Vegetarian coffee shop selling coffee and vegan options. Dishes include sandwiches, pasta, rice, salad, pancakes and dessert. Open Mon-Sun 6:30am-12:00am.

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13 Reviews

First Review by beat


Points +168

30 Oct 2023

Gaslighting staff

Ordered vegan sisig but they brought it with mayo and egg. Staff instead tried to gaslight instead of taking responsibility.

Cons: Poor customer service



Points +24

26 Jun 2023

Great, well priced vegan food!

Located close to the SM shopping mall, this vegan restaurant offers a great selection of Filipino and Western style dishes.


Points +116

26 Jan 2023

A great place for vegans

So far I havent found any vegan restaurants in Iloilo city and I must say that this place is the best because they have a lot of vegan options. We ate here twice, ordered different meals on each visit and I must say, the food always tasted great

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-24


Points +422

23 Jan 2023

Nice place...

... To fulfill, your vegan cravings, their menu is mostly vegetarian but they got some good vegan options, the food is tasty but a little bit oily...

Pros: Some nice vegan options , Tasty food, Nice staff

Cons: A bit oily


Points +34

08 Nov 2022

Delicious vegetarian restaurant, lots of vegan options!

Lots of Filipino dishes turned vegan, or easily vegan with omissions of egg or sauces. There’s also different Asian, American, Mexican dishes, bowls and salads!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Filipino dishes , Inexpensive


Points +234

07 Oct 2022

Iloilo option

Great menu…nice venue. Food items turned up one by one over a long period and one of them was forgotten. Food a bit mixed… but would try again.

Pros: Massive menu of fully vegetarian options, Nice open air setting

Cons: Slightly sporadic service


Points +32

11 Feb 2021

Goodbye...Third Time Is A Charm!

I’ve decided to take a positive stance to never be a patron of @monkeygrounds in Iloilo City again. This has happened time and times again with no restitution (refund). Stop taking advantage of people in the city on your claims, quality and quantity in your ads. It’s unethical and immoral practice. You claim to have the same values as a vegan but your practice shows otherwise. Shame on you.

Pros: Salads, Coffee, Bread

Cons: Quality, Quanity, Temperature


Points +155

12 Aug 2020

Love it

Their vegan crispy pata is amazing! Sooo good!


Points +34

09 Mar 2020

Didn't expect.

My sister introduced me to this place. They got vegan meals which I never expected. They even got lechon kawali vegan. Try also the sisig which is stoked, just ask to remove the egg. Nice place but need some improvements but overall it's a great place and definitely will recommend this to my friends.

Pros: Got vegan options.

Cons: Fairly enough.


Points +23

24 Jan 2020


Variety, good, cheap, all vegetarian (vegan options)

Pros: Variety, good, cheap, all vegetarian (vegan option


Points +40

20 Oct 2019

Vegan options!

My husband and I stumbled in here as we were walking across Diversion Rd from Anytime Fitness.. It’s tough to see from the road but it’s underneath the footbridge.

There was a good handful vegan options. We had the Fire Bowl (crispy tofu with a tasty not-too-spicy sauce on a bed of rice) and the Buddha Bowl (it was tasty too except the avocado lime dressing tasted “off”.. likely a local lime/kalamansi instead of the type we’re used to). Coffee was great as well! Would come back here again :)

Pros: Coffee shop vibe, Good service , A/C

Cons: Out of a few vegan options at the time


Points +67

24 May 2019

A little veg haven in Iloilo

It would be easy to miss this place so watch for it. It’s across the street from the Diversion 21 hotel near the pedestrian overpass, next to a Bridgestone tire place.

I had the Gorilla Burger and a banana shake. Both were excellent. The G-Burger is 2 mushroom patties and loaded with fixings including onion rings. The small serving of fries was just the right amount (and actually tasted like potatoes!!). The banana shake was sublime.

I will definitely come back!!

Pros: Vegan options , Nice big outdoor patio, Friendly staff

Cons: Easy to miss, so look for the landmarks I noted!


Points +169

31 Mar 2019

Worth supporting!

As one of the only vegetarian restaurants in Iloilo it does deserve support. Vegan options are limited, but there are.. I can highly recommend the "grilled veggies sandwich" with vegan pesto.. "garlic lechon kawali" was interesting, but a little too deep fried for my taste.

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