I'll just pretend that they were shot in film and that they're meant to be grainy! Hehe.
|Café Bola: What a great name!
I've always wanted to try Café Bola at the Araneta Coliseum. I think of myself as a fan of Chef Margarita Fores. Cibo is one of my all-time favorite restaurants, and although Lusso made me sad, I'm willing to give it another chance.
Café Bola looks like a happy place, even though the interiors are quite dark. The bold colors and eclectic decor make me want to clap my hands like a giddy schoolgirl.
|Take note of the giant wall clock made with size 4R photographs.
|The numbers on the tables are so crazy. I like.
The food is simple Pinoy fare like your family cook used to make. Some of the dishes are rice toppings and evoke the feeling of breakfast. And who doesn't love breakfast at any time of the day? But other than those, the menu actually offers a good variety-- there's pasta, salads and sandwiches, too.
|Spicy bangus mousse + pandesal rounds.
|Adobo flakes + kesong puti.
|Guilt-free chicken adobo + kangkong salad.
|Sirloin tapa + egg
Oh, and the eclectic stuff?
Those, my dears, are prints of old black and white photos of the Araneta Colisuem as it was being built in 1957-1960. It's the Big Dome, where multitudes of screaming fans witnessed countless basketball games played by the greatest athletes in Philippine history. Araneta Colisuem = Basketball = Ball = Café Bola. Isn't that astig?
Read more about the Araneta Coliseum, here.
Oh, and the reason we were in Cubao in the first place? To pick up these tickets for the John Mayer concert.
|Thank match, CJ!