A visit to The Book Museum cum Ethnology Center means you’re in it to see and experience James Dean Café, the first James Dean inspired café in Manila!

Offering a variety of American diner-inspired food, you will definitely enjoy your stay especially with the ambiance that this restaurant has to offer.

Unfortunately, their best seller – Rebel Without a Cause – is no longer available so we decided to try Indiana Melt and The Hudson.

Indiana Melt is your typical grilled cheese sandwich. It has 2 layers of 2 different cheese which will make any turophile excited to try one!

Jek, on the other hand, decided to go for The Hudson. It’s your typical hotdog on a bun with ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard.

For those who are not too keen on sour taste, you may request to lessen the condiments or have yourself put in on the hotdog.

We also got ourselves milkshakes. It’s not as thick as how I’d usually like mine but it does the trick in keeping you cool and refreshed especially this summer season!

They also have a unique bathroom sink and overall setup as it has a lot of Peter Pan displays and paraphernalia. Apparently, this is because the owner is a big fan of Peter Pan. Unfortunately, we were not able to use the bathroom so we were not able to take some photos for the blog.

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For those who will visit The Book Museum cum Ethnology Center, you get a P100 food voucher which you can spend at James Dean Café.

Address: 201 SE Dao, Marikina City

Phone: (02) 570 – 4449

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM

© Photos by JMBB|@jekksetter

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