Update as of July 9, 2021: Epic Cafe in Kapitolyo is now closed. They have a branch in Coron, Palawan, however. Check their Facebook page here.
A week before the pandemic started, I was still able to go to Epic Cafe, a cafe I wanted to go back to because of their delicious rainbow cake, as seen in the image below, taken last June 24, 2017.
Now that I had the time to visit the cafe again, were there differences? Yes, of course.
How to Go to Epic Cafe
Ride any crossing jeep from any point in the East (Cainta, Antipolo, Taytay) and then go down at Kapitolyo, Pasig. Go to the other side through the overpass until you reach Petron gasoline station. Walk straight until and then turn left onto the second street.
If you’re bad at directions, you can ride a green tricycle near Andok’s (which is also near Petron), though a special ride costs Php 28, no matter how near the venue is.
What to Expect in Epic Cafe
Epic Cafe has two areas, one for customers who come in alone, in pairs, or in threes; and the other area is for those who are meeting in groups. The latter contains shelves filled with vintage objects, such as cameras and ceramics. They also have vintage bikes displayed inside and outside the cafe.
The whole place uses warm tones, wooden displays, and bricks for that earthy and homey feel. They also have electrical sockets, which makes Epic Cafe a good place to work.
What to Eat in Epic Cafe
Aside from their rainbow cake, which I have tried years ago, I was able to taste their caramel macchiato (Php 170) and mocha drink (Php 140). Don’t ask me how they taste, though. Anything coffee-based is worth trying. I wish I could have tried their pastries, however.
Epic Cafe 102, East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/EpicCafeOfficial/