Few cartwheels and somersaults away from my home in Antipolo City is the Xentromall, but my brilliant discovery that I would like to share with you is the Yellow Lantern Cafe, a cool place where you can hang out with your friends, chill during weekends, bond with your family and celebrate your special occasion. I had my pre-birthday celebration here last weekend and we really had a blast! Yellow Lantern Cafe is situated in Comoda Ville in Mambugan, Antipolo City (near Cafe Lupe).
Upon entering the cafe, you will be filled with positive energy and happiness because of the yellow vibrant color that eliminates all the negative vibes. The cafe is furnished with tables and yellow chairs with a mini yellow lantern and sartin cup on top of each table. I couldn’t help but to notice the creative yellow chandeliers made of bottles.
Christmas is already in the air! They have the Christmas tree and Santa Claus in the entrance door and we couldn’t let the day pass without having a photograph beside it. The atmosphere creates a homey feeling wherein you can simply stay and enjoy the place with your friends and family.
The interior design of the cafe is impressive– it actually displays the artistic side and showcases Filipino touch in their furnishings and displays.
Each table inside the cafe can accommodate 5-6 pax. They also have tables in the veranda wherein you can enjoy watching the overlooking view and sunset.
In time for meetings, videoke sessions, celebrations or special events, YLC has two function rooms (Simone’s Room and Sadie’s Room) which can be rented for P5k for 3 hours (with consumables and videoke) and can accommodate 20 pax. The 2 rooms can be combined to accommodate more people (10k for 3 hours with consumables and videoke).
So, what else made YLC exceptional? Aside from the charming and homey ambiance, what you should check here in YLC are their bestsellers. Traditional dishes are complimented with Filipino touch– It’s comfort food presented in a classy style and affordable prices.
We had Gambas for the starter. The kids and I loved this shrimp dish because of its sauce. (What makes the marinate special is the shrimp extract that gives the dish extra tasty flavor) I am not much into seafood but this definitely is a must try 🙂
Battered Chicken Fingers is served with camote chips. For picky eaters like me, this one is a life saver! It is also best to order this if you have kids with you.
This is YELLOW LANTERN CAFE’s signature dish. We were amazed to experience having the traditional paella served in Filipino style. Instead of the usual seafood and meat in Spanish Paella, Umaapaw in Paellera has bagoong rice, topped with dilis, scrambled eggs, salted duck eggs (itlog na maalat), longganisa, eggplants, onions, and mangga. They serve it with homemade spiced vinegar and chili garlic. Instead of lemons, it is served with calamansi.
This is also one of the kids’ favorites in YLC. The meat is so tender and tasty. We loved the potato wedges as well.
This is their signature dessert– cheesecake combined with Chocnut. I couldn’t help but to reminisc my childhood days wherein I used to eat a pack of Chocnuts (hihihi!).
We had a platter of fruits for finale – slices of watermelon, apple, orange, pineapple, etc.
The drinks were refreshing, but I prefer the fresh lemonade. Thank you, Sir Oliver for preparing these drinks! They also have a bar wherein you can enjoy having your favorite drinks with your friends.
The meals I presented above are their bestsellers. They still have other dishes in their menu which you can check out here.
YLC is open everyday except Mondays from 11am to 12 midnight.
We really had a blast! Aside from the family bonding and the sumptuous meal that we had, we felt at home. We would like to express our gratitude to the YLC staff especially to Chef Carl Bautista in making my pre-birthday celebration extra special.
What are you waiting for? Come and check this out!
267-268 Comoda Ville, Sumulong Highway, Brgy. Mambugan, Antipolo City
(02) 631-5648 / 0995-0898538
84 Lilac St., SSS Village, Marikina City
(02) 231993 / 0923- 4471158/ 0995- 0898538