Cul-de-sac is a French term referring to a dead end street or a street that only has one entry or exit point. Dead end streets are normally associated with shady areas where underworld personalities conduct business transactions. But this is not the case at Maya Street in Sto. Niño Village. The street leads to a hole-in-the-wall restaurant known for offering delectable dishes at a reasonable price.
The village is actually home to another restaurant that started off as a hole-in-the-wall eating place before it opened a number of branches around the metro. Aside from 10 Dove Street, this private subdivision also hosts the Café Old Cul-de-Sac. Located at the end of Maya Street, the restaurant has gradually attracted the attention of Cebuano foodies.
Similar to 10 Dove Street, the Café Old Cul-de-Sac has a rather homey ambience. Guests can choose where they can dine, indoor or outdoor. The outdoor garden section is great for guests who want to dine under the night sky. On the other hand, the indoor dining area is quite cozy and can accommodate a small number of diners.
The Café Old Cul-de-Sac offers Italian, Chinese and Filipino dishes guaranteed to please the palate of guests. Diners can start their meal with the salad or soup offerings of the place, including the Cul-de-Sac Vegetable Salad and Pumpkin Soup. The restaurant also has a modest selection of seafood on its menu, such as the Steamed Fish with Coriander and Bangus Belly. Chicken and other meat dishes include the Cul-de-Sac Fried Chicken and Osso Bucco.
Pasta lovers can order the Tuna Penne Carbonara or the Chicken Mushroom Pasta. The Café Old Cul-de-Sac also offers Chopsuey and Razzel Dazzel Vegetables to their guests. The drink selection of the restaurant includes soft drinks, different flavors of iced tea and coffee-based drinks. The prices of the menu items at the Café Old Cul-de-Sac range from PHP50 for their hot coffee or tea up to PHP350 for the Osso Buco.
The Café Old Cul-de-Sac is yet another hole-in-the-wall restaurant offering mouth-watering dishes to Cebuanos and visitors to the Queen City of the South. Have you visited the Café Old Cul-de-Sac already? Tell us the dishes you ordered on the comments section below.
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