A trip to Manila would bring you to Divisoria – a shopping haven and Binondo – a food haven!
Divisoria is everything in terms of inexpensive and practical shopping but it’s so stressful and super traffic to go to, so I have an idea on what you can do after your shopping, or maybe even before!
Photo credits to Jan Sy
Head on to Cafe Aquatica! It is located just beside Binondo Church so it’s gonna be easy to find. Even in the midst of Chinatown, once you enter the coffee shop, you will be taken away to a different dimension.
Upon entering the cafe, you’ll immediately be relaxed with the soothing sound and the lighting. The main attraction in this concept cafe are its Patented Underwater Falls Aquariums!
There are 5 aquariums with different designs, but all with underwater falls.
Let me take you to my favorite aquarium and the most coveted spot inside the cafe.
It’s a volcano and instead of lava flowing, there are sand-like particles that are coming out. How it doesn’t float inside the aquarium filled with water remains a mystery. 😉
Here are the other 4 equally beautiful aquariums:
Just looking at the fishies swimming inside the aquariums makes you feel super relaxed already!
And what’s nice is that you could either drink, eat or both inside this cafe! They serve coffee and shakes! They also serve sandwiches, pasta and rice meals! Of course, they also have cakes for sweets lover like me!
First on my list is my favorite Almond Shake concocted by the owner, Kenbert Chua, himself.
Their Nacho Cups are also a favorite! Crunchy thin nachos in a cup filled with ground beef, cucumber and tomato bits.
Kids got their own Double Chocolate Shake, gladly split into 2 by Cafe Aquatica staff!
I also ordered chips for them.
They played their little jenga while sipping their shakes!
And I got to taste the new thing on the menu, Angus Beef Salpicao. I love that it’s super garlicky and that it’s sauteed on olive oil!
Cafe Aquatica’s concept started when its owner, Kenbert, together with his wife, turned a hobby into a full time business. You see, Kenbert is a Champion in Premium Dragon Bettas. He has won a lot of awards here and out of the country.
Photo credits to Kenbert Chua
Outside the cafe is their concept store. They sell these unique underwater falls aquarium and their premium dragon bettas with champion blood lines.
I’ll definitely be back one of these days! See you there!