Small Business Saturday: Deco Cafe Filipiniana
In honor of October being Filipino American History Month, I will be showcasing Filipino businesses and organizations. Today I want to share a San Antonio restaurant that offers some of my favorite dishes.
1) What is your name(s) or nickname(s) that you go by?
Ramil and CheChe
2) Why did you open Deco Cafe?
We purchased the old Deco Cafe that serves specialty coffee and named it Deco Cafe Filipiniana...It was located in the Deco district then we moved to Leon Valley that way closer to our home and our children’s schools but we decided not to change the name.
3) How long have you been in business?
4) What kind of experience can a new customer expect when buying from you?
We serve our food with a welcoming attitude as one of the usual good traits of Filipinos.
5) What kind of products and services do you provide?
We usually have a Weekend buffet, Balikbayan box padala, regular menus on the weekdays, Caterings, Friday Karaoke/Live Band and occasionally Street Food event. Also, we offer our small convenience Filipino store for our diners. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we don’t offer some services.
6) What is your favorite product to sell and why?
Ramil likes to sell his beloved Sisig.... While I love to create any kind of events like Comedy show. I enjoy people.
7) How can people buy from you?
They can come to the store in person. They may call or text us @ 210.734.3326.
8) What are your social media platforms where people can follow your journey?
They may Like US on Facebook since we basically update everything through it.
9) What do you want your customers to take away from following your journey or buying your product(s)?
Our foods is authentic Filipino foods made and cooked by Filipinos... Family owned and operated so we treat everyone as family.
10) Is there anything that you would like to add?
Thank you Shenel for featuring and supporting our business and all Filipino businesses.
Final Thoughts from Shenel
Deco Cafe Filipiniana was one of the first Filipino restaurants I heard about when I moved to San Antonio. I tried them in 2019 because of their buffet option. Pre-covid, they had a buffet and live music on the weekends. CheChe has a background in teaching and always tries to educate me when it comes to Filipino dishes and the region in the Philippines where it comes from. She is very welcoming and even gave me a special gift when I was sick this year. She really goes above and beyond to try to educate newcomers as to what Filipino cuisine is all about. While Filipino food may be popular within the Filipino community, there's still a long way to go for more people to be aware of the diversity within Filipino cuisine. Businesses like Deco Cafe welcome everyone with open arms to learn more about our Filipino food and culture. This is one of the best ways to share our Filipino culture and history with others.
(Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are that of the owner. Any purchases made are between Deco Cafe Filipiniana and the buyer. No commission is made from featuring this business on my blog).