GET READY FOR SOMETHING NEW, CEBU! | Why the Newest "Shell Select" Cafe Will be Your Next Go-to Place | Cafe Review

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Shell Robinsons Mobility Station: Shell Select
Exhibit A: Downstairs


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As soon as you enter the cafe, you can find these four Filipinas with their fancy fans and handbag and umbrella, welcoming you to the place.😊
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The staircase to take if you want to go upstairs. THE PAINTINGS ARE TOTALLY ALL OVER THE PLACE AND I LOVE IT~!!!πŸ˜πŸ’•
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I find this area dedicated to the bread and pastries adorable. It is artsy and cute.πŸ’ž
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I like how neat and orderly the "bread station" is!πŸ’—
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Of course, I needed to take a photo with the four women lolπŸ˜…πŸ’“
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This is a close-up shot of the pieces of bread and cookies neatly placed in clear plastic containers.❣️
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It looks like a "Hall of Fame" thingy what with all its paintings on the wall. Great, right? 😍
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MY INTERPRETATION OF THE PAINTING| On the focus: Here is a painting of an old man carrying his chicken. This is more or less a typical Filipino old man in the rural areas.
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MY INTERPRETATION OF THE PAINTING| On the focus: A farmer selling peanuts on the streetside.
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MY INTERPRETATION OF THE PAINTING| On the focus: Children on a summer day swinging in a swing made of an old tire. Ah~~to be young!!
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Here's me tryin' to look cool in this spot lolπŸ˜‚
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I was so happy to be here! I love the place😘
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Wow, more paintings by the staircase!πŸ˜±πŸ’—
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Now look up as you take the stairs, but also, mind your step.πŸ€—
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This is the biggest painting along the staircase "collection". This is a photo of a typical middle-class Filipina during the Spanish time: hair in a bun, big "kimona" kinda fancy dress, a "scarf-thing", and a poker face. Maybe this was a special day because the lady is holding a bouquet of what looks to me like roses.


Shell Robinsons Mobility Station: Shell Select
Exhibit B: Upstairs


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This is what will greet you upon going upstairs. IT LOOKS LIKE A HOUSE, RIGHT? 😍It feels like home. (But home is when I'm with you. HAHA.)πŸ˜…
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I love this couch. The colors are pretty catchy and cutie. I also appreciate the painting at the back--children swimming in a waterfall!πŸ’™
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It is as if I am looking at an Art Exhibit: Filipino hand-crafted lovely bags, locally sourced lampshades, paintings that feature the Filipino way of life. #ProudPinoy must be our hashtagπŸ’
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Do you love the interior design here or what?πŸ’›
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The vibes we get are the homey-vibes, yeah?


The Five Stores Wherein You Can Buy Your Cravings From
TOO MANY CHOICES, OMG~!


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  1. Lola's Kusina 2. Swirl 3. Fruitify 4. MUKU 5. Big Fry

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Zelle and Ayel deciding on what to drink after our unlimited samgyupsal experience.
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Notice that one painting beside the machine? As I told you, everywhere there are paintings!😍
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Finally~ They have decided on what drinks to order. Yay!πŸ˜…
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Here's the MENU for MUKU! Craving for some milk tea goodness? πŸ₯›
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Here are the MENUS for Lola's Kusina and Swirl. Lola's has affordable meals throughout the day, and if you fancy some ice cream as your dessert, you can definitely order at Swirl! 🍧🍨
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Here's the MENU (Part 2) for MUKU! Craving for some milk tea goodness? πŸ₯›
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When you want some creamy and healthy fruit shakes, you can have some at Fruitify-- their price is reasonable for the size and quality of their shakes. πŸ“πŸŒπŸ‹
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This is the view of the terrace of the second floor. It is alfresco so it is safe for dine-in experience during the pandemic.πŸ‘Œ
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I spot two more paintings by this corner. πŸ‘€
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These are the beautiful set of paintings found at the alfresco area of the cafe.
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How a photo totally looks cool even when it is upside-down.πŸ˜‰
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Did you say more paintings?


Good Times, Better Drinks, Best Friends
Today was a delight!


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After being so full from our "heavy lunch", we went out to grab some thirst quenchers!🍸
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Smile for the camera, gals~πŸ˜…
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Our order: Cheesecake Milktea for Zelle, Avocado Shake for Ayel, and Strawberry Banana Shake for me.🌞
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Flexin' my strawberry banana yummy goodness of a shakeπŸ“πŸŒ
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Sorry for spammin' you with our photos, you guys.πŸ˜…
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Peace out~!✌️
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From the outside, you can still see the huge painting of "the middle-class Filipina who has a bouquet of roses".🌹
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This is the "overlooking" not-much-of-a-view terrace area of the cafe.


Can You Guess What Area Is This?
You will be MINDBLOWN.


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You may play a board game here in this comfy-and-chill space.πŸ€™
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Alright, take a seat. Let the games begin!
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I adore the interior design here. How about you?😎
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All things very "Filipino-ish", ammaright?
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I love the ambiance around here.
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Their air purifier makes the place smell SO, SO good! It is the smell that makes your lungs happy~ the one we smell in spas and massage places✨
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HANDS DOWN, THE BEST-SMELLING AIR PURIFIER IN CAFES, SO FAR.πŸ’›πŸ’œ

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They look so busy.
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Wherever you go, Shell Select will always have room for more paintings.πŸ’«
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In the photo: chores done in rural areas.
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A picture paints a thousand words. Let's begin forming the words, shall we?
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Tiger the Cat and his loving owners, so happy to have him. CUTIE CAT ALERT~😻
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Art is literally gonna follow you.😍
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Fish vendors are out here.
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This one's a selfie to kind of show the spacious areaπŸ“Έ
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Cutesy artsy around the cutie small sink😎
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Locally handmade fish bag~love!!
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THIS AWESOME CUTIE SPACE WHICH SMELLS SOOOOOO GOOD IS THEIR COMFORT ROOM/ REST ROOM~!!!! πŸ’•


MY RATING: SHELL SELECT
I LOVE THIS LITTLE SPACE. I WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK SOON!


WHY I LOVE THIS CAFE:

  1. There are many food & drink choices (meals and desserts and beverages) all in just one cafe~!πŸ’“ (They have COFFEE but it is not shown in this post. I will have to blog about it next time.)
  2. They have three (3) Rest Rooms and I've only been to one and their Rest Room is BEYOND OUR "USUAL" RESTROOM EXPERIENCE in a cafe.❣️ WOW. Like, wow.
  3. Of course-- ART!!πŸ’œ
  4. The staff is super friendly.😘
  5. My Cafe Rating: 9/10 (I haven't tried their coffee and meals and ice cream so I haven't gotten the full cafe experience. I have to go back to try 'em out!) I hope it will be a 10/10 once I visit again.

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Me with Sarah, Zelle, AyelπŸ’˜
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LOCATION: Shell Select at the back of ROBINSON'S GALLERIA

They opened just last July 2021. They're one of the best places to stay during MECQ because their open space is not so hot. πŸ₯°

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β€˜Til the next post, hivers! Remember that you are loved beyond borders and beyond time & space. Okay? Okay. πŸ’›β€οΈ

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Ciao for now! πŸ€—πŸ₯°


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