An otherworldlyfood destination

Photographs courtesy of Madcafe Ph Madcafe Mindanao in Cagayan de Oro.

Madcafe Mindanao, an Encanto-themed café, is the talk of the town in Cagayan de Oro, capturing the hearts of families and food enthusiasts alike in its grand opening.

Entrepreneur Gila Salvador-Arellano’s latest venture is conceived to be more than just a gastronomical experience but a magical haven that nurtures the imagination and offers a familial space in the city.

With the tagline “Cafe for All,” Madcafe Mindanao aims to give everyone an inclusive and welcoming experience. Its Filipino comfort food menu caters to different food preferences, including a pork-free and alcohol-free menu.

Championing diversity, among others, the company did extensive research and development to accommodate Muslim traditions, ensuring that the menu meets the various demands and preferences of the community.

But that’s not all because Madcafe Mindanao is about more than just food — it’s an experience that prioritizes creating a welcoming environment for families. With facilities like a play area and a prayer room, the café ensures everyone feels comfortable and included.

“It has always been our dream to expand Madcafe to all parts of the nation, and we are excited to open our first Madcafe branch in the Mindanao region,” she said.

From its signature Sunrise Steak Bowl, Smoked Bangus and Beef Rendang to their Plant-based Sisig, exclusively prepared for the café, its menu is bursting with a variety of dishes and drinks that will leave you wanting more.

Its extensive range of coffee-based drinks, milk tea offerings and branch-themed drinks is designed to resonate with the vibe and energy of the city or region. For example, if you visit Madcafe Mindanao, you can try out their branch-themed drinks and their Pepa’s Blend and Isabella Frappe.


Go-to space for families

The Madcafe Mindanao team has poured their hearts and souls into creating a welcoming atmosphere for families, especially those with children. With careful planning, safety measures and sanitation protocols, the café strikes the perfect balance between indulgent treats and healthier options.

Despite the challenges of setting up and operating a themed café in a new region, Madcafe Mindanao has received tremendous support from the Madcafe CDO Team, the local government and a supportive customer base.

They aim to establish Encanto as a permanent theme within the community to preserve its vibrant atmosphere for customers to relish and cherish.

“We are looking forward to the branch’s success and for it to be a go-to space for families and friends to spend time together and create new memories,” she said.

As the business starts to enchant every Mindanaoan and tourists, they promise to strive to stay connected with their customers to comprehend their dynamic demands better.

“We look forward to learning more about the Mindanao region’s needs always to introduce new and exciting flavors and tastes that will keep customers engaged and coming back for more memories together.”

Madcafe Mindanao is located at Masterson’s Avenue, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro.