Akiba Cafe

Akiba Cafe- green tea cheesecake P130-001
I like December and all the food that comes with the holidays. The only thing I dislike is shopping for my godchildren. It was easy when they were kids and any toy would make them happy. Now that some are in their pre-teens and others are teenagers I didn’t know what to get them for Christmas. I went to SM Megamall to do some shopping and after going in and out a couple of stores without any results I needed a break for lunch.

I saw Akiba from across the hall and went to check it out since it was the first time I’ve ever seen that brand.
Akiba Cafe

Akiba Cafe-001

Looking at their menu I was pleased to see they had a variety of hot and cold coffee, tea and chocolate beverages. Imagine my dilemma on what to try since I love all three drinks a lot.
Akiba Cafe-002

Since they had this huge sign promoting their trifle tea I decided to order that to find out exactly what trifle cream was.
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Akiba Cafe- creamy banoffee P80
creamy banoffee P80

I haven’t had lunch yet but when I saw the green tea cheesecake I knew that dessert would precede lunch.
Akiba Cafe- green tea cheesecake P130
green tea cheesecake P130

I LOVE matcha thus the all green choices on the table.
Akiba Cafe- green tea cheesecake & matcha trifle
green tea cheesecake & matcha trifle

I was instructed by the staff to drink my tea without stirring the cream first. Strong, milky green tea passed through thick sweetened cream straight into my mouth. I tasted similar to my favorite Gong Cha milk green tea specially the cream part. While Gong Cha used green tea leaves Akiba used matcha powder for their tea. I couldn’t resist mixing in the cream after. I felt guilty after drinking what tantamounted to a milk shake with all the cream. This trifle tea was definitely better than the other milk tea brands I’ve tried in Manila except Gong Cha which is still my favorite.
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matcha trifle tea P120

Finally, a green tea cheesecake that I really, really like. Thick, creamy cheesecake just like New York cheesecake and not the light, airy Japanese cheesecake which I dislike. The matcha flavor was strong but not overpowering. It was really a match-a made in heaven.  I have to go back to SM Megamall soon for another slice. Yummmmmmm!!!!!
Akiba Cafe- green tea cheesecake P130-002
green tea cheesecake P130

Akiba Cafe
SM Megamall 2nd floor building A Hallway
telephone: +63947-344-1025

Philippines Office:
Unit 405 The Taipan Place F. Ortigas Jr. Ave, Ortigas Business Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1600
telephone: (+632) 910-5131

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