Baka mahanap mo na ang the JUAN sa San Juan!

Compared to other food hotspots in the metro, San Juan may not be the most popular choice. But that’s not to say that it’s not worth visiting for a spontaneous food trip or a chill hangout with friends.

In fact, it’s home to some of the most interesting and delicious hidden gems. As much as we like to keep them to ourselves, everyone deserves to know where to get good food!

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And that’s why in this list, you’ll get to discover underrated hole-in-the-walls and coffee shops that you can only find within San Juan City!

Good Pastry Cafe

Good Pastry Cafe lives up to its name by offering good pastries of all kinds. From egg tarts, cheesecakes, and croissants, you’ll definitely find something here for everyone. They also don’t fall short of offering freshly made meals for a casual dinner or lunch!

good pastry cafe matcha croissant
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Connecticut St, Fox Square Bldg, Greenhills, San Juan
(0966) 655 7494

Niseko Coffee

Niseko Coffee is a specialty coffee shop that serves espresso-based drinks and hand-dripped coffee using precision brewing. They also have freshly cooked taiyaki (Japanese fish-shaped waffles) as well as other desserts to pair with your coffee!

Niseko Coffee's Matcha Latte
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(0905) 114-5725

Moon Rabbit

Moon Rabbit at first glance and its name alone doesn’t look or sound like your typical Chinese restaurant; because it’s not. Though the majority of their dishes heavily revolve around Chinese classics, they focus on home-cooked high-quality Asian fusion cuisine with a touch of Western influences.

moon rabbit cafe and restaurant asian fusion
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2 Ledesma St., San Juan
(0917) 158 3785

Oohara Don Shop

Delicious donburi bowls that will satisfy not just the palate but the soul await you at Oohara Don Shop. They specialize in serving simple yet authentic Japanese comfort food from classic favorites such as Katsudon to Gyudon.

oohara don shop gyudon
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Giannetto Pizzeria

Jack and Lesley found inspiration from many home cooking businesses that blossomed during the pandemic. Gianetto Pizzeria aspires to make quality homemade brick oven pizzas from scratch that doesn’t compromise on taste and quality.

giannetto spinach and cream cheese brick oven pizza
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304 V Cruz St, San Juan
(02) 7120 2596

Sala Thai

You’ll find a mix of classic and modern authentic Thai dishes at O Square’s newest addition, Sala Thai. The heartwarming food coupled with their well-lit place and inviting interior design really make for a cozy hangout place.

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G/F, Ortigas Ave, O Square 2 Bldg, Greenhills, San Juan
(0977) 218 6165 | (0919) 283 6155

Oyasumi Ramen

Oyasumi Ramen serves Yokohama Iekei Ramen. “Iekei”, which literally means house, is a Yokohama-hailed ramen variant characterized by its thick, greasy, pork-flavored, some say creamy, broth. The noodles are thick and made fresh daily.

oyasumi basil ramen
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308 P. Guevarra St. cor. Seaview St., San Juan
(02) 8275 0309 | (0905) 892 3715

Suzhou Dimsum

Suzhou Dimsum is a quaint restaurant located at A. Mabini Street. They are an authentic Chinese restaurant that has been serving premium dim sum and other classic Chinese staples for almost 20 years.

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837 A. Mabini Street, Corner Araullo Street 
0921 282 0144

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