Lunch at Midnight? A List of 24-Hour Restaurants in Manila
Eight places to eat, any time of the day
(SPOT.ph) Craving pancakes in the middle of the night? Looking for a post-party meal before heading home? Figuring out where to have your lunch break during your night shift? Here’s a handy guide to restaurants that have their doors open 24 hours (at least some days of the week).
The Podium, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Perfect for: Insomniacs
Inspired by the city that never sleeps, Borough is a a laidback venue that resembles a chic New York loft. Floral prints, woodwork, and subway maps come together for that eclectic Brooklyn vibe.
What to order: The New York Strip Steak (P680) is a beautifully seared to a delicous, fatty perfection. A side of fries plays the perfect foil to the rich and luscious protein. If you’re not up for something heavy, however, try the Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwich (P220), Chocolate Chicken wings (P280), Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup (P240), Sole Amandine (P410), and French toast (P300) and waffles (P290).
Borough is open 24 hours every day.
Early Bird Breakfast Club
Fort Pointe 2, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Perfect for: Hangover meals and earlly breakfasts
Situated a few steps away from Bonifacio Global City’s night life central, Early Bird Breakfast Club looks a bit like sunshine and rainbows amid the dark and noisy Fort Strip and Fort Entertainment Center. Its interiors, with its bright blue bird mural and coral accents, are a perfect pick-me-up and we haven’t even gotten to the food yet.
What to order: Early Bird Breakfast Club has a secret concoction called Hangover Rice (P75) that could perk you up faster than you can say, "More beer!" Other standouts include the Longganisa Crisps (P280), fat-free and breaded versions of our local sausages, Tenderloin Tapa (P375), and Adobo Sunrise (P315).
Early Bird Breakfast Club is open 24 hours every Friday and Saturday.
822 Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
Perfect for: Nightlong gimmicks with the barkada
This ’90s barkada destination underwent a facelift to adhere to the changing times and to cater to their ever-growing client base. They might have changed locations, but Cable Car still plays the nostalgia card with that vintage pub look. Their new address is divided into four sections: Beer Pong, Terrace, The Pub, and Videoke. Name your preferred hangout and they probably have it.
What to order: Definitely the Cable Car Rice (P200), a recipe that has withstood the test of time, it’s adobo rice with a blanket of scrambled eggs. They also have tacos (P210), Sizzling Tapa (P200), and Shrimp Scampi Pizza (P620).
Cable Car is open 24 hours every Friday and Saturday.
Branches around Metro Manila
Perfect for: SEx... on a plate that is
SEx does more than raise eyebrows, its prize-winning sinangag will have you beg and beg for more, no pun intended. It’s so popular that several establishments have popped up using their controversial name.
What to order: Their tapa is faultless. Sample either their Tapang Tapat (P95) or Tapa Orig (P70).
Sinangag Express is open 24 hours every Friday and Saturday.
Branches around Metro Manila
Perfect for: Comfort food you can’t get at home
Rising to the occasion of pancake places that open all day, every day is Pancake House. This popular chain specializes not only in their namesake breakfast food but also in restaurant-quality Southern-style and Pinoy cuisines.
What to order: Melt-in-your-mouth pancakes (P140) and crunchy waffles (P189). They also have delicious all-day Pinoy breakfast options like the Beef Tapa (P240) and Smoked Golden Tinapa (P245). Pancake House is almost legendary for their Spaghetti (P175), a perfect interpretation of an Italian classic made Filipino with a slightly sweet and exceptionally meaty sauce.
Only selected Pancake House branches like the ones in Bonifacio High Street and Newport are open 24 hours during Friday and Saturday and 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday.
Filling Station Bar and Cafe
5012 Burgos Street, Makati
Perfect for: Nursing a hangover and reminiscing about the old days
If you’re going to lose sleep thinking about how life was so much better without cell phones and computers, then we suggest doing that over a yummy glass of milkshake at the Filling Station. Black and white checkered floors, jukeboxes, Elvis, and other vintage paraphernalia will take you to another time and back, all before breakfast.
With the number of bars nearby, Filling Station is also a favorite place for nursing hangovers, and party-goers looking to wind down after a wild night.
What to order: Pair your Classic Chocolate Milkshake (P250) with Steak and Eggs (P380), Fairlane Fish Fillet (P395), and an Apple Pie a la Mode (P150).
Filling Station Bar and Cafe is open 24 hours every day.
Crossroads, 32nd corner 8th Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Perfect for: Post-party binges
Hungry after a fierce night of partying? Craving something delicious to perk up your spirits before heading home? Let the industrial-rustic interiors of Recovery Food comfort you through those fuzzy post-party effects. This restaurant, managed by the same people behind Mamou, tries hard to appear effortless with plastic accessories and condiments on hand ala karinderya. The menu also features familiar favorites taken up a notch. Neither stuffy nor overly casual, here, all you need is to sit back, order, and recover.
What to order: If you’re awake enough to taste your meal, try the Rau Men (P240) and spicy iced tea (P99/bottle).
Recovery Food is open 24 hours every day.