya’s appeal of home once again proves on of my theories ~ that artisanal feel is definitely something you can call home, something you can imagine food coming out of your own kitchen.

SHIBUYA TOAST

Before we get to the meat of Cafe Shibuya, let’s look deeper into the Shibuya Toast. Shibuya Toast is generally the Japanese version of French Toast. In fact, Cafe Shibuya isn’t the first one to pioneer this and there are other coffee shops that serve the Shibuya Toast, like Caffe Dolce in Banawe. Shibuya Toast is a mountainous dessert made of fried bread topped with decadent sweets such as fruits, whip cream, caramel or chocolate syrup and a lot. In Singapore, Shibuya Singapore leads the pack for the best Shibuya Toast offering a choice of a half portion of their toast or a thick version.

I found this interesting recipe of the Shibuya Toast. Feast your eyes on it!

Tiramisu Dessert Toast

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Definitely no ordinary toast. While the scoop of coffee ice cream is a bit hard (and I would like to have it dripping on the toast more than iced cold), the toast did not disappoint.

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Their Italian inspired toast has a hint of Kahlua syrup, drizzled with cream cheese caught my palate.

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This bread is especially made by Cafe Shibuya, and the bread is so tender and succulent and buttery that the moment I tasted it, this has got to be the most perfect bread I’ve ever tasted. I was a bit hesitant because it’s a thick slab, but slicing it in the middle gave me a jolt of surprise. It’s surprisingly tender, and a melt in your mouth experience.

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If you are a big-eater, I’d suggest you get the regular portion, as this is only “baby” portion. (Though it’s really big for me already!)

Mango Caramel Toast

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The Mango Caramel Toast is even better, with its crumbly Graham crackers providing contrast to the diced fresh mangoes, giving it a refreshing feel.

This made me keen to try out their Original Honey Toast, the Nutella Dessert Toast or the Cheddar Cheese Dessert Toast. I can just imagine anything goes with their signature Shibuya toast.

Coffee Art: Cafe Latte

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If you’re having coffee with your friends, Cafe Shibuya should be another alternative for you. There are fairly few cafe’s at the moment serving coffee art, that is, giving more life to the coffee you’re drinking. It’s an enjoyable experience.

Ghirardelli Premium Dark Chocolate Latte

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If you’re not a coffee person, or if it’s a gloomy weather, this cup of Ghirardelli Premium Dark Chocolate Latte should give you a cool weather fix. It’s extremely rich made of pure Ghirardelli Premium Cocoa.

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Other available premium Ghirardelli drinks include Below Zero Chocolate Frappe, Premium Dark Chocolate Latte. Likewise, they have other alternatives including Matcha Green Tea Latte, Chocolate Green Tea Frappe, Amaretto Latte, Caramel Latte and Caramel Macchiato.

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They also give 10% discount if you order two of coffees or two of their savory or dessert toast.

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I’d give a hand to Cafe Shibuya. This is #NoOrdinaryToast. This is not what I was expecting at all. I’d gladly return for their signature Mentaiko Pasta, Shibuya Benedict Savory Toast (signature toast topped with farmer’s ham, deep fried poached egg, and Shitake mushrooms – Yum!), or the Japanese-inspired Tonkatsu with Mango Mayo Toast, something that should surprise me more as I’m not a person who likes her crepes savory and salty ~ quite similar to french toast. Their Savory Toast are served with potato chips and special mayo sauce so that should keep things balanced in taste and texture.

Cafe Shibuya Rating:

Taste and Originality: (3.5 / 5)
Customer Experience: (3.5 / 5)
Value for Money: (2.5 / 5)
Brick and Mortar: (3.0 / 5)
Average: (3.1 / 5)