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Known and loved for their comforting Filipino fusion dishes and delicious Melbourne coffee, Panco Cafe opens their new branch at One Ayala, Makati!

Also Read: Restaurants and Cafes at One Ayala Mall in Makati

This branch, which is their third location in Metro Manila, flaunts a fresh and laidback look as well as exciting new dishes on their menu! It’s a great place for coffee sessions before work, hearty brunches with the barkada, or special feasts with your loved ones!

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Panco Cafe has got a lot of new dishes for you to try. For appetizers, they have the new Tofu Sisig, Bang Bang Cauliflower, and Coconut Shrimp Poppers to get your appetite going!

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If you’re craving a filling and flavorful salad, they also have the Inasal Chopped Salad–mixed vegetables with Chicken Inasal, tossed in Asian Mayo. But if you’re craving for a breakfast classic, better order their best-selling Breakfast Brisket and Charred Longganisa!

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For mains, their new offerings are the Pacific Salmon and Red Wine Salisbury Steak, both served with mashed potatoes and a side of vegetables for a balanced meal.

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Photo from Ira Valenzuela | Booky

For noodles and pasta options, we reommend trying the crowd-favorite Sisig Palabok and the new Longganisa Pesto Pasta–packed with flavor and oh-so satisfying!

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Photo from Ira Valenzuela | Booky

Still got room for some Filipino desserts? Have the Ube Turon ala Mode and Panco’s Kakanin, their very own take of Inutak!

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Check out Panco Cafe’s other dishes and branches through Booky! Where do you think they’ll open their next branch–perhaps somewhere in BGC?

For now, you can visit Panco Cafe’s new branch at the 2nd Floor, alfresco area of One Ayala Mall!

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Know More about Panco Cafe’s First Branch

Panco Cafe is a Melbourne-style cafe and restaurant offering Filipino Fusion dishes as well as 4th wave coffee from Australia. Panco stands for Pandesal and Coffee, two of Pinoys’ favorite things and two elements that Panco Cafe hopes to reinvent as a combination.

We had a chance to chat with Shanel Tan, the owner of Panco Cafe, who happily talked about the warm reception of their first branch’s opening in 2022. “[Panco Cafe] opened on the 24th of July, but we’ve gained a few regulars immediately,” she shared.

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According to Shanel, the concept of Panco Cafe was inspired by coffee shops in Melbourne, where every corner houses a cafe that’s ready to serve hot food and good coffee. She wanted to recreate the same thing here in Manila, but this time, putting Filipino food under the spotlight–with a special touch of Australia!

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Upon entering Panco Cafe, you’ll immediately feel the chill and relaxing vibes from the place. The space is less of the fast-paced, grab-and-go kind of ambiance, and more of the laidback and homey type of atmosphere. You’ll love the pop of color from the artworks, the spacious layout of the restaurant, and the bright lighting that will perk you right up.

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But of course, the highlight of the Panco Experience is their brews, which they proudly source from Market Lane Coffee, a famous coffee roaster and retailer in Australia. Their food menu, which features delicious and hearty hot meals, is what ultimately sets Panco Cafe apart from all the other coffee spots. Here, you’ll find Filipino dishes reimagined and elevated, imbued with Australian elements.

Melbourne Style or Manila Style? Here’s What You Should Try on Their Menu:

On their menu, you can choose from Melbourne style or Manila style. Melbourne style means you get to enjoy the dish in the form of a sandwich–a popular food among Australians–but this time using the Pinoy Pandesal. The dish comes with root crop chips and pickled atsara.

On the other hand, if you opt for Manila style, you get the dish with rice, a side, and fresh pickled salad!

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We tried the Can’t Believe It’s Vego and Spicy Gambas, Melbourne style, and the Cheesy Kaldereta, Manila style. All three dishes were a knockout!

The Can’t Believe It’s Vego was packed with generous portions of vegetables that were made extra scrumptious and flavorful thanks to the cauliflower puree. It’s sure to convert veggie haters to veggie fans!

The Spicy Gambas was equally stunning. The shrimp was perfectly-cooked, balancing well with the sambal sauce and the sweetness of the bread.

The side of root crop chips was also a star on its own! Crispy, light, and slightly sweet thanks to that drizzle of latik sauce–this one was definitely addictive! In fact, you can get an extra order of these root crop chips if you can’t get enough of them!

The Cheesy Kaldereta shone as well, with its tender meat and melted, cheesy sauce, you’ll surely love to have it with heaps of rice! Not to miss is the side of pickled salad, which was fresh and had the right amount of acidity to fire up your appetite!

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Photo from Panco Cafe | Cheesy Kaldereta, Melbourne Style

For our coffee and non-coffee drinks, we tried the Kalma, Tiramisu Latte, and Strawberry Lychee.

The Kalma was perhaps the most intriguing on the list, since it was a mix of matcha and kalamansi. But the combo surprisingly worked and is refreshingly delicious!

For something creamier, the Tiramisu Latte is a great choice. The sweet and indulgent tiramisu cream complements the coffee very well! The Strawberry Lychee, on the other hand is lighter, with strawberry chunks and lychee mixed with sparkling water!

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Photo from Booky | From the left, Kalma, Tiramisu Latte, and Strawberry Lychee

Visit Panco Cafe!

Find Panco Cafe at 110 Don Carlos Palanca, Legazpi Village or on the 5th floor of The Podium Mall. Whether you’re stopping by for a filling meal, looking for a chill space to work, or bringing the whole gang together for a weekly tito/titahan, Panco Cafe is your spot!

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