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 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.
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.
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.
Get a closer look at the three starships here.
Can you identify all the ships hanging from the ceiling?
There are also quite a few action figures that the younger kids can identify from popular Disney and Pixar films.
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.
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.