This Café Gives You a Stunning View of the Manila Cathedral

Plus, it's got a romantic, European-style vibe.

(SPOT.ph) Who hasn't dreamed of dining under the stars in the open streets of Italy or France? It's a romantic prospect—one that you might not think is possible in this side of the world. But we recently got wind of a one-of-a-kind spot that might also offer a similar experience, right in our shores: Say hello to La Cathedral Cafe in Intramuros.

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Check out the view!
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La Cathedral Cafe

La Cathedral Cafe is located right behind the Manila Cathedral, giving you a stunning view of the historical monument when you dine at their roof deck. It's decorated with capiz lanterns and touches of greenery, which make for an idyllic ambience especially at night. Be sure to whip out your cameras! It's the perfect setting for a date with your special someone or a casual get-together with your best buds.

La Cathedral Cafe
La Cathedral Cafe is located right behind the Manila Cathedral Church. 
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La Cathedral Cafe
It's especially beautiful at night!
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As far as food goes, La Cathedral Cafe serves familiar favorites, with starters like the Beef Nachos (P255), pasta dishes like the Chicken Alfredo (P245/solo, P575/sharing), meaty mains like the Beef Mechado (P345/solo, P710/sharing) and more. They've also got a selection of cakes like the Red Velvet (P155) and Chocolate Overload (P170), and drinks like the Cappuccino (starts at P135/grande), Red Velvet Latte (starts at P150/grande), and Choco Hazelnut Frappuccino (starts at P150/grande).

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You'll find all sorts of light and casual eats, as well as coffee and other drinks.
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La Cathedral Cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and accepts walk-ins from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. If you'd like to dine in from 3 p.m. onwards, you'll need to book a table in advance: You can either message La Cathedral Cafe on Facebook or send them an email at lacathedralc@gmail.com. You can also give them a call at 0915-163-3994. From there, they'll send you a confirmation email within 24 hours of making your booking.

As of writing, the café is fully booked until December 30, but slots for January 2021 will open on December 28. Mark your calendars!

Coffee goes great with a good, fudgy chocolate cake. Some of our favorites here in Manila are those by Big Al's Chocolate Cake (which placed first in our 2019 Top 10 Chocolate Cakes in Manila list) and Workshop!

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Big Al's Cookie Jar's Decadent Chocolate Cake got first place in our 2019 Top 10 Chocolate Cakes in Manila list.
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Workshop's towering version has 17 layers of chocolate cake, Valrhona Araguani 72% dark chocolate ganache, and a dark-chocolate mirror topping!
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La Cathedral Cafe is at 398 Cabildo Street corner Beaterio Street, Intramuros, Manila City. For more information, check out La Cathedral Cafe's Facebook page.

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