They say that to properly assess a good restaurant you need a multiple visit. Dome Cafe is one of my favorite places in EDSA Shangrila Mall. Years ago my boss introduced us to their good coffee, an espresso served together with a cheesecake. I've been back twice after that, the latest last December where we had so much fun tasting a few of their dishes.
What I love about Dome Cafe is their old world European charm. Their trademark espresso-stained wooden floor and their nicotine stained ceiling is the best I've seen. The art exhibit displayed around the entire place is a feast to the eye and this is the works of famous artist Mr. Enrique C. Cachero.
Last Saturday, my friends and I had a feast, literally, as Dome cafe introduces its new menu which they began serving on March 14th.
With 18 years of literally being in the Shang. Loyal diners were asked what the best dishes they love are. Somewhere between their famous and brand new dishes, Dome Cafe came up with a new menu that will satisfy their loyal and new diners.
And this is four of you shouldn't miss dishes while at Dome Cafe. Next of course, to this one of a kind cappuccino.
I'm a sucker for burger so this Classic Burger is the first one I've tried. Made of Dome's Cafe very own flavorful beef patty, they added American cheese, fresh tomato, fresh onion and bacon. The cheese added more flavor to the burger and served with sweet potato chips this burger is really a must eat one.
|Classic Burger, P420|
Another favorite is the Vegetarian Sandwich. Served open face on pizza bread, tomato, onion, zucchini, bell pepper and mushrooms were roasted and drizzled on with basil pesto and feta cheese. The result is one delicious and healthy sandwich that even non vegetarian will love and enjoy.
|Vegetarian Sandwich, P340|
Another favorite is the Classic Primavera Pasta. I love Dome Cafe's pasta but this pasta is excellent. You can taste the broccoli, zucchini, asparagus and cherry tomato that has been tossed in butter, parmesan cheese and cream sauce over the linguine pasta.
|Classic Primavera Pasta, P295|
But the best is yet to come when the Salmon and Egg Mayo Sandwich is served. I love the combination of smoked salmon, egg mayo spread and asparagus
|Salmon and Egg Mayo Sandwich, P480|
These four are just my personal favorite and what I can eat everyday because it's so delicious.
Other new dishes are the Mixed Grilled Sausages, Garden Salad, Hungarian Sausage Sandwich, Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon, Sausage and Egg on Toast and the bacon and Egg on Toast.
|Garden Salad, P370|
|Hungarian Sausage Sandwich, P370|
|Mixed Grilled Sausages, P455|
|Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon, P610|
And other good news to Dome's loyal diners is the Dome Connoisseur Card. It is the official loyalty card of Dome Cafe with exclusive rewards and promos.. It was launched last January with its new card design which showcases the beauty of the store.
The cardholder is entitled to the following benefits:
- 10% discount for all purchases
- Free one time drink of his choice from any of the handcrafted espresso beverages (except premium coffees) to be claimed upon purchase using the car
- Exclusive partners to perks with partnrs and tie-ups
- Exclusive invites to Dome special events
- 20% discount on ne menu items within the first week of launch
- Birthday treat for a minimum bill of P2500 within the birth month (requires presentation of valid ID card containing date of birth information)
For you to avail of the Conno card, you must visit the restaurant at least 3 times and have your cards stamped. Once you have completed the 3 stamps, you will be given your Conno plastic cards and be eligible for wonderful benefits from Dome Cafe.
All in all, my latest Dome Cafe experience is superior as well as memorable, their high quality and delicious new dishes is something you should try. You can also enjoy their accoustic night where you can enjoy unlimited cocktails for just P300. The new menu is a smart concept for a restaurant that has been thriving for 18 years now and what did not change is their savvy service and the wonderful staff who always make it a joy to eat and dine at Dome cafe.