Kalle 5: Old-School Cafe
James Yap, unstoppable with his booming 3 point shots, was making his presence felt that night in a must-win game for Rain or Shine against the Magnolia Hotshots. And I was watching the game at Kalle 5 Cafe. I was seated at a table near the bar with a good view of the action packed game beamed live on TV. I was enjoying my T-Bone steak, tender and juicy as I wanted it. Of course, I was with two ladies who have made it a habit to tag along wherever I go.
At the eastern end is the front of a classic Cadillac and the rear converted to a three-seater sofa. It is that area where one can have intimate conversations with friends. Or tackle confidential matters. Eye catching is the hard John Lennon poster with almost everyone being able to relate to it. And who would ignore the Robin Hood pomade advertisement that was widely known during the time of our fathers or grandfathers in the 50s?
Rain or Shine, making a surge in the last quarter, prevailed over the Hotshots, to live to fight another day. There would be a game 7. Fish and chips and Tacos were served to the delight of my female companions. As I was having a bite, I could hear somebody singing: "Hey, now, are you listening? Can u hear me say, I will love you, Till they take my heart away." We were now taking a trip down memory lane, to the late 80s, to the time of Claire Marlo. And for somebody like me, who likes dwelling on the past, Kalle 5 is the place to be !! One more San Mig Lite, please.
Lot 5&6 Blk. 2
Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City
(before Eastwood City)
|Kalle 5 is a retro-themed cafe. The place is spic and span with its airconditioners blowing cold, really cold.|
|Noticeable is the John Lennon poster hanging amidst Capiz windows, wooden balusters and a horse cart's wheel, apparently referring to our nation's glorious past.|
|You can watch PBA games or any other sports events at Kalle 5.|
|Industrial mechanical parts used as props|
|The front end as well as the rear end of a classic Cadillac used as set props|
|The rear end is converted to a 3-seater sofa.|
|A vintage jukebox with the original inscription of The Beatles, Abbey Road. It surely takes you back in time.|
|Lots of memorabilia at Kalle 5|
|Well kept items that stir our remembrances of the good old days.|
|Looking at those vintage telephones reminds you of the time when telephone lines were shared with other subscribers. "Hello, party line, baba mo naman. Kanina ka pa eh."|
|Front end of a durable Willy's Jeep used in the old days serves as backdrop.|
|"I look into your eyes, So far away, There's trouble in your mind, You're losing faith. Hey now, let me hold you."|
|Camshaft that serves as center leg of a table at Kalle 5|
|Fish n Chips|
|Satisfied diners of Kalle 5 Cafe|
|.At left is businessman Obet Robles whose son Chef Ardy owns and manages Kalle 5 Cafe.|