12 Restaurants Near Tomas Morato that Deserve Your Attention


You’ll know why after your visit.

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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!

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.

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25 A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City
+63 2  662-0880

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.

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

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. 

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

The Frazzled Cook – Sct. Gandia

A quirky restaurant put together with the mission of serving good comfort food with a cozy homey ambiance.

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

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.

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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. 

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

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.

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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.

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

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.

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G/F Elements Hall, 27 Sct. Rallos Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City
(02) 967-7870

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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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. 

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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.

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5 Sergeant Esguerra Ave., Quezon City
+63 2 412-8122

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