13 Al Fresco Restaurants in Metro Manila Where You Can Enjoy The Summer Breeze

In a country as tropical as the Philippines, it makes sense to look for restaurants with airconditioning when going out to eat. But when the weather is good and you’d like to enjoy an open-air environment, there are lots of beautiful restaurants to choose from!

Here are 13 al fresco restaurants in Metro Manila:

Miguel’s Garden Cafe

Miguel’s Garden Cafe offers a serene nature escape in the midst of the city—especially with their Katipunan branch. Their al fresco dining area is filled with a variety of lush plants, while the vibrant walls are filled with colorful murals.

Miguel’s Garden Cafe offers gourmet pizzas, pasta, chicken, Filipino breakfast, and delicious hot tsokolate batirol. Their vegetables are freshly picked from their partner farm in Laguna!

If you’re looking for colder weather, you can also visit their branches in Antipolo and Laguna.

Visit Miguel’s Garden Cafe at Blue Ridge A, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.

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Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe

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Greg & Sally is a relaxing al fresco restaurant that spans a spacious and lush garden. They’ve got a variety of seating options scattered across the property which makes it a great option for both romantic dates and family lunches.

You get to enjoy classic Filipino dishes along with a relaxing province-like ambiance at Greg & Sally.

Visit Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe at 145 Ipil St. cor. Champaca, Marikina Heights, Marikina City.

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The Loggia at Palacio de Memoria

The Loggia is Palacio de Memoria’s in-house restaurant created by chef and restaurateur Margarita Forés. Palacio de Memoria is actually a restored pre-war mansion that dates back all the way to the 1930s, and The Loggia gives you an opportunity to experience dining in its gardens.

This upscale al fresco restaurant offers a sophisticated ambiance to go along with its European menu. Of course, after a gastronomic meal, you can also visit the property’s museum and The Palacio.

Visit The Loggia at 95 Roxas Boulevard, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City.

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Skygarden by The Bay

If you’ve always wanted to enjoy samgyupsal without being stuck inside a room with all the smoke from the grill, Skygarden by The Bay is a great place to dine. This alfresco Korean BBQ restaurant is just beside Manila Bay, so you don’t just enjoy the garden breeze but the ocean breeze as well!

Visit Skygarden by The Bay at Trellis II Asean & Promenade CCP Complex Pedro Bukaneg St., cor. Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila City.

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Cafe Guilt


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Cafe Guilt is a gorgeous tropical-inspired cafe that serves guilt-free versions of good eats (and indulgent versions, t00). They do have an indoor dining option, but their al fresco space offers a relaxing vibe that will make you feel like you’re vacationing in Bali and not eating in Quezon City.

Their gastronomic menu features pizza, soups, salads, pasta, pescetarian options, all-day breakfast, steaks, coffee, smoothies, and more.

Visit Cafe Guilt at 35 Scout Castor corner Scout Reyes, Quezon City.

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Gubat QC

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Gubat QC is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Quezon City that offers a secluded forest-like retreat where you can enjoy Filipino dishes kamayan-style. They now have two branches in QC, but both locations offer a refreshing and restful environment when you need a break from the city.

If you’re looking for a no-frills food spot that offers a fresh experience with amazing food, Gubat is definitely worth checking out.

Visit Gubat QC at 104 C.P. Garcia Ave., Brgy. UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City or 43 Mayaman St., Diliman, Quezon City.

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Aria Gastropub


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Want the beach vibes without having to leave the city? Aria Gastropub is an al fresco rooftop with a beach vibe that will make you feel like you’re partying in La Union or Boracay.

They serve cocktails, comfort food, bar chow, and seafood. This IG-worthy gastropub just might appease your beach cravings while waiting for your next vacation.

Visit Aria Gastropub at TRX Building – Lot 797 B2B6 Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City.

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Skydeck Garden at Ramada

Al fresco samgyupsal with a view? You can enjoy all that at Skydeck Garden at Ramada. This is actually an in-house restaurant of Ramada Encore by Wyndham Makati.

They also serve ala carte meals and cocktails, but if you’ve got the chance to enjoy unlimited Korean BBQ with the cool Manila breeze and a gorgeous view of the city skyline, why not go for it?

Visit Skydeck Garden at Ramada at 9630 Kamagong St., Makati City.

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Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is one of the well-loved breakfast spots in Metro Manila. This hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves delicious and hearty brunch meals in a beautiful garden tucked in Marikina City.

Rustic Mornings gives such a homey and cozy vibe that it actually feels like you’re enjoying a scrumptious feast in your backyard. Try their breakfast rice meals and their massive pancakes!

Visit Rustic Mornings by Isabelo at #11 Isabelo Mendoza St., San Roque, Marikina City.

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The Vibe

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The Vibe is a new al fresco bar in Quezon City. Its gorgeous design features lush bamboo trees and greens hanging from the glass ceiling, plus beautiful rattan lanterns that create a modern Bali-inspired ambiance.

They’ve got great food, bar chow, seafood, and creative cocktails on the menu! The Vibe is definitely a stylish spot to check out.

Visit The Vibe at 71-73 Sct. Limbaga Street, Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City.

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Kape Cinco

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Kape Cinco is a hidden al fresco all-day breakfast restaurant tucked away in Marikina City. This hole-in-the-wall restaurant is like an intimate backyard paradise. With their acoustic nights, cozy and welcoming spaces, and hearty all-day breakfast meals, it’s like an exciting backyard house party for everyone.

Of course, you should try their great coffee and delicious meals that feel like they came straight from the family kitchen.

Visit Kape Cinco at 5 Mount Airy St., Mountain View Subd., Sta Elena, Marikina City.

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Tikme Dine


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Tikme Dine is said to be a hidden gem in Quezon City, probably because it’s surprising how huge and beautiful this restaurant is.

The restaurant has two floors with al fresco dining areas all around, with some tables inside nipa huts. It’s designed like a gigantic mansion with sprawling gardens you can enjoy while having a hearty Filipino feast. It’s such an Instagrammable place that there are also lots of events that are held here.

Visit Tikme Dine at The RoyalCare Venue, Don Faustino St., Holy Spirit, Quezon City.

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Balai Yllana Garden Restaurant

Balai Yllana Garden Restaurant is a Filipino family restaurant that’s great for family lunches, special occasions, and even romantic dates. The restaurant features an indoor dining space with a mix of modern and traditional designs, while the outdoor garden features a beautiful al fresco dining area. It’s like dining inside a greenhouse with lush green plants all over; even hanging from the ceiling.

Balai Yllana serves elevated Filipino dishes such as Crispy Bicol Express, Balai Yllana Kare-Kare, and Sisig Ihaw.

Visit Balai Yllana Garden Restaurant at Gloria Diaz cor. Monina Yllana St., BFRV, Las Piñas.

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