around Metro Manila
By Therese Aseoche
Because the city isn’t exactly a pet-friendly place, it’s difficult to find a good spot to chill out and hang out with your furry friend other than outdoors. But the weather can get too hot to stay out under the sun for a long time.
Luckily for us, there are good restaurants and cafés out there that will allow us to relax with our pets in a cooler and cozier place — you just have to find out where they are.
Here are just some of these restaurants around the Metro that can accommodate our little furry friends!
This adorable Pug’s face will be the first thing you will want to see upon entering this homey cafe in Paseo de Magallanes. Unna’s Corner features a humble menu of salad, sandwiches, shakes and coffee that aims to recreate the feeling of being at home snuggling with your pet over merienda. You can dine indoors or alfresco — whichever suits your pup or kit best!
Smokin’ Pig Legendary Rib Joint
Unit 1G & 1H, Capitol Greenstreet Commercial Center, Capitol Hills Drive, Old Balara, Quezon City
(+632) 990 53 24, (+63) 916 567 1766 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M., Friday to Saturday from 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Budget for two: PHP 1,200
This restaurant prides itself from selling “legit smoked meat” meals that will send all meat-lovers into manic enthusiasm. It’s a great place for bonding time with your dog too; while you’re busy chowing down on your plate of ribs or smoked brisket, your buddy will gladly lick the bones clean!
36 Polaris corner Durban Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 275 63 24, (+63) 919 859 5848 | Website, Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Thursday from 8 A.M. to 12 A.M., Friday to from 8 A.M. to 1 A.M., Sunday from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Budget for two: PHP 1,000
Hidden in the unassuming streets of Poblacion, Commune provides shelter to those who seek peace and quiet over a warm cup of coffee (with 3D latte art!). This third wave cafe lets you relax any time of the day with your pet in tow, or play with the resident cats that roam around here and there.
This coffee shop-cum-bakery truly is your respite from the everyday hustle and bustle. What it offers is simple — just good food, good art, and good music — but it’s that simplicity that works for its customers. It’s also a great place to just lounge around (and take Instagram selfies) with your pet.