August 26, 2010

Everything has a price

ZeKaf opened in the basement of the new dormitories of the Ateneo de Manila University late last year. With flowers on the tables, warm light, earth colors and a photo mural in sepia tones, it looks pretty good for a school cafeteria. I'd call it a café rather than a cafeteria if it weren't for the fact that their food counter still looks like those found in any school cafeteria anywhere in the world. The food's good too but, compared to the other cafeterias on campus, their prices are higher and the serving sizes are smaller. I guess ambiance doesn't come cheap.

ZeKaf in the Ateneo de Manila University

19 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

it's nice to have a nice setting to grab a bite to eat.

Leif Hagen said...

Does that mean that the cool kids prefer to eat and hang out there, too?

George said...

I might eat there once to check out the ambiance, but I'd probably eat regularly someplace else.

Ken Mac said...

love those chairs

Olivier said...

belle couleur et tonalite dans cette piece

lewi14 said...

It's really unusual for a campus cafeteria. But it's worth to give it a shot.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It can't be a true college cafeteria unless it has jello.

AB said...

And you even get flowers on the table. Student luxury!

VP said...

A very cool place. Flowers in a students cafeteria? That's almost unbelievable!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Hilda!
It looks a cozy place and I like a lot the decoration , I mean the wall!
Hugs
Léia

Kaori said...

That does look good for a school cafetaria! The fact that they have carpet is already one step above my college cafe :D

dong ho said...

gives us more reason to stay there longer.

Vernz said...

erap joke, magkano ba yang ambiance .. ahihihi...but seriously, looks like a nice place to think...
Anything Davao

arabesque said...

from this angle, it's inviting. ^0^
sometimes, it's better to eat in this kind of ambiance.
i love the yellow tones.

Ebie said...

Haha! I love Vernz' comment about the ambiance joke.

Actually, I love the earth tones, very soft lights.

Halcyon said...

If the portions are anything like what we get in the US, they can use some reduction.

This does look nice for a school cafeteria. Definitely not like anything we had at my school.

JM said...

I would have not guest I was looking at a school cafeteria. Great atmosphere and earth colours - my favourite!

Lianne said...

how ateneo has changed!!

Francisca said...

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, for me, food trumps atmosphere... IF the food is as good as anywhere else, then I'm okay to pay a little more for ambiance. Looks quite charming, this uni-cafe.