Words by Miguel Enriquez (@miguelcenriquez) and Lean Miller (@leanmiller)
Graphics by Inya de Vera (@inyadevera)
There are tons of restaurants surrounding the Katipunan area and it can be quite overwhelming to decide on which place to go eat at. There is a wide variety of cuisines and delicacies to choose from and one can get lost in the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood. With thousands of people roaming the streets of Katipunan every day with their insatiable appetites, it’s no wonder the area has evolved into a foodie hub that is teeming with delicious and budget-friendly restaurants.
Here is a list of some of the most popular and notable restos in the Katipunan area that are sure to satisfy your hunger cravings:
26 Restaurants Sure to Satisfy Your Hunger in Katipunan
This Western themed restaurant is famous for its juicy oven-roasted steaks and chops. For only P164, customers can order its famous Cowgirl Annie steaks that come in three flavors – original, honey mustard, and wasabi. Customers also have the option of having their steak come with unlimited rice, unlimited soup, and bottomless iced tea all for reasonable prices.
Contact Number: 426-2254
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/brickfiresteaks/
2. Chubby Chicken
Famous for being one of the go-to chicken places in Katipunan, Chubby Chicken does not disappoint with their popular flavor-coated chicken. Offering a variety of chicken, pasta, and fries at affordable prices, this is the place to go for delicious and savoury quick bites. Come and see their wall plastered with the faces of all their happy and satisfied customers!
Contact Number: 748-9393
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/chubbychickenph/
3. Starr’s Famous Shakes
Right next to Chubby Chicken, Starr’s Famous Shakes has been a staple in the hearts of Katipunan residents with its wide variety of milkshake flavors, which can be combined with different kinds of mix-ins or toppings. Starr’s shakes are sweet, thick, and generous with toppings so you know you’re getting your money’s worth with this refreshing treat!
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Contact Number: 435-8589
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StarrsFamousShakes/
4. Wok Dis Way
Although not the classiest of places, Wok Dis Way serves affordable food with generous servings. A good place to hang out with your barkadas, this humble little restaurant is famous for its adobo and sisig along with its friendly and accommodating staff.
Contact Number: 920-1577
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wok-Dis-Way/228049467223176
5. Third Cup Cafe
Located across Wok Dis Way, coffee lovers can find sanctuary in this modest and homey cafe. From its brick-wall interior to its comfortable chairs, this coffee shop is the ideal place to relax, study, or chat with friends. Third Cup Cafe is famous for their large selection of coffee drinks and savoury sandwiches.
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Contact Number: 970-6762
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thirdcupcafeph/
This Mediterranean-style restaurant inspired by Taiwanese bakeries is a new addition to the Katipunan stretch of restaurants, having only opened last September 2016. Amor serves freshly-baked bread every day with no added preservatives to guarantee its customers with the best and finest ingredients. Along with its fresh bread, Amor is also famous for its cakes, teas, and coffee.
Contact Number: 522-3749
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AmorBakery/
7. Army Navy
Classic burritos and burgers with juicy and flavorful ingredients await the customers of Army Navy. This restaurant is the go-to place of most students and residents for Mexican comfort food. Some of its bestsellers include the Steak Burrito, Fearless Fried Chicken, and the Crunchy Tacos.
Contact number: 333-3131
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ArmyNavyBurgerBurritoPhilippines/
8. Sweet Inspirations
Days will pass and seasons will change even restaurants along Katipunan are no exception to this. But Sweet Inspirations has withstood many years and continues to be a hit among its’ patrons because of the homey atmosphere and scrumptious food. In particular, its’ Mongolian Buffet is a crowd pleaser since you can assemble a bowl with any of the ingredients on display and they will prepare the customized bowl for you!
Contact Number: 433-4200
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cafesweetinspirations/
9. Cello’s Doughnuts & Dips
For all the sweet tooths out there in search of a little sugar, Cello’s Doughnuts & Dips has got your back! Their doughnuts are super soft, light, and fluffy. And for another, their glaze is not too ickly sweet. It sure makes you want to go back and get some more. They even do customizable letter doughnuts if you want to create a special message as a gift or even just to treat yourself.
Contact Number: 435-3496
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cellosdoughnuts/