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The food industry moves so fast that it takes someone faster to keep up with all the trends and be competitive. Now more than ever, the concept of the restaurant is as important, if not more, as the food itself. So what better way to stand out than picking a specific unique theme and going all out from design down to the dishes?
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Check out these super cool restaurants that are too unique to ignore!
Alice Tea Salon – Ortigas
Alice Tea Salon is an Alice in Wonderland-themed cafe that serves authentic tea leaves sourced from Taiwan. They also offer iced drinks and pastries.
Recommended drinks: Roasted Oolong, Strawberry Milkshake, Banoffee, Matcha
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Megawatt – Banawe
Megawatt is a power plant-themed, a carwash concept diner and is the first solar-lighted restaurant in Manila. It is a family-owned business and specializes in Tex-Mex dishes including burritos, pizzas, ribs, burgers and more.
Recommended dishes: Keto Fries, Crab Tomalley Over Shirataki Noodles, and Frosted Mango Cake
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Snacks & Ladders – Maginhawa
Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe offers great food and unlimited play that’s perfect for everyone. Snacks and Ladders has over 400 board games, a giant chessboard, a giant Snakes and Ladders board, a foosball table, a Harry Potter-themed karaoke area, and a wide selection of Filipino-American fusion snacks and meals.
Recommended dishes: Tortang Giniling Pan De Sliders, Grilled Carcachocolate Sandwich, Dominionachos, Chixit Poppers Meal, Buster’s Hotdog Poppers Meal, and Smart Tinapastass
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Seoul Train Korean BBQ – Tomas Morato
Seoul Train is an immersive locomotive Korean BBQ grill owned by husband-and-wife Vernon and Happee Go, who are K-pop concert promoters. Their work allowed them to discover authentic Korean restaurants around the city and Seoul Train became the product of their shared love for food, travel, and music.
Recommended dishes: Bul Samgyeop, Galbi Tang, Dolsot Bibimbap
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Zoo Coffee – multiple branches
Zoo Coffee is a Korean-franchised zoo-themed cafe, founded by Kim Kun Woo in 2009. Today, there are over 100 stores in South Korea, with international branches in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Taiwan. The original concept here is to allow the customers to relax in a comforting ambiance and setting of nature surrounded by animal-inspired furniture and stuffed toys.
Recommended dishes: Garlic Honeybread, Red Bean Bingsu, Banana Chocolate Waffle, Caramel Honeybread, Chicken Ham Teriyaki Sandwich
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Flossom Kitchen + Cafe – multiple branches
Located in Flossom Place, San Juan, Flossom Kitchen + Cafe, a garden-themed cafe that offers all-day breakfast, and modern comfort food with a twist that caters to people of all ages. This cafe is also very Instagrammable so don’t forget to take loads of photos!
Notable dishes they offer: Flossom Breakfast, Avocado Toast, Buttermilk Chicken Bites, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Truffle Lechon Pasta, Truffle Egg Croissant Sandwich, and Ube Macapuno Mousse
Shutter Cafe – Tomas Morato
Shutter Cafe is a place for photography enthusiasts, the place is adorned with vintage cameras and whatnots. It serves caffeinated beverages, fruit and milk tea chillers and hosts photography and arts classes as well.
Notable dishes they offer: Red Sauce, Beef Pastrami, and Hungarian Sausage Sandwich
Designer Blooms Cafe – Alabang
You probably know Designer Blooms is a flower shop, but did you know that they have one branch that is part cafe too? Only at Molito, Designer Blooms Cafe serves some of the best pizza, pasta and croughnuts in town!
Recommended dishes: Ribeye Bites, Seafood Pesto Pasta, Parma Ham Pizza, Baby Calamari
Hello Kitty Cafe – Uptown Mall
This Sanrio-themed cafe serves cute character-inspired dishes, pastries and desserts that kids will surely love. Not to mention they’re cute for your Instagram feed!
Recommended dishes: Choco Mango Crepe, French Toast with Peanut Butter and Jelly, New York Style Cheese Cake, Creamy Pink Carbonara, Spaghetti Bolognese, and Salad Maison
Plane Bistro – Espana Blvd.
Plane Bistro is an air-travel themed restaurant offering the experience of dining “inside” an actual airplane, on plane seats with windows to boot. Even more exciting is the fact that their waiters and waitresses are dressed like uniformed flight attendants/crew.
Recommended dishes: Cheesy Beef Nachos and Classic Fried Chicken
Gerry’s Jeepney – multiple branches
Gerry’s Jeepney is restaurant that one of the country’s most iconic modes of commute, the jeepney. Customers are served classic Filipino favorites like grilled food, sisig, binagoongan, and lechon kawali, boodle-style. If you’re lucky, you can even get a steak inside an actual jeepney to dine in.
Notable dishes they offer: Gising-Gising with Crispy Dilis, Cubao Yale, and Camaraon Rebosado
Brick Burger – Pasig
The first Lego-themed burger joint in the country, Brick Burger serves up all American dishes, most especially burgers in fun and colorful lego buns.
Recommended dishes: Cheesy Mac, Nacho Tuesday, Darth Burger, Buttered Wings
DC Superheroes Cafe – SM Megamall
A restaurant that embraced its theme – as seen in the displayed comics, toys, merchandise, and food plating – DC Superheroes Cafe is a restaurant for DC fans, comic book geeks, and colorful food lovers alike.
Notable dishes they offer: Duck Fat Fries, Flash-Roasted Chicken Wings, Mac and Cheesemeister, 12-Hour Glazed Pork Belly
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Game Over PH: Respawn – Loyola Heights
An arcade bar filled with activities from video games to karaoke, Game Over PH doubles as a restaurant where it’s encouraged that you play while eating finger-licking finger food and delectable comfort food.
Notable dishes they offer: Chicken Skin, Salmon Pesto Rigatoni, Sizzling Shrimp Gambas, and Spam Fries
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Movie Stars Cafe – Eton Centris
Movie Stars Cafe is a movie-themed restaurant, bar, and cafe that features all sorts of movie memorabilia, employees in your favorite movie character costumes, live stage performances, and movie-themed dishes.
Notable dishes they offer: Chicken Little Appetizer, Julius Ceasar Salad, Black Panther Main Dish, and La La Land Dessert
Van Gogh is Bipolar – Maginhawa
A hidden gem in Maginhawa with unassuming interiors, Van Gogh is Bipolar is an artsy and magical restaurant that offers up what they call as a “gastronomical healing journey”. Whether you’re there to chill, to be inspired to create something new, or to simply look for something that’ll improve your mood, Van Gogh is Bipolar’s sure to have the trinkets and the dishes you need.
Notable dishes they offer: Axl Rose Egg Short, Virginia Woolf Tears, and Mel Gibson’s Darkest Sin
Cats & Crumbs – Marikina
Marikina’s first cat cafe, Cats & Crumbs hosts a number of adorable foster cats up for adoption. Feel free to spend your free time with your newfound feline friends all the while enjoying a variety of light comfort food meals.
Notable dishes they offer: Pepperoni Pizza Panini, Puttanesca pasta, Fudgy Brownies, and Nachos
Chemistea – multiple branches
Serving up familiar and popular milk tea, coffee, and tea flavors at Chemistea, you won’t only be able to get your daily dose of caffeine but you can also get your fix of sweet treats ranging from cakes to pastries in a science-themed place. Even better, you have the option to customize your drinks by “mixing” the contents of the test tubes they give you.
Notable desserts and drinks they offer: Blueberry Cheesecake, Creme Brulee Cheesecake, Masala Chai Milk Tea, Salted Caramel Milk Tea, Coffee Experiment
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