Ladies and Gentlemen. Love Letter. The Resistance. Monopoly. The Last Night On Earth. Sorry! If you read through those words and thought of something else other than the opposite sex, then it’s official: you know your board games. Yes, board games. The same ones you probably played with your siblings and childhood friends years (ages?) ago. We may not know it, but playing these games introduced us to useful skills and traits that we need and have as adults. What we do know is that playing these games is fun and sometimes, we need this pure, unadulterated glee found in moving that little token up one more square. BOARD GAMES […]
This restaurant is permanently closed. Plaza Café is the place to be if you are looking for a spot to relax, may it be reading a book or just listening to music. While not spacious, the open kitchen, tables and chairs give an impressive atmosphere. The menu offers a simple selection of sandwiches, paninis, and salads and a list of healthy drinks. Turkey and Brei (P295) Among the sandwiches, Turkey and Brie, made of turkey ham, fresh tomato, and lettuce together with thick slices of potato chips on the side, is best recommended. Roka Salad (P280) The Roka Salad with walnuts and blue cheese is another dish I always have […]
Hatch 22 is conveniently located outside Powerplant Mall in Rockwell. The beginning of this all-day breakfast café was from the celebrity siblings Erwan and Solenn Heussaff and the talented Chef Pete Ayson. The comfortable contemporary interior of Hatch 22 is definitely a feast to the eyes. Upon entering, the array of bread will make you salivating. Moreover, the aroma of the coffee is enough for you to be led to one of the tables. Bread Basket 2 P280 You can come as early as 7am to buy some of their freshly baked bread. We recommend the Bread Basket 2 which consists of different types of bread that are usually sold in […]
Ludo is a unique kind of bar & café located in Quezon City. Here, customers can actually play board games while enjoying a delicious meal or a nice drink. The word ludo is Latin for “I play”. In Ludo, the customers can choose from more than 500 in-store board games and play it with their friends. One of the owners, Mr. Jay Mata, told us that Ludo was opened in March of this year and that the hundreds of board games seen on the shelves are years of collection from only 6 different people! These board games can be played as long as you want, just make you order from […]
Update: Cafe Ysabel will be closing down in April 2017 in its original location at P. Guevarra Street. Stylish! That is the perfect word to describe Café Ysabel. When you step inside this café, its cozy space will remind you of the good old days. The ceiling fans and wooden antique furniture exudes a profound, indescribable nostalgic atmosphere. Here, you can spend elegant moments in the glass-enclosed veranda while looking at the garden. Besides its chic interior, Café Ysabel’s dishes can also be described as art. Its food is pleasing in the eyes and has been presented in dynamic and various kinds of media. Customers can choose from 150 dishes, […]
Bono Artisanal Gelato is a Filipino brand that boasts of serving authentic, artisanal Italian gelato that taste like no other. As their tagline suggests, all gelato is made from the finest all-natural ingredients, sourced from different parts of the world. They don’t add anything artificial and “unreal.” The process, however, takes days to finish. They use pozzetto cabinets as storage because it can preserve a constant temperature and ensure the least amount of air and light contamination. They make it daily and traditionally, like how it is done in Italy where the gelato originated. Now, there’s no need to go to Italy just to have a scoop of the […]
The Royal Touch was co-founded by Carolyn Robb, who served as the Executive Chef to The Royal Household of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana for eleven years. So expect only elegance in its interior design and only deliciousness to its treats. One of the most popular cupcakes is the Chocolate Biscuit Cake! It’s the cupcake version of Prince William’s Groom’s cake on his royal wedding. Chocolate Biscuit Cake (Php 120) Red Velvet Empress (Php 95) Mini cupcakes (Php 150/5 pcs; Php 270/10 pcs)
The first ever NBA Cafe is found in SM Aura Premier, Taguig. You might immediately think that this is a sports bar for basketball fanatics. However, when you go inside, the restaurant is very spacious and family-friendly. The interior is, of course, inspired by the prominent men’s basketball league in North America, NBA (or National Basketball Association). The chairs and sofas have the same texture of a basketball. They have installed flat screen TV’s in all corners which air sports events. They do not only display basketball memorabilia and replicas but also sell it to whoever is interested. At the opening of NBA Cafe just April of this year, basketball superstar Gordon Hayward […]
Located at the ground floor the luxurious Maxims Hotel in Pasay City, Cafe Maxims only offers a relaxing atmosphere to its guests and customers. The calm setting of this high-end restaurant is the reason why a lot of business meetings are being held here. Sometimes, guests choose this place to have a nice coffee or tea with their friends and loved ones. Aside from the drinks, Cafe Maxims offers a variety of food choices. Ramen Angus Beef One of the best-sellers is the Cafe Maxims Ramen Angus Beef, a new sense of burger paired with ramen baked buns. Mango Yoghurt Cheesecake They also have Mango Yoghurt Cheesecake (Photo 3) with […]
In an artisanal coffee shop, brewing is an art form. It needs to have a perfect combination of art and science. Seems quite hard to achieve, isn’t? I personally believe that choosing a fair-trade of beans is not only the key but having a passionate and talented barista too. In our quest of finding must-go places in BF Homes, we discovered a quaint coffee gallery in the heart of Aguirre Avenue. When we arrived at the place, the nice smell of brewing coffee assured us that we are at the right place. They have these quirky wall paintings hanging on the wall, wooden chairs and tables, and most especially this […]
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of December 31, 2018 Photo 1 – An appetizing lunch set A fashionable cafe across the Ayala Museum The Museum Cafe, commonly called M Cafe, can be found right across the Ayala Museum. It’s the Makati crowd’s number 1 go-to place for relaxation and recreation. Every Sunday morning, be intoxicated with the sound of pleasant jazz music while having a nice chat over brunch with your closest friends. This is a nice place to hang out if you want to escape the usual summer heat in Manila. You can try their refreshing drinks because they’re so good. ● Perfect for: brunch date with friends […]
Lola Cafe is a stylish restaurant along the street of Sct. Lozano in Quezon City. It is an old house renovated to a modern restaurant, but it hasn’t lost its homey atmosphere. One of their best-sellers is the Kimchi Kaldereta and longganisa sausages. Another must-try is the Tartufo Pasta made with truffle oil.
A Japanese-style family restaurant that offers delicious Japanese and western dishes. The place is designed to make customers feel as if they are back home in Japan. The ambiance is homey and friendly. It is a perfect place to dine with your family and friends. The menu is in English, but is also available in Japanese. A lot of customers here are Japanese. The service is like being in a family restaurant in Japan. Their budget meal is P300.
Café Breton is always filled with Filipinos and foreigners day and night. It’s one of the most popular shops in Greenbelt due to its cute and cozy ambiance. It is a French café and is home of amazing crepes and galette, a flat, round pastry popular Brittany, France. Some of the menu items are in French. If you have a hard time choosing what to order, you can always ask assistance for their friendly staff. They allow you to explore your creavity by creating your own version of crepes or galettes. It starts at P50 then you can add your votre choix d’ingredients, the fillings of your choice. Enjoy dinner […]
Casa Conchita Café is a bed & breakfast inn located in Taal, Batangas. The house is owned by the family of the famous singer/songwriter, actor and comedian Olgie Alcasid. The theme is a mixture of Spanish and Filipino touches. This is a very nice place to relax and get away from the busy life in Manila.
In Vigan, the city of cobble stones, is the humble restaurant in Calle Crisologo, Café Leona. Named after the famous Ilocana poet, satirist and playwright Leona Florentino, Café Leona is well-known for offering the best Ilocano cuisines in town. You must try their longganisa. Unlike the ones that can be bought in Metro Manila, the longganisas here are not sweet but actually garlicky.
Start your morning by going to Café del Sol which is Italian for “Café of the Sun”. This restaurant is located at the entrance of D’Mall Square. The moment you enter the restaurant, you are greeted by the fragrant smell of a freshly brewed coffee made of Arabica beans. Ask their skilled barista to art up your latte to liven up your mood! Complete your breakfast experience with a fluffy omelette (Photo 2). Don’t miss dining in Café Del Sol when you visit Boracay!
Alexa’s Deli is a stylish and popular wine shop in Salcedo. The place is spacious enough to relax, read, study or hang-out with friends. Their menu consists of breakfast specials, pasta, salad, sandwiches, cakes and pastries, coffee and a wide selection of wines. One of the beverages you can try is the Caramel Macchiato (Photo 4) made of 100% Arabica beans. The Sausage Platter (Photo 2) is great finger-food and can be enjoyed for a glass of the house wine (P120).
The Movie Stars Café is not a new name to foodies. Since its opening, people have flocked to the restaurant to get a glimpse of its unique and quirky concept. The café’s first base was in SM Mall of Asia. For years, people were entertained by dancing costumed heroes and served by some of the silver screen’s most evil villains. After five years, however, the café announced that it would move to a bigger location.
(1) Purple Potato Latte with Doraemon art and Peanut Butter Latte with Hello Kitty art (2) Homemade Green Tea Waffle This Korean-inspired coffee shop allows you to experience the “Seoul” of their culture, from the quirky interior designs (like the striking chair art installation up the ceiling) to the different vintage furniture and the popular K-Pop songs played as background music. If you’re looking for a place to just relax and catch up with some friends, then this is the perfect place for you. You can even request to perk up your latte with some cute art!
TWG Tea Salon is indeed every tea lovers haven with its world-class tea selections. This finest luxury tea brand in the world has been providing people with over hundreds of teas tried and tested by tea tasters who traveled across the globe to provide just what is best. Here in Greenbelt 5, they provide you not just exquisite teas but also a tea salon for you to enjoy your drink with a meal or a dessert.
(1) The Bistro Angus Beef Burger (P580) (2) Valrhona Chocolate Tart (P290) A well-known restaurant of modern European cuisines in Makati, Sala Bistro is a great place for a dinner date with your loved one. This is not only because of its romantic and classy interior but also because of its delightful meals. We urge that you try The Bistro Angus Beef Burger (Photo 1). This juicy 3-centimetre thick, juicy patty is enough to satisfy your taste buds. Also, don’t forget to order the Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert. It’s perfectly done and has the right amount of sweetness.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so get yourself pumped by trying Heaven and Eggs’ popular Jeproks Slammer. Combine this large serving with some tasty longganisa, tocino or tapa and have the ultimate Filipino breakfast you’ve always wanted! You can also choose from their breakfast menu that offers a variety of delectable morning dishes like pancakes, waffles and freshly baked bread. Do try their raisin bread (P200) that is rolled up with just the right amount of sweetness. (1) Jeproks Slammer (P495) (2) Peanut Butter and Banana Waffle (P195) (3) Fruity Tootie Waffle (P235) (4) Angus Steak and Eggs (P999) Heaven and Eggs […]
If you are looking for a place to eat with a homey atmosphere, then you should try Café Mary Grace. Its antique-style furniture and delicious homemade baked goods will surely make you feel-at-home. Because of her love for baking and her dishes’ popularity among her family and friends, Mary Grace Dimacali became inspired to open her own café. Café Mary Grace was born and instantly became popular. They now have 8 branches in major commercial districts around Metro Manila. We best recommend the exquisite Smoked Salmon with Creamy Pasta (Photo 1) matched with rich and mouth-watering Hot Chocolate (Photo 2). (1) Smoked Salmon with Creamy Pasta (P276) (2) Best selling […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. It was when Edna Cureg traveled to France with her family that she felt the desire to recreate what she found there to her friends in the Philippines. Delicious course menus include main dishes, salads, and crepes. Danish and suites, baked in a pot every morning, is excellent to none (P300 / 1 person, P550 / 2 people). Tea, coffee, sweets and bread served in an all-you-can buffet leave your tummy and your heart greatly satisfied.
Locals have filled Stockton Place up every night since it opened in May last year. The chef who has trained in Peninsula hotel, has captivated female customers in particular. The menu is littered with “New American Cuisine,” arranged in a sophisticated, fanciful goodness of the material. This off-the-beaten-track restaurant is popular for its Rib Eye Steak in Bordeaux sauce. The flavor, taste, and smell of the steak are trapped beautifully through its cooking in an extremely low temperature of 100 degrees or less. The fries are garnished with truffle oil that lingers in the mouth, a different experience from the usual potato. The flavors of the Foie Gras Salad (Photo […]