Anime themed cafes are pretty common now a days but Venture Capital Cafe managed to shake things up.
If you are a fan of anime and want nostalgia to hit you in the face then this is the perfect place for you, no matter where you look you cannot escape.
From the walls to the decorations on their shelves, you can definitely feel the classic anime era of the 80’s.
This cafe may be pretty new but it isn’t that hard to spot even in a busy place like Makati. I mean, look, they practically have a human-size gundam standing outside their venue. How in the world could anyone miss that?
COFFEE & OTHER DRINKS
VC Cafe serves a decent cup of coffee, but its menu doesn’t have much variety. Honestly even though they are a cafe they don’t really highlight the coffee in their menu as much as other cafes.
What they do highlight is that they are one of the few coffee shops here that also serves alcohol, which is fitting since most of their target customers are adults.
This cafe’s chef knows its job.
Most cafes’ food menu would only compromise of:
1. Bread & Pastries
3. Finger foods
However, VC cafe also offers an all-day breakfast menu and main dishes. These dishes are expensive than most restaurants in the area but I could assure all of you that they are definitely worth the price.
They look great and they taste great, what else do you need?
Oh, right, you guys are probably worried about the portions since some of their dishes sounds fancy. Well, I can assure all of you once again that their portions for one dish is more than enough for one person.
I also worried about it but I ended up taking out half of my order because I was too full to finish it.
Their offers aren’t the only things that set them apart from other cafes but also their cheesecake.
Yup, that’s right, their cheesecake.
Their cheesecake is one of the most creamiest cheesecake I’ve ever tasted, and I have tasted a lot. Every time I go to a cafe for the first time, I always make sure to try their cheesecake first and this one definitely did not disappoint.
It isn’t just creamy but the bottom part was also a pleasant surprise.
Usually the bottom layer would be graham but VC cafe replaced it with lemon square batter, and that simple swap made all the difference.
Who knew that blueberry, cream cheese and lemon would be such a great combination?
Yes, this cafe offers two function rooms that you can use for meetings and the likes.
You can even ask for a meeting with Venture Capitalist Enteprenuers if you would like to present a new and fresh idea to them, and if they like it they might even fund your project. (If you are interested you can find more about it in this article)
Other than functions room, VC cafe also offers two huge television sets. One where you can watch 80’s anime and the other to play video games.
Sadly, when I asked whether I could play some video games the waiter told me that it is currently unavailable because during the day of my visit there was something wrong with the set up, but it should be up and running again when you read this article.
They also offer numerous book, some of which are in japanese. I tried looking for some basic elementary books or anything with furigana (a form of writing in Japan) but I couldn’t find one. All the books they have in Japanese are for fluent or higher grade readers.
Venture Capital Cafe is a good cafe to hang out with friends or if you and your team want to get anything done without wasting anytime on getting a filled stomach.
This is a perfect place to watch one of your old favorite anime while sitting comfortably inside a cool air-conditioned room with a decent cup of coffee- or a glass of dry martini, whatever floats your boat.
So, the next time you need to get a cup of coffee and near the area, do check VC cafe out. This is a must visit.