PSA: The First EXO Cafe in the Metro Finally Opens in Quezon City

A cafe by an EXO-L for EXO-Ls.
by | March 31, 2023


There are plenty of K-inspired cafes you can visit these days, but there are only select ones that are dedicated to K-pop groups. While we dream of visiting EXO Kai’s cafe, Kamong Cafe, in Seoul, there’s a new spot in the metro that’s perfect for Phixos or Philippine EXO-Ls. A cafe made by a fan for fans, CAFE-408 is every fan’s dream space:

 

CAFE-408

No, you aren’t dreaming. From renting cafes and spaces for EXO events to finally having a dedicated one, Phixos are bound to make more fond memories with the boys in the metro. Named after EXO’s debut anniversary, CAFE-408 will make you feel like you stepped foot in a hip cafe in Seoul. With its polished cement walls, glass windows, and stylish furniture, one can tell that the owner put a lot of thought and effort into its design.

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

There are plenty of IG-worthy spots in the cafe and they didn’t skimp on the decor. From the full-length mirror with a neon sign displaying EXO’s motto (“saranghaja” or “let’s love”) to the magazine wall, it’s difficult not to gush if you’re a fan.

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

Right off the bat, the interiors got us all heart-eyed, and its details made the cafe experience better. This includes staff wearing EXO-themed shirts up to one of the plants used as decoration.

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

Of course, an EXO playlist is on loop in the background, but there’s also a CD player in one corner where you can listen to an album. It also makes a perfect photo spot!

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

Before its grand opening on April 8, 2023, check out this quick tour of the cafe:

@8list.ph EXO, saranghaja! check out the metro’s first EXO-themed cafe 🥹🤍✨ #8listph #coffee #coffeefinds #kpop #EXO #exocafe ♬ Power – EXO

 

The Menu

CAFE-408 offers your usual variety of coffee and non-coffee-based drinks. But what makes it special are the select drinks named after songs and even EXO’s color, Cosmic Latte (PHP 180).

 

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They’re still on soft opening but the menu includes pastries, pasta, sandwiches, and salads. When we visited, we tried Aglio Olio (PHP 245) and paired it with a cup of Love Shot (PHP 150). It’s one of their fizz drinks – a refreshing beverage complementing the hot summer weather.

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

Here’s their soft opening menu:

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

Photo by Ina Manto for Windowseat.ph

 

Location and Opening Hours

CAFE-408 is at 2/F The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive, Quezon City.

They’re open daily from 12 PM to 11 PM.

For more information and updates, follow CAFE-408 on Instagram and Facebook.

 

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When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.

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