If you're itching take a break from staying safe at home, going to Pampanga is a great idea since it's not too far from Metro Manila and a day trip can be enough. Bonus points: the city is really known for its good food.
If you're planning on going to Pampanga anytime soon, you should check out these restaurants and cafés:
1798 Lifestyle Studio
The 1798 Lifestyle Studio was once a place that offered different workshops but since the pandemic, the studio opened its doors to the public with affordable food on the menu paired with breathtaking views of the surrounding farm.
1798 Lifestyle Studio is located at Concubierta Street, Sunset Valley Homes, Angeles City, Pampanga.
If you want a truly Instagram-worthy post, Café Rooftop is the place to be! This new-ish café has a mix of trendy food items and classic food items, too. This café offers the Signature Rooftop, a ginormous platter overflowing with fresh fruits on one side, and pika-pika on the other.
Café Rooftop is located on the 5th Floor of 216, Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles, Pampanga.
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Can't go through a day without coffee? You should drop by Kalidad Coffee, a community-forward café in Pampanga. Here, the coffee menu is kept simple from their coffee, non-coffee items down to their merienda fare. If you want something unique, go for their signature Kalidad Coffee or Cloud Americano.
Kalidad Coffee is located at Unit 101, Omnistellar Building, Fil-Am Friendship Hwy, Angeles, Pampanga.
Moon Café is definitely one of the most popular cafés in the city and it's easy to understand why. Inside this Korean-inspired café and its Instagram-worthy minimalistic interiors, you are served good coffee like their signature Macadamia Latte. Pair the drinks with their pasta dishes and sandwiches!
Moon Café is located at Unit 107 Omnistellar Building, Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga.
Nuan Café by Katrina's
Nuan Cafe is a restaurant and café located inside the Nuan Farm and Resort. Spend a cozy, relaxed brunch or early dinner here and enjoy their drinks (caffeinated and non-caffeinated), burgers, pizzas, and then end your meal with any of their cakes from their wide collection of desserts.
Nuan Café by Katarina's is located in Bacolor, Pampanga.
Sky Garden Café & Resto
Sky Garden is one of the newer food establishments in Pampanga City where you can enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner. Some of the dishes you can try here include the Spicy Arrabiata, Steak Medallion, Salmon Steak, and Osso Buco Alla Milance. For dessert, Sky Garden has a Gateau Au Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Truffle Amuse, Chiffon Cake, and Macaroons-among other desserts.
Follow Sky Garden Café & Resto on Facebook.