Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Manila

Van Gogh is Bipolar

Every bit as interesting as it sounds, this chaotic restaurant inhabits a tiny space packed with curios and artworks. It's run by artist Jetro, who cooks entirely original, delicious food in a riotous atmosphere tha…
Top Choice Cafe in Manila

Coffee Empire

A chic industrial open-plan warehouse setup with hessian sacks of single-origin green beans on display in the glassed-in 'green room', plus drawers of roasted beans for sniffing. Excellent food, including huge break…
Top Choice Cafe in Anda

Coco Loco

A simple, artistically decorated cafe-resto famous for delicious coco burgers, though great vegie burgers and couscous are also available, and homemade ice cream (try the chilli). Drinks include fresh juices, shakes…
Top Choice Cafe in Coron Town

Get Real Cafe

This place works equally well for drinks or a meal. It's sort of a TexMex menu with more emphasis on the Tex (marbled Angus rib-eye steak) than the Mex (ellotos callejeros, or street corn). Sausages are another spec…
Top Choice Cafe in Panglao Island

Gavroche

One of the best places in Alona for breakfast, with fresh croissants, Filipino (P150) and French (from P130) sets plus lots of à la carte options. Also great for sandwiches on home-made bread with smoked hams and im…
Top Choice Cafe in Manila

Corner Tree Cafe

The Corner Tree provides a tranquil escape from busy Jupiter St, not to mention heavenly vegetarian fare that even diehard meat-eaters will love. The soups, stews, spinach filo triangles and smoothies are our favour…
Top Choice Cafe in Naval

Jelo's Place

Popular cafe-restaurant serving filling breakfasts, Filipino dishes, sandwiches and burgers and pasta. There's one of the best cake selections in all the Visayas – try Jelo's signature mousse cake or the green-tea c…
Top Choice Cafe in Cebu City

Abaca

Superstylish cafe where you can dine overlooking the Terraces or in the air-con interior. Great for breakfast with healthy and not-so-healthy options – try the eggs Benedict, or a sandwich. Also very popular for cof…
Top Choice Cafe in Cebu City

La Vie Parisienne

This bakery and cafe-bar offers light bites (baguettes start at P160) in a stunning garden setting, with cool sofas, oversized bean bags and hip lighting setting the scene. Order chilled wine by the glass or bottle …
Top Choice Diner in Tagaytay & Lake Taal

Red Bus

The coolest place to dine in Tagaytay is on a stool outside the red Kombi van just east of the rotunda. The Red Bus diner specialises in burgers (try the wasabi burger), but also does burritos, quesadillas and nacho…