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This local diner is making waves online with its compostable takeout gadgets

If you happen to be in the area of Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, or near Sacred Heart Village in Quirino Highway, Quezon City, and you’re hankering for an affordable but delicious burger, rice meal, or milk tea, then consider dropping by Kapetique. 

The place lives up to its description as “your thrift diner”: burgers, pizzas, rice meals, wings, and hot and cold drinks make up the extensive menu, but nothing is over P250. The double-patty burger Dobol Trobol is P120, the Meaty black pizza is P190, the slew of silog meals are less than P100, and the drinks (from milk teas and fruit teas to smoothies and hot and cold brews) range from P20 to P70. 

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Another reason to support Kapetique? The place helps protect the environment through its use of compostable takeout gadgets.  

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“Instead of using single-use plastic bags and straws, we try to use the #wheatstraw and #jutestring plus you can bring your #kapetique cups to reuse or your own tumblers for your next drink purchase,” it said in its October 15 Facebook post.   

Customers who bring their own reusable straws will get a P5 discount on their drink, Kapetique added in its post. And though paper cups seem like an eco-friendlier choice to plastic, the thrift diner is still looking for alternatives. According to recyclecoach.com, “Unlike most paper items, paper cups can’t be recycled because they’re actually coated in plastic—as little as five percent per cup. That’s why they’re able to hold liquid without leaking all over the place. It’s also why they don’t get broken down into pulp and turned into recycled paper.”

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Specializing in pastries pre-ordered online by clients when it launched in February 2017, Kapetique Café was the result of months of developing delicious home-made meals that foodies would keep coming back for. 

Ultimately, the people behind the business wanted to be known for more than their irresistible eats and generous portions. When they’re not posting photos of their mouth-watering treats, they’re loading their pages with feel-good messages and inspirational reminders. Now they’re making customers realize the impact of single-use plastic straws and bags with their compostable takeout gadgets.

“By the grace of God we are attaining our goals one step at a time,” it said on its Facebook page. 

Kapetique is at Phase Five, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City (open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 pm to 9 pm) and at Sacred Heart Village Market, Km 22, Quirino Highway, Quezon City (open Monday to Sunday, 7 am to 9 pm). 


Text by Joy Rojas. Photos courtesy of Kapetique.

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