10 Restaurants in Manila for Bacon Lovers
Death by bacon.
(SPOT.ph) Ah, bacon. There’s nothing better than biting into its juicy, irresistible strips. Whether it’s with your breakfast spread or wrapped around a hefty sandwich, bacon makes every dish great. We found 10 places that are perfect for your next bacon fix.
Pig Tales Gastropub
Tucked discreetly in the narrow streets of San Juan is a bacon wonderland. Their menu consists mostly of bacon-infused dishes, taking all your favorites and creating delicious hybrids of bacon from mozzarella balls, to deep-fried tempura, and even an unusual but successful hodgepodge of chocolate, bacon, and sweet mangoes.
Must-tries: Mozzarella Balls (P220), Pig Slab with Mashed Potato (P400)
Pig Tales Gastropub is at 192 Wilson Street, San Juan City. Read more about Pig Tales Gastropub.
Every day is unlimited Bacon Fried Like Chicken Day at Café Terminal—fresh slices of uncured seasoned bacon, fried to an irresistible crisp, and served in tiny buckets. It’s enough reason to visit the place, but aside from the pork, they also serve pasta, rice meals, and sandwiches that are just as scrumptious.
Must-tries: Bacon Fried Like Chicken (P165/starter, P175/with rice, P330/unlimited), Cheese and Garlic Quesadilla (P95)
Café Terminal is at 3 Joroma Place, Congressional Avenue Extension, Tandang Sora, Quezon City. Read more about Café Terminal.
Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse
Meat is the star at Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse, and they know exactly how to unleash anyone's inner carnivore by ingeniously taking bacon and weaving that into their hefty and meaty burgers and nachos. Think rich cheese sauce. Think huge, succulent patties. Think crisp, juicy bacon strips.
Must-tries: Jera’s Ultimate Pulled Pork and Bacon Nachos (P280), Triple Death Burger (P280)
Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse has branches at 171 Dao Street, Marikina Heights, Marikina City; and Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City. Read more about Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse.
At Lazy Bastard, diet is a mere four-letter word, and bacon comes in heaps. The place is inspired by New York City pubs, and the food takes after street carts that serve to-go snacks for the “lazy” eater. They serve burgers, hotdogs, and all-day breakfast sandwiches that are mostly stacked with bacon. Otherwise, the hotdogs are wrapped in bacon, deep-fried, and wonderfully embraced by buttery potato rolls.
Must-tries: Bacon Cheeseburger (P220), Honey Parmesan Hotdog (P200)
Lazy Bastard has branches at Basement Floor, 22 Jupiter Street, Makati City; 3/F Cinema Area, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City; and 2/F Archer's Nook Center, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila. Read more about Lazy Bastard.
Kat’s Café is all about whimsy: cute knickknacks, a red telephone booth, cupcake chairs. It’s not the first place you’d think of when you get a bacon craving. But Kat’s takes their whimsy and creates bacon confections that we can’t help but devour. Bacon cupcakes? How about bacon milkshakes?
Must-tries: Miss Piggy (P185), Mr. Hamm Cupcake (P90)
Kat’s Café is at G/F Robinsons Place Las Piñas, Alabang-Zapote Road, Talon Uno, Talon, Las Piñas City. Read more about Kat’s Café.
With a name that lives up to expectations, Gastronomeats is a haven for meat-lovers. They sneak bacon into almost their entire menu—from the cheesy bacon on the Gastro Nachos, to the spicy bacon in the Hitler sandwich—they take your favorites and create dishes that send you over to pure meat and bacon bliss.
Must-tries: Hitler Sandwich (P105), Extra Smoked Bacon (P90)
Gastronomeats is at 46 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. Read more about Gastronomeats.
Milky & Sunny
There’s nothing better than bacon for breakfast, and Milky & Sunny makes sure to make mornings better with hearty meals mostly paired with bacon. They’re firmly against the expression “less is more,” and staring at a platter full of scrambled eggs, strips of juicy bacon, maple sausages, and fried potato cubes, you can’t help but agree.
Must-tries: Big Breakfast (P340), Bacon Todos Tostadas (P220)
Milky & Sunny is at G/F Eton Parkview Greenbelt Building, Gamboa Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Simple but charming, Wicked Dogs is a place that makes straightforward, no-fuss hotdogs that have sensational hints of bacon. The best part? They stay open until 1 a.m., catering to the relentless bacon lover’s midnight cravings.
Must-tries: Tijuana Bacon Dog (P250), Skinny Pigs in a Blanket (P250)
Wicked Dogs is at 40 Aguirre Avenue corner F. Ortigas Street, BF Homes, Parañaque City.
Livestock Restaurant and Bar
Heading out tonight? Enjoy rounds of drinks with bacon-infused sides. Have your fill of Livestock’s Spiced Pig Tails, Bacon Chili Fingers, or even Pig Wings, proving that bacon goes with just about...well, anything.
Must-tries: Pig Wings (P310/three pieces, P440/five pieces), Bacon Chili Fingers (P250)
Livestock Restaurant and Bar has branches at 2/F Uptown Parade, Uptown Bonifacio; and Jardin De Zenaida Compound, 34 Sergeant Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Read more about Livestock Restaurant and Bar.
Any place with “bacon” in its name is bound to be great, and Bacon Avenue is just that. Most of their dishes are stuffed with bacon, including rice meals, cordon bleu, burgers, paninis, and more. The al fresco setup makes the ambience a bit more chill. It’s also adjacent to a car wash, so might as well do your errands while you sink your teeth into their hefty meals.
Must-tries: Bacon Cheese Melt Papa Jal’s Overload (P310/ala carte, P355/meal), Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf (P145)
Bacon Avenue is at 146 General Ordonez Avenue, Marikina Heights, Marikina City.
Photos from Café Terminal, Wicked Dogs, Milky & Sunny, Bacon Avenue, and SPOT.ph archives