Manila Restaurant Roundup: New F&B options at Moon Rabbit, Yabu, Ben’s Cookies, and more

We know how hard it is to keep up with all the restaurant, bar, and club openings in Metro Manila. Sometimes they’re local concepts bringing something totally fresh to our city’s F&B scene, other times they’re big international brands coming to the Philippines for the first time. The Coconuts Manila Restaurant Roundup is here to ...

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No soup for you (but that’s OK): Menya Kokoro in Manila now serving dry ramen in BGC

No soup for you (but that’s OK): Menya Kokoro in Manila now serving dry ramen in BGC

Experts say that it is officially ramen weather in the Philippines — and now open in Bonifacio Global City, just in time for it, is a popular Japanese chain that serves a...

Manila Restaurant Roundup: New F&B options at Amici, Misto at Seda BGC, Wildflour Italian

Manila Restaurant Roundup: New F&B options at Amici, Misto at Seda BGC, Wildflour Italian

We know how hard it is to keep up with all the restaurant, bar, and club openings in Metro Manila. Sometimes they’re local concepts bringing something totally fresh to our...

The Void: New underground club for House and Techno heads in Makati’s Poblacion

The Void: New underground club for House and Techno heads in Makati’s Poblacion

Makati’s Poblacion district is already teeming with trendy bars and restaurants — but a new addition to the area aims to fill the relatively small but passionate...

Elephant Grounds: Cult favorite HK cafe brings specialty coffee, artisanal ice cream, and Asian-inspired brunch to BGC

Elephant Grounds: Cult favorite HK cafe brings specialty coffee, artisanal ice cream, and Asian-inspired brunch to BGC

Bonifacio Global City has become the go-to location for international brands coming to Manila for the first time, and the latest to set up shop in the business district is Hong...

Popeyes brings signature fried chicken and Filipino-style spaghetti to Manila

Popeyes brings signature fried chicken and Filipino-style spaghetti to Manila

Fried chicken chain Popeyes has got everyone in Manila excited ever since they announced their comeback in August last year, several years after closing up shop in the city. And...

Filipinos lined up for the first Shake Shack in Manila, so we did too (and it took over 3 hours)

Filipinos lined up for the first Shake Shack in Manila, so we did too (and it took over 3 hours)

After much pre-arrival hype and hubbub, popular New York burger chain Shake Shack finally opened its doors in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City today, and like other much-awaited...

Celeste Cycles PH is a one-stop retail and dining destination that brings bicycles and coffee together

Celeste Cycles PH is a one-stop retail and dining destination that brings bicycles and coffee together

The sports and shopping destination Circulo Verde in Quezon City is now the home of a new bicycle store that doubles as a cafe. Called Celeste Cycles PH, the store opened over the...

Coconuts Hotspot: Caffe Freddo in BGC serves all-day brunch inspired by modern European cuisine

Coconuts Hotspot: Caffe Freddo in BGC serves all-day brunch inspired by modern European cuisine

Whenever Scott Tan visits New York, he often finds himself visiting a branch of Blue Stone Lane, an Australian-inspired cafe known for serving artisanal coffee in a stylish...

Q House by Quirks Novelties & Curiosities serves up fun, quirky snacks like banana cue fries and sweet flatbreads

Q House by Quirks Novelties & Curiosities serves up fun, quirky snacks like banana cue fries and sweet flatbreads

There are tons of cafes in Manila, but this one’s a little different. Q House, opened by Quirks Novelties & Curiosities gift stores, is a newly-opened all-day cafe...


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Coconuts Manila Hot Spots

In this section, you can read about the places that we actually visit,  maybe even on a regular basis. From the best-kept watering holes in Malate to the up, and coming pintxos bar in the south of Manila, let the writers of Coconuts Manila’s writers take you to the most happening spots, that often have a great ambiance in addition to awesome food. We write about tapas bars, speakeasies, farm-to-kitchen restaurants, hot dog joints, fattening food trucks… anything, really! Sometimes, we get to talk to the people behind the bar and inside the kitchen, too. Sometimes, we get media invitations (hey, it’s the part of the job!). Don’t worry, we’re a very transparent bunch. Before you go on your next food trip, make sure to check out Coconuts Manila’s hot spots first. You don’t want to miss the restaurants with the seal of approval of our writers and editors.