I’ve visited J Centre Mall recently and marveled at the entire architecture of the place. It was definitely no ordinary mall – and its 4 minutes away from where I live (and 2 mins away from Joker’s!). Hours later, the boyfriend and I left with so many stuff on our hands – one year membership from Gold’s Gym, purchases at S.T.U.D, J Centre’s version of Maze and of course – treats from Tablea Chocolate Cafe!

Tabléa founder Aya Garcia Shlachter enthuses, “We are thrilled to continue our expansion by opening our sixth location in less than 18 months. We are equally excited to open our first Mandaue location and to be a part of the beautiful and modern J Centre Mall.”


Glad to know more people can now enjoy the divine taste of childhood classics like champorado (thick chocolate rice pudding) and sikwate (hot chocolate), along with the cafe’s best sellers such as the Chocolate Con Churros, Tabléa Ensaymada, Tabléa layer cake, silvanas and its signature chocolate-covered cacao beans.

“Tabléa Chocolate Café, inspired by tradition and perfected by passion, was created to celebrate and reintroduce a long-standing Filipino pastime of drinking “sikwate” or tablea. Tabléas, or tableyas, are pure cacao beans that are dried, roasted, ground and then formed into tablets traditionally used in the Philippines to make hot chocolate. Tabléa seeks to continue this Filipino tradition, while at the same time bring it to a whole new level by creating and providing inventive and high-quality chocolate drinks and desserts.

The brand also supports the local cacao growing industry by promoting to its patrons that Philippine made products are not only equal to imports but also provide economic and social benefits for the country. It currently sells and uses four varieties of Philippine Tabléa from Argao (Cebu), Jimalalud (Negros Oriental), San Isidro (Davao) and Tagbilaran (Bohol).”


Tabléa Chocolate Café is now located in six locations in Cebu- Robinsons Cybergate, SM City Northwing, Ayala Center Cebu, Banilad Town Centre, J.Y. Square and now J Centre Mall. It is open from Mondays to Sundays from 10:00AM to 9:00PM. For inquiries, please contact (032) 343 6669 or email info@tablea.com.ph. For more on Tabléa’s luscious creations, check out www.tablea.com.ph or their Facebook: Tabléa Chocoloate Café.