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Eatinerary: Taste Maginhawa’s Secrets Through This DIY Food Crawl

By Mich Escultura

If there’s one fulfilling activity you want to center your day around, it’s food. And since there are few things in life as pleasurable as going on a gustatory adventure, we’ve created this complete itinerary around one of the metro’s most well-known foodie hangout: the Maginhawa area.  If a Maginhawa brunch, afternoon snack or dinner is what you’re looking for, this is definitely your go-to eatinerary.

BREAKFAST

  • Ally’s All-Day Breakfast

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Let’s kick start this eatinerary with the most important meal of the day. Ally’s All Day Breakfast is a sunny little spot in Malingap Street that will instantly brighten your day with a variety of feel-good breakfast food. Whether you want eggs, tapsi, pancakes, waffles, or a comforting cup of Joe any time of the day, this is where you’ll find it!

Address: 22 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7am – 10pm

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What to Try: Death by Chocolate Overdose – 3 layers of chocolate pancakes topped off with Nutella, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate syrup.

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LUNCH

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With all the fast food options and deep-fried food stalls clogging those arteries, you’ll probably want a healthy go-to place to get that diet back on track. Pinino serves vegan dishes that even meat eaters will enjoy. For all the meat-loyal skeptics out there, yes, it is 100% possible to feel full and satisfied with fruits and veggies if Pipino makes them!

Address: 39 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact Number: +632 441 1773

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am – 12mn; Sunday, 11am – 10pm

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Their Portobello Burger stuffed with vegan cheese and topped off with barbecue sauce.

  • Caution Hot Spicy Noodle

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If veggie burgers and vegan lasagna are too bland for your taste, then our other Maginhawa brunch option will titillate those taste buds! Caution Hot Spicy Noodle is exactly what it sounds like – a noodle house that serves exceedingly hot noodles to only the bravest of customers. With dishes nearly spanning the entire Scoville scale, Caution Hot Spicy Noodle gives you a satisfying yet exciting gustatory experience!

Address: 87 Magiting St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11:30am – 11pm; Friday to Saturday, 11am – 12mn; Sunday, 11am – 11pm

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Their Very Spicy Pork Szechuan, available in 4 levels of spiciness. It’s the perfect lunch for the rainy season!

AFTERNOON SNACKS

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Cradle a cup of their signature brews at KKK Coffee, the café that birthed the first modern Filipino coffee brand in the world. With their standard coffee like the Caffe Filipino, their rare and exotic specialty coffees, their unique blends like their Kapeng Pandan, and some classic coffee pairings to go with each cup, KKK Coffee gives you not only a place to unwind but also a place to taste our locally grown world-class coffee.

Address: 154 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact Number: +632 949 0212

Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10am – 9pm; Friday to Saturday, 10am – 10pm

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Kapeng Ginto – a creamy, golden blend sweetened with muscovado sugar and Philippine honey.

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Looking to satisfy that sweet tooth during your afternoon snack? This quaint little café specializes in serving a popular Korean treat called Binsoo, which literally means red beans with ice (but of course, they jazz it up with fruits, chocolate, and all sorts of other goodies). And if Binsoo isn’t your thing, Magpie Café also serves waffles and specialty drinks!

Address: 91 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact Number: +632 435 4091

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 5pm – 11pm; Friday to Sunday, 5pm – 1am

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The Nokcha Premium Love Bingsoo is infused with matcha, perfect for cooling down during the summer!

DINNER

  • Griddle: Steak X Wings

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Steak for dinner? Can’t say no to that! This travel-themed spot serves steaks and wings just the way you like them – packed with flavor and expertly cooked hot off the griddle. Stuff yourself silly with their other mouthwatering delights like their honey bagoong wings, chicken parmigiana, and lechon tacos, and wash it all down with a cold glass of their mint lemonade.

Address: 106-B Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact Number: +632 433 4884

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 11pm

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The perfect fusion of Mexican and Filipino cuisine – Lechon Tacos!

  • Go-En Lite

Their famous Shoyu ramen burger, even without broth, this ramen dish is packed with flavor with every bite. | Image Source
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Travel to the land of the rising sun without leaving Maginhawa by stopping by at Go-En, the ramen shop that serves only authentic Japanese dishes with recipes straight from Japan. Aside from their hearty menu of phenomenal food, they also give the full Japanese experience by letting customers entertain themselves with manga and kendama toys.

Address: 97-B Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact Number: +632 935 8397

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 12noon – 11pm; Friday to Sunday, 12noon – 12midnight

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Before you test your skill out at kendama, try the Kagashi Shoyu, expertly toasted noodles in a soy broth with flavorful slivers of pork.

DESSERTS

  • Papa Diddi’s

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Need something sweet after a savory dinner? Papa Diddi’s handcrafted ice cream is the perfect dessert! Each flavor of their all-natural ice cream is made in small batches to ensure the quality of each scoop. And the best part is Papa Diddi gets their ingredients from local farmers, which means every time you partake of their ice cream you’re helping out those who grew the ingredients!

Address: 168 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact Number: +632 434 3784

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am – 11:30pm

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What to Try: The simple looking scoop that packs a punch – their avocado rum ice cream.

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Who can resist a chewy cookie dunked in some milk for dessert? Chocolate Chip Army Cookies certainly has a huge army of cookies just waiting to be devoured. Nutella, white chocolate, dulce de leche, and sea salt are just some of the many things they add to their cookies – what more can a cookie lover ask for?

Address: 22 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact Number: +632 366 8822

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 11am – 11pm; Saturday to Sunday, 8am to 12mn

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Get a taste of one (or ten) of their Campfire Cookie S’mores.

DRINKS

  • Pino

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Filipino comfort food by day; wines, beers, and cocktails by night! Pino serves a wide array of Filipino dishes with a unique twist like red wine adobo, kare-kareng bagnet, and the favorite Pinoy sisig carbonara. But by night, this relaxing spot transforms into a haven for folks looking to unwind with some booze at the end of the day. Whether it’s wine, cocktails, or beer you want, Pino has it all!

Address: 39 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact Number: +632 441 1773

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am – 12mn

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The HUGE cocktail glass of Pino-Ka Margarita!

  • Flying House

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If you’re looking for a more relaxed watering hole than Pino, Flying House is where you and your gang should be heading. Start off the first round of cocktails with their Dinakdakan, follow it up with some Tuna Kilawin, and finish up the night with beers and their giant chichon slab!

Address: 10-B Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm – 1am

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You simply CANNOT leave Flying House without trying their gargantuan Chichon Slab!

POST-DRINKS GRUB

  • Angus Tapa Centrale

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Behold! The US Angus Tapa Philly Cheesesteak Croissant! | Image Source

Admit it; there’s no way you’re going home without one more meal to cap off the day. You’re in luck because one of the few 24-hour spots in the Maginhawa area happens to serve delectable tapas at a very reasonable price. Angus Tapa Centrale serves only USDA-certified Natural Black Angus Beef imported from USA and Canada. Go on; order the Tapa Philly Cheesesteak Croissant or the Angus Beef Salpicao. You know you want to.

Address: 22 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact Number: +632 435 1862

Operating Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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Wake up those senses before you head home with their hot and spicy beef salpicao!

Hungry yet? The Maginhawa area is filled with tons of restaurants, cafes, and bars you can choose from. Mix and match your meals and use our Maginhawa eatinerary as your guide.

Which dishes are you craving for now? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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