Shibuya honey toast is the Japanese version of the French toast. Consisting of thick stacks of buttery bread, syrup and toppings, it is a beautifully constructed and decadent treat.
Aside from this Japanese classic, Cafe Shibuya also offers savory variations of the toasts such as those approximating Eggs Benedict and pizzas, as well as salads, soups, pastas, main dishes and cakes.
During an event at the Glorietta Mall, my officemates and I hung out at the Cafe Shibuya stall for some snacks. It occupies a small area with seating that can accommodate around 20-30 people.
I ordered a San Rival Toast (Php275) which I shared with the group: it consists of thick slices of crispy-on-the-outside but soft-on-the-inside buttery toasts interspersed with buttercream, cashew meringue and pistachio nuts topped with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream.
The others ordered a Beef Bulgogi Nachos (Php295), a Sardines in Olive Oil pasta (Php245) and a Spaghetti al Tonno (Php235) which we all shared. The beef bulgogi bits and cheese complemented the crunchy nachos quite well. The pastas were cooked al dente and the sauces are infused with flavor but not overpowering.
On my next visit, I’m looking forward to satisfying my sweet tooth with the Ghirardelli salted caramel mocha and the Banofee toast.
This Cafe Shibuya branch is located at 3rd Floor, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City.
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