You’ll know why after your visit.
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.
Foodies will be happy to know that Tomas Morato restaurants have greatly expanded amongst the little residential areas and villages in its vicinity. We found 12 of them that have made an impact to the online community.
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LoLa Café + Bar – Sct. Lozano St.
LoLa Cafe is a destination restaurant that offers specialty Filipino cuisine helmed by Chef John Mangibin, his first under the LoLa Group. Food is prepared fresh and locally-sourced. They’re ideal for private events and special occasions.
Gogi Gogi – Sgt. Esguerra Ave.
Gogi Gogi is an authentic and affordable Korean restaurant that you don’t want to miss. With unlimited samgyupsal and Korean shabu shabu for only ₱499, it’s one of Tomas Morato’s hidden gems and is perfect for when those Korean cravings kick in.
Prima Facie – Sct. Lozana
Prima Facie (“first impression” in Italian) is a hidden speakeasy inside Vitto’s Wine Bar & Restaurant. They have an old school vibe that will look great on your Instagram feed. From sisig to calamari to buffalo chicken, their barchow goes perfect with everything on their hefty bar list.
La Spezia – Sct. Dr Lascano
La Spezia is an Italian hole-in-the-wall that serves timeless pasta dishes and dessert standouts.
Read our full feature here: La Spezia is Quezon City’s best Italian hole-in-the-wall
Vanderlust – Sct. De Guia
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.
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.
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.
The Frazzled Cook – Sct. Gandia
A quirky restaurant put together with the mission of serving good comfort food with a cozy homey ambiance.
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.
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.
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.
Reservations are accepted
G/F Elements Hall, 27 Sct. Rallos Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City
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.
Did you know that with the Booky app, you can type “TOMAS MORATO” and search over 100 restaurants in the area. If you spotted a new restaurant near you, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the details.