Café Adriatico

1790 Adriatico St. cor. Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

Café Adriatico
4.4
4.5 Stars

34 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 16
  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 36 Reviews
  • 73 Recommend
  • 34 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 6:00a
Phone
+6327388220

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 4:00a
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 6:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 6:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 6:00a
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 6:00a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 6:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 6:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱95 - ₱495

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Ambience:
Casual
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes
Noise Level:
Average

Most Recent Reviews

Ron M.
5.0 Stars
3

Spent our sunday lunch date here 128525 i love how they were able to preserve the place, upon entering the café the interiors are vintage, coffee tables are made of hard wood, walls are covered with paintings and there's a vintage cash register on their counter

Beef spareribs ninja 127830127830127830127830127830
The serving was huge and can be shared by two, beef was very tender and juicy it slides right off the bone. Sauce was delicious and had he perfect consistency

Nacho salad 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶
Bed of greens with tomato onion black olives and jalapeño peppers with taco flavorsd ground beef and nacho chips around the bowl served with salsa dressing on the side. Dressing was good though it was missing some cheese, they should've included some kesong puti in their salad to have a creamy element on it

Canonigo with mango balls 127856127856127856127856127856
Cake was really light almost like chewing on a cloud, it's coated generously with condensed milk (yes milk not a cheap condensada) and some maple syrup with mango balls surrounding the plate, very rich but light, this goes well with a cup of coffee

Also i love their service, crews are attentive even if you just accudentally meet their glance they'll anticipate it if you'll can them or not

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レロン テ.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Daylight M.
4.0 Stars
4

my new comfort resto!
feeling a bit under the weather lately, my bestfriend drop by at my workplace late this aft,
and walked our way through the busy streets of malate..
the place brings back nostalgic memories 🌬
i was just about to order coffee cheesecake only but they recommended the pasta negra (best seller), which was good (no wonder it's a best seller!), al dente pasta in that squid ink sauce :)
my bez had pandesal at kesong puti with that thick chocolatey drink (i like the warmth bitter taste of the choco) and for the coffee cheesecake... i love it! i did order another for take out! hahahah! will be coming back to try other meal and desserts!

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Chrisalyn T.
5.0 Stars

I've passed by this place soooo many times, but never ever thought of eating here before. This place looks quite old on the outside and true enough it actually is. This restaurant started to open its doors to its first customers around year 1979. According to what i read, it was actually the first bistro in Malate. Not a lot of restaurants these days could actually keep patron customers, but luckily enough for a restaurant that has been running for so many years, it just proved how good their food are. It was actually packed with people on a weeknight.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to really spare a few more space in my tummy for any of their savory dishes. Since, I already had a heavy dinner beforehand. I only sat down with a cup of coffee in mind, dessert or both, before heading home. I'm quite fond of rich chocolate drinks over coffee though, since we rarely get a good cup of chocolate drink that was actually cooked from tablea. Most restaurants these days will just serve you a powdered one and will charge you with a high price for it. It's just not worth it. Might as well order a cup of joe right?!

Anyway, while skimming through the menu. I found CHOCOLATE EH and CHOCOLATE AH. The difference between these 2 is that the other one has a richer taste than the other one. I ordered for the richer one and it was the CHOCOLATE EH. I actually asked the waiter first if they were tablea or powdered to get my money's worth of course. Boy was i glad he said it wasn't powder. You know what, after having a sip of this drink. I kid you not, it was actually one of the best hot chocolates i've ever had here in Manila. Like, i would really encourage people to drink this here. Plus it only cost (Php 55) a cup. As for the taste, It had that rich, thick, semi-sweet and bitter flavor. It was actually just in a small cup, but it was definitely worth every sip. As for dessert, my friend ordered SUMAN SA LIHIYA W/ SALABAT and we shared the sticky sweet rice, which was drizzled with coconut jam and paired with ginger tea on the side. I actually didn't get to try the salabat, since it was my friend's drink haha. The suman however was really simple and good. I liked that it was slightly sweet, but not too sweet since it already had coconut jam poured all over it. It was a good pairing, and was actually a great dish too paired with my hot chocolate.

To summarize my experience here, I would definitely go back for the hot chocolate and try more of their dishes too. I hope by then, they will have more attentive servers though.

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Tei A.
4.0 Stars

Revisiting an old favorite. Dad had Lola Ising's Adobo while I had Baby Squid Pasta.

I liked the pasta, generous baby squid toppings, and very tasty. 128076🏻 The adobo was nothing special.

It still had the same ambience from years before. Service was fast.

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

This I think is the longest overdue review. Haha went there last week of October with friends after they had dinner in Makchang in Adriatico. Been wanting to try Cafe Adriatico because we know the owner of the LJC Group of Restaurants. But but I was too lazy to walk all the way to that area.

It's definitely one of the classic Filipino restaurants of Malate. Both exteriors and interiors look semi-antique already but still looks good. They've been open for at least 30 years already and this store seems to be their flagship store. Two other branches are in the Metro, one in Gateway, the other in MOA.

We just had their cakes while catching up. I can only remember names of two cakes. Chocolate decadence (i think), Toffee Sansrival, and the other one was a mango cake with meringue on top. I liked the first two and the last one was okay. But the winner based on everyone's votes was the Sansrival. Really good nutty cake there. Really sweet for me though. Chocolate cake was rich and moist, which I liked. Not too sweet also. For the last cake, I'm not a big fan of those meringues and those basic tasting cakes. 128514

I am coming back to try their main dishes. 128516

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Isha S.
4.0 Stars

Had late dinner at this place after I was craving steak and since it's near my house.

My brother and I got their Tenderloin Steak (550 pesos) with their signature Cafe Adriatico sauce, their classic burger (330 pesos) and their Chocolate Eh and Mango Crepes.

The food was great! The steak was served with mashed potatoes and veggies and was delicious! It was a thick slab of meat oozing flavor. Burger was served with a side of fries and was great as well. Bun was warm and soft, the patty was thick and flavorful as well. Chocolate eh was a chocolate fondue served with mangoes and suman. Yummy although would have wanted more stuff to dip into it haha. The mango crepes were fairly good.

However, minus one star for the service. The staff appeared sungit and it took forever every time we asked for some water, they forgot to give us cutlery, etc.

Would still want to go back for the food, though!

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Shiela P.
4.0 Stars

This Cream Puff is so big and super yummy! 9786

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Tina B.
5.0 Stars

What we ordered?

Chocolate Eh! 127775127775127775127775127775
Ensaymada with Queso de Bola 127775127775127775127775
Bacon & Egg 127775127775127775127775127775
Squid Pasta (forgot d name) 127775127775127775127775127775
Blueberry Cheesecake 127775127775127775127775127775
Canonigo with Mango Balls 127775127775127775127775127775

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Jessica T.
5.0 Stars

Sucks that I didn't get to try any of their desserts because I didn't have enough time. 128532

But this was a very nice experience. Splendid even. Fillet mignon was great! Mashed potato was great. Broccoli was awesome. And the iced tea that reminded me of Annabelle Lee's.

I'll definitely come back for the dessert. 9786

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TheMitch M.
5.0 Stars

Cafe Adriatico is an institution in its own right.
Its old Spanish motif transports one back to the time when mestizos and indios walked the cobbled streets of Malate.
Stained glass windows, old world wooden decor, and intricate carvings adorn the walls.
It is comfortable inside.
The place is designed to allow as much natural
light to seep into its spaces.
The temperature is set at a comfortable cool.
The staff is polite and well trained.
Let's get to the food.
Personally, everything they serve is awesome.
Authentic Pinoy and Spanish food is what one can expect to have here. With the occasional intercontinental fare.
Best of all, they serve cake and beer any time of the day.
The caramel cake went well with the fluffy pancakes we had for breakfast.
The beer was of course divine.
Price wise, please don't expect Jollibee prices.
You are paying for time travel in Cafe Adriatico you know.

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Cleng C.
4.0 Stars

They have the best CALLOS in the whole Metro Manila. 128516128513 okay, let me rephrase that, best callos so far from those that I've tried.hehehe I just love it, though I think that they charge more than other contenders too.

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Kat B.
5.0 Stars

I love their Penne Pasta Arriabiata... It really makes my day complete... And of course for the rice lover's best to try is their Lola Ising Adobo... Yummy!

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Henry F.
3.0 Stars

Not for family dinners. Too expensive. Smoking area is on the whole of second floor.

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Andre S.
4.0 Stars

Checked out this cozy café on one of our "yolo" nights in the city.

It was almost three in the morning when we decided to find a place to chill and have some coffee along Malaté (don't ask how we got there haha).

We were glad to find out it was still open. The café had this homey vibe to it and the service was perky despite the late hour.

We ordered two serving of hummus and pita bread along with a cup of Tsokolate Eh and two other cups of coffee that I couldn't remember the name of. (Luh)

Anyway, I really liked the hummus and it is the best hummus I've tasted in Manila so far!
The hummus had an authentic texture and unique flavor that only some in Manila could imitate.
Topped with legit chickpeas and served with pickled vegetables as well.
The pita bread was very fluffy and it didn't taste like pita bread at all. It was really delicious though, so I didn't mind. haha

They closed at around four in the morning and we would probably come back to try their vast array of dishes, especially the breakfast ones.

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Gabe V.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Grace M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Mia Melanie T.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

I had my breakfast here at Café Adriatico last Saturday morning. The place was located at the Remedios circle where you can see a lot of restos and bars around the area.

I got a breakfast meal from their Western Favorites which was the Pancakes. These thick-layered pancakes were accommodated with cripsy bacons and a hot coffee of your choice (I chose brewed coffee).

The coffee was served first with Swedish cream and sweeteners (white sugar, raw sugar or artificial ones). I already finished my coffee but unfortunately, my food wasn't served yet. Seriously, i thought they already forgot my order but it was quite a relief when the server put the butter and syrup on my table (about after 15 minutes). So i thought the pancakes will be served in a few, but unfortunately, no.

I really got pissed when i learnt that those who came after me already got their orders. Fine! 128530 I became patient that time! So, after ages of waiting, my pancakes were here. Well, what can I say about it? It's just your usual pancake but, these pancakes were thick-layered and fluffy at the same time. The bacons were crispy, and sometimes quite tough. 128513

There were only few servers but they somehow deliver a great customer service.

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Edwin I.
4.0 Stars

Cafe Adriatico's Arroz Caldo with Tokwa't Baboy, Pan de Sal & Kesong Puti with Tsokolate Eh, Embotido, and Special Halo-Halo. Filling, comfort Pinoy food perfect for a very late dinner.

After a late dinner-less evening date with the Wicked musicale, we were hungry for some Pinoy comfort eats. Since we all agreed that it was just too late for some heavy feasting, we decided to just head off to Cafe Adriatico for some quaint but filling comfort meals. Afterall, this was one of the perfect places for some sustenance after a cultural filled evening. I guess, the old-Manila charm of the place has been an age old tradition in capping such kind of evening.

The Arroz Caldo was good. Gingery, thick, and flavorful. Perfect pairing with the Tokwa't Baboy in its sour-slightly sweet vinegar -soy marinade. I liked the fact the the pork bits had more meat than fat. The Pan de Sal was nicely crusty with a warm buttery center. Yummy with generous slice of Kesong Puti. The Tsokolate Eh, though thick and very aromatic, lacked that certain acidic kick of a perfect demitasse of a true Pinoy hot chocolate beverage. The Halo-Halo was delicious. The sweet beans were chewy but tender, the preserved langka, chewy too. The shaved ice, nicely fine. The creamy ube ice cream, sweet evaporated milk, and leche flan simply added to creamy goodness of the sweet dish. The Embotido was ok. Although nicely seasoned and favored chopped sausage, pickles, and such, there were partly bits of tough minced meat that kind if ruined the roll. The gravy though was yummy.

With a few hits and a few misses, I still like the place. It's quaint old-Manila plush charm has been maintained through all these years of existence.

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