Best New Cafés and Restaurants in Manila in March 2023


Delish News: New Restaurants, Menus, and Pop-ups in Manila in March 2023

The food industry in the sun-kissed capital of the Philippines is buzzing more than ever with an influx of new establishments that provide a delightful atmosphere to unwind and savor delectable cuisines. While Filipinos are fond of traditional street food and pica-picas, there is also satisfaction in exploring new eating spots to broaden one’s palate. From flavorful coffees to swanky dining options curated for your gastronomic pleasure, we present you the cafés and restaurants that are dominating Manila’s culinary scene this March!

Paik’s Coffee Comes to Makati

Paik's Coffee Comes to Makati
Photo by Twitter/Glorietta

Renowned celebrity chef Paik Jong-won debuts his highly raved coffee chain on the fourth floor of Glorietta 1 shopping center in Makati. Adorned with contemporary furniture and a minimalistic design, Paik’s Coffee offers an extensive selection of hot caffeinated beverages that complement its chilly location. For P100-P200, brew connoisseurs can indulge in authentic South Korean coffees crafted from carefully selected beans sourced directly from the Land of the Morning Calm. Smoothie lovers can choose from refreshments, including Strawberry Banana Paiksccino (P200), Cookie Crunch Paiksccino (P200), and Pongdang Original Smoothie (P180).

Location: Paik’s Coffee, Fourth Floor, Glorietta 1, Makati City

Greyhound Café Branches Out to Robinsons Magnolia

Greyhound Café Branches Out to Robinsons Magnolia
Photo by Instagram/Greyhound Café PH

Following the success of its SM Aura location, the Thai-born concept Greyhound Café introduces its heavenly menu to the patrons of Robinsons Magnolia in the City of Stars. Brought to the Philippine shores by Viva International Food and Restaurants, the resto-café’s menu includes tasty delights like Pad Thai with Fresh Shrimp (P450), Light Tom Yum Soup (P580), Complicated Noodles (P380), and Greyhound Famous Fried Chicken Wings (P390). Desserts such as the best-selling Young Coconut Crepe Cake (P250) and the traditional Bangkokian frozen treat Thai Tea Granita (P180) are on offer to provide a sweet ending to your dining experience.

Location: Greyhound Café, Upper Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, Quezon City

Amare La Cucina Opens at The Greenbelt Park Place

Amare La Cucina Opens at The Greenbelt Park Place
Photo by Instagram/Amare La Cucina

The Greenbelt Park Place is now one of the proud homes of Amare La Cucina, a pizzeria specializing in Neapolitan-style, brick-oven pizza helmed by Baguio-native Edmark Bustos. Diners can expect a specially curated menu ranging from American pizza to Filipino-style pasta and everything in between. Highlights include the sweet and salty Pizza Con Prosciutto (P440), the buttery Foie Gras (P720), the earthy Tre Formaggi (P720), and the tangy Ultimate Cheesy Pasta (P770).

Location: Amare La Cucina, The Greenbelt Park Place, Jr, 112 C. Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati

Café Aurora

Café Aurora
Photo by Facebook/Café Aurora

Opened by restaurateurs Nicco Santos and Quenee Vilar, Makati-based bistro Café Aurora spotlights multicultural Asian food that celebrates the region’s rich heritage, ranging from Japan’s umami-packed donburi to Singapore’s aromatic soups and India’s spice-infused curries. Pull up a seat and prepare to be mesmerized by a captivating showcase of culinary craftsmanship, as dishes like Grilled Yellowtail in Satay Berempah and Peanut Sauce and Yukoe-Style Steak Tartare tickle your taste buds.

Location: Café Aurora, Ground Floor, Pacific Star Building, Makati City

Award-winning CHICHA San Chen opens in Makati

Award-winning CHICHA San Chen opens in Makati
Photo by Facebook/CHICHA San Che

Internationally-acclaimed milk tea brand CHICHA San Chen opens its first branch in the Philippines to provide tea aficionados with unparalleled access to freshly brewed drinks. Situated in the high-spirited neighborhood of Carlos Palanca, the award-winning tea store serves crowd-pleasers like Bubble Milk Tea (P195), Dong Ding Oolong Tea Latte (P170), Milk with Brown Sugar Bubble (P220), Taiwanese Fruit Tea (P230), and Honey Osmanthus Oolong Tea (P170). Adventurous drinkers will go loco for its Taro series, which includes Milk with Taro Ball and Taro Paste (P220), Bubble Milk Tea with Taro Paste (P220), Tea Latte with Taro Ball (P195), and Milk Tea with Taro Ball and Taro Paste (P220).

Location: CHICHA San Chen, 103 Carlos Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati City

Burnt Bean

Burnt Bean
Photo by Instagram/Burnt Bean

The latest venture from the minds behind Holy Smokes BBQ, Burnt Bean is an all-day bistro concept set in the heart of Bonifacio Global City (BGC). Anchored by its unwavering commitment to wood-fired dishes, the newly opened upscale food spot features a wide variety of grilled and smoked meats, including the hearty Penang Beef Ribs Rice Bowl (P800). True-blue foodies will fall in love with the restaurant’s best-sellers, like the velvety Seafood Marinara Pasta (P680), the refreshing Watermelon Salad (P400), and the smoky Potato Pave (P380).

Location: Burnt Bean, Unit 204, Upper Ground Floor, C2 Bldg Bonifacio High Street Central, Taguig City

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