Lunch Buffet @ The Cafe, City Of Dreams

Seats For Two celebrated New Year’s Eve in Macau a few months ago. Part of our itinerary was a first-timer’s visit to City of Dreams Macau. And back here in the Philippines, coincidentally, City of Dreams Manila just had it’s grand launch last February.

The Cafe
The Cafe at City Of Dreams Manila
Hyatt COD
Hyatt COD

Our first visit to City of Dreams Manila was a launch party at Pangea hosted by PLDT SME Nation & Samsung. So imagine our excitement when Hyatt Hotel invited us over for an intimate lunch buffet at “The Cafe“.

Led by Executive Chef Michael Luedtke, the 315-seater Cafe is the 5-star hotel’s upscale buffet venue open for 24 hours serving freshly cooked Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, French, and Italian cuisines, among others.

The entire cafe resembles an ‘ocean wave‘, with the buffet stations as the shoreline splashing towards the guests’ dining area.

COD Manila
Ocean Wave” Design
10-The-Cafe at City-Of-Dreams-Manila via Seats-For-Two-009
Fresh Catch” @ the Seafood Station
Asian Section
Asian Station

The Lunch Buffet

Upon arrival and after a short conversation with our host Joshua Leo Hernandez, we started our lunch buffet with the Asian Noodle  station which was Hyatt COD‘s highlight in an “Asian Noodle Delights” promotion that was recently concluded.

We had a bowl of Char Shiu Ramen and Ba Khu Teh noodles each. It was both good and refreshing, but between the two, we preferred the lighter Ba Kuh Teh. We got news that two more noodle variants – the Szechuan and the Laksa – were a hit with the crowd. That is certainly something to look forward to.

Lunch Buffe
Lunch Buffet @ The Cafe
Carving Station
Peking Duck & The Carving Station
Tempura Buffet
On The Plate: Dimsum, Prawn and Veggie Tempura

The Comfort Food and Favorites Station offers the frequent-requested dishes – large cut fries, shrimp tempura, veggie tempura, and roast chicken, among others. The Italian station offers unique variations of famous Itallian cuisines such as pasta and pizza.

The Grill & Griddle station offers a selection of tender ribeye and your choice of meat, freshly grilled to your liking. The special stations for the cold cuts & cheeses, carving station, and dessert, are also note-worthy.

Itallian Section
Slice of Italy
Grilled Meat
On The Plate: Grilled Meats & Paella
Grille Section
The Grill & Griddle Station

We also spotted pork adobo (definitely not a “yaya’s meal”), steak, sausages, and some dimsum. Moreover, we loved ‘The Cafe”s Pad Thai, so it deserves a special mention.

At the Deli & Pastry station, you’ll find various cheeses, nuts, cold cuts, pates and spreads for warm bread and the salad station. Slabs of tuna and salmon, sushi and sashimi are near this section as well.

Deli Section
Deli & Pastry Station

We found the “Dessert Station“, our favorite part of the meal, at the inner part of the restaurant. Waiting for us were slices of Calamansi and Pecan tart, truffles, chocolates in different sizes and two flavors of special and silky soft-serve ice cream. Yes, you read that right – soft-serve – but it’s nowhere near your ordinary soft-serve ice cream.

And lastly, don’t forget to grab a few pieces of the colorful gummy bears. Get some more if you are with actual kids. 😛

Dessert Plate
The ‘Gummy Bears’ made our dessert plate even more colorful

In general, our lunch buffet at The Cafe was good and satisfying. They also offer breakfast buffetdinner buffet, and ala carte meals in between.

Here’s a little-known secret – they have “midnight buffets” as well which runs during, well, midnights. 😛  This got us curious actually, and hopefully we can try that if ever we get the chance to have our first check-in Hyatt City of Dreams soon.

Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

The Cafe
City of Dream Manila
Aseana Avenue, corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Paranaque
(+632) 691 1234
Twitter: @HyattCODManila
Instagram: @HyattCityofDreamsManila

The Cafe,  Hyatt Hotel
The Cafe, Hyatt Hotel

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Being a new buffet restaurant, we can expect a lot more developments from The Cafe in Hyatt City of Dreams including regular live performances during dinner buffet soon. Share with us your feedback and experiences at the comment section below!

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