Explorer's Lounge

3/F The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

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Explorer's Lounge
3.0 Stars

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Business Hours
Reopens Wed: 10:00a - 9:00p


  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱70 - ₱135

Most Recent Reviews

AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars

Its a cafe with a shop on Filipino books and post cards. Its really short menu with cuisine from some parts of the world- mostly sandwiches that you can do at home and simple pizza and pasta.

They’re best seller is Cheese Pizza. That blows my mind because if others also have cheese why is the plain one selling more? Mind you all 3 kinds of pizza at Php 175. And yes, nothing special- not so much cheese even.

So yea, get that gist, dont go here for food. Maybe to sit in and enjoy what they sell.

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Veanney V.
3.0 Stars

This place is just packed with different things it's like a sundries in a mall haha! Got twinnings English breakfast tea so just okay for the taste but the servers were weird and didn't know their own menu

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Mike A.
3.0 Stars

Tried the Smoked Norwegian Salmon sandwich. Not too good. The mayo didn't taste like anything. And the baguette was kinda hard to chew. I should've just gone to Subway for my sandwich fix! The coffee here is the only saving grace, even if its just a Nespresso machine.

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Peanut D.
4.0 Stars

I had no idea this place existed in Podium. I suppose it’s because I only go to Brasas and Madeca when I’m there.

Explorer’s Lounge is one of those open space restaurants in the middle of the mall. Kind of like that Cibo Bimbi at the top-most floor of Power Plant Mall. Aside from it being a restaurant, they also have travel books that you can buy. Eating here might actually remind you of traveling. It almost feels like you’re at an airport because of the book/magazine shelves.

I ordered their Orange and Asparagus Salad (Php 195) and Minestrone soup (Php 100). Now before you go and start condemning me my fellow vegetable haters, there’s actually a reason why I had to order this. And no, not because I was craving for it. It’s because of my hyperacidity.

I eat a lot of beef and desserts and tea (!!!) and it just got to a point where my hyperacidity had to force me to quit eating these delicious yet acidic food.

So a couple of weeks ago, I decided to go on an alkaline diet and for a couple of days just ate fruit and vegetables. I avoided tea, coffee, beef, rice (that’s acidic too), etc. Boy was I a grumpy person. Haha.

Thankfully, I started feeling better but nowadays, I still try to avoid beef (unless it’s some really good tapa or steak). Sweets, nope. Can’t avoid that one. Tea, maybe.

But yes, the salad here was good, surprisingly. It’s lettuce with asparagus, carrots, and oranges. I used the orange slices to battle the bitterness/lack of taste of the greens haha. Also nice that the dressing was on the side since I don’t normally like salad dressings. The minestrone soup was perfect. It was slightly sour from the tomatoes but very flavorful at the same time.

If I liked vegetables, I’d probably eat here more often.

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Jerome G.
3.0 Stars

Service is a bit slow, understaffed. But the Rum cake is quite good. A bit of that they also serve beer. You can keep yourself busy looking at the travel and language books which they also sell.

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