14 of the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches In and Out of Manila


The gooey-er, the better.

How do you cure a hangover? Have a grilled cheese sandwich. How do you feel better with the flu? Have a grilled cheese sandwich and perhaps with a side of tomato soup, too. What’s an awesome desk lunch at the office? Grilled. Cheese. Sandwich.

So here’s where we can get our melty, cheesy fix.

Short Rib Grilled Cheese – The Bowery NYC Comfort Food 

Braised beef, yellow cheddar, Monterey jack, and caramelized onions are all sandwiched between two slices of sourdough bread. The homemade honey mustard dip is good with the side of potato chips. Sometimes, we also spread it on the sandwich! “Soooo gooood” is an understatement.

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Forbeswood Heights, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
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Grilled Cheese – Green Pastures

What makes this simple sandwich special at Green Pastures? It is made with organic ingredients! You can also choose between two sides apart from the tomato soup: sweet potato chips or salad.

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Ultimate Grilled Cheese – The Wholesome Table 

The Wholesome Table admits that they take the creation of their sandwiches seriously. Sticking true to their claim, their grilled cheese rendition is made with emmental and mozzarella cheese mix, Dijon mustard, onion jam, and mourners sauce. These ingredients are then sandwiched in between two thick slices of sourdough bread and grilled to perfection, and is served with a hearty tomato soup or a side of their breakfast salad.

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Grilled Cheese French Toast – The Lost Bread HQ

Aside from its popular popshakes, The Lost Bread HQ offers a special collection of reinvented comfort food favorites that includes rice meals (sinigang beef sukiyaki, beef tapa with coffee rice), blue soft serve ice cream and their signature french toasts. Try their Grilled Cheese French Toast, made with thick cut soft brioche french toast topped with blowtorched cheddar and mozzarella cheese and served with a tomato soup shooter.

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#80 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City

The Classic Melt – Melt Grilled Cheesery

As the restaurant name implies, a part of their menu is singularly devoted to its label. Their grilled cheese sandwich offerings include the The Classic Melt, which is made with their house blend mozzarella and cheddar cheese melted between buttered grilled sourdough breads with a creamy tomato puree and honey drizzle. You may also go for their Bacon Mac and Grilled Cheesy and Mushroom Parma Cheese Toast.

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3/F Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0917) 892-4377

The Popper – Little Bear Diner 

If you like your grilled cheese sandwich with a little kick, try the Popper. The pickled jalapeños add the right amount of fire to the mix of American cheddar, mozzarella, and cream cheese. It’s like the classic but gently tweaked with some heat. The diner also has a selection of the gooey sandwich made with other combinations of cheeses and sweet and savory additions like smoked bacon, ham, strawberry jam, or honey. Extras like egg and truffle can also be ordered.

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23 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig
(0916) 426-8733

Grilled Cheese Squares & Tomato Dip – Manila Wings 

A delicious starter for dinner with a group of friends, the small squares make this sandwich easy to smush and eat with just one hand. The tomato dip is smoky and makes it perfect for the buttery bread crust.

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43 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig
(0947) 834-0356

Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam – El Union Coffee

The go-to coffee place of locals and foreign visitors in La Union is slowly adding more food to go with its drink list. Their winning combination of grilled cheese with bacon jam hits the spot, especially post-surfing because, in case you didn’t know, swimming in cold water burns more calories.

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San Juan, La Union Province

Say Cheese! – Common Folk

Common Folk is a hip new coffee bar that promises #NoBadDays with their coffee and light meals including open-faced toasts and hot off-the-press sandwiches.

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79 Katipunan Ave, White Plains, Quezon City
(02) 277-6357

The Glazed – Cheese and Tomato Co.

Their short menu centers on the glory of cheese. With only five items to choose from, we suggest you start off with The Glazed–it’s a unique rendition of the usual mozza and cheddar grilled cheese sandwich but they use glazed doughnut halves instead of bread. Of course we won’t stop you from choosing the Classic, the Breakfast (comes with jam), Tomato Basil, and Bacon Mushroom—all sandwiched with mozzarella and cheddar, and the ingredients its name implies.

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Icon Plaza (Spaceman Art Mural), 25th St. corner 7th Avenue, BGC, Taguig City
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Monte Cristo – Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery 

A crossbreed of sorts between a Frenchie and a grilled cheese sandwich, Magnus Opus offers this savory sandwich with smoked ham and lots of cheese in between. Of course, it won’t be an authentic Monto Cristo without a side of jam. This one is served with homemade cherry jam.

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Bonus: Just because their classic grilled cheese is just as awesome.
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2F The Prime Bldg. 115 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque
(0939) 920-0701

Grilled Cheese Croque – Cow & Chicken Modern Day Brunch

Cow & Chicken is an all-day modern brunch place serving chicken and waffles and other breakfast plates inside a hip container food hub. Also check out their modern take on the Croque Madame–the Grilled Cheese Croque, which is croque madame with mozzarella grilled cheese, farmer’s ham, bechamel sauce served with an egg on top.

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16 United St., Kapitolyo, Pasig
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Grilled Cheese Burger Sandwich – Brook’s Burgers & Comfort Food

Brook’s (or Brooklyn) is a place for hefty yet affordable burgers and comfort food. The hottest item on their menu is the Grilled Cheese Burger Sandwich made with 1/3 lb. pure beef patty burger oozing with cheese placed between 2 grilled mozzarella and cheddar cheese sandwiches. It comes with a special marinara sauce. It’s the ultimate grilled cheese + tomato combo but with a modern twist. 

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Grilled Gruyere Cheese Sandwich – Mozaic Living

Mozaic Living is the first design space in Manila to actually double as a coffee shop (called Caffeined), which makes it instantly Instagram-worthy. Caffeined is minimalist in design and approach and serves a short list of specialty coffee and sandwiches. Foodies are loving their grilled gruyere cheese sandwich with honey on the side.

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How do you like your grilled cheese sandwich prepared and where do you usually have it? Share it with us in the comments section below. Don’t forget to tag us @bookyapp on Instagram so we can join all your food-ventures!

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