A Little Of Tokyo

I remember when I was still studying at the Ateneo, whenever my friends and I felt like eating at a good restaurant or trying something new, we had to drive all the way to Eastwood or Shangri-la Mall to satisfy our cravings. Of course, we couldn’t do this everyday. 3 hour breaks don’t come often. Now though, whenever I pass by Katipunan (where Ateneo is situated), I can’t help but feel a little jealous. Students have so many choices–right in the heart of Katipunan! All they have to do is walk a few steps and voila! THEY CAN TASTE HEAVEN! (Lol! I got a little too excited there hence the exaggeration, but I’m sure you know what I mean.)


As if the choices along Katipunan weren’t good enough already (I sound so bitter, I know), Ayala Land decides to open UP Town Center just a few blocks away from Ateneo. It’s home to a lot of exciting new restaurants including Cafe Shibuya.

Sigh. Cafe Shibuya…. where do I even begin?


“Life starts after a serving of honey toast.” I can not agree more, especially now that I’ve tried one at Cafe Shibuya. You see, even if I’m no longer a college student at the Ateneo, that won’t stop me from trying out the best restaurants along Katipunan. After all, green isn’t a pretty color, (you all saw the Wicked Witch of The West, right?)  so in order to get over my jealousy, I had to know what I was missing!

Cafe Shibuya boasts of their delightful dessert toasts and savory toasts, inspired by the popularity of Japan’s honey bread. Aside from their toasts, they also offer Japanese-Italian fusion pastas, signature desserts and yummy drinks.



Didn’t I say their drinks are yummy? I ordered their best-selling Ghirardelli Below Zero Chocolate drink. I died and went to chocolate heaven! I had to stop myself from drinking all of it in one gulp! Else, I wouldn’t have any space left for all the other delectable dishes I ordered.


This is their spaghetti al tonno– a mix of tuna, capers and olives in tomato basil sauce.


This is another best-seller, the Shibuya Benedict. It’s a combination of farmer’s ham, deep-fried poached egg, shitake mushrooms and Cafe Shibuya’s homemade Japanese mayo cream sauce. It’s one hearty meal!!


This is my favorite pasta, Mentaiko. It’s pasta with cod roe and olive oil. By far, one of the best Japanese-Italian fusion pastas I’ve ever tried.


This is tonkatsu with mango mayo–another savory toast. I didn’t get to taste this but it looks as good as my Shibuya Benedict so I guess it’s safe to say, it tastes as good too. Besides, my friend Lissa who’s forever on a diet actually finished this so if it’s good enough for her to forego her diet, then it must be delicious! LOL!


And last but not the least, the star of all of Cafe Shibuya’s dishes–their famous dessert toasts!! This one is the ultimate chocolate dessert toast. Take note, it’s the ULTIMATE so it’s all kinds of chocolatey goodness!


I got the strawberry matcha toast which isn’t only a delight to taste but is also visually beautiful. Look at its colors! You can never go wrong with strawberries + green tea. NEVER.


Cafe Shibuya totally makes me want to become a food blogger. If you want to release your inner foodie like me and enjoy these scrumptious dishes, visit Cafe Shibuya at UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. They’re open from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. from Sundays to Thursdays and 10 A.M to 12 A.M. on Fridays and Saturdays.

60 Responses to “A Little Of Tokyo”
  1. Christine Koay

    This place look so cool, Ms Camille.. I feel hungry already just by looking at the picture.. I see you went to a lot of department in heaven.. haha.. =D Where is Katipunan again? It sounds familiar.. LOL.. I think i would like to try tonkatsu with mango mayo if i ever go there.. Looks yummy.. =)

  2. nestlei chantel

    Oh my god! apparently, we are the same when it comes to explore new restaurants, new foods to discover not minding the price. im a foodie blogger, and at the same time loves to eat a lot, you should try buffet in a cruise you will totally love it! Sorry for not being visible to your blog site, i was sick for the past 1 week and 4 days. my Immune system level become low, and my stress hormone level becomes high. Miz u, but ill catch up starting today!!!! :)

    • Camille Co

      Oh! I hope you’re well now :) Who can resist food right? One of the best things to do is to eat haha!

  3. Almira Diosa

    It’s my first time to visit your blog. And since I love Japan so much, this blogpost caught my attention. I love your blog to bits!!!!

    • Camille Co

      Thank you Almira! I hope you come back even if I don’t post a lot about Japan na :)

  4. maebs

    As I was reading this entry I am also watching food trips in the television and the funny thing is that I’m so hungry that time kasi po kakatapos lang ng subject ko tapos ito pa talaga ang naabutan ko! :( Haha. After reading this entry I went straight to the kitchen to find some food. :)

  5. Rae

    Liiieeesss, I’ve never seen that beautiful toast anywhere in Shibuya ;____; Everything looks so delicious and the interior is so nicely done up!

    (random p.s. I think I may have seen the same girl you saw in a stuffed animal dress! she was really nice and took pictures with people when they asked ^^)

    • Camille Co

      LOL! Me? Would I ever lie? Haha! :)

      How cool! She’s still dressed in the same outfit? I wish I got to take a photo with her!

    • Camille Co

      Ahhh! No, no, no haha! I was pertaining to green on the face haha! So sorry!

  6. denisevhianca

    i got hungry when i saw this! food blogger na rin hehe well as you’ve said with your interview, you can blog whatever you want :)

  7. Ren

    I want to order and dig in all their desserts, they’re just so scrumptious to deny for! (Saliva all over the floor)

  8. Gala

    Wow Ms. Camille!! By far the BEST BLOG EVERR!!!!!!))))

    Napa-TL nman akoooo….. as i believe everything you say– one of these days, pag naligaw ako sa alma mater ko — (Macaroons ako hehe).. will be sure to try these out. Salamat sa ‘yo!

  9. Reena

    Galit ka ba sa akin? huhuhuhuhu I’m on a diet pero nagugutom na ako! I’m soooooo jealous! hahaha I’ve always been curious kung ano talaga ang taste ng Japanese toast, especially the thicker ones. They say that they’re nothing like the ones we have here and I’m DYING to try one. :(

    Green tea and strawberries… I nearly died of envy when I saw that delectable photo!

  10. Anri Nguyễn

    I can see your Chanel right behind the window :P So classy.
    And.. i’m so hungry when reading this post athough I just had lunch 2 hours ago :-<

  11. sarah

    “After all, green isn’t a pretty color” I sensed some school rivalry here hahaha, don’t worry! I’m a Lasallian but I love your blog <3

  12. Tinnie

    Hi Camille! First time to post a comment here. I love the photos and I appreciate how you reply to everyone who leaves a comment. Long time reader of yours (obvious ba?) :)

    I hope you don’t mind me asking, what camera are you using? Do you always have a big DSLR with you or do you use a point and shoot cam?

    • Camille Co

      Thank you Tinnie! :) I use a NIKON D7000 on outfit photos. When I go abroad and whenever I shoot indoors or at night, I usually use my Olympus OM-D EM5 :)

  13. nica

    I’m inside the classroom now and decided to read your blog because my professor is boring . Hahaha!! I wanna cut class and try the food! Hmmmm .. Ikaw lang kumain lahat ng food?! Hehe!

  14. fifi

    went straight to our pantry after reading this! haha. loved this post camille…oh, and congrats on your olay interview! :)

  15. Kay

    Hell yeah! Definitely agree with you! I’m a Knoller and I also envy,with bitterness like you, the students now in Miriam and ADMU because of these improvement in Katipunan! A lot of new restaurants to try and hang out! Haiz ang swerte talaga ng mga kabataan ngaun ^^

    I just noticed that they also offer toasted desserts just like in Cafe Bene? I’ll try this the next time I visit UP Town Center :)

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