Cozy atmosphere, hints of old world with a few modern touches. Plays old jazz, classical, and world music. Sample menu items such as tofu-walnut burger, dukka, organic wine, spinach & mushroom lasagna, North African veg stew. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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53 Reviews

First Review by bad.sneakers


Points +36

09 Oct 2023

Delicious vegetarian food

First finding alliumfree options in Philippines is not easy. And there are 3 dishes that I could choose from! And it is not the usual margherita pizza 😝

Pros: Wholesome and healthy food, Alliumfree, Ambience

Cons: Traffic in Manila is quite bad



Points +59

10 Aug 2023

❤️ Love it!

Cozy place, not too overrun by tourists, fair prices. Tastes great!

Pros: One of the best hummus I ever had, Friendly personell

Chiqui Mabanta

10 Sep 2023


Points +217

27 Jul 2022

Homey ambiance amidst vegan comfort food

I like the vegan carrot cake. The main dishes were expensive though even though they were decent.

Pros: Nice vegan dessert options

Cons: Pricey

Chiqui Mabanta

10 Sep 2023

Very sorry about the prices but everything has gone up and it's really hard to keep prices down because of the ingredients in the dishes. But happy to hear you liked the dishes anyway


Points +299

16 Sep 2021

Veg food and old time jazz

Vegetarian joint with quite a few vegan options. Cuisine from all over the globe, but I usually stick with the Filipino dishes. Pretty good sinigang gulay served with red rice and vegan patis. Another solid menu choice is the laing (taro leaves cooked in coconut milk and chili pepper). One unique point is the restaurant uses Kangan water system for all of their cooking. Also serves it (free) to customers. In fact there were a few times I popped in on a hot day, and the staff was kind enough to fill my thermos, just as I was passing by the cafe.

Pros: Kangen water used for customer drinking water


Points +1623

08 Mar 2021

Favorite vegetarian place in the metro

Love this place. Truly international, from Filipino to Asian, European, American, to Middle Eastern dishes available. All are vegetarian, but not all vegan -- easy to spot, they're all properly labelled, even those you can veganize. Really enjoyed the dukka and bread, fried lumpia, arroz ala cubana, veg nut roast w gravy, kofta on couscous, sugar free carrot cake. Even their coffee is good.

Pros: Lots of vegan dishes and ready veganize options, Great variety in cuisine, Flavors are perfect, not too overpowering


Points +40

20 Jun 2020

Cosy little restaurant

Local organic products and lots of vegan options. Must try their vegan burger! The atmosphere is really nice, perfect for a date ;)

Pros: High quality products

Cons: A bit pricey but worth it


Points +654

27 Mar 2020

Pricey, but cute ambiance

Food presentation was a little subpar and the flavour was okay, especially for the price. But all was good as they had decently priced coffee and lots of vegan ice cream options.😄The interior and the courtyard were good, but the actually location of the cafe is adjacent to a very busy road. Was a little cumbersome to access the restaurant on foot. I guess I probably wouldn't return to eat here when there are many other delicious places to eat.

Pros: vegan ice cream, filipino foods, outdoor seating

Cons: Expensive, unimpressive presentation, kinda small portions


Points +45

23 Feb 2020

Great, but could be better

Wide selection of food. Great ambience. Had a great starter plate. Favorites ala cubana and laing had underwhelming presentation and taste. Ice cream was served somewhat warm and semi melted.

Pros: Wide selection, Great ambience

Cons: Could be better. Better quality control, Ice cream was served a bit warm


Points +38

03 Dec 2019

Average and Expensive

I wouldn’t go here again.


Points +343

31 Oct 2019

Poor quality

I ate here on my last visit to Manila 2 years ago with a friend that took me here who lives here - the food was delicious. HOWEVER I just got a salad to go and was so disappointed at the quality and size of the portion when I went to eat it. The lettuce was all turning black and rotting. There was at most 1/4 cup of quinoa, about 7 small slices of asparagus and maybe 1 teaspoon of feta. It was terrible quality and the smallest salad I've ever eaten (for 330PHP!).

Pros: Menu offers many vegan options

Cons: Poor quality ingredients, Tiny portion size for the price


Points +49

30 Sep 2019

Not bad.

Really nice ambience. Food was good but nothing outstanding.

Pros: Nice setting, Excellent service

Cons: A tad expensive


Points +365

31 Aug 2019

Test of time

I’ve been going here for years on and off and never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious and the service great. However, Manila Vegan scene has evolved but this place hasn’t. Should offer more vegan options and do menu rotations. I’ve never been disappointed but also never been WOWed.

Pros: Vegan options, Stood the rest of time , Quality food

Cons: Not enough vegan options , Price could be better


Points +46

16 Aug 2019

Good taste but a bit pricy

Just tried the seaweed salad, which is WFPB (first time to see a wholly WFPB dish outside in Manila). Simple dish with good flavor, though it was a bit pricy for the amount you get.

Looking forward to coming back and trying their mains, will update review.


Points +60

11 Aug 2019

Yummy GF, vegan desserts

I wish I was more hungry when I got here because I would have loved to eat through the whole menu!

Lots of traditional dishes clearly marked vegan/gf etc

Definitely try the vegan/gf cake... I still don't know how they did that. That cake was the best cake I have ever had that wasn't made with regular flour! 💜

Pros: Vegan gf desserts


Points +20

31 Jul 2019

My favorite to date

Great tasting vegan food! My favorite is the karekare, laing, and green curry!


Points +1749

27 Jul 2019

nice ambiance, low lighting, candles, african stew was perfect

the salad was delicious but very small. i loved the vinegerette. menu has "V", for vegan items, i love that.

Pros: delicious, calm place

Cons: small portions


Points +249

12 Apr 2019


Ambiente muy tranquilo, camarero super atento. Hemos probado el sándwich de queso vegano que era muy bueno.


Points +13

15 Mar 2019

A place not to be missed

I went several times and the food is consistently fresh and good. There is a large variety of dishes, and the atmosphere is cosy and charming.

Pros: Excellent dishes., Pleasant atmosphere., Fresh food.

Chiqui Mabanta

15 Mar 2019

Thank you very much! Glad you liked the food and the place :-)


Points +34

11 Feb 2019

Worth it

This was the closest vegetarian place to me during my brief stay in Makati and it was a lifesaver. The menu prices will set you back, but being Makati I had to get over what I was used to paying on some of the other islands. The menu is wonderful with vegan and non-vegan options. Being vegan, I had the African stew, the lentil soup (mind blowing), the nut burger, and vegan ice cream with cookie. They even serve a local kombucha which was tasty as heck and nearly impossible to find elsewhere in the Phils. The staff could be friendly, but also lethargic. Each time, after giving me the menu I would have wasted away if I didn't take the bull by the horns and get their attention to order. Food prep is also slow.

Pros: Great selection, Nice vibe/ environment , Declicious

Cons: Portion size could be small, Price, Slow, inattentive service


Points +52

10 Feb 2019

Food is always good

Vegan food here is always good and atmosphere is great. Service is usually a bit slow, though staff are nice. Have been here many times and will keep coming back.


Points +110

03 Feb 2019

Average experience

Has so much potential but sadly doesn't deliver. Large menu and varied but food didn't blow my mind (Had a Filipino curry with rice). Cake was still partially frozen. Nice vegan ice cream but tiny portion. Service is extremely slow and they forgot we ordered drinks. I wouldn't recommend really.


Points +88

18 Oct 2018

Not astonishing

The seaweed salad was rather simple. Slow service, many items were not available. Food and drinks came in a rather chaotic ordered.


Points +30

26 Aug 2018

Ruhiges Restaurant mit leckeren veganen und vegetarischen Gerichten

Das Essen war sehr frisch und lecker. Das Personal total freundlich und das Lokal selbst gemütlich eingerichtet. Auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert.


Points +1334

07 May 2018

Loved this place

I specifically went to have lunch here, and wasn't disappointed! They have an extensive menu, mostly vegan. The feature all kind of cuisines, but I liked the fact that I could try local Filipino dishes made vegan, as the Philippines aren't generally that vegan-friendly. I added the menu as per May 2018, so have a look!

Pros: Mostly vegan, Not too expensive, Tasty food


Points +19

Mostly Veg
15 Apr 2018

Will definitely be going back

Lovely vegetarian restaurant with vegan options (clearly marked). We had the spinach fill pastry triangles, nut roast, arroz a cubano, raw apple pie and salted caramel torte. The nut roast and raw apple pie were outstanding. The other stuff was also pretty good. Reasonably priced, super cosy, will definitely be going back.

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options


Points +334

05 Mar 2018

Vegan filipino food!!

I was so so excited to be able to have vegan Sinigang, one of my favourite dishes when I lived in the Philippines as a meat eater before. It did NOT disappoint. My Filipino friend agreed that it was incredible, tasting like the "real thing". It was really exciting. She also ordered a Filipino dish which was just as good. We came back another night and ordered some of the western food, I had the roast. The portion was a little small, but it was delicious. We also had the chocolate cake, equally delicious. An amazing little place, quite small though so not for big groups and you might want to book a table in advance

Pros: Filipino dishes, Cosy cafe, Vegan dishes labelled

Cons: Quite small, so not for bigger groups

Chiqui Mabanta

16 Mar 2018

Thank you very much for your comments! Happy you liked the food!


Points +110

04 Feb 2018


This is a really lovely restaurant with great food. I can't remember the names of the dishes we had but they were from the Filipino menu. It was my first taste Filipino food and I loved it.

Pros: Great food, nice atmosphere.

Cons: None!

Chiqui Mabanta

16 Mar 2018

THANK YOU! Happy to read your review! Glad you liked the Filipino food too :-D

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