Café Adriatico | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

Café Adriatico Café Adriatico
Tsokolate Eh is thick Spanish hot chocolate, usually paired with a stick of deep fried churros. Café Adriatico in Malate is known to serve one of the best. But the Malate institution, which pioneered the “café culture” in the Philippines and used to be a hangout of Manila society in the 1980s, is also known for Lola Ising’s Adobo, an indulgent interpretation of the classic chicken and pork stew using pork belly. Another favorite is Claude’s Dream, a heavenly dessert introduced by Capampangan artist cum chef Claude Tayag that is essentially a colorful gelatin of mango, watermelon and pandan on a bed of macapuno cream with young coconut and a light vanilla ice cream with drizzles of pinipig on top.
Open: Open Everyday
Address: 1790 Adriatico Street, Remedios Circle, City of Manila, Metro Manila
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Nearby attractions

Malate Church
0.21 km away

Our Lady of Remedies Parish, or the Malate Church in Malate, Manila has a peculiar design evident on its architecture. The church displays an interplay of Muslim design and Mexican Baroque, marrying two opposite designs into one. This church is only one of the two that has twisted columns and has in effect a retablo type facade. Enshrined in the main altar is an image of Our Lady of Remedios. It was brought from Spain by the Augustinians that were administering the church in the 16th century. This image is popular with the mothers who have sick children; they manifest their devotion by lighting special candles and pouring forth their private petitions.

Metropolitan Museum (MET)
0.90 km away

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, also known as the MET, is a modern museum that portrays its paintings, sculptures, installations, and film in contemporary and minimalist design. The changing exhibits on the ground floor highlights artworks from promising Filipino and international artists. Aside from paintings, travelers will also find displays of photography, sculpture, and other forms of visual and interactive pieces of art. The permanent exhibits on the second floor are arranged chronologically, serving as a live walkthrough of the history of the Philippines through the visual arts. The floor features artworks from 1915 to the present by established Filipino artists, including 14 National Artists. Housed in a high-security chamber of steel barriers, the MET's basement features its more exotic pieces of art and artifacts, which include its pre-colonial gold collection, ivory pieces, and stylized pottery and burial vessels.

Solidaridad Bookstore
0.93 km away

Established in 1964 by F. Sionil Jose, the National Artist for Literature, Solidaridad Bookshop is the first air-conditioned bookstore in the Philippines. Back in the '60s, the bookstore used to be a cultural complex with an art gallery, and originally sold books from the US and UK. Today, Solidaridad remains a small yet potent bookstore. It sells various books in humanities, from the classics and the contemporary, the literary and the philosophical, to the economic and the political, all the way from the East to the West. The excellent collection of titles is moderated by the National Artist himself. Since 1964, Solidaridad Bookshop has withstood the test of time when all the establishments surrounding it have come and gone. Once called the “best little bookstore in Asia”, Solidaridad is one quick stop to grab a book for a long bus ride in the Philippines.

Things to do nearby

Shows and performances
1.34 km away

“Katsuri,” a timely drama about friendship and survival based on the John Steinbeck classic “Of Mice and Men.”

This production is adapted and directed by the indefatigable wife-husband tandem of writer Bibeth Orteza and director Carlos Siguion Reyna. This anticipated drama is top-billed by Jonathan Tadioan (Toto) and Marco Viaña (George), two of the most seasoned members of TP’s Actors’ Company (AC).

Written in part Hiligaynon, “Katsuri” tells the harrowing fight for the survival of the Sakada (sugar plantation) workers in Negros, and how it tends to destroy lives and the people's spirits, including families and friendships.

Mabining Mandirigma
Shows and performances
1.35 km away

Written by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Mabining Mandirigma “is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled character, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain, and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation.

Manila Bay Sunset Cruises
Local sightseeing
1.38 km away

  • Hop aboard the magnificent Prestige cruise ship for a delightful sunset cruise experience of Manila Bay
  • Take in the fascinating views of Manila lights
  • Feast upon an unlimited pizza and cocktail drinks

Where to stay

Stay Malate (Wanderers Guest House)

Strategically located at the center of Manila's tourist hub, particularly in the heart of the city's Malate District, the epicenter of Manila's nightlife (clubs, restaurants, coffee shops and night spots).

Victoria Mansion
Hotels and homes
0.14 km away

Strategically Located at *insert location*, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Manila Crown Palace Hotel
Hotels and homes
0.18 km away

Manila Crown Palace Hotel is located in Malate, Manila where various shopping, dining and entertainment establishments could be found. The hotel is also situated in the famous key cultural Manila attractions such as Intramuros and Luneta Park.Our hotel is just minutes away from the major airport. All our valued guests can relax and enjoy their night with our cozy room and bed, equipped with free internet connection, air conditioner, en suite bathroom, toiletries, and refrigerator. We offer delightful variety of food at Steak House from our high caliber Chef.Manila Crown Palace Hotel offers an amazing getaway for friends and family! Make everyday a special day with us!!!

Getting there and around

1790 Adriatico Street, Remedios Circle, City of Manila, Metro Manila

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