NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE TO NORTH/CENTRAL BGC
Let your feet take you to exciting dining options and shopping haunts in the area. And while you’re at it, why not engage in an outdoor activity or two?
Destinations for home enthusiasts, book lovers, and more
DESIGN STORY. Be enthralled with a combination of pieces from Danish brand HAY and Stellar Works, which carry furniture with Eastern and Western design influences. Minimalist in design yet practical, the store’s choice pieces also add a pop of color. 3/L Uptown Mall, 11th Ave., cor. 36th Ave.
BOCONCEPT. Add a touch of luxury to your space with expertly designed contemporary pieces from Denmark. You can choose a specific design, size, shape, color, and material to customize your furniture. G/L MOS Design Building, Bonifacio High Street DIMENSIONE. Surprising finds await, as you scour through not just
furnituremodern accessories—frombut also a mix of quirky coasters and to dinnerware to photo albums and paperweights from abroad. One Parkade, 28th St., cor. 7th Ave.
CASABELLA. Comfort and luxury can go together. Browse through a collection of European high-end brands like Kettal, Santa and Cole, CasaDesús, Moroso, Former, and De Padova. G/L MDI Corporate Center. 10th Ave., cor. 39th St.
CALLIGARIS. Modern Italian furniture with quality craftsmanship and smart design is what you’ll find here. Perfect for young, upwardly mobile professional condo dwellers. Mezzanine Floor, Clipp Center, 11th Ave. cor 39th St.
FULLY BOOKED. With three floors of books and paper products, plus a coffee shop and a yogurt place inside, you’ll probably need a full day to browse and shop (and eat) to your heart’s content. B6, Bonifacio High Street
S&R MEMBERSHIP SHOPPING. If you like shopping by the bulk (and secretly find joy in computing how much you actually save), this is the place for you. There’s a membership fee valid for one year, and you can shop at any of its branches nationwide. 32nd St. cor. 5th Ave.
Got a free hour, an evening, or a whole weekend?
GRAND HYATT MANILA. Book a staycation and take in the spectacular view at this soon-to-open luxury hotel set at the top 25 floors of the iconic MetroBank Financial Center. 8th Ave., Veritown Fort GLOBE ICONIC ENTERTAINMENT ZONE. A theater set outdoors certainly provides a unique kind of entertainment. Past productions staged here include American Idiot and A Christmas Carol. 5th Ave.
KIDZANIA. Got kids or nephews you want to keep entertained for a whole day? Have them play pretend at this
indoor play city where they can be a banker, baker, TV reporter, firefighter, and other jobs they dream of! Park Triangle North, 11th Ave.
TRACK 30th. Get some exercise done on the jogging path and yoga and exercise lawn. Plus, have an art fix by viewing the interactive installations made from recycled materials. Or, simply spend a few minutes alone at the meditation garden. 30th St.
TERRA 28th. Relive some of the best-loved Filipino games at this park with interactive playground art installations. Get together with friends and family for a game of piko, holen, luksong baka, or habulang taya. 28th St.
Chat & Eat
Meet up with friends or enjoy a quiet date over good food
holeTHE PERFECTwith industrial PINT. interiors,A casual it wateringhas a bar sample area differentin the middle kinds whereof craft you beer. can Renowned chef Gene Gonzalez is the brains behind the Filipino menu. 2/L Crossroads, 32nd St. THE HUNGRY HOUND BAR + KITCHEN. With the look of an old English pub, this establishment comes alive shortly before lunchtime. Its tall windows let in natural light, reflecting beautifully on the wooden walls. The Globe Tower , 82nd St., cor. 7th Ave.
KARTILYA. The name refers to the primer of the Katipunan, which inspired the Pinoy look and feel of this restaurant. Details include faux capiz windows on the wall, wooden floors, and intricately carved table legs. The restaurant serves Filipino dishes, of course. Two Parkade, 30th St., cor. 7th Ave.
NACI COMFORT FOOD. The place is abuzz with happy colors—from the hanging lights to the funky seats. As the name implies, the menu consists of good old favorites, including breakfast sets you can enjoy anytime during the day. Two Parkade, 30th St., cor. 7th Ave. VASK MODERN TAPAS & GASTRONOMIC
CUISINE. The great view of BGC is just a bonus; the cozy, modern interiors that play around with geometric shapes are features that will impress you. Playful elements and art give the restaurant a casual feel as you enjoy Spanish tapas from the menu. Clipp Center, 11th Ave., cor. 39th St.
THE WHOLESOME TABLE. Feast on your favorites like burgers and pizza under faux trees without any guilt. At The Wholesome Table, all produce comes from organic sources so you're eating fresh. 30th cor. 7th Ave.
POUND BY TODD english. The long, narrow stretch upon entering the restaurant is reminiscent of a hall in an old English castle. The beautiful arches, marble tables, and distressed brick walls add to the old-world vibe of the place. And what, you ask, is on their menu? Fancy burgers. B3, Bonifacio High Street
And Now, Coffee
Stop by for a caffeine fix—whether solo or with a friend
CRISP ON 28th. What would otherwise be a regular café becomes a visual treat with an accent wall, wall decals, and printed upholstery in playful black-and-white patterns. This coffee shop is on a quiet street facing the park, too, so it’s the perfect spot to get your java fix (and maybe enjoy a salad and entrée of your choice). G/L Alveo Corporate Center, 28th St.
COSTA COFFEE. The smattering of London-inspired elements, especially the Union Jack sofa, gives you a hint of the origins of this coffee place. Brightly lit and inviting, with a selection of coffee and freshly baked cakes and pastries to boot, this café will surely make you stay a while longer. One World Place, 32nd St.
THE PALACE POOL CLUB
THE WHOLESOME TABLE
THE HUNGRY HOUND BAR + KITCHEN
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