There are different types of couples -- whether you prefer intimate dinner dates or playful bonding time over beer, there's a perfect date place waiting to be discovered. Great dates don't need to be overly expensive, so we round up 10 restaurants to have fun, romantic dates that won't break the bank.
Bean & Yolk
Up for a breakfast date? Bean & Yolk makes hearty breakfast selections with eggs prepared in different ways. It's a bright, airy space beside a mall but you'll find the restaurant to be a serene, comfy place for conversations over cups of good coffee.
For the lady: Lucy (P175) and Flat White (P150)
For the sir: Chorizo Mama (P250) and Iced Hand Brew (P150)
Bean & Yolk is at G/F Bel Air Soho Suites, Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
The Wild Poppy
The Wild Poppy is just the ticket for days when you want to chase away those rainy-day blues. This rooftop resto has vibrant, warm interiors and an indoor and al fresco seating area.It's perfect for chill nights when all you want is to enjoy each other's company over some quirkily named dishes like Pokpok Bites and Ping Pongs.
For the lady: Kim and Reuben (P260) or Pad Tide (P280)
For the sir: Shrimp & Co. (P170) or Roll chi Minh (P125)
The Wild Poppy is at 2/F 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
Happy Garden Café
Happy Garden Café is a garden-inspired restuarant that's all about organic, healthy food. Make no mistake though, everything on their menu is colorful (the salads, especially) and flavor-packed, including their gluten-free desserts. It's a great place to have post-gym dinner dates.
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For the lady: Awesome Sandwich (P325) or Rejuvenated Salad (P465)
For the sir: Serene Pasta (P365) or Immortal Main (P325)
Happy Garden Café is at Sunshine Place, 56 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City.
Tilde Hand Craft Café
This café is a surprising hideaway in the middle of the city. Tilde is a modern eatery that bakes all of their bread from scratch, by hand, serving them fresh-from-the-oven (you'll be won over by the delicious aroma way before you see the food). Indulge in their selection of homemade soups, pastas, and sandwiches.
For the lady: Pumpkin Soup (P220) or Chili Chicken Fettuccine (P360)
For the sir: Vongole (P425) or The Tilde Burger (P320)
Tilde Hand Craft Café is at G/F EWC Building, 5417 Matilde corner General Luna Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
Diner on 16th
This retro hole-in-the-wall is a gem for fun couples; the black-and-white tiles and bright-red booths provide that neighborhood diner vibe. Have your fill of picks from an extensive menu that ranges from appetizers to gourmet chicken and waffles, rice plates to kebabs, burgers to ribs, and more. If you're willing to splurge a bit more, play a round of beer pong!
For the lady: Bacon Pepper Dogs (P279) or Hanger Steak (P320)
For the sir: Bourbon BBQ Steak Kabob (P360) or Cheddar Jalapeño Burger (P250)
Diner on the 16th is at 16 United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
More date restaurants can be found at Spot.ph where this story originally appeared.
* Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.