In the bustling metropolis of Metro Manila, where foodies seek not only delectable dishes but also a place of creativity and community, Tablo Kitchen x Cafe stands out as a haven of comfort. With its inviting ambiance, generous servings of hearty cuisine, and a commitment to fostering connections, Tablo Kitchen x Cafe offers an exceptional lunch experience worth savoring.
I experienced it myself together with my officemates when we set out to explore the foodie possibilities in the Tomas Morato area of our lunch break.
An ambiance of openness and warmth
As I stepped into Tablo Kitchen x Cafe, and I was instantly be enveloped by its open and airy atmosphere. The restaurant boasts a thoughtful blend of al fresco and indoor seating options, allowing guests to enjoy their meals amidst the natural light that floods the space. Recycled wood and metal furniture, accompanied by cozy throw pillows, create a welcoming environment that encourages relaxation and conversation.
However, do note that parking can be limited, so arriving early is recommended to secure a spot before the lunchtime rush. (I learned this the hard way.)
A culinary journey through comfort food
Tablo Kitchen x Cafe specializes in satisfying comfort food that is perfect for sharing with friends, family, or colleagues during a leisurely lunch. Our dining experience included a feast of flavors, featuring standout dishes from their menu.
We started with complimentary Prawn Crackers, accompanied by a tangy Vinegar dip, which set the tone for the meal ahead.
The Tablo Meat Platter (Php2,640), a generous serving of Tablo’s grilled meat specialties meant for eight or more, impressed us with its mouthwatering variety. It showcased Half Texas BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Roast Beef Slices, Peri Peri Pork Chop, Salt & Pepper Pork Steak, Chicken Chops, Corn, Buttered Vegetables, Roasted Potatoes, Side Salad, Garlic Rice, and Garlic Bread—a true feast for the senses.
Another standout dish was the Roast Beef Adobo Cream (Php640), featuring tender slices of roast beef and potatoes and French beans, all brought together with a delightful soy-vinegar marinade and coconut cream.
These comforting flavors were perfectly complemented and made more filling by our Pinoy staples Plain Rice (Php64/cup) and Garlic Fried Rice (Php80/cup).
Attentive service and memorable experiences
At Tablo Kitchen x Cafe, the service and staff add an extra touch of hospitality to the dining experience. The attentive and competent staff ensure that guests are well taken care of, catering to their needs and providing helpful recommendations. Moreover, the friendly team is always ready to capture those Instagrammable moments, making sure your memories of the meal are captured in the best possible way.
Convenient locations for Metro Manila foodies
Tablo Kitchen x Cafe boasts multiple branches across Metro Manila, making it accessible to a wider audience of food enthusiasts. The branch we visited is located at 14A Scout Borromeo St., South Triangle, Quezon City. For inquiries and reservations, you can contact it at +63 912 4330580.
If you find yourself in other parts of Metro Manila, Tablo Kitchen x Cafe has branches in BF Resort (Tel:+63 925 3372789), BF Homes (+63 956 4805696), and South Las Pinas (Tel: +63 927 0190919), offering the same delightful culinary experience.
As my workmates and I discovered, Tablo Kitchen x Cafe stands as a testament to the power of creativity, community, and comfort food coming together in a delightful culinary experience, thanks to its inviting ambiance, generous servings of hearty cuisine, attentive staff, and accessible locations. Whether you’re looking for a place to gather with family and friends or simply indulge in comforting dishes, Tablo Kitchen x Cafe is sure to provide a haven of creativity, community, and delectable comfort food that will leave you longing for more.
Know more about its menu and offers by visiting its website or following Tablo Kitchen x Cafe on Facebook and Instagram.