Last Saturday, January 10. It was the 2nd day of my rest-day from work and the plan to go Ice skating with some friends got cancelled on the last minute. With nothing much to do at home and I was urging to go out, I came across an Event happening on the same day from my Facebook account. The event was named “Talking Apples January POP-up ^_^ Cafe” hosted by Talking Apples of course.
Anyway, the location was set at 121 Bar and Grille Restaurant, Allegro Center along Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati. It’s not that hard to go there since I’m kind of familiar with the road anyway.
Upon arriving to the venue and entering the glass door, the customer’s were greeted gracefully by one of the staff. All of the staff were on their Cosplay outfits as they serves customer while in character based on who they’re cosplaying. On the front desk, I was greeted by the god “Yato” from Noragami as he [the staff are female but I’ll just address their gender depending on their character] asks what would be my order and will be served in exchange for P5 as an offering to fulfill my request. I ordered 1 “Talking Apple Cupcake” and an OmuRice Set. Then I was escorted to an available seat near the entrance.
While waiting for my order, I was greeted by “Himura Kenshin” from Rurouni Kenshin (Ms. Raine De Guzman / Yuuko Ichihara) and also the owner/host of the popup café. I then took the opportunity to ask her some questions about Talking Apples and the initiative behind the idea. She said that the reason behind it was that the staff needed work experience of atleast 250 hours before the official business be put up Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City [I hope this gets a branch around South like BF Parañaque perhaps]. The staffs are dressed-up as Anime characters such as Rei Ayanami from Evangelion, Captain Levi from Shingeki no Kyojin, Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail as they serve the customers. There are also some customers cosplaying characters such Saber from Fate/Prototype and Chōji Akimichi from Naruto. I also asked Ms. Yuuko if we can have a little chat later on so that she can tell me more about Talking Apples which I think she agreed and if we can talk more over beer some other time.
After a short while, my order arrives and It was delivered by “Eren Jaeger” from Shingeki no Kyojin (Max) and also asked if I would like him [again the staff are female but I’ll just address their gender depending on their character] to draw/write something on my OmuRice using Catsup, and I agreed on with a smile. [I wish I could have taken a picture while she does it for referenced but I really tend to forget these things as they happen “I’m a failure as a picture-taker”]. She then ask me if there’s anything I need, so I took the opportunity to ask some questions most especially on the food they’re serving. One the things I asked was what is their best seller so far, he then answered that last time, of some unknown reason, their best seller was coffee, but then it was taken out from the menu on that day [now I’m curious, I wonder what kind of coffee was it?]. Then I asked if they have any recommendation and he said that it would be their cupcakes. Afterwards, he asked if I need anything else, but since my food was already delivered, might as well start eating. He also told me if I need something just ask. I then proceed on consuming my meal.
As I look around there’s also an Art For Sale corner near the entrance and the comfort room.
Talking about the food I ordered,
- OmuRice Set. P250.00 | Composed of OmuRice, a glass of Ice Tea, and a Cookie
- Talking Apple Special Cupcake. P95.00 | Somewhat spongy, with a taste like peanut buttery and of an apple pie. Not too sweet which I’m ok with it.
After eating, I roamed around the venue to take some picture. I would like to know more about Talking Apples, but unfortunately, by the time I finished my food, Ms. Yuuko has gone out to buy some ingredients/supplies so I guess maybe some other time.
All in all, the visit was good and I like the idea and I hope it gets official soon. I’ll try to go back next month if I have spare time and maybe bring some friends with me.
Next one will be on February 28 with the theme of “Bloody Valentine” and still will be at 121 Bar and Grille Restaurant, Allegro Center.
To know about Talking Apples, you can visit their Facebook pages: