Most of us have been staying indoors and getting food deliveries at home since the COVID-19 pandemic started. But after more than a year into the quarantine, chances are, most of us have been itching to dine out. The term al fresco comes from Italian and it means in the fresh (air). It has recently become a trend for restaurants to move their dining set-up outdoors because it offers a safe option compared to dining in enclosed indoor establishments. While any kind of on-site dining still poses risks—if you must eat out, we’ve listed up 7 Al Fresco restaurants to try in the new normal.
Lola Cafe promises to bring the warmth of a being at home through their food and overall dining experience. This restaurant can lift your mood as every meal served is made with love. Their Truffle Lengua is a must-try! Their three branches at Tomas Morato, The Podium, and S Maison are all open for al fresco dining. For more information, visit Lola Cafe’s Facebook page.
Address: 5/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Sunset Bar is an al fresco dining with a picturesque view of Manila Bay and its beautiful sunset. Feast away a wide selection of international dishes while enjoying an amazing sunset view! Grab your loved ones to enjoy Sunset Bar’s Food Truck Festival either on Saturday or Sunday from 6 PM to 10 PM. For reservations and inquiries, contact 0917-309-2161 or 8832-6988. Or check out Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Facebook page.
Address: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard 1300 Pasay City
The Frazzled Cook
‘Frazzled’, means completely exhausted, for the hard work they put into every dish. The Frazzled Cook is a restaurant that’s a favorite among kids and adults alike! They serve good comfort food in outdoor dining, as well as for takeout and delivery orders.
Address: 78 Scout Gandia cor Tomas Morato, Laging Handa, Quezon City
Wildflour offers delicious comfort food and pastries with the perfect ambiance at highly accessible locations! From traditional breakfast like eggs on toast, they’re known for their sandwiches and savories as well. All their branches are open for dine-in, take-out, and delivery. For more information, check out Wildflour Restaurant’s Facebook page.
Address: G/F, Six/NEO Building, 4th Avenue Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
La Cathedral Café
La Cathedral Café is located right behind the historical church and decorated with beautiful Capiz lanterns that seem like a perfect setting for a date. Visitors can feast on a wide range of Filipino comfort food, hot and cold beverages, and pastries! If you’re planning to make a reservation, you can message La Cathedral Café’s Official Facebook page.
Address: 398 Cabildo Street corner Beaterio Street, Intramuros, Manila City
Grace Park is a must-visit if you want to know what Italian food made from our local ingredients tastes like. They serve a variety of Filipino Dishes like Adobo with Italian Pasta. Match that with the homey and calming ambiance, it’s a perfect place for a quick wind-down session.
Address: G/F One Rockwell Building, Rockwell, Makati
Greg & Sally Tree Garden Café
Greg & Sally Tree Garden Café is known for its lush garden setting, which serves homemade family recipes using fresh ingredients from the garden. They aim to provide comfort food specialties like Daing na Bangus and a quick fix of great outdoor dining. For more information, check out Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe’s Facebook page.
Address: 145 Ipil Street corner Champaca Street, Marikina Heights, Marikina City
*Featured image via Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on Facebook