Maginhawa

Ask any college student living in the Quezon City area where their place to grab lunch is and they’ll probably mention Maginhawa. Located just a few minutes away from schools like UP Diliman and Ateneo, Maginhawa has established itself as the place to get great food at student-friendly prices.

Restaurants in Maginhawa range from simple home-style cooking (Ate Fe’s Kitchen) to places with eccentric menus (Van Gogh is Bipolar and Gayuma ni Maria). There’s a wide variety of international cuisines, from Japanese (Crazy Katsu) to Chinese (Caution Hot!) to Korean (Don Day) to Italian (Friuli Trattoria) to Persian (Kazam Kebab House).

There are a couple of burger joints for the carnivores out there (The Burger Project and The Snack Shack being the most popular choices). For herbivores, there’s a place that serves Filipino-inspired vegetarian dishes (Pipino).

There are a few breakfast places for those who aren’t in a hurry to make their 8:00 AM class or for those who just want waffles for dinner (The Breakfast Bin, Ally’s All-Day Breakfast Place, and the Breakfast Table). There are also a few coffee shops and cafes where you can sit down and do some work (Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace and Cool Beans Cafe).

Food trucks have also invaded Maginhawa Street. But while foodies in other countries have to chase down their favorite trucks, those in Manila just have to hit up StrEAT, a food park featuring 11 unique restaurants, all working out of old trucks and shipping containers. StrEAT is entirely al fresco though, so make sure to bring an umbrella.

And after trying out everything, you can grab dessert here too, whether it’s something hot (churros from Sancho Churreria Manila) or something cold (nitrogen ice cream from The Iscreamist).

Maginhawa always has something for everyone, whether you’re a student on a budget or if you’re just itching to try out something new. One thing’s for sure, there’s always going to be a line.

Top Rated Restaurants in Maginhawa Browse All

  1. The Snack Shack
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    210 Reviews View
  2. Van Gogh is Bipolar
    4.5 Stars
    International
    47 Reviews View
  3. Wicked Kitchen
    4.0 Stars
    Fusion
    330 Reviews View
  4. Pino Resto Bar
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    203 Reviews View
  5. Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    77 Reviews View
  6. Roberta Flavors of Asia
    4.5 Stars
    Asian
    41 Reviews View
  7. Big B Burgers
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    46 Reviews View
  8. Snow Creme
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    44 Reviews View
  9. Friuli Trattoria
    4.0 Stars
    Italian
    223 Reviews View
  10. Uncle Moe's Shawarma Hub
    4.5 Stars
    Middle Eastern
    66 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Maginhawa Browse All

  1. The Snack Shack
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    210 Reviews View
  2. Starbucks Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    59 Reviews View
  3. Van Gogh is Bipolar
    4.5 Stars
    International
    47 Reviews View
  4. Wicked Kitchen
    4.0 Stars
    Fusion
    330 Reviews View
  5. Pino Resto Bar
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    203 Reviews View
  6. Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    77 Reviews View
  7. Roberta Flavors of Asia
    4.5 Stars
    Asian
    41 Reviews View
  8. Big B Burgers
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    46 Reviews View
  9. Snow Creme
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    44 Reviews View
  10. Friuli Trattoria
    4.0 Stars
    Italian
    223 Reviews View