PSA: The First EXO Cafe in the Metro Finally Opens in Quezon City
A cafe by an EXO-L for EXO-Ls.
by Ina Louise Manto | 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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Here’s their soft opening menu:
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.
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