International franchises and homegrown gems!
FROM MARCH TO DECEMBER 2020: a BTS themed cafe, Hong Kong’s famous Pineapple shortcake, and a third branch of %Arabica!
Shake Shack – Greenbelt 5
Calling themselves the modern day roadside burger stand, Shake Shack is an embodiment of great American burgers, hotdogs and fries.
%Arabica – 257 McKinley, BGC
% Arabica is one of Kyoto’s most popular cafes, with a mission to make people “see the world through coffee.”. They serve specialty brews, baguettes, and more.
Butternut Bakery by Carlito – SM Megamall & SM North EDSA
Butternut Bakery by Carlito’s offers handmade cakes and pastries that are baked fresh daily. Their classic and special cakes are Ube Chiffon with Ube Halaya Filling, 5 Layer OG Brazo and Baked Blueberry Cheesecake.
Sunae Asian Cantina PH – BGC
Sunae Asian Cantina offers Southeast Asian flavors with a Latin American twist. Take your palate to an adventure with Chef Christina Sunae’s dishes like Rendang Pao, Seafood Peanut Curry, Adobo Cachapas and Burnt Coconut Curry to name a few.
Kee Wah Bakery – The Podium
Hong Kong’s finest Chinese bakery is now here! Kee Wah Bakery offers premium and top- quality pastries like Pineapple Shortcakes, Almond Biscuits, and Phoenix Rolls. They also offer premium Chinese tea with four flavors to choose from: black tea, green tea, oolong, and jasmine.
Mos Burger – SM Megamall
MOS Burger has been serving up a variety of savory burgers and eats as the second-largest burger chain in Japan.
Elephant Grounds – The Podium
Brought by Standard Group (the same group who brought Yabu and Ippudo), Elephant Grounds is a Hong Kong coffee chain known for serving up signature coffees, ice cream sandwiches, and brunch specialties.
Oink – Sheridan
Oink only uses the best and freshest ingredients in their mainly Filipino dishes with carefully crafted, flavourful twists. They offer dishes like Sisig Mangkok, Bibingka Waffle Matamis na Pinggan, and Tokwan’t Chicharong Bulaklak.
Eric Kayser – The Podium
Eric Kayser is a French artisan boulangerie serving freshly baked breads using top quality ingredients including their secret ingredient, natural liquid leaven, which is what sets them apart from other local bakeries.
Buns & Bros – San Juan
Come to Buns & Bros for the ultimate burger experience! Adventurous foodies and true connoisseurs alike will enjoy the black beer-bunned The Boss, the extremely spicy The Bomb, and other uniquely delicious handcrafted burgers.
Ebi10 – Eastwood
Ebi 10 offers a personalized tempura experience with uni-shiso-nori tempura, jumbo shrimp tempura, as well as sushi rolls and fried rice.
Shanghai Saloon – The Podium
Shanghai Saloon is a new gastronomical sanctuary in the Metro. They offer modern Chinese cuisine with dishes like Prawns with Cereal, Baked BBQ Pork Buns and Tomato Beef Omelet Rice.
Purple 7 Cafe – QC
Are you an ARMY? This cafe is just for you! Purple 7 Cafe is a BTS themed cafe serving bite-size cookies, jar cakes, tin can cakes and bottled drinks. Before you leave, don’t forget to take photos and appreciate the cafe’s interior filled with BTS/BT21 memorabilia.
BCN by Las Flores – BGC
Experience the other side of Barcelona at BCN by Las Flores! They offer fun tapas and mouthwatering dishes like Morcilla & Foie, Duck Paella, and Butifarra.
Champion Hotpot Buffet – Santolan Town Plaza
Champion Hotpot Buffet is a new concept from the Tasteless Group (the same group behind Pizza Express, Le Petit Souffle and Scout’s Honor) which offers a wide variety of dishes from different cuisines. What really shines in Champion Hotpot Buffet is their unique hotpot broths that are created by some of the best chefs in the industry.
SOON TO OPEN
Café Fleur – Poblacion
Hailing from Pampanga, Café Fleur offers modern Kapampangan dishes made by Chef Sau Del Rosario like Sisig Paella, Crispy Pork Belly & Truffled Macadamia Kare-Kare and Crispy Okoy.
Greyhound Café – The Podium
Founded in Bangkok, Greyhound started as a clothing brand then eventually expanded to food. Greyhound Café offers a modern take on East meets Wests dishes.
Cafe Kitsune – The Podium
Where Paris meets Tokyo, Cafe Kitsune is known for their full-bodied, quality coffee, minimalist branding and ofcourse, their signature fox biscuits. You’ll also find Maison Kitsune, their fashion brand, in the same space!
Omotesando Koffee – Rockwell
Omotesando Koffee is a Japanese coffee shop serving espresso-based drinks, hand-drip coffees and snacks. Must-try drinks are their Iced Cappuccino, Iced Mochaccino and Matcha Latte. Aside from their drinks, their minimalist, zen interiors are loved by many.
In case you missed it
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Cafe – multiple branches
A brand known for their soft-serve ice cream, creamy cheesecakes, and savory-sweet cheese cookies, Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory has now expanded and finally put up a cafe where they can feature more sweet-savory eats for diners.
Serving up Japanese comfort food in a restaurant with numerous wooden pieces of furniture and accents, Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Cafe is the homey spot you should find yourself at if you’re the “food before dessert” type of person.
Notable dishes they offer: Sweet Corn Tempura, Pork Mille-Feuille Furai, Molten Mozzarella Hamburg, Summer Berry Pancake, Creme Brulee Pancake, and Milk Pie
Nine Fresh – SM Manila
Offering a staple that originated in Jiufen, Taiwan, Nine Fresh is an establishment that’ll give you a taste of what can best be described as taho meets ginataang bilo-bilo meets halo-halo or as called by them: Taro Balls.
If you’re into unique desserts as well as customizable desserts, then Nine Fresh is the dessert place for you.
Recommended desserts: Nine Fresh Signature, Grass Jelly Special, Black Pearl Ai-Yu Special, Fruity Ai-Yu Jelly
Fire Tiger – Bonifacio High Street
Hailing from Thailand is yet another milk tea shop that offers up their own spin of brown sugar boba milk: Fire Tiger.
If you’re wondering what makes them different from all the milk tea shops that specialize in brown sugar boba milk, well, it’s two things: their creme brulee topped drinks and the fact that they serve their drinks out of a golden tiger’s mouth. It’s a sight and experience you can’t find anywhere else in the metro.
Drinks they offer: Fire Tiger Milk Tea, The Crown, Fire Tiger Milk, and The Majesty
Txoko – Legazpi Village
From the folks behind Bar Pintxos comes Txoko, a Spanish restaurant in Legazpi Village Makati that highlights asador cooking which is cooking meats on a grill or an open fire.
Aside from those types of dishes, Txoko has also mastered creating modern takes on Spanish classics which you can pair with wine that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on diners.
Notable dishes they offer: Cuarto de Cochinillo, Cojonudo, Gambas a la Brasa con Ajada, Paella Marinera, and Idiazabal Cheesecake
Le Reussi – Banawe
A place to head on to if you’re in need of a palate cleanser after eating at the Chinese restaurants along Banawe, Le Reussi is a dessert shop that offers a variety of sweet treats and drinks perfect for dessert or as a snack.
If you’re worried about going overboard, don’t worry, their mini cakes come in serving sizes enough for one to two people.
Notable drinks and desserts they offer: Matcha Latte, Lemon Sparkling Iced Tea, Mocha, Choco Tablea Mini Cake, and Matcha Mini Cake
390 Degrees – Sequioa Hotel Manila
With a tagline: “Heat to Perfection”, it’s hard to forget a restaurant quite like 390 Degrees. Operated by the same team behind Ombu Kusina, 390 Degrees prides itself on using a temperature-regulated charcoal-operated oven to cook their innovative takes on international comfort food.
If you’re looking for a place where you can take the heat up a notch in your relationship, then this is the elegant restaurant for you.
Notable dishes they offer: Pepper Crusted Steak, Two Mini Salted Caramel Cream Puffs, Seafood Marinara, Margherita Pizza, Black Burger, Blackened Salmon, Tiramisu
Pigeon Hole – Rockwell
Located in Rockwell, Pigeon Hole is The Grid’s newest stall that serves up classic Chinese cuisine and a special dish that’s definitely worth the trip: the Fried Pigeon.
Handpicked, flavorful, and cooked with utmost care and attention, their Fried Pigeon is definitely the star of their stall and will most likely pair well with their other filling dishes such as their noodle soup, buns, and rice toppings.
Notable dishes they offer: Charsiu with Buns, Sweet & Sour Pork Rice Toppings + Pork Siopao, Beef Brisket Noodle Soup, Fried Pigeon, and HK Style Fried Chicken
Oori – Sheraton Manila Hotel
A no-doubt interesting concept, Oori is a restaurant that specializes in Korean cuisine. Depending on which side of the restaurant you stay, you’ll either be served with authentic, no fuss, Korean comfort food dishes or flavorful, mouthwatering Korean barbecue and banchan.
No matter which side you decide to stay, however, you’re sure to be impressed with their elegant take on Korean-inspired interiors and dishes.
Ramen Keisuke – BGC
If long lines at notable ramen shops curb your cravings for flavorful ramen, we suggest that you hold off going to a different restaurant and satisfy those ramen cravings instead at Ramen Keisuke.
Hailing from Japan and Singapore, Ramen Keisuke stands out from other ramen shops because of two things: their rich and flavorful chicken broth as well as their fall off the bone, quarter chicken topping.
Cangrejos Locos – Molito Lifestyle Center
Straying away from the hoity-toity stereotype of Spanish restaurants, Cangrejos Locos is a homey yet festive Spanish restaurant that serves up “affordable” classic Spanish dishes.
A restaurant conceptualized by three heavyweight chefs in the industry: Chef Robby Goco, Manny Torrejon, and Raymund Magduyo, at Cangrejos Loco, you’re sure to get quality dishes made from the best ingredients such as the best crabs in Manila cooked in salivating flavors and Barcelona-style paella made from scratch cooked in only 12 minutes.
Notable dishes they offer: Roasted Garlic Angulas, Paella Negra, Sea & Mountain (Mixta), Cangrejos Locos Paella, Roast Beef Belly
Gram Cafe & Pancakes – SM Megamall
Elevate your pancake experience with souffle offered by none other than Gram Cafe and Pancakes, a famous spot and household name from Osaka, Japan.
They specialize in three-stack souffle pancakes dusted with sugar, drizzled with maple syrup, and topped with whipped butter. Aside from that, however, they also serve up regular pancakes, toast, and parfait.
Notable dishes they offer: Premium Pancakes, Tiramisu, Apple and Tea Cream Pancakes, Bacon and Scrambled Eggs, and Mixed Berries French Toast
Bad Bowl – Robinsons Magnolia
Who says restaurants that specialize in Korean BQ and buffets are the only places you can go to for unlimited food? Changing up the unlimited food scenery is Bad Bowl, an eat-all-you-can Mongolian bowl restaurant located in Robinsons Magnolia.
At Bad Bowl, you can choose from over 60 ingredients to stir fry to create your own Mongolian bowl which you can relish in homey, cabin-like ambiance.
Notable ingredients they offer: Hofan, Sotanghon, Adlai, Brown Rice, Mushrooms, Bean Sprouts, Beef Belly, Ground Angus Beef, Dory, Salmon
Chingolo Deli – Chino Roces Ave.
A joint venture by Erwan Heussaff and Nico Bolzico, Chingolo Deli is a 20-seater restaurant where you can satiate your appetite for flavorful steaks prepared exactly how you’d want it.
Serving up dishes using only Bolzico beef – free-range, grass-fed, and pure Angus beef from Argentina – Chingolo Deli is a meat-lovers’ dream come true.
Some notable dishes they offer: Bolzico Beef, Pastrami, Beef Bacon, Burger Chingolo, Steak and Sourdough
Calle Reyes – SM Marikina
The brainchild of Engracia “Aling Asiang” Cruz Reyes, who founded The Aristocrat Restaurant, and the Reyes Barbecue Group, comes Calle Reyes, a restaurant that boasts some of the best of traditional meets modern Filipino dishes. Savor what they call “Manila Barbecue” which is a mix of flavors inspired by Filipino street food and their family recipes at no other place.
Some notable dishes they offer: Walang Pagsisisig, Boneless Chicken, Calle Kare, Ube Yammy Pork Sinigang, and Kare Kawali
El Jardin De Manila – BGC
A travel-inspired dining concept, El Jardin de Manila goes beyond borders when it comes to defining their specialty cuisine. Instead of focusing on one, El Jardin de Manila offers various dishes inspired by several cuisines. Choose from their steaks, smoothie bowls, raclettes, and more for a one of a kind experience the adventurous and the indecisive will appreciate.
Notable dishes they offer: Power Breakfast Buffet, Truffle Mushroom Pasta, El Jardin Raclette Burger, and Steak and Eggs
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