Always Hungry? 24-Hour Restaurants Curb Your Cravings Any Time
Anybody can attest to the fact Filipinos love to eat, and unfortunately for us, food cravings know no time. It’s probably for these very reasons that 24-hour restaurants exist, especially in the city where the lines between late nights and early mornings can get blurry. So, in case you find yourself on the streets after-hours, hoping to find a cure for your hangover or hunger pangs, here are some places you can stop by for delicious and satisfying grub. You’re sure to find their doors open.
1| Recovery Food
Open all day for those who are in need of comfort food, sobering up, and everything else in between, Recovery Food is a 24-hour restaurant for no-fail, good food. In case you haven’t found yourself in one of those situations that we mentioned, just drop by all the same and treat yourself. The Tapa de Morning works wonders on everyone, inebriated and otherwise, and is just the tapsilog that you don’t know you need, but actually do. In case you need more convincing, Recovery Food is by the same group behind Mamou, which is the source of some of Manila's best steak and pancakes.
- Joe Pho
- Tapa de Morning
- Lecheng Kawali
2| Cable Car
Having been in the country for at least 25 years, Cable Car is just one of those default places you can go to anytime—quite literally, since it’s open all day. Going to this 24-hour restaurant is akin to visiting a friend whom you know will just welcome you with open arms no matter the situation. A favorite of partying Gen-Xers, Cable Car is most famous for its wings, which are bathed in homemade sauce and served ablaze (yes, ablaze!) on a sizzling plate.
- Cable Car Wings
- Cable Car Burger
- Heartbreaker Pizza
If you’re the type who can eat breakfast all day long, then you should permanently pin Denny's. This diner is open all day to serve simple and classic, yet yummy, comfort food any time hunger strikes. Hailing from the U.S., Denny’s features signature and staple American favorites, like the All-American Slam, which is a combination of scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and toast. This 24-hour restaurant also lets you indulge yourself with burgers, steak, ribs, and heavenly milkshakes.
- Fried Chicken and Waffle
- Ultimate Omelette
- Porkchop and Eggs
4| O Ga Ne
There’s just never enough time to get your fill of samgyeopsal, especially if it’s unlimited. Good thing that O Ga Ne is open all day, so you’re sure to have all the time you need to dig in. This 24-hour restaurant on Tomas Morato also serves kimbap, bulgogi, shabu-shabu, bibimbap, and other Korean favorites. If you feel like ending your day (or starting it) with a meat buffet, you know where to go.
- Unlimited Pork & Beef Combo
303 Tomas Morato Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City; (02) 410-7608
5| Warung Indo
Warung Indo isn't your usual late-night pitstop. Behind that scrappy exterior is an Asian haven full of the colorful flavors of Indonesia.
- Nasi Goreng
- Beef Rendang
- Ayam Penyet
Ground floor LPL Manor, 116 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
6| Eden Food Hall
Bonifacio Global City is a city that never sleeps and the restaurant industry is only too happy to accommodate. Eden is a food hall that’s open 24 hours and offers you just about anything you’re craving: Chang Thai’s Bagoong Rice, Bulacan Lugaw Kitchen’s Crispy Pata, and Pepa Wings’ flavorful chicken, among many others.
- Bakmi Nyonya
- Chang Thai
- Go! Salads
32nd and 5th Building, 32nd Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
7| Mister Kabab
When you find yourself in the north of the city during hours when everybody else is asleep, you'll probably find someone awake over at Mister Kabab. It's for the person who loves Middle-Eastern food so much that a craving is bound to strike any time of day. Have a little bit of everything with the Kabab Platter, which has two sticks each of chicken, beef, and lamb.
- Ox brain
- Olivieh Salad
31 West Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon City
8| Kanto Freestyle Breakfast
Known for its humble beginnings as a foldaway restaurant on Ortigas, Kanto Freestyle Breakfast has cemented itself as an old reliable when it comes delicious breakfast food. It's gotten a facelift and opened several branches in the recent past, but though it's not quite as kanto anymore, this 24-hour joint still rests on its casual and welcoming appeal all day and all night.
- Chocnut Champorado with Tuyo
- Bacon Congee Topped with Poached Egg
9| Tim Hortons
Burning the proverbial midnight oil or forced to start your day awfully and unacceptably early? Find company at Tim Hortons. Selected branches are open 24 hours and the ones that are promise cozy comforts and a menu that boasts of flavorful pastries, sandwiches, wedges, and more. Of course, the highlight of this 24-hour restaurant-cum-café is its selection of doughnuts and Timbits and coffee, both of which make for the perfect pick-me-up.
- Bagel Belt
- Chipotle Chicken Wrap
10| Filling Station
The Filling Station's retro vibe, fluorescent lights, and overall nostalgia-inducing interiors make the dining experience in this 24-hour restaurant all the more pleasing. An original Poblacion establishment, its menu is filled with just about anything for every guest as it stays open all day—pancakes and waffles, wings, pizzas, you name it! Oh, don’t forget to order yourself a glass of milkshake; you won’t regret it!
- Power Breakfast
5012 P. Burgos Street, Poblacion, Makati City
11| Angus Tapa Centrale
Many Northerners profess their love for the tapa served at Angus Tapa Centrale. Located on Maginhawa, which is teeming with gastronomic treasures, this 24-hour restaurant serves straight-up good tapa—so good that it melts in your mouth, according to some. Aside from tapsilog, its Angus beef also comes in the form of sandwiches, ribs, salpicao, and more. This hole in the wall is open 24 hours for anyone who craves really good tapa, whatever the hour.
- Filipino Big Breakfast
- Smoked Milkfish
- Croissant Philly
11th Jamboree Street corner Kamuning Road, Sacred Heart, Quezon City; 22 Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
12| Army Navy
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably visited Army Navy at least once and we bet it was during a normal, acceptable hour. But, if you suddenly find yourself hungry for a hefty burger or burrito at an ungodly hour, you’ll be happy to know that some branches are open 24 hours. Now, you can have a burger (or a Bully Boy Burger) for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Fearless Fried Chicken
- Freedom Fries
- Steak Burrito