The Sci-Fi Cafe: The Newest Geek Hangout at Robinsons Galleria

The Sci-Fi Cafe: The Newest Geek Haven at Robinsons Galleria

2013-May-18: Are these the boys you’re looking for?

I first heard about The Sci-Fi Cafe from Suresh, via our Via Astris (The Star Trek Club of the Philippines) Facebook Group. He had just stumbled on the place himself last week, which had its soft-opening on May 5.

On The Sci-Fi Cafe official Facebook Page, it is described as;

The Sci-Fi Cafe is a concept restaurant located in Robinsons Galleria, 4th floor West Wing, featuring pop culture reflected in sci-fi movies serving burgers, pizza and pasta.

The Sci-Fi Cafe is a concept restaurant located at the 4th floor, West Wing of Robinsons Galleria Ortigas Ave. corner EDSA, featuring pop culture reflected in sci-fi movies through the use of prop replicas, 1/6 scale action figures and movie posters as the overall theme of the restaurant serving American comfort food.

I made time to bring the wife and kids to check it out on May 18 and hoped the food wasn’t too bad either. Little did I know that The Sci-Fi Cafe had had its grand opening earlier in the day. Hence, my two sons were pleasantly surprised to see Iron Man (two of them!), Black Widow, and Hellboy cosplayers greeting guests at the entrance.

The Sci-Fi Cafe: The Newest Geek Haven at Robinsons Galleria

2013-May-18: Caption this!

The menu is filled with science-fiction-inspired item names and uses a very familiar font.

Menu prices for the eats are above-average, drinks are pretty standard. Prepare at least PhP 400 per hungry geek.

We ordered the Nacho Libre, Armageddon pizza, Chocolate milk blends for the boys, Wintermelon iced tea for the wife, and a can of Mountain Dew for myself.

The Sci-Fi Cafe Robinsons Galleria

2013-May-18: The Ten Forward Table. Where’s Guinan? Two chocolate milks, please!

I expected the pizza to be bigger and the chocolate milk tasted a bit watery. I suppose the menu is still undergoing fine-tuning. The nachos are for the win and the Wintermelon iced tea was an instant favorite. The Mountain Dew was, well, Mountain Dew.

The Sci-Fi Cafe Robinsons Galleria

2013-May-18: Live long and eat nachos!

Three versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701) were put on display after Star Trek Into Darkness was released: The Enterprise from T.O.S., the Enterprise from the J.J. Abrams reboot, and the Sovereign-class NCC-1701-E.

The Sci-Fi Cafe Robinsons Galleria

2013-May-18: A closer look at the Star Trek items. Thrusters on full…

Get a closer look at the three starships here.

The Sci-Fi Cafe Robinsons Galleria

2013-May-18: Swallow your food, Johann!

Can you identify all the ships hanging from the ceiling?

The Sci-Fi Cafe Robinsons Galleria

2013-May-18: It’s a trap!

There are also quite a few action figures that the younger kids can identify from popular Disney and Pixar films.

The Sci-Fi Cafe Robinsons Galleria

2013-May-18: Toy Story toys – and they’re like, “Meh…” because of this and this.

Quoting Jack Nicholson as The Joker in the 1989 Batman movie, there are just too many “wonderful toys” to take in all in one go.

The Sci-Fi Cafe Robinsons Galleria

2013-May-18: Even moar stuff; Iron Man Mark I and Iron Monger helmets, Darth Vader’s helmet, Terminator bust, Star Wars Rebel Alliance Fighter Pilot’s helmet, I Robot bust.

Thanks again to Richard and Bennette who were happy to have us pose for a photo with the lightsabers and the Stormtrooper helmet. I was actually grinning from ear to ear with the helmet on. Well, of course I was.

7 thoughts on “The Sci-Fi Cafe: The Newest Geek Hangout at Robinsons Galleria

        1. E.J. Padero Post author

          Matagal nang GMail-based ang aking mga primary address para sa personal & work emails, pero active pa rin ang aking Rocketmail/Yahoo na address para sa mga lumang accounts mula sa ibang mga website.

  1. Dani

    Was just here a week ago! Googled reviews about the cafe and yours was one of the few on top. 🙂 Posted one on my blog too. We ordered din yung nachos and it was good, ‘cept we’re not quite sure if the cold cheese was intentional.

    Also also, the toys on display were a little different on our visit!

    1. E.J. Padero Post author

      Awesome. I’ll try to remember to ask them to please serve the cheese warm the next time I order nachos there.

      I believe the owner rotates the sets of toys on display, sometimes according to what movies are showing or have been released recently.

      What’s the URL to your blog post about the Sci-Fi Cafe? Share it here, too! 🙂

    2. E.J. Padero Post author

      Oh, and one other thing: Take note that the nachos at Heroes Concept Store / Hobby Lounge in Bonifacio High Street (BHS) are made of “sweet potato” / kamote! LOL

      Refer to this.

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