7 Themed Cafes In Manila, The Philippines

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Drift away to the tropical island nation of the Philippines to explore the densely populated capital city of Manila. History buffs will enjoy strolling through “The Walled City” where they can explore the former Spanish Colonial stronghold of Fort Santiago. Hop aboard a harbour cruise to sail across Manila Bay while viewing Manila’s glittery skyline of silver skyscrapers. Enthusiastic foodies will love the city’s quirky themed cafes, particularly the trendy Cafe Aquatic with its innovative dragonfish-filled aquariums. To experience Manila’s delicious cuisine and rich colonial history, scroll down to see a list of themed cafes in Manila, the Philippines, you should definitely visit when you are in the area.

1. Cafe Aquatica

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Posted by Cafe Aquatica Philippines on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Visitors should check out this unique cafe featuring custom-designed aquariums. There is limited seating at this charming aquatic-themed restaurant where you can dine with the fishes. Patrons can delight their senses with fresh sushi, heart-shaped pizzas, pasta, and salads. Choose a vibrantly coloured, premium dragon fish to take home with you while sipping your artisan latte. The staff is welcoming and the prices are moderately priced which will leave you with extra change to explore Manila’s dazzling sights.

Cafe Aquatica

Address: 1016 Norberto Ty Street, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila, Philippines

Website: Cafe Aquatica

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

2. Plane Bistro Manila

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Posted by Plane Bistro Manila on Monday, March 8, 2021

Patrons, get ready for take off at this cozy cafe designed after an airline adventure. With its royal blue leather booths and portal windows, diners will feel as if they are taking flight on a unique dining voyage. The aviation-themed restaurant features daily specials along with their standard international and Asian favourites. Journey off to the far east to indulge in Korean cuisine with barbecue galbi ribs, spicy kimchi, white rice, and silver bowls of sides. Buckle up for a voyage to Italy with flavourful pasta and pizza before flying over to Japan for sushi, rice bowls, and tangy teriyaki.

Plane Bistro Manila

Address: 1229 Kundiman Street, Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila, Philippines

Website: Plane Bistro Manila

Opening hours: Sun - Mon, Wed - Sat: 11am - 8pm (closed on Tue)

3. iChill Theater Cafe

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Posted by Ichill Theater Cafe on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Chill out with your besties at this casual cafe where you can perform for your meal. Bring your guitar or your band and take the stage to sing for fellow diners. The friendly staff serves up pizza, sizzling stir fries, appetizers, and delicious drinks. The second level is an open space that visitors can rent to celebrate special occasions. Swing by iChill Theater Cafe for an inexpensive and laid-back dining experience while sightseeing in the bustling city of Manila.

iChill Theater Cafe

Address: 1125 Dos Castillas Street, Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila, Philippines

Website: iChill Theater Cafe

Opening hours: 5pm - 1am (daily)

4. Noriter Cafe

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Posted by Noriter Cafe Manila on Sunday, June 28, 2020

Discover Cafe Noriter’s delicious Japanese and Korean specialities while visiting culturally rich Manila. The always smiling staff and inexpensive prices will make your dining experience a memorable one. Be sure to stop by this cheery cafe to delight your senses with fluffy French toast topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Later, tantalize your taste buds with bibimbap, various ramens, or katsu with rice and veggies. Complete your meal with a frothy Ghirardelli hot chocolate and cheesecake.

Noriter Cafe

Address: Estrada Street, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines

Website: Noriter Cafe

Opening hours: 10:30am - 10:30pm (daily)

5. TableTaft Boardgame Cafe

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Posted by TableTaft Boardgame Café on Monday, October 10, 2016

For a fun-filled evening in Manila, stop by TableTaft Boardgame Café. Gather your entourage to play classic board games while indulging in crispy chicken wings, cheese fries, pasta, and other appetizers. The prices are moderate and the atmosphere is casual and warm at this trendy cafe. Come for the fun and leave as the champion of the evening while playing your favourite games. While visiting Manila, make sure to add the popular TableTaft Boardgame Café to your itinerary of activities to check out.

TableTaft Boardgame Cafe

Address: 2507, 2nd floor University Mall, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines

Website: TableTaft Boardgame Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11am - 9pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 10pm (closed on Sun)

6. Coffee Project Vista Taft

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Posted by Coffee Project on Thursday, September 16, 2021

In between exploring Manila’s historically rich attractions, pop over to Coffee Project Vista Taft. Here you can enjoy mouthwatering desserts alongside foamy iced coffees in a cozy environment. With brickwork and parquet flooring, this spacious eatery is reminiscent of a bistro with its leather seating and small tables. The menu is filled out with healthy sandwiches, savoury pasta, and breakfast items. If you are in Manila for business, you can lay down your laptop while indulging in a steaming cup of coffee and a slice of cake.

Coffee Project Vista Taft

Address: Vista Taft, G/F, 2587 Taft Ave, Malate, Maynila, 1004 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

Website: Coffee Project Vista Taft

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 7am - 1am

7. Romulo Cafe

Romulo Cafe Makati Front
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Patrons dining at Romulo Cafe will be transported back to the 50s and 60s when Mr. Rumulo and his wife entertained dignitaries. The dining room has been designed to resemble their original embassy dining room. With its black and white decor and framed photographs of family, friends, and government officials, the restaurant celebrates Mr. Romulo’s accomplishments. The elegant ambience is ideal for diners wanting to experience Filipino delicacies including various noodle and rice dishes. Visitors can expect high-quality seafood, beef, and chicken dishes, as well as the famous halo-halo ice cream dessert with its multiple textured layers.

Romulo Cafe

Address: 148 Jupiter, Saturn, Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Website: Romulo Cafe

Opening hours: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm (daily)

Discover Manila's quirky themed cafes

Welcome aboard Plane Bistro Manila’s dazzling cabin to journey to exciting destinations via its international cuisine. After fuelling up, discover Manila’s Divisoria Market, see the breathtaking architecture, and try the famous halo-halo dessert. With all these activities, visitors will be eager to return to this beautiful island destination.

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