Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila, Paranaque City - WTF Review

Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila, Paranaque City - WTF Review
Craving for a great sandwich? Don't worry, we got you covered.
Continuing our City of Dreams Manila journey, we've stumbled upon this quaint looking cafe in the middle of the retail section of the said casino hotel. We've been here a couple of time not to dine-in but to buy ice cream as they serve the creamiest ice cream I've ever tasted.
Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila
Chloe with her favorite sorbet!

Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila is not your typical cafe, as it boasts its grandeur being one of the fancy F&B establishment inside City of Dreams Manila, the quality (and the price) will surely meet your expectation.
Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila's Sorbet, Dessert and Alcohol section
Sorbet, Dessert and Alcohol section 
As we sat down for breakfast, the only thing I notice is that the service is quite poor. No one assisted us to our seat, no one even approached us when we are ready to order. I had to find a server to take our order and she seems not in the mood (lol). Anyway, we ordered Pork Schnitzel Sandwich (PHP440), Roasted Beef Sandwich (PHP460), Chocolate Sorbet (PHP100), Strawberry Sorbet (PHP100) and Mocha Sorbet (PHP100).
Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila, Paranaque City
One of their fancy and comfy tables, try to get this seat for extreme comfort!
The place is located in the middle of the retail district just in-front of Jing Ting. It's an open-space cafe so it's air-conditioned well. While waiting for your order, you may check their pastry section and their sorbet/dessert section. They are Instagram-worthy and you'll love the wide range of pastry and dessert selection.
Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila
A fab shot of their dessert/alcohol/sorbet counter
Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila, Paranaque City
A view of their sorbet/dessert/alcohol section

Cake station - Cafe Society in City of Dreams
Cake station - Cafe Society in City of Dreams
Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila, Paranaque City
The pastry section is located in their main dining area.
After roaming around, our orders came in. Starting off this review is my very own Roasted Beef Sandwich and I must say I was surprised by the serving size and the sides that come with it.
Roasted Beef Sandwich in Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila
Roasted Beef Sandwich (PHP460)
If I'm not mistaken, all of their sandwiches come with fried sweet potato chips and a small cup of Caesar salad. My daughter, Chloe, quickly fell in-love to the crispiness and perfect seasoning of the sweet potato chips, a well-balanced savory, sweetness, and texture. The Caesar salad is small but it packs flavor and freshness. 
Sweet potato mojos and caesar salad in Cafe Society
Sweet potato mojos and caesar salad
Going back to the Roasted Beef Sandwich, first of all, it's humongous! Not only in appearance but also it packs all sorts of goodness, firstly, there's 3 thick sliced roasted juicy beef tenderloin and generous amount of sun-dried tomatoes, secondly, the Pommery mustard provided a new level of taste and lastly, pickles, tons of g'd damn pickles and as a pickle lover, this sandwich is the epitome of perfection. The bread is well toasted to the point that it will give you a crunchy sound with every bite.
Roasted Beef Sandwich in City of Dreams Manila
Perfection right here guys, good job Cafe Society, your Roasted Beef Sandwich is epic!
Moving to the next sandwich, my wife ordered the Pork Schnitzel Sandwich. It is served in a baguette and the fried pork escalope is big that it's not proportionate to the size of the baguette. For those who are unfamiliar, escalope in simply a boneless meat, flatten by a mallet or a rolling pin then fried.
Pork Schnitzel Sandwich (PHP440) in City of Dreams Manila
Pork Schnitzel Sandwich (PHP440)
The pork escalope is resting on top of thickly sliced tomatoes and cucumber which gives texture and freshness to the sandwich. The combination of pickles and the juicy fried pork escalope adds another level of complexity when it comes to the flavor of the sandwich. Given the dry baguette, the fresh veggies gave moisture to counteract the dryness while still enjoying the crunch from the baguette's crust.
The Pork Schnitzel Sandwich also comes with sweet potato mojos and caesar salad in Cafe Society
The Pork Schnitzel Sandwich also comes with sweet potato mojos and caesar salad
It was all getting well until I asked for a water refill, no one even bothers to look at us when I tried raising my hands. It took another 10 minutes for me to get a refill and guess what, there's 3 glass of water that needed a refill but they only refilled 1.
Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila
A cool shot using my empty glass of air, still waiting for my refill
We brighten up when our sorbet came, well it was enjoyed by our daughter, all 3 of them. The Chocolate Sorbet and Mocha Sorbet are my favorite. The mocha sorbet tastes very similar to Hansel crackers, very much similar. My daughter is a die-hard strawberry fan, their strawberry sorbet is one of the best. 
Chocolate Sorbet (PHP100) in City of Dreams Manila
Chocolate Sorbet with M&M and choco chips (PHP100)
Mocha Sorbet (PHP100) in City of Dreams Manila
Mocha Sorbet (PHP100)
Strawberry Sorbet (PHP100) in City of Dreams Manila
Strawberry Sorbet (PHP100)
Their sorbets are unique as it does not use artificial flavorings, for a single scoop you'll get a big generous amount of creamy goodness, yes you read it right, it is creamy not frozen. They also have a double scoop for PHP190 and triple scoop for PHP270.
Sorbet Collection of Cafe Society in City of Dreams Manila
Not a fan of chocolate? They have a very wide range of flavor selection, try their avocado!

Aside from the unpleasant and disappointing service, the sandwiches and sorbet won our heart. Hopefully, they'll take care of their service as it is one crucial part when it comes to F&B. We would love to come back and try their cakes and other sandwiches, especially the Mushroom Quiche (PHP380). If you love sandwiches, you should definitely give Cafe Society a try, trust me, you won't regret.

Location: Upper Ground Floor, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Boulevard Corner Macapagal Avenue, Entertainment City, ParaƱaque City
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Contact Number: +632 8008080
  • Place 
    • It's an open cafe making it accessible and spacious.
    • The place looks cluttered because there are two stations/counters which makes ordering hard because you need to approach both counters.
  • Service 
    • Oh god, where do I start? There are no servers to attend to your needs, it's mostly a DIY cafe where you need to stand up and ask for a refill of water, you need to stand up and ask for the bill, you need to stand up if you want to order something. Crazy
    • We ordered a take-out Roasted Beef Sandwich, we are expecting to get the complete meal since we paid for the whole meal, when we check, we only see the sandwich, no sides. If it's exclusive for dine-in only, might as well notify us right?
  • Price 
    • Although it is expensive, you'll be surprised by the quality and the serving size so it's still a win-win situation.
Let's rate them, shall we?
Food: 5/5
Ambiance: 4.5/5
Service: 2.5/5
Value for money: 4/5
OVERALL: 4/5

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