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.
41-A N. Domingo corner Gilmore, Brgy. Valencia, Quezon City
(+63) 501 29 87, (+63) 905 299 1852 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Saturday from 11 A.M. to 9:30 P.M., Sunday from 9 A.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Budget for two: PHP 950
For a place that sells pizza, burgers, and all other Tex-Mex food best shared with company, it doesn’t make you feel embarrassed for not bringing your friends along. You can come in with just your pet in tow and have a good time gorging down and making a mess everywhere!
Negative Space Café
80 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
(+632) 950 65 71 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Tuedday to Saturday from 12 NN to 10 P.M.
Budget for two: PHP 800
Not only does this café provide space for you to relax and reflect over pastries, coffee, and the occasional craft beer, but it also hosts a number of art workshops like painting sessions and paper flower making. You can also bring your pet along to give them a change of scenery or even celebrate their special days there!
Looking for a nice breakfast hub after a light morning stroll with your pet? Toast Manila will welcome you both with open arms. It’s a cozy and intimate dining place that gives off a feeling of being at somebody’s home, and the food is just as hearty and delicious as you would expect. Plus, there’s enough space outside for your pets to roam around freely without you having to worry about them.
Whole Pet Kitchen
349-D C.M. Recto Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City
(+632) 357 27 53 | Website, Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Thursday from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., Friday to Sunday from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.
Budget for two: PHP 900
This restaurant is deserving of being at the top of this list because not only does it cater to your needs for a comforting snack, but it also provides a separate menu safe for your pet to indulge happily in — from lasagna to muffins to yogurt! They also provide cakes and treats that are perfect for your pet’s special day!
What other pet-friendly restaurants and cafés around Metro Manila are you aware of? Share them with all the pet lovers out there below!
Content from this article originally appeared in Booky.