Kawaii Cafe :The Verdict of the First-timers in the Run
Yesterday, my siblings and I went to a café to try what do they offer and judge the rumors. We have been talking about it for weeks, sneaking their FB page and the reviews. Until yesterday, we have decided to finally try it ourselves and justifies our verdict of Kawaii Cafe.
What is Kawaii Cafe?
Kawaii Cafe is a coffee shop with a cute motif of hello kitty designs. They are in the business since December 7, 2015, and have been in the business for more than a year. I can say they are still in the struggling years. Their specialties include breakfast, drinks, and coffee. They can serve different types of groups from kids, reservations, and walk-ins. According to them, they serve shakes and international snacks also.
The transit to the café
After church, the plan was to go straight to the café to take some snacks. My siblings and I took a ride to the café. Went down from the jeep at the corner street and took a walk straight ahead without even sure of where to go. We know the address but the exact location was not really familiar with me. How I wish I had sneak over it on the google map. We walk straight about 500 meters away and that’s when I decided to finally ask somebody there who might know the exact location of the café.
After the asking, I realized that we had passed over the area. So we went back and finally found the plaza it stands. I saw that there wasn’t any sign outside the highway, so who might not see them anyway?
The first impression was really cute as what Kawaii Cafe impress for. The deem lights, the hello kitty motif chairs, the colors and the ambiance itself is very calming. The place was a bit relaxing.
Since we were quite tired from the ‘walk’ we had, it felt like I already wanted to eat that very moment. We look for a vacant table suitable for the three of us. As we sit, we totally forgot that we were hungry but instead, we took off our phone and started to take selfies without even looking at the menu. After a satisfying selfie, we then realize that we need to at least take some orders at once. So, I went to the counter to get the menu myself and started to decide what to eat.
We decide to take three regular freaky shakes and a solo ham and cheese pizza baguette for 98php only(which supposedly the baguette). I chose truffle and my sister chose classic chocolate and double chocolate freaky shakes which cost 155php each. As we wait for the orders to come, we took a lot of selfies again and again and another again. Yes, it took us a lot of time to take more than a hundred selfies(some of them were deleted). Why? I guess we waited almost an hour for our orders to come. My sister said that there were not enough people in the area at that time but why took them so long to make those shakes?
I can define our expectations lowering down due to very poor service they have.
On describing the first order that came, the baguette pizza, it looks really inviting. There was 2 piece sliced cucumber with pepper and a slice of olives. I may understand the mixing of the olives but the cucumber? I don’t know. Maybe because that’s the way international cuisines are? When I cut it, it was so soft I didn’t expect it. Cut it into three and decided to eat it when the shakes arrive. So, after ten minutes and still no shakes, then we decided to eat it.
After a long wait, finally, our shakes were done. The taste-test is next to do. My first impression of the physical appearance of the freaky shakes was really freak. It looks like a monster which supposed to be. I feel excited and quite confusing on which to try first. I saw a lot of components like fruit loops, cookies, wafer sticks, ice cream cone, sprinkles, chocolate moist cake, whipped cream and the shake itself. It’s like some pieces of dessert on top of a shake.
Since I have a sweet tooth, this is really a good one to try. I started to eat the cookies and the other crispy sweets. The chocolate moist cake was really good. I think they were the ones baking it since they have a display of cakes there. The shake was not so sweet which compliments the sweets around it. It was really refreshing and incredible with how it tastes.
I enjoyed my food, really but it was different with my siblings. They felt over-satiated with the taste. For them, it was too sweet because maybe of the overloaded sweet treats. I guess, we had really different sides on the shakes.
Our Verdict as first-timers for Kawaii Cafe
My overall rating is 4.2 out of five stars being 5 as the highest. The taste was really amazing and satisfying, and the ambiance being cool and cute but the service was really poor. Although they are friendly in manners and attentive to your queries, they should improve the time-span waiting for food.
Since we have different views, mine is what I thought.
Recommendations for Travelers and Tourists?
If you are a traveler or a tourist staying near the area like the El Bajada Hotel and D’ Leonor Hotel, Kawaii Cafe is great for snacks. From the corner highway, it is just a few meters walk. If not so sure about the exact place, ask anyone there who can help you with the directions. Take note of the Plaza del Bole compound as the landmark.
For more information and queries, you can visit their Facebook page here.
Address: Plaza del Bole Compound, F. Torres St., Davao City
Contact Number : 0999 007 7061 / (082) 224 6512
Opens : 12PM – 12AM