Let’s face it. These days, we don't walk into a restaurant without knowing if we can at least get a decent photo op out of it. So we’ve made it easier for you by rounding up a list of our prettiest finds for your next smize session.
Persephone – A Seasonal Kitchen
Location: 120 Jupiter Street, Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City
True to its goddess origins, newcomer Persephone serves season after season of trendy dishes that are as pretty as they are tasty. A unique mix of Filipino, Japanese, and Korean influences livens up the palate with refreshing flavors and interesting ingredients (read: liver-based pasta sauce). Not to mention, that gorgeous floral wall channels springtime all year round.
Apéro Neighborhood Café
Location: Corinthian Hills, Temple Drive, Quezon City
With its quaint interiors and tucked-away location, Apéro is a dream come true for those who wish to escape the noisy riot of the city. Plus, their cascading menu means you can enjoy a variety of dishes at different parts of the day, from freshly-baked bread to hearty brunch entrees, right down to their refreshing cocktails. And girl, their Intellegentsia cold brews are smooth AF.
Location: 2/F Fort Strip, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Early Night? graces its establishment with inch after inch of eye candy—neon signs, colorful interiors, vine walls… you name it. And if you still haven’t had your #OOTD shot against this beautiful pastel plant wall, then you haven’t been going out enough.
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Location: 3/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Who would have ever thought to put Ping-Pong rackets on the wall? That's just one of the many quirks of this Chinese-American fusion restaurant, whose culinary defiance just makes their dishes all the more appealing. One order of those Scotch Eggs, please!
Location: 5880 Enriquez Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati CIty
This place is a treat for all your senses. A listening room with a laidback vibe, classy interiors, and an impressive menu of specialty coffee and cocktails, Oto is sure to be your next weekend vice.
The Lost Bread
Locations: Unit B, 80 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City; StrEAT: Maginhawa Food Parl, 91 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City;
The Yard Underground, Pasig City; 4/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
The Lost Bread looks, feels, and tastes like a dream. One just can't help but fall in love with this uber kawaii spot the moment they step inside. And doesn’t that milkshake just make you wish you had a cute boy to share it with?
Locations: 2/F, Bridgeway, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City; B3 Unit 748, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City; Ground Floor, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Um, is there any corner in this café that is not gram-worthy? The food, the decors, even the bathroom begs to be photographed! If there’s any place you can go full Insta-hoe in, this would be it.
La Vie Parisienne
Locations: Hotel Rembrandt, Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City; Ground Floor, LPL Center, 130 Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Those familiar with the Cebuano restaurant gem will love its Manila branches in Makati and Tomas Morato, which both bring the extremely photogenic wine cellar closer to its Luzon fans. And have we mentioned how much we love their macarons? Trés magnifique!
Location: 189 A. Mabini Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City
Ah, nothing like red brick walls to add a pop of color to your feed. Throw in a couple of deer heads, a few designer plates, some unusual clocks and other knick-knacks, and you’ve got yourself an instant photo hit.
Location: G/F Q3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
There’s always room for dessert… and plenty of selfies. Besides those crazy dessert concoctions Freezer Burn is famous for (shout out to that Ketchup & Mayo ice cream), we’d say their color-coordinated corner is looking pretty sweet as well.
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