Except for its small signage, you need to look closely to find it. Tucked in the second floor of a new building (Fort Pointe Bldg) near the sweaty Fitness First Gym and above the aromatic Figaro Coffee Shop, its obscure, unassuming frontage is easy to miss. But 100 Miles Cafe/restaurant at the Bonifacio Global City is well worth finding.
The first thing that strikes you when you walk into the restaurant owned by ultra runner Jael Wenceslao and his family is that it does not feel like a restaurant at all. Rather, it is more like entering a vast bedroom of a hardcore ultra-runner (presumably Jael’s), complete with running paraphernalia, i.e. local ultra-running race tarpaulins, race posters, books on running, finishers’ medals, framed finishers’ shirts, trophies, race bibs and many more running accouterments.
The only pieces missing here is probably Jael’s battered trail running shoes and muddied socks! But that would probably not be apt to display into this fine eatery except if he decides to display it inside an enclosed glass case which is just fine with me. Hahah..
To celebrate its opening a few weeks ago, the Wenceslaos invited some guests from the media and business community for the blessing and soft opening of this restaurant. I was honored to be invited and got to sample once again the great food being offered here.
This is the kind of place where runners and other athletes meet and so far, some large group events have taken place here, where the ambiance is relaxed and the mood is upbeat.
Here are some pictures taken during its inauguration and blessing:
And the main stars of the restaurant:
Wishing the 100 Miles Cafe Team every success with their new restaurant!