If you haven’t had a food trip in Maginhawa yet, you’re missing out. You’d be surprised at the vast choices you have of all the affordable, hole-in-the-wall eats and goodies that can be found along this street near U.P. Diliman.
We’ve created a map along with this list of restaurants to help make it easier for you to navigate through these yummy choices; from Indonesian favourites, Japanese classics, handcrafted ice cream, and more, you’ll find it here in Maginhawa!
From the sweet-toothed geniuses behind Infinitea comes Black Scoop Cafe, your next favorite dessert stop! Serving up soft serve innovations such as milk tea ice cream and the like, we dare you to resist these creatively addictive flavors!
Insider tip: You can get TWO Large Wintermelon Milk Teas or TWO Large Okinawa Milk Teas for only
Serving affordable katsudon and other Japanese favourites like Gyoza and Tonkatsu, Crazy Katsu has been a staple for many students and teachers alike.
Craving for seafood but on a budget? Above Sea Level is perfect for you! Above Sea Level delights their customers with an array fresh seafood at affordable prices without compromising its quality.
Enjoy Two Giant Butterfly Squid Meals for only ₱252!
A cuisine often overlooked, Indonesian fare integrates its diverse cultures into their food through a fusion of spice, crunch, sweetness, and savoriness. Indonyaki serves as a hidden gem for affordable yet authentic Indonesian food that will make you say, “enak sekali!”
Papa Diddi’s is a homegrown all-local ice cream parlor focused on selling small batch, hand-mixed & hand packed all-natural premium ice cream.
Insider tip: You can enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Tres Leches + Any Ice Cream Flavor for just
Caution Hot is a Chinese restaurant specializing in spicy hot noodles. Diners get to customize their own bowls by choosing from a wide selection of noodles, toppings, broths and burn (or spice level).
Striving to be more than your typical milk tea spot, Sakura Hanami adds an elegant and satisfying touch to their one-of-a-kind drinking experience. Surround yourself with charming cherry blossoms, a calming vibe, and flavorful drinks infused with edible flowers at Sakura Hanami!
Influenced by the Robotayaki style of Izakaya, Soru Izakaya offers a tasteful blend of after-work gastropub drinks accompanied with fresh Japanese eats. From sashimi plates and savory yakitori combinations to refreshing beverages and speakeasy cocktails, Soru Izakaya completes the whole modern Japan experience that brings you a glimpse of the Tokyo night life.
Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱300 off your bill!
Buen Comer (meaning ‘good eat’) is a quick service food stand serving innovative Fil-Mex specialties such as Kare-Kare Burrito, Longganisa Soft Taco, taco spring rolls and more.
Pipino sources locally-grown fruits and vegetables for creative Filipino vegan dishes, taking a new taste to familiar flavors, textures, and ingredients to satisfy the palate of vegetarians and meat-lovers alike, proving that 100% plant-based meals can be both healthy and delicious.
Van Gogh is Bipolar is a gastronomical healing journey. Tucked away in a quiet street, the quirky and eclectic restaurant serves as a mood-healing sanctuary for those who need a pick-me-up. Aside from their magical and mystical ambience, VGIB offers a Mood-Healing Diet specialized to balance your mood and make you calm and happy.
Insider tip: Van Gogh is Bipolar serves Mood-Healing food everyday except Tuesdays.
A restaurant that serves student-budget friendly food, have your fix of value-for-money Italian dishes like pizza and pasta at no other place than Friuli Trattoria. It’s perfect late night/weekend groupworks ’cause of its spacious interiors
When the mood strikes, it’s time to unwind. Break Shots Sports Bar is the perfect place to drink, dine, watch sports live, and play billiards all in one. Come down for ice-cold beers and classic bar chow like buffalo wings, chicken skin, sisig, and even chicharon bulaklak.
Take a taste tour around the Philippines with Provenciano’s authentic regional and Spanish-influenced dishes. An amalgam of Filipino heirloom recipes and dishes with international influence, Provenciano is a true attestation to the culinary melting pot that the country prides itself on. Taking the shape of an ancestral home, this restaurant is as authentic as it gets.
Shao Kao Grillery offers authentic Chinese-style street barbecue, specializing in a wide variety of meats and flame-grilled vegetables (for vegetarians out there!). Their best-sellers include their grilled lamb chops, lamb kebab, N.Z. Striploin Steak, and the classic Pinoy dishes, grilled liempo, and boneless bangus.
Snow Creme is a dessert place that serves signature snow ice desserts similar to that of a Korean bingsu, make-your-own snow creme, milk tea, smoothies and a few light snacks such as mojos, chicklets, and more.
Happon Ramen House is a hole-in-the-wall ramen place that serves authentic ramen bowls under ₱200. They use Chicken Paitan soup base, a lighter alternative to the popular tonkotsu, shio, and shoyu ramen broths.
Wadough’s is a whimsical cafe in Maginhawa that specializes in out-of-the-box and Instagram-worthy pastries. After first selling their cakes and pastries online in 2012, Wadough’s now offers all-day breakfast meals, coffees, light snacks, and customized cakes for special events.
Insider tip: Get up to ₱300 off on your bill with Booky!
A comfortable dining oasis that beckons from its tucked-in spot in Maginhawa St. in Quezon City, Talisay the Garden Cafe offers a delectable feast of memory, flavor, and experience through their palatable Southern Filipino food.
Demokrasya is an intimate cocktail bar in Maginhawa who specializes in house-blended whiskey. Apart from their house blends, Demokrasya also has a handful of unique cocktails (₱180 each) such as their Cacao Martini, Tequila with Sili, and Dandalandandan Cocktail, which only costs ₱100 on your birthday.
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