The 2017 Benilde Food Map Edition

Graphics by: Hannah Encisa / Article by: Regina Lazo (@regina.lazo)

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Taft, the neighborhood of the students mostly from De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, De La Salle University, and St. Scholastica’s College Manila, is also home of the freshest and hottest food places that should certainly be discovered! Aside from the well-known restaurants in the area, are you aware of the hidden gems in Taft that provide the tastiest and cheapest meals?

Don’t know where to eat? Looking for a new place to visit? This newest all-around Taft food map can be your companion in discovering the latest restaurants and food places depending on your taste and budget.

Simple Line Milk Tea

2581 Leon Guinto Street, Malate

Price Range: Php35-85

simple line milk tea

Simple Line Tea Malate is conveniently located beside De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde’s Taft campus and across St. Scholastica’s College. Their Wintermelon flavors – Wintermelon Black/Green Milk Tea (Php50-65), Wintermelon Oolong Milk Tea (Php60-75), and Wintermelon Royal Oolong Milk Tea (Php65-85) – are must-tries! They also offer home delivery services.

Tattle Craze

2585 Leon Guinto, Malate

Price Range: Php100-150

tattle craze

Tattle Craze may be one of the hidden food places in the list, yet it gained popularity among the students of Taft because they serve great meals at affordable prices. Tattle Craze is such a great find, you’ll surely come back to try their different dishes.

Rob’s Asian Diner

2585B Leon Guinto, Malate

Price Range: Php50-85

rob's asian dinerRob’s Asian Diner provides two things: affordable meals and a wide variety of Asian food. From Buta Kakuni Ramen to Beef Bulgogi to Katsudon, you’ll never run out of choices. They also have our all-time favorite meals, such as Sizzling Pork Sisig, Buffalo Wings, and Pork Teriyaki.

Topside Diner

2589 Leon Guinto St., Vito Cruz, Malate

Price Range: Php 49-99

topside diner

Have you tried spending your break time with your friends chitchatting and eating your meals with your hands? Topside Diner is one of the places in Taft that is always full of students enjoying their chicken with their hands (plastic gloves provided). Their most patronized meals include the Buffalo wings, sweet chili, and garlic parma.


P. Ocampo Corner Sandejas Street, Malate

Price Range: Php60-280



Kumpares is a carinderia with a super friendly staff located a few steps away from De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde. They offer a variety of meals, such as pares-pares, silog meals, sizzling meals, pancit bilao, seafood, and even dessert. If you need a quick bite before going to class, this is definitely the place to go!

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