Life is too short for us to get old. We can grow, we can mature, we can experience all the hardship in the world, but we should never stop being “young”. They say that tastes and smells are some of the best reminders, so here’s seven restaurants for your inner 7-year old:
Being a kid sure has its perks. They can do what they want, say what they want how loud they want; the world is their playground and everything in it is up for grabs to play with – food included. Well, what if we told you a restaurant existed that lets you play with your food? At Slappy Cakes, your “interactive dining experience” is as interactive as it gets – from choosing your batter, down to designing and cooking your pancake all on your own!
Draw up your dream breakfast or opt for a more traditional one; either way, there’s something for everyone at Slappy Cakes.
Lower Ground Floor, SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
2. Game Over PH
Gamers unite! Young or old, casual or collector, board or video-based, Game Over PH has a game for every gamer. Itching to play the latest video games you’ve been hearing about? You’re free to use any of the many consoles in this gamers’ haven. Missing the games of the past? There are two arcade machines and countless board games at your disposal. And what’s a night out playing games without munchies? Game Over PH has got you covered.
While Game Over PH is open to gamers of all ages, old-timers coming for the nostalgia are also welcome to their bar, complete with an in-house bartender. Press Start!
31 Xavierville Ave, Loyola Heights. Quezon City
3. Ludo Boardgame Bar & Café
The second gaming café on this list, but a totally different experience in itself, Ludo Boardgame Bar & Café offers over 500 different board games and food and drinks to boot.
In a time where everyone is facing their computer screens, face off with your friends in a game or two at Ludo Boardgame Bar & Café.
Scout Fuentebella Corner Scout Torillo Street, Sacred Heart, Quezon City, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
4. Barkin’ Blends
We all remember the countless days we spent begging our parents for a pet and the indescribable joy of finally getting one. Another more understated feeling is that of eating great food. Relive those memories and make new ones with the Barkin’ Blends dogs.
Just about nothing is as feel-good as good food and cute dogs. Sit, roll over, and come to Barkin’ Blends. Good boy!
Second Floor, J&R Concon Center, 91 Rosa Alvero Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
5. The Lost Bread HQ
The best part about being a kid was being able to eat all the sweets we could without feeling guilty. We ate to our hearts’ desires (or to our parents’ reprimands). Let loose and head over to The Lost Bread HQ.
And while their selling point is their over-the-top milkshakes, The Lost Bread HQ offers a smorgasbord of equally interesting main dishes like their Beef Tapa with Coffee Rice and Spicy Corned Beef Aglio Olio. Find your inner child and satisfy your sweet tooth at The Lost Bread HQ.
80 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This held true even when we were kids, since breakfast always meant cereal! Sure, as adults, we know how to balance our meals and live generally healthier, but who doesn’t want a bowl of sugary sweet cereal every once in a while? Cerealicious understands that, and thus has over 30 different bowls of cereal to choose from.
Start your day right and make your breakfast (or any meal, for that matter) Cerealicious!
Second Floor, University Mall, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila
(02) 416-8204, (02) 212-1212
Number seven on this list, but number one in every Filipino kid’s heart, Jollibee claimed its household name status soon after stepping on the fast food burger scene in the 1970s and it’s easy to see why. Every bit of the iconic brand has become a symbol for, well, jolliness – from their mascot to the distinctly Filipino fast food they serve. Who can forget the feeling of surprise Jollibee after a long day at school?
Sa Jollibee, bida ang saya, but Jollibee has been the bida of our lives for all our lives. Pay our old friend a visit and share the joy! (But really, did we even have to try to convince you to eat here?)
So let loose and let yourself live every once in a while! Who says adults can’t have fun with their food?