Lila Cafe


This hidden gem somewhere at the Tecom area was the venue of a children’s party we recently attended to. I wanted to write and share about it because it was my first time here and I thought the place looked interesting for a party venue. I like how the space is wide and open with high ceilings. With it’s all white walls and contemporary furniture any event would surely be perfect for this place (with the right styling – of course!). More than an event space, it’s a café first and foremost plus they also serve shisha in the evenings at their outdoor space. I’m excited to spend some quiet mornings here once Adrian starts school at Regent, which was only about two blocks away from this space.

As for a kid’s party venue, (which was the reason we were there) I would suggest to get a good entertainer. With all the kids hyped up on sweets and with a big open space it’s a recipe for a chaotic afternoon. Which is what happened to us, the boys were running all over the place going up and down on the WHITE chairs because there was no one to rally them all together and keep them entertained.

The host did share with us that they chose the place because they heard from a friend that they had a  chef/cook that was Filipino. So with that information alone, I was sure the food was going to be to our liking. For parties, they told me you can choose your dishes from a menu and from your choice of dishes dictates the price. So I’m guessing they can cater to any budget you have.

I’m sorry my pictures don’t give the place any justice. But if you are in the hunt for a unique event place in Dubai, I suggest you give Lila Cafe a visit, I hear they have good sandwiches (might be worth a try).

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Lila Cafe:

Ground Floor, MCN Hives Building
Tecom, Dubai, Near Ramee Rose Hotel
PO Box: 454834 Dubai
Telephone: +971 4 454 3064

I’ve attached an article from AHLAN! to give you more information on the café:


Mang Inasal

What I love most about Filipino gatherings are the abundance of food! I think I have never ever attended a Filipino gathering where there was a shortage of food. Of course the normal catching up with friends were present and the kids playing amongst themselves was a nice break for me and the DH.
This time around our host, hosted a party at Mr. Inasal. This is not our first time here nor it is our first party the free parking helps a lot with the convenience factor especially in Satwa where parking can be a headache. There’s a special place allotted for parties and the space is very spacious, I think the sound system is included in the fee when you book the place for a party. These were the food that we feasted on:

Chicken skin and Spring rolls
Plain Rice and Fried Rice
Kare – Kare


and of course, Chicken Inasal
Mr. Inasal
Al Bada St. Satwa, Beside West Zone Supermarket, in front of Philippine Medical Center, near Iranian HospitalDubai 12345+971505098462
HoursMon-Fri: 5pm-10pm
Sat: 5pm-11pm
Closed Sundays