Lyla Does Lunch: High St Cafe at Shangri - La The Fort

High St Cafe, Shangri - La, The Fort, Bonifacio Global City
April 29 - 2017

We love a good dining experience! Who doesn’t?  Let’s face it, it’s not just about the quality of food, but also the service and hospitality that comes with it.  Just because the food is junky, doesn’t mean the service has to be.
Needless to say, I have been looking for a nice place to lunch in the new BCG neighborhood, and High Street Café at Shangri- La, The Fort would be a great start to our lunching journey.

The High Street Café
Shangri – La at The Fort
30th Street, corner 5th Avenue
Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Philippines

TEL: +63 2 820 0888


  • They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner here.
  • Choose between A la carte or buffet.
  • The buffet offers nine different types of cuisine from around the world, plus a seafood, salad, and dessert bars.  Think – Western, Pan – Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, and Rotisserie.
  • Make reservations prior, to avoid disappointment.
  • Note that the sushi station at the buffet IS AT AN EXTRA CHARGE (150 pesos, if I remember correctly).  No one had mentioned this to us during our meal.  Coffee and tea are also additional.
  • It is the only buffet in Manila that offers a full rotisserie station. Perfect for meat lovers!
  • Come hungry!
  • Casual and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Child friendly!  They offer a wide variety of foods (even for the pickiest of eaters), wide interior and plenty of space.  Noise level is at the “food hall noise level.”  So you won’t feel like you have to whisper all the time.
The variety and quality of food offered exceeded our expectations by a long shot!


- The Laksa from the Noodle station
- The entire sushi station
- The herb mashed potatoes with gravy and roast beef
- The Mille Feuille, Tres Leches, and Brazo de Mercedes from the dessert station.
- The cucumber infused water.
- The attentiveness of the staff, regardless of the high chair mishap.
LAKSA -RAPP!! (Delicious Laksa!)

On a side note:

Now, I don’t want to bore you with too many unnecessary details but I’ll give you the important stuff that we picked out from our experience.
My ma made reservations a week prior and mentioned that I am an infant, therefore we would need a high chair.  But when we arrived and got seated, my mum had to ask them again.  It seems that whoever had made the reservation did not note this down.  Now this wouldn’t have been a big deal if the first high chair they brought over wasn’t broken, and a little dirty.

We had arrived early for lunch (Ma style) so we enjoyed some coffees in the lounge area.  They were kind enough to let us in the café with them, so we appreciated that rather than gulping them down in fear of losing our reservation time.  Slightly dramatic, but it does happen in some places.

If you’re in the city, it’s definitely worth a visit!  We would like to come again, as now we know the variety of dishes they offer.  It’s great if you’re after some comforting Western food (mashed potatoes, gravy and roast beef), which can be quite hard to get here!  Only thing they were missing was custard and warm apple pie.

Thanks High Street Café, and by the way – we loved the chucks worn with their uniform!  We will be back. xx

Have you been to the High Street Cafe for any meals?  What was your experience like and what dishes do you recommend?

Thank you for reading!