Antipolo restaurants are great destinations for a weekend drive, especially when you’re from Metro Manila. Aside from serving scrumptious dishes for their diners, these restaurants also serve you with captivating visuals incorporated into establishments. From skyline views of Metro Manila to interiors with standout concepts, these restaurants offer a feast, visually and gastronomically.
Antipolo restaurants with gorgeous panoramic views
1. Chimney Cafe
Chimney Cafe is one of the livelier choices when it comes to picking out Antipolo restaurants. Before going to the cafe, guests can go through ArtSector Gallery for their intriguing collection of paintings. The paintings and striking imagery are a welcome appetiser for the visual feast up Chimney Cafe, that’s for sure.
Chimney Cafe’s glass panels that span from its floor to the ceiling let guests enjoy gorgeous views. The cafe’s open rooftop gives a panoramic view of the sea beside Antipolo’s mountains on one side and the Metro Manila skyline on the other. If you think gourmet pizza and wine pair best with a sunset view, make the drive to this charming establishment, pronto.
The moment guests step foot inside Oscar’s, it’s clear that the restaurant is more than ready to impress. Situated atop the Eugenio Lopez Center, Oscar’s provides its guests with a view of the Metro Manila skyline. While guests can enjoy dining inside the restaurant, Oscar’s is best experienced al fresco. Pair the uncompromising view with the exquisite continental and Filipino fusion dishes that they serve, and Oscar’s is ready to orchestrate an unforgettable weekend for you.
3. Maura’s Place
One of the best Antipolo restaurants for families to enjoy is Maura’s Place. This humble restaurant is undeniably Filipino, evident in its design and food. Maura’s Place rides the al fresco trend well. Diners can enjoy their meal in the garden with an unobstructed panoramic view of the city. Big groups can easily fit in its outdoor area, too. A few trees surround the garden, creating an intimate atmosphere for precious family celebrations.
4. Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa
While Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa does provide that majestic panoramic view of the city, it also has a lot more than that. The resort has so many areas that are all too beautiful, so plan ahead which atmosphere to enjoy: a panoramic view of the city, in the hanging gardens, or at the Santorini-inspired vista? And while Luljetta’s is famous for their wellness services, their traditional Filipino food can also take a great role when pampering its guests.
5. Cafe Lupe Antonio
Cafe Lupe Antonio stands out among Antipolo restaurants because of their fusion of Mexican and Filipino cuisine, which unsurprisingly complement each other. Their food is easy to enjoy despite the complexity that their flavours possess. These incredible dishes can be enjoyed beside a gorgeous view of the city, making it a prime destination for lounging during the weekend.
Antipolo restaurants with incredible interiors
6. Crescent Moon Cafe
Beauty and craftsmanship are the centre of Crescent Moon Cafe’s inspiration. This restaurant also doubles as a pottery studio where guests can dine with Crescent Moon’s stylish earthen kitchenware. Guests can even make their own pottery!
What makes Crescent Moon one-of-a-kind is its deep repertoire of Southeast Asian dishes. With dishes such as beef rendang and lemongrass pork belly, the flavour of our neighbouring countries are evident. Their vegetables are also freshly picked from their nearby garden.
7. Vieux Chalet
One of the oldest restaurants in Antipolo, Vieux Chalet’s beauty is timeless. This restaurant, which is also a bed and breakfast, was founded some 30 years ago by a Swiss man named Thomas Hassig. Vieux Chalet means “mountain home” in Swiss, and as such, is famed for serving dishes inspired by the European country. Inside this Swiss house-inspired restaurant, diners can enjoy light meals such as the rich, rich broth of raclette and the finely seasoned lamb shoulder.
8. Yellow Lantern
Despite the grandiose views Antipolo restaurants are known for, Yellow Lantern is noticeable because of its minimalist ambience. By setting the mentioned yellow lanterns against stark white walls, the restaurant allows effortless, elegant photos. The top floor of the restaurant holds a number of fun games for groups to stimulate the appetite, too.
Speaking of appetite, Yellow Lantern’s food is quite easy to enjoy. Incorporating a mix of Asian and continental comfort food, their menu lets you enjoy delicious culinary concoctions such as Pinoy paella or Emcaro pizza. Driving to Antipolo to eat these dishes is worth it.
9. Cafe Rizal by Peppermill
When Pinto Art Museum supplies your restaurant’s interior decorations, that restaurant is bound to make it on this list. Thus, we introduce Cafe Rizal by Peppermill. While guests don’t need to dine al fresco for captivating views, dining outside the patio is highly recommended.
Their modern Filipino fusion cuisine is also a joy to explore. Enjoy the robust taste of garlic and tender pork with Italian finesse with their Vigan Pizza or their pork adobo without vinegar. It is one of the most refreshing culinary experiences in Antipolo and is a great closer to the museum tour.
10. Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen is a popular choice for bikers who frequent Antipolo’s heights. For one, they are open as soon as the sun rises, ready to serve delicious coffee and keep their energy going. Apart from the coffee, their food is also delicious and filling.
And even if you’re not a biker, the glass windows shining through the restaurant are enough to catch your attention. Now that Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen captivated you with its look, why not stay for the fabulous food?
These restaurants took the saying ‘feast your eyes’ by heart. With Antipolo growing popular every month, it’s only natural that even more restaurants might pop up in the area. Hopefully, the new restaurants will continue the trend of cooking good food in Antipolo’s scenic spaces!
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