It’s one of those nights when we reject homecooked food, only to seclude ourselves from other people for our date night in a newly discovered restaurant. When O invited me to dine at Cops and Robbers, I didn’t have a clue where it was. I thought we will be spending an hour on the road, brave the traffic to the restaurant. While looking around, to the direction where the car is moving, I was surprised our destination was only in front of Xavier School
You don’t need to guess, students from nearby schools Xavier and ICA are the primary market of Cops and Robbers. The restaurant doesn’t complicate the menu with their comfort food students would want to have after a long day in class. Waffles, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and hotdogs are some of those to grab. 

The Food:

Iced Green Tea Latte (Php 90)
Strawberry Milkshake (Php 100)
We’ve been robbed. The Strawberry Milkshake was drowned with powder, eliminating the taste of fresh strawberries. For its price, I don’t think that’s reasonable. 
On the other hand, the Iced Green Tea Latte gets a fair score from me. Matcha flavor isn’t powerful yet still retains its classic green tea essence. 
Sizzling Oyster Sisig (Php 240)
Rate: 4/5
Because of the well-known Oyster Sisig in Boracay, more people in Manila look for this recipe. This version by Cops and Robbers attained to please me with its extra rich and spiced up Sizzling Oyster Sisig. I noticed some crunchy edges along my way in finishing the sisig with garlic rice. 
The next item you’ll look for is a bottle of cold beer!
Kimchi Fried Rice with Caramelized Spam (Php 255)
Rate: 4/5
Kimchi doesn’t belong to my favorite list yet my heart beats fast when I see dishes with Kimchi Fried Rice. Weird!? I stretched my hands to this Kimchi Fried Rice with Caramelized Spam and fell in love with the combination. If I’m a student and have the choice to eat at Cops and Robbers after school, I may be daydreaming about this glazed spam and subtle kimchi fried rice even during class hours. Haha!

The Ambiance:

Don’t be afraid of the police servers, that’s just part of Cops and Robbers’ prison theme. Black walls are decorated with chalk graffiti, a glimpse of what prisoners draw inside their cells. Near the counter, you can take your photo inside their prison cells. 
During my experience, the downside of Cops and Robbers was the poor ventilation. Like in a real jail, air-conditioner was out of order but there were a few electric fans functioning. Unfortunately, these fans weren’t enough to cool the space. Bad timing for us. 🙁
The shelf display of mature toys for sale.
Polaroid corner of Cops and Robbers loyal customers. 
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Location: G/F 81 Xavier St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 7:00AM-10:00PM
Contact: (+632) 246-9069
Budget: PHP300++

Food 8/10
Ambiance 7/10
Service 7/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 7.5/10