Quick look: The buffet at The Café, Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Naveen Ganglani
Prices, buffet stations, and more so you can plan your buffet strategy

HELLO THERE. Sampling of grilled meats. Photo courtesy of Hyatt City of Dreams

MANILA, Philippines – What’s a hotel without a luxurious buffet restaurant? Adding to the lineup in the Manila and Makati hotel buffets is the one from The Cafe at the Hyatt City of Dreams Manila. (READ: Overview: What you’ll see at the City of Dreams Manila)

The restaurant offers a total of 315 seats, varying from booths to private rooms and standalone tables. The Cafe is open 24 hours, and even serves a special midnight buffet for those starving after a long night out on the town. (RELATED: The new buffet at Niu by Vikings: Tips and tricks)

Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

The Cafe, handled by Executive Chef Michael Leudtke, is described as an “interactive show-kitchen restaurant, where live culinary theatre is performed by experienced chefs at vibrant cooking and buffet stations.” 

Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

There are a total of six different counters at The Cafe: Italian, Grill and Griddle, Asian, Deli, Comfort Food and Favorites, and Pastry. 

Here are a few photos:

Deli section. Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

 Asian eats. Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

The pastry section. Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

Here are the different prices of the buffet, according to which day and time you dine:

Breakfast: P1,088

Lunch:

  • Monday-Wednesday: P1,288
  • Thursday-Saturday: P1,388

Dinner:

  • Monday-Wednesday: P1,788
  • Thursday-Sunday: P1,888

Sunday lunch: P1,888 

Overnight P788 (only Asian dishes).

All buffets include different beverage options such as iced tea, soda, sparkling wine, house pour spirits, tea, and coffee.

The Cafe also offers five different set menus, each priced at P990: 

SET MENU. Grilled set. Photo courtesy of Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Japanese: Includes assorted maki, nigiri sushi, assorted tempura, shrimp, vegetable and fish, steamed rice, and the cake of the day.

Italian: Antipasto – Italian charcuteries, the pasta or pizza of the day, and three petite individual desserts.

Grill:  The soup of the day, the grilled item of the day, potato, vegetables, and three petite individual dessrts.

Roast: Mixed leaf salad, the roast of the day, potato, vegetables, and homemade pudding.

Chinese: Assorted dim sum, sweet and sour pork or beef fillet with black pepper sauce, steamed rice, and the cake of the day.

The Cafe is located at the ground floor of Hyatt City of Dreams Manila hotel. 

Will you be paying a visit any time soon? Do you like the looks of the buffet so far? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com