11 Newly Opened Restaurants You Can Visit this Weekend


This new art gallery slash cafe serves Matcha Black Sesame Cheesecake!

THIS WEEK: Local ice cream, an artsy cafe, a new hidden bar in Makati, and a newcomer from Cebu.

RECENTLY OPENED
August 1 – August 7, 2016

Papa Diddi’s et al – Pasig

Papa Diddi’s from Maginhawa is a homegrown all-local ice cream store serving handcrafted, small-batch, all-natural ice cream. Bestselling flavors include the roasted forbidden rice, mango ginger and tsokolate. Read More

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Big B Burgers – UP Town Center

Big B Burgers is a university burger joint most known for their affordable 50:50 beef and bacon burgers, poutine ng ina mo fries and their awesomesauce. This is its 6th branch, including one in UP Los Banos.

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UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
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55Square Cafe – Katipunan

55Square Cafe offers light meals, pastries, paninis, coffee and tea. Enjoy staring at pieces of art from Vongarde Art Gallery whom it shares a space with.

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G/L Alcal Bldg., 285 Katipunan Ave., Quezon City, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 952-1947
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Poco Deli – BGC

Poco Deli is a neighborhood deli serving charcuterie, artisan sausages, and their bestselling bacon slab. It’s actually the older sister of specialty cafe, Epic Coffee Roastery in Kapitolyo.

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G/F One Parkade, 7th St cor 28th St, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(0915) 498-1125
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Banh Mi Kitchen – Rockwell / BGC Stopover

Banh Mi Kitchen is a small Vietnamese shop offering affordable and various flavors of crunchy banh mi sandwiches. They take pride in the quality of their buns which is why they promise to give you a whole new sandwich if you’re not satisfied. Read our feature on Banh Mi Kitchen here.

Also read: 13 Must Visit Restaurants for Authentic Vietnamese Street Food

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Retail Lab, G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati, BGC Stopover Pavillion, Rizal Dr cor 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
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Cafe Mary Grace – Uptown Mall

Cafe Mary Grace is a homegrown cafe serving traditional cakes and pastries, as well as everyone’s well loved ensaymada and cheese rolls. Menu also includes a number of signature dishes like salads, pancakes, and more.

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Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
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Schmidt’s Gourmet Hotdogs – StrEAT Commonwealth

From a humble food truck to 6 branches strong, Schmidt’s serves signature gourmet hotdogs from around the world, nachos and house blend iced tea. Popular hotdog flavors include the Seattle Dog, Wagamama, and The Julius.

Read: 11 New Stalls to Try at StrEAT: Commonwealth Food Park

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StrEat Commonwealth, Lot 20, Block 177, Don Mariano Marcos Ave, Quezon City
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Alab – Venice Grand Canal

Alab serves a wide selection of modern fusion Filipino dishes like the Honey Lechon, Sugpo sa Palapa and Lechon na Crispy Pata. Don’t miss their signature and award winning New York, Cubao Bibingka Cheesecake, Sapin-Sapin Cake and a few ice cream flavors you’ve probably never tried before such as Kamote Q, Quezo de Bola and Laing. 

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G/F Venice Grand Canal, Upper McKinley Rd, McKinley Hill, Taguig
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Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli – Poblacion

Alamat is one of the newest night spots along Poblacion in Makati that aims to serve ‘the best pulutan of your life’. Unique Filipino dishes like kare-kare skewers and bacon bagnet and scene stealers. Pair them with Alamat’s draft beer selection and cocktails. 

Related post: 15 Newest Hangout Spots in Poblacion Makati

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2/F 5666 Don Pedro St, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 530-2580

Papa Loa – BGC

Papa Loa is a modern Asian meets Tiki bar restaurant concept (Japanese-Hawaiian) that serves izakaya-inspired plates best paired with their bespoke cocktails.

Insider tip: Cash payments only (for now).
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109 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Drive, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Hukad – Trinoma

Hukad is a Cebuano restaurant focusing in regional Filipino fare. It traces its roots since 1982 and has a restaurant coverage of more than 25 branches in Visayas and Mindanao. Trinoma is Hukad’s first venture here in Metro Manila. Their second branch is set to open at the new Conrad Manila. 

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G/F Garden Restaurants, Trinoma Mall, EDSA cor North Ave, Quezon City
(02) 621-5334
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