So you've checked in at a fine hotel in Malate and are all set to enjoy your stay in Manila, Philippines. Whether you're on a business trip or just here for leisure, you're certainly in for quite an exciting visit. Malate is one of the oldest districts in the metro and is full of fascinating, historic, and cultural destinations, not to mention numerous restaurants, bars, and malls within its vicinity. However, if you're simply interested in where you can enjoy a good brew on a lazy afternoon apart from your accommodation in Malate, Manila, here are 5 excellent cafes worth checking out. La Scala Cafe in Adriatico St. This cafe offers a complete range of meals from appetizers, salads, sandwiches, main courses, and desserts. Be sure to check out the amazing antiques and collectibles on display in its upper room. Cafe de Malate in M.H. Del Pilar St. While its cozy interiors and superb food are a draw in itself, the cafe is equally noted for its homey ambience and impressive vinyl record collection and other memorabilia on display. It is also a favorite hangout of celebrities, government officials, and just about anyone looking to unwind and enjoy a fine meal after a hard day's work. Cafe Adriatico in Adriatico St. This cafe, established over 30 years ago, is said to have started the bistro culture in the country and is one of the oldest cafe-restos in Malate. It serves a menu of Spanish, Filipino, as well as Continental fare, but the most popular among customers is its authentic Spanish hot chocolate, â€œChocolate Eh.â€? Lolo Dad's Cafe in Quirino Ave. Corner Leon Guinto St. Don't let the busy location fool you into dismissing this house-turned-resto. It offers some of the best in fine dining in the area, with a menu that includes fois gras and caviar dishes. Not surprising, really, as its four chefs have won gold medals in various culinary competitions after all. It's an excellent place to treat yourself if you feel like heading out of your hotel in Manila to dine out instead. Caffeina Coffee Adriatico St. This cafe serves a delectable range of comfort food and coffee flavors that include breakfast meals, appetizers, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts. Its iced cappuccino and chicken pastel dish are favorites among loyal patrons. And there you have it, 5 lovely little cafes that you can head to for a caffeine fix (and more) before retiring for the day to your hotel in Malate.
Published on Aug 8, 2012
Published on Aug 8, 2012
Looking for the best places to get your caffeine fix while in Malate, Manila, Philippines? Here are 5 cafes in the area that are worth check...