The thing about The Café, the main dining space of the Hyatt Regency Manila, you can’t fall in love with your favorites. The next time you visit, it is likely that the buffet offerings have changed. But the good thing about their fast evolving menu is, apart from ensuring diners a different experience at any day of the week, there is always a reason to come back and make new favorites.
The Café recently resumed its lunch and dinner service after an extended period of just being limited to serving breakfast buffet due to the pandemic. The buffet stations consist of classics and innovations from Hyatt’s in-house chefs comprising Italian and other Western favorites; Asian comfort fare such as popular Filipino dishes (during our visit, there was Pork Menudo, Chicken Adobo and Bistek Tagalog); a selection of Japanese staples (California Maki, Spicy Salmon Rolls, Salmon Sashimi); and a ‘Carving of the Day’ spot which is a dinner exclusive.
Charcuteries, breads, cheeses, seafood (the Baked Salmon section is always a hit), soups, salads, and an array of pastries, sweets and fruits complete the spread. There’s even a snack station with potato wedges, shrimp crackers, ‘Twister’ fries, and the best chicharon we’ve tasted in a while—it has a soft crunch and is wildly tasty at the same time. Dishes prepared à la minute by experienced chefs animate the live culinary theater at the restaurant’s vibrant cooking stations.
What The Café is really proud of is that it serves good food at affordable prices—and this is inclusive of free-flowing juices, local draft beer, red and white house wines at both lunch and dinner. The buffets are offered at P2,350 net for dinner; P1,250 net for lunch; and P1,150 net for breakfast. Breakfast rate is inclusive of free-flowing coffee and tea.
The Café has a sleek and modern interiors; its high ceiling only enhances the spaciousness of this 345-seater dining spot. The elevated section is ideal for get-togethers among families and friends while two private dining rooms, each a 10-seater, offer a more intimate setting.
The Café buffets are available at 6:30 AM to 11 AM for breakfast, 12 NN to 3 PM for lunch, and 5:30 PM to 11 PM for dinner. For inquiries and reservations, call 8691 1234 local 1163 or 8800-8080, or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.