10 Best Kept Secret Restaurants in Quezon City


The QC restaurant treasure hunt starts here.

Quezon City has a solid and reliable roster of places to eat but what most people don’t realize is that it’s also got a few restaurant gems hidden in its nooks and crannies. Look no further because we’ve mapped them out for you.

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

La Spezia – Tomas Morato

La Spezia, a new Italian hole-in-the-wall that features fresh and simple Italian menu composed of timeless classics and standout desserts. Read our full feature here.

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90 Scout Dr Lascano St, Laging Handa near Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 960-6903

Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe – A Roces Ave.

Once you uncover this beauty in QC, you’ll get a chance to travel the world on your plate. Gourmet Gypsy Cafe’s menu takes you from east to west with it’s many offerings. Feast your eyes (and stomachs) with Moroccan djej makalli, gravlax nicoise, and seafood laksa just to name a few. It will be a tough feat coming up with an order at this hidden gem!

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25 A Roces Ave, Quezon City
(02) 662-0880

Vanderlust – Tomas Morato

For the globe trotters, aspiring travelers and explorers, Vanderlust is the only bistro that flies you around the world with its affordable luxurious treats such as the 300 year old German pastry Schneeballe, Tuscan favorite Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Spanish cheese from the La Mancha region and many more. Read our full feature here.

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100 Sct De Guia cor Tomas Morato, Sacred Heart, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 954-0401

Little Owl Cafe – New Manila

Little Owl Cafe is a nook in New Manila where you can disappear from the world and indulge in some good eats that will make you forget your troubles. Banana brulee waffles, shakshuka, and thick cut bacon steak are just some of the dishes that will keep you cozied all day in this cafe. Read our full feature here.

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65 Broadway Ave, New Manila, Quezon City
(02) 501-2036

Il Pittore Cafe – UP Village

Il Pittore, an Italian word which means “The Painter”, is a Parisian-inspired communal art cafe in Maginhawa. Il Pittore hopes to be a one-stop art haven for everyone. It’s a space where colors, cultures, and culinary are fused to create an experiential dining atmosphere. Read our full feature here.

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Unit D, 63 Maginhawa St, UP Village, Quezon City
(02) 955-8223

Tra Vinh – Maharlika

Tra Vinh is a Vietnamese restaurant franchised from Australia. It serves authentic, fresh and healthy bowls of pho, spring rolls, Vietnamese pancakes, iced desserts and more. Insider tip: Ask for their special off-menu items!

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Unit 3, 109 NS Amoranto cor Cordillera, Maharlika, Quezon City
(02) 742-1718

Common Folk – White Plains

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.

Also read: 16 Beautiful New Brunch Spots Perfect For Your Weekend Dates
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79 Katipunan Ave, White Plains, Quezon City
(02) 277-6357

Jiro Coffee – South Triangle

Jiro is a newly opened third wave cafe serving unique coffee variations like the much talked about Cocospresso (espresso served with iced coconut water inside a coconut shell), not-so-flat white (double shot espresso latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon) and more. They also serve light meals, pastries and desserts.

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77 Mother Ignacia Avenue, South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City

Cafe Enye – Libis

You might miss this quaint cafe amidst the buzz of Eastwood. Cafe Enye (Ñ) serves signature fusion dishes that are inspired by colonial Spanish cuisine. Its menu shows a distinct character, as well as its bar list, which serves fresh coffee and tropical fruit drinks, handcrafted cocktails and craft beers.

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G/F Excelsior Bldg., Eastwood Ave, Libis, Quezon City
(02) 671-3230

Mantaro – Tomas Morato

It’s hard to decide where to eat when in Tomas Morato but after you scour through the Scout streets, Mantaro is a most worthy reward. This authentic Peruvian restaurant packs a flavorful kick with every dish served. Try their ceviche mixto, lomo saltado, and pescado a ajillo. You won’t regret it.

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57 B Scout Tobias cor Scout Limbaga, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(0905) 229-9605

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