So it was perfect timing when I saw a friend's Instagram picture of Cafe Tiala and read about it on iluvcebu on the same day. Iluvcebu described it as a princess-themed place that makes you feel like royals. Of course, "cute" and "princess" would automatically lure me. Haha.
So on a fine Sunday afternoon, my ever supportive boyfriend and I drove over to find Cafe Tiala. So easy to find too. For fellow Cebuanos, here's the best directions ever: "right next to Grand Convention, that building with the yogurt place." You can't miss it with those directions in mind. ;)
At first glance, it looks like your typical Korean cafe that's been popping out everywhere in Cebu: tree house concept, cute ambiance with stuffed toys, and yummy but way too overpriced food.
But wait, this one has more. Check out their handwritten menu that comes in such a cute box:
Unlike the typical Korean cafe though, they had more than just a handful of items on their menu. You can actually choose from sandwiches, coffee, tea (and they specified on their menu that it comes in a cute teapot, too), smoothies, ramen..
We opted for a kiwi smoothie and the Tiala Sandwich which was actually ham & cheese to share. And they were goooodd. Felt like it was so much more worth it compared to other Korean cafes in town. I think it cost P140 and P180, respectively, because we made a conscious effort to buy food that would total to a minimum of P300. Why?
|Laid back Sunday OOTD: online buy top, Forever 21 coral shorts. ORANGE you thankful for Sundays? HARHAR.|
AND we also found that portion on the menu that listed ways on how to get discounts. Figured we could qualify for the couple discount but we didn't exactly know what "show your <3" meant. So we chose the one that said, "Post immediately on Facebook - 15% off." AHA! That's an easy one.
Till next time. ;)