One episode of Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho featured a cute cafe that was apparently the first Tokyo maid cafe in the Philippines. The place looked as cute and youthful as its maids/servers and that immediately caught the attention of my husband, hahaha! What surprised us, though, is that it’s only a few kilometers away from our home. Yep, MeiDolls Cafe is located in our bright and booming little town of Cainta!
Since it’s my sister’s birthday today and we agreed to meet up in my parents’ home in Greenwoods last Sunday, we decided to cap the night by having tea, coffee, and desserts at MeiDolls Cafe. All five of us were there together with Dadi, my brother-in-law Gene, the kids (Rapi, my nephew Clyde, and my baby niece Tiki), and my youngest brother’s girlfriend, Carie.
“Irasshaimase!“ We were greeted warmly by the cafe staff. They immediately arranged tables to accommodate our large group. The black tables were a little over a feet high.
Before serving our meals, our meido sprayed our hands with sanitizer.
The brownies came in first. Each was decorated with our preferred syrup flavors. Available syrup flavors are chocolate, strawberry, and caramel.
Even the strawberry pancake was drizzled with syrup. Also shown in this photo is my mug of hot peppermint tea!
My boys had the hot and spicy MeiDoll Ramen while a brother of mine had Spaghetti. Rap had a mug of hot Vanilla Cocoa while Gene had a mug of Cafe Latte (Php 95). The rest of us either had Peppermint Iced Tea (Php 55) or Black Forest Frappe (Php 100).
Honestly, the food and drinks weren’t that exceptional. But what I loved about our MeiDolls Cafe dining experience can be summed up into these three things:
- The special ingredient: “Power up! Moe moe kyuun!” Each order was served with love by the cafe’s cutesy maids and butler.
The overall ambiance. From the Japanese lanterns hanging from the ceiling to the anime artworks posted on their graffiti wall. It was like cosplaying without even having to wear a costume. Half of our group are thirty-something individuals but we felt a whole lot younger. Just the energizing vibe we needed to make us ready for the busy work week ahead of us.
Everything is so affordable! Definitely a plus for students and young professionals on a budget or for large groups like ours.
MeiDolls Cafe is located at the Saunterfield Building along Ortigas Avenue Extension, Cainta, Rizal. It’s right across Brookside Village’s Gate 3 and the new Rublou Building. To get there by commute, you can either ride an FX from SM Megamall or jeep from Shaw Boulevard going to Antipolo-Tikling. You can also ride a G-Liner or RRCG bus going Taytay from Robinson’s Galleria. From Cubao, you can ride the Taytay jeep that passes through the road between Ali Mall and the Araneta Center bus station. Just tell the driver or bus conductor that you’ll get off at Brookside 3. See the map below:
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