It’s that time of the year again where every couple goes out, eat lunch or dinner together, hold hands and shower the world with love. When you go to the mall, you’ll see lots of things in color red, since February is the month of love. Teddy bears, chocolates, roses, lovers… anywhere you look, there are symbols of love. And then you start to think, “I am celebrating Valentines again, ON MY OWN.” Well, you don’t have to be sad, nobody said that Valentines is just for couples. You could celebrate it with your friends, families or even yourself.
Go spend for yourself and give yourself the treat you deserve. And to help you with that, here are 10 restaurants where you can dine solo.
V. Luna Ext, Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City
Best For: Mga ate girl and kuya boy na busy at on-the-go kasi pinag-hahandaan ang future.
With their moderately paced serving, Snack Shack is best for people who have casual meetings. Their burgers, at a very affordable price of Php100, could make you forget you are single this Valentines. These burgers are freshly prepared upon orders and will surely give you a lot of flavors. Here, you can eat and go. But if ever you want to savor the taste of your burger, there’s a six seater bar where you can enjoy that delicious meal.
Maitre Chocolatier Boutique Cafe
28 Jupiter corner Astra Street, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila
Best For: Mga bitter-bitteran na kailangan ng tamis sa buhay
You won’t even need a boyfriend or girlfriend to have a taste of that Valentine sweetness, all you need to do is to treat yourself with Maitre’s chocolates. If you feel like alone in this season flooding with couples, you could drop by this chocolate cafe to have a taste of their decadent chocolate to take away the bitterness, with sugar, nuts and sprinkles to add sweetness. The sight and scent of these chocolates could instantly erase all the sadness you might be feeling.
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Cw Home Depot Ortigas, 1 Dona Julia Vargas Ave Cor. Meralco Ave, Pasig
Best For: Para sa mga gustong kumain at makalimot
If you’re single and you just got out of a relationship, this restaurant is perfect for you. Here, they will allow you to spend your time alone while having a taste of every dish you wish to try without being so much full. Casa Marcos allows you to experience a gastronomic fiesta without the feeling of being judged and embarrassed because you are eating alone.
To fully experience dishes from this resto, you could prepare at least Php500.
Tago Jazz Cafe
14 Main Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Best For: Mga gustong mag-senti
Good food + Good music = Good Valentines.
You could bring your friends and go on a jam, or you could go alone and go on a senti mode. If you just want to hide and avoid being found, Tago Jazz Cafe is the perfect place for you. In here, you could enjoy delicious foods and discover ‘undiscovered’ music. Their music is perfect for an easy, uncomplicated night out alone.
8065 Estrella, San Antonio, Makati City
Best For: Sa mga gusto lang kumain at walang pake sa mundo
One of the perfect hideaway for anyone who wants to eat in peace. It has a laid back vibe that could make you comfortable and could make you feel like you never leave home. Bagnet is an original Ilocano dish that is tagged as a ‘putok batok’ food, but who cares? It’s Valentines and you have all the right to date and treat yourself.
Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Best For: Mga naghahanap ng saya na di kakailanganin ang presensya ng kahit na sino
Maybe it’s the comfort that ramen from Ramen Yushoken brings, but this dish could make you feel at ease during this season. The smell and the steam coming out from the bowl could make any stomach growl. You will surely appreciate the generosity of the chef as you see how huge their serving is. This restaurant is known to be one of the best ramen houses in the metro.
You could have a taste of their ramen for as low as Php150.
G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati
Best For: Mga nag-hahanap ng comfort
If you just want to have a taste of your comfort food, this is the perfect place for you. Single Origin offers a list of dishes and beverages that you will love to try. This restaurant also offers good music to make you feel the comfort and tranquility you’ve been looking for a long time. You could try some of their waffles and pancakes.
Mayfair Mansion, 116 Perea, Legaspi Village, Makati
Best For: Gustong mag-relax kasi stressed na sa life
If you are looking for a cozy place where you can chill and relax, Local Edition is your go-to. This cafe is most famous for their Perea Blend that could kick off all the stress that you’ve been feeling for the past days, weeks or even months. A bar seating surrounding the restaurant guarantees you a peaceful and ultimate me-time experience.
5660 Don Pedro, Makati
Best For: Mga single na gustong mag-mingle
This hang out place is a rooftop bar where you are welcome if you want to meet new people. Fancy cocktails are not the best thing they could offer, but if you’re up for a cold drink and a little chitchat with a random stranger, then this place is perfect for you. Sunsets are one of the best thing that you could see from here. In Z Hostel, you might be entering alone but you never know, you might be go out of this rooftop bar with a whole new set of barkada.
Pups and Cups
363 El Grande Ave, Parañaque
Best For: May mga motto na “aso lang sapat na for Valentines”
Calling all the dog lovers out there! This one’s for you.
If you are feeling lonely and blue this Valentines, you could visit Pups and cups. You don’t need to have a companion to visit this diner because once you enter, you will meet a lot of new friends, new FLUFFY friends. At the price of Php200, you will be able to stuff your tummy with delicious meal and spend an hour and a half with the dogs. With their 15 resident dogs, you will surely enjoy your Valentines.