7 Hot Spots to Check Out When in Pampanga

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Arguably the one and only home of sisig and talangka, who knew that there’s more to Pampanga than meets the tastebuds? Angeles City is fast becoming a hub of new restaurants and cafes, each with their own unique spin on contemporary and trending foodie favorites. Spoiled for choice, you could easily spend a day eating your way around the city! Here’s our list of top restaurants to visit (and some fun stuff to try out) for a day in Angeles City, Pampanga.

7 Hot Spots to Check Out When in Pampanga

7. Salmon Sisig and Steak Sisig at K Cafe

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K Cafe’s Steak Sisig

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Salmon Sisig

Pampanga might be known for their pork sisig, but K Cafe takes things up a notch with a unique spin on the Kapampangan favorite. Sisig takes on a new form when the spicy, salty, onion-and-garlicky flavors it is known for combine with the tender and creamy texture of salmon. On the other hand, their steak sisig has a zesty and savory flavor all its own. Both are definitely worth a try!

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Dragonfruit Shake

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Asian Gambas

Another must-try is K-Cafe’s refreshing Dragonfruit Shake. The vibrant plum color is great eye-candy, and tastes really good, too! I liked pairing it with their crisp and veggie-stuffed Vientamese Spring Rolls and their Asian Gambas laid out over a bed of vermicelli.

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Desserts at K Cafe

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Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

K Cafe also serves a selection of pastries, ice-blended coffee drinks and ahhhmazing desserts. Their molten chocolate lava cake is my absolute fave! It’s served on a hot plate and drizzled with sizzling caramel sauce!

K Cafe

Nepo Quad, Angeles City

Like K Cafe on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/K-Cafe

6. A Giant 2-Pound Angus Beef Burger and Massive Baby-Back ribs at BIF’s Smoke and Grill

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It was a really heavy plate!

Here’s a HUGE burger to match your massive appetite! Right across K Cafe at Nepo Quad is Bif’s Smoke and Grill, a restaurant that proves bigger is definitely better! Seeing that most of their diners consist of families and big groups of friends, the owners decided to create a dish with big portions that are perfect for sharing.

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Bif’s 2-lb U.S. Angus beef B.A.D. burger

The result is an enormously meaty and juicy 2-pound angus beef burger that can be split among a hungry group of 6-8 people. What I love about this is that, despite its size, the beef is juicy, tender and well-seasoned – perfectly cooked!

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Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs Slab

Also on the heavy side is Bif’s Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs Slab. A row of savory, smoked ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender, drizzled with tangy BBQ sauce. Now, this is definitely worth getting your hands dirty for!

Bif’s Smoke and Grill

Nepo Quad, Angeles City

Like Bif’s on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BIFs-Smoke-Grill

5. Cafe Renaissance’s Freak Shakes

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Cafe Renaissance’s Ms. Sheila Ona and her Vanilla Rainbow Freak Shake

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Caramel Pops, Vanilla Rainbow, Wild Matcha, Cookies and Cream, and Chocolate Climax Freak Shakes

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Sweet, decadent, and served in massive mason jars! These over-the-top freak shakes by Cafe Renaissance are over-the-top in both presentation and flavor. This cafe at the Clark Renaissance Hotel is one of the few cafes around serving these trendy designer milkshakes, and is fast becoming a fave hangout among Kapampangan locals, and even visitors from Manila. With milkshakes as Insta-worthy as these, who wouldn’t want a glass?

Cafe Renaissance

Clark Renaissance Hotel, Angeles City, Pampanga

https://www.facebook.com/CafeRenaissance/

4. Movie and a Massage La Armonia Theater Spa and Salon

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Popcorn for your movie/spa sesh!

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Theater + Spa = Best Idea Ever

Ok, guys, why hasn’t anyone in Manila thought of this yet? A movie theater and a spa conveniently rolled into one? It’s the perfect relaxation treat! La Armonia is a fully equipped spa that has its own theater where guests can sit back and relax with a movie while enjoying the spa’s signature foot spa and back massage services.

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They also have massage rooms and a sauna, and offer everything from full-body massages to body scrub treatments and nail services. They even have a salon! Prices are reasonable, and their Swedish massage is super relaxing (trust me, I’ve tried it!) I really hope they open a franchise in Manila real soon!

La Armonia Theater Spa

Oceana Commercial Complex, McArthur Highway, Balibago

Like La Armonia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/La-Armonia-Theater-Spa-Salon

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