There’s a place to get classic and delicious Filipino desserts from!
U.P. Town Center is a collaboration between U.P. Diliman campus and the Ayala Malls that aims to foster community and academe building by providing a mix of high quality retailers and office tenants, restaurants, and services that cater to the needs and demands of students, workers, and residents in the surrounding community.
U.P. Town Center opened its doors in 2013 and hasn’t stopped expanding and opening new stores since then. Check out these restaurants that you should try while you’re there.
Yelo-Yelo is a recently opened dessert concept store that offers classic Filipino desserts and snacks and puts a vibrant and fun spin on it. They have treats like buko pandan topped with macapuno ice cream, choco pop, banana langka turon drizzled with Davao chocolate, and more!
Wow Wok offers quickbite asian meals with dishes like sweet and sour pork, siomai, hakaw, and more. Try their Wow Chow Meals, where you can have a main dish, a base of either rice or noodles, a side, and a drink, all of P249.
This food hub offers mall-goers a wide array of affordable meal selections and budget-friendly food chains like Elait, Overdoughs, Joe’s Longganisa, Don Churros, Sweet Ecstasy, and more. Read our full feature here.
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2/F Phase One, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery offers specialty coffee and fusion comfort food like kimchi fried rice with maple bacon slab, quinoa bowl, and buttermilk fried chicken with ube waffle in salted egg sauce.
Cibo is a local restaurant chain by Margarita Flores serving authentic Italian dishes that are tweaked to suit the Filipino palate. Quite literally, Cibo means ‘food’ in Italian.
Hailing from Shibuya, Toritake specializes in chicken dishes such as yakitori, sukiyaki, rice bowls, and hot pot.
Bistro Ravioli is an Italian restaurant that takes pride in their freshly made pastas and brick oven pizzas. This restaurant actually started out as a kiosk in a food court, selling their ravioli dishes.
From the team that brought us Relish and Romulo Cafe, Aburi offers modern Japanese cuisine specializing in aburi or “torched” sushi, chirashi bowls and other unique dishes.
Sunnies Cafe is the spin-off cafe of eyewear powerbrand, Sunnies Studios. The LA-inspired menu has got you covered from brunch to dinner, and coffee to cocktails.
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Coco Fresh Tea and Juice serves freshly-made tea and juice drinks like Coco Milk Tea, and Matcha Tea Latte. Their bestseller include Panda Milk tea, Passion Fruit Tea burst, Salty Cream Milk Tea and 3 Buddies – a milk tea drink with pearls, pudding, and grass jelly!
Barcino is famous for its delicious Spanish cuisine and wide selection of wine. It has several branches conveniently located across the metro, with a new branch in UP Town Center! Of course, the best part is their unlimited sangria.
Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes from Grace Lee and her mom. Their menu is divided into three main categories – Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean lunch box) – each narrating a story about the dining setting and customs of Korea.
The chef behind Classic Confections’ opened this restaurant serving comfort food like homemade fried chicken, mac and cheese, and more. You need to try the Chocolate Oblivion cake!
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