MAGNUM MANILA is a Pop-up Pleasure Store featuring the Make Your Own Magnum Dessert Bar. It is designed as a pop-up store because the SM Aura Location would only be open for a year. This is also the only Magnum Store that features savory dishes crafted by Chef Him Uy de Baron and signature desserts by Chef Miko Aspiras.

-Anton Diaz

The right thing at the right moment. Magnum Cafe opened in the middle of the heat stroke season in the Philippines where everyone just want something to cool them down. And what better way to cool down is go to the mall and eat ice cream. 

With a very sleek and luxurious interior everyone seems to be magnetized by this strore because every time you go or pass by it would be filled with people and some willing to wait in line for an half an hour or so just to have a taste of this so-called luxury ice cream. So, opted to try it out.

I was seated at one of their best seats, by the wall with a huge portrait of a very sexy customized magnum bar.


MAKE MY MAGNUM: Snack Attack, Spicy Tangy Tango, Trendcast, Picnic in the Park, Jardin, Fruit Topics, Gold Rush, Salty Sweet


Cookie Dough Skillet and Death by Chocolate

PINK Friday and Red Velvet

Rainbow Dream and Magnum Apple Pie

Crown Jewel and Magnum Fondue For Two

There are 6 steps in making your own Magnum bar and it would only cost you 100.00 but if you’re planning to stay inside the cafe you would have to avail atleast 1 stuff from their plated menu. (example: 1 Cookie Dough skillet)

  1. SELECT YOUR TOPPINGS. Choose up to any 3 you like, from a delicious range of classic, special, and experimental toppings.
  2. SELECT YOUR NAKED MAGNUM. Choose from Magnum Vanilla or Magnum Infinity Chocolate-Caramel.
  3. SELECT YOUR MAGNUM CHOCOLATE COATING. Magnum Classic (Yellow - Milk Chocolate), Magnum White (Brown Color - White Chocolate), or Magnum Infinity Dark (Dark Brown Color - Chocolate).
  4. TOP IT with your chosen 3 toppings.
  5.  DRIZZLE IT. Best to go with a different drizzle flavor from the coating. 
  6.  SET IT and serve with the M Chocolate Coin.

And here are our bars:

And we ordered some of the desserts in their menu as well. Like the:

Death by Chocolate (P250). Deep dark chocolate lava cake and chocolate truffle Magnum topped with brownie pieces and chocolate crispearls.

Cookie Dough Skillet (P300). Warm chocolate chip cookie dough topped with two vanilla Magnum bars, dark chocolate, and chopped pecans.

Rainbow Dream (P280). Something just too darn pretty to eat.

Verdict? I fucking enjoyed everything and I honestly got a sgur rush after eating here but I’ll definitely go back. To those people who are saying this isn’t worth what they are paying for… well.. hmm.. fuck off? This is one of the best thing that had happened to BGC.

Oh! They also serve burgers, pastas and salads and I’ve heard that it was good! I’ll definitely go back and try those stuff.

aaaaaaand the staff has a lot of cuties, all smiling ready to serve yo hehe.


5/F Sky Park, SM Aura Premier

McKinley Parkway corner 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Operating Hours: 10.00am to 10.oopm.