16 New Restaurants Near Tomas Morato that Deserve Your Attention


You’ll know why after your visit.

READ MORE: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Quezon City this month! 

Gone are the days when people only went to malls to look for new restaurants to try. While it is still true for most families, kids and young adults are always on the lookout for small hidden neighborhood cafes and restobars. Tomas Morato Avenue is one of the most popular food strips in Quezon City, aside from Maginhawa. Foodies will be happy to know that the food options in Tomas Morato have expanded and sprouted amongst the little residential areas and villages in its vicinity. We found 18 of them that have made an impact to the online community.

UPDATE: See the newest Tomas Morato restaurants that have just opened!

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The Frazzled Cook – Sct. Gandia

A quirky restaurant put together with the mission of serving good comfort food with a cozy homey ambiance. It is now at a new location and currently on soft opening.

The Frazzled Cook
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The Frazzled Cook
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78 Scout Gandia, Laging Handa, Quezon City
+63 2 374-6879

Alab – Sct. Rallos

Alab’, which is Tagalog for flame, serves passion-driven Filipino dishes that are traditional yet forward thinking. You’d be surprised at how they’ve actually put twists onto their dishes. P.S. The New York Cubao Cheesecake and Pichi Pichi desserts are must try’s.

Alab Chef Tatung
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Alab Chef Tatung
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67 Scout Rallos St. (near corner Tomas Morato), Quezon City
+63 2 364-9631

Book and Borders Cafe – Tomas Morato

A hangout place where you can have a cup of coffee and read for free from their collection of over 600 books and magazines. Book and Borders Cafe also serves pasta and sandwiches. If you love books, here are 7 other book cafes to check out.

Book & Borders Cafe
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Book & Borders Cafe
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281 Tomas Morato St., Diliman, Quezon City
+63 917 571-5886

The Daily Grind – Sct. Rallos

The F7 Food Synergy at the F’7 Rallos building, which is composed of 7 restaurants, is now complete with the opening of The Daily Grind, a cafe and restobar serving awesome burgers and beers, as well as other menu items including salads, pastas, mains and desserts. 

The Daily Grind
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The Daily Grind
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49 Scout Rallos St. cor. Tomas Morato, Quezon City
+63 2 374-7404

Runner’s Kitchen – Tomas Morato

Runner’s Kitchen is a small kitchenette and cafe serving well-prepared, no shortcuts organic and gluten-free meals for people with healthy and active lifestyles. Actress, fitness enthusiast, chef and now entrepreneur, Bianca King, is a part owner.

Runner's Kitchen
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Runner's Kitchen
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G/F Creekside Bldg., 74 Tomas Morato, Quezon City
+63 917 527-3688

Eighteen Bistro – Sct. Rallos

Eighteen Bistro is a French and Italian restaurant that strives to prepare and serve honest to goodness food and handcrafted classic and signature drinks.

Eighteen Bistro
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Eighteen Bistro
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51B Scout Rallos St., Laging Handa, Quezon City
+63 917 595-0018

Yellow Tree Coffee & Tea – Panay Ave.

Yellow Tree Coffee & Tea is a neighborhood cafe on Panay Ave. selling specialty coffee, tea and pastries from Chooey Juwi’s Desserts, the home of the Oreo stuffed cookies.

Yellow Tree Coffee & Tea
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Yellow Tree Cafe QC
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102 Panay Ave., South Triangle, Quezon City
+63 2 706-1668

Terrace 45 – Sct. Dr. Lazcano

Terrace 45 is a QC neighborhood cafe that offers classic and contemporary comfort food. Their soft opening menu includes bacon wrapped buffalo wings, corn fritters, pork rind poutine, crispy fried chicken and grilled pork chop with dirty rice. They also serve aero-pressed coffee and loose leaf teas. They are open 5pm-11pm only.

Terrace 45
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Terrace 45
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45 Dr. Lazcano cor. Sct. Santiago, Quezon City
+63 2 374 5486

Mantaro – Sct. Tobias

Mantaro is a Peruvian restaurant by Chef Luis Higa and wife Candy. ‘Mantaro’ is a valley in Peru known for its high altitude, which the owners say represents the high energy of their restaurant. They serve authentic Peruvian cuisine including their famous Pollo con Arroz.

Mantaro Peruvian Chicken
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57 B Sct. Tobias cor. Timog Ave., Quezon City
+63 905 229-9605

Hillside Cafe & Juice Bar – Mo. Ignacia

Hillside Cafe & Juice Bar is a lifestyle cafe that serves healthy comforting meals, smoothies and fresh pressed juices. It has garden-like exteriors to match its garden center neighbor. You may rent out the whole place for events and they also have party packages available.

Hillside Cafe + Juice Bar
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Hillside Cafe & Juice Bar
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Cedarhills Garden Center, 57 Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City
+63 915 647-4706

49-B Heirloom Kitchen – Sct. Tobias

49-B Heirloom Kitchen features heirloom recipes from all types of cuisine–from Sinigang na Lechon to Chicken Yakitori to Osso Buco and more. Their street number address is the reason behind its name. 

49B Heirloom Kitchen
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49B Heirloom Kitchen
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49-B Scout Tobias cor. Scout Fuentebella St., Laging Handa, Quezon City
+63 2 239-1637

Full Belly Craft Kitchen – Sgt. Esguerra

Full Belly is a casual dining restaurant that serves different kinds of belly in different cooking methods. They offer dishes such as Bagnet ni Kenneth, Pork Belly Adobo with Roasted Garlic, Beef Belly Mechado, Kare-Kareng Belly, 12 hour Beef Belly Roast and more.

Full Belly Craft Kitchen
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5 Sergeant Esguerra Ave., Quezon City
+63 2 412-8122

Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant – Sct. Limbaga

Limbaga 77, named after its street address 77 Sct. Limbaga, is a bright and hard to miss 2-storey cafe serving classic Filipino dishes. Having two floors also mean two of everything–function rooms, open terraces, restrooms and yes, bars.

Limbaga 77 Cafe
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Limbaga 77
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77 Sct. Limbaga St., Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City
+63 926 715-8134

Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe – A. Roces Ave.

Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe is a bohemian and hipster cafe built in an old split-level house serving global gourmet food by Chef Waya Araos-Wijancgo, of the then popular now defunct, Kiss the Cook Cafe in Maginhawa St.

Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe
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Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe
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25 A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City
+63 2  662-0880

Banger Bistro – Sct. Borromeo

Move over DIY burgers, Banger Bistro serves customizable sandwiches, just bare bread and the meat. Customers are then allowed to add in unlimited toppings from their condiments section. Choose from 3 types of bread, 9 kinds of international sausages, vegetables, various toppings and sauces. 

Banger Bistro
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Banger Bistro
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26B Sct. Borromeo St., South Triangle, Quezon City
+63 942 825-8895

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