It’s December 31, 2015 and it’s a bittersweet year ender for the Hotel Intercontinental as it says goodbye to us. It will close down after almost 50 years of operation to give way to a large scale development by the Ayalas.
I remember attending my aunt’s debut there when I was still a young child. I think it was the 1st time I attended such a grand event. It marked something in me, I was in awe of its grandeur.
Years passed, lots of new hotels sprung to life, but still, Hotel Intercon remained to be one of Manila’s Grandest Hotels.
One of our memorable events there was March of 2012. It’s the birthday of my mother in law and we celebrated it at Cafe Jeepney.
Since my firstborn was only 20 months then, she was amused by the interior of Cafe Jeepney. There were horses everywhere. There were jeepneys also. In fact, she even wanted to get inside of that 1 miniature jeepney.
Such a shame that this historical hotel would be knocked down in just a few days.
For my mother in law’s birthday, we decided to try the buffet in Hotel Intercontinental’s Cafe Jeepney.
We called up the hotel for reservation to avoid any inconveniences and to make sure that we have a table. We went there early enough to choose our table. The staff were all pleasant enough, they even helped me with my baby Daphne. They even gave Daphne her own chair with table and her own bread! To Daphne’s delight! 🙂
We waited for a few minutes because the buffet isn’t open yet. Since the place isn’t packed yet, we decided to have some picture taking going on.
The place’s interior is very warm. Dim light and all. You will not be intimidated. It’s perfect for little family gatherings or for couples who wants to enjoy each other’s company. Here are some pictures of the food display.
And our favorite dessert of them all… the Chocolate Truffle
Overall, dining at Cafe Jeepney gets 4 out of 5 stars. Although the selection of food is not as many as those other hotels, the food is really sumptuous and uses real ingredients. You know that you are not being shortchanged. Moreover, the staff were all pleasant, friendly and helpful. If I have a chance to eat at Cafe Jeepney again, I will definitely come back!