These new restaurants and cafes will definitely be on your top favorites!
Deciding where to eat in Bacolod can take up a lot of your time, especially since the city is known for housing a variety of cuisines and delicious food. Moreover, as the city’s tourism grows, new establishments also pop up. Since most business owners have foodies as their target market, most of the spots that are opening are restaurants and cafes.
Operating hours:Monday to Sunday; 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Recommended budget for two:PhP450
A new resto-bar with a romantic and scenic view!
Image: Bunny’s Grill Official Facebook Page
Serving chicken inasal or grilled chicken—one of Bacolod’s best dishes—Bunny’s Grill provides a laid-back ambiance where people can eat, drink, and chill. The place consists of an open area that is surrounded by potted plants and little trees. Besides chicken, they also have seafood on their menu. At night, you can relax with a bottle of beer as you listen to the restaurant’s acoustic band. Since the place is wide, it can also host birthday parties and special occasions.
How to go to Bunny’s Grill: Find either a Fortune Towne or Homesite jeepney along Burgos Street and ask to be dropped off at the corner of San Juan and Burgos Street. From there, you can walk or ride a pedicab going to Bunny’s Grill.
Location:#19 Felomina St., Eroreco Subdivision, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City
Operating hours:Tuesday to Friday; 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Recommended budget for two:PhP600
Foodies can enjoy fine dining with a countryside vibe at The Weekend Señorito.
Image: The Weekend Señorito Facebook Page
Small but picturesque in every corner, The Weekend Señorito aims to provide customers an elegant experience with a healthy menu. The interiors feature curated plant decors and various art displays that are from the owner’s personal collection. Meanwhile, the restaurant serves colorful meals that use fresh and organic vegetables from Penalosa Farms. For menu suggestions, The Weekend Señorito’s Korean Pork Belly and Chili Garlic Ribs rice bowls are a must-try for first-timers in the restaurant.
How to go to The Weekend Señorito: Take an Eroreco jeepney located at the back of Plazamart Downtown. Get off at Filomena Street (third street on the left) near the main entrance to Eroreco Subdivision. The restaurant is only a short walk from there.
UCC’s menu comes with Filipino, American, and Japanese inspired food options.
Image: Cherry Ann Martir
International brand Ueshima Coffee Company or UCC Clockwork recently opened its doors to caffeine lovers of Bacolod. Originally founded in 1933, it is the first company to produce vacuum-packed coffee. This Japanese company also took the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest-running canned beverage in the world.
Located along the busy street of Lacson, the coffee shop has a modern and cozy interior. UCC Clockwork uses the siphon method for their coffee, and they also serve pastries, pasta, and fusion dishes to go with the drinks. Without a doubt, UCC elevates the coffee game in the city with its distinct Japanese-style coffee-making.
How to go to UCC Clockwork: Ride a Bata-Libertad or Mandalagan-Libertad PUV. Get off in front of PNB which is located at Lacson Street. You can spot UCC Clockwork at the ground floor of the PNB building.
Location:Awing Bldg., Araneta St., Brgy. 36, Bacolod City
Monday to Friday; 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday to Sunday; 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Recommended budget for two:PhP300
Take a picture and share the beautiful backdrop with your special someone.
Image: The Milktea Project - Bacolod Facebook Page
Conveniently located downtown, The Milktea Project is a new hangout place for milk tea lovers. With more than 10 branches nationwide, it serves affordable and delicious milk tea, smoothies, and snacks like nacho fries, dynamite (spicy spring roll), and lumpia (meat spring roll). This joyful environment, which is outfitted with eye-catching wall designs and inspirational quotes, is perfect for barkada (friend group) hangouts and small dates. Dress in bright colors to match the palette of the milk tea shop and pose for an Instagram post!
How to get there: If you are coming from the south, ride a jeepney with any of the following routes: Pta.Taytay-Central Market, Airport-Central Market, and Tangub-Libertad. If you are from the north or Lacson area, take a Bata-Libertad jeepney. In both cases, ask the driver to drop you off in front of Negros Occidental High School or NOHS. Find the Jegabytes Store; beside it is The Milktea Project.
Operating hours:Monday to Sunday; 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Recommended budget for two:PhP500
These Vietnamese Spring Rolls are made with the freshest ingredients.
Image: EastBite Restaurant Facebook Page
Eastbite Restaurant has recently opened its second branch in Bacolod. Located along Lacson Street, this branch is more accessible to food hunters. The new branch is also more spacious compared to the previous one and exudes a cozy and classy vibe. It is staffed with chefs from the culinary team of La Consolacion College Bacolod who meticulously prepare and cook Asian dishes perfectly, from Pad Thai to Curry Katsudon. With authentic dishes served at a reasonable price, dining in this restaurant is like going on a food trip around Asia!
How to go to Eastbite Restaurant: Jeepneys from the north and south with Bata-Libertad and Mandalagan-Libertad routes pass by T.U. Square Building, where the restaurant is located. If you are near the Public Bacolod Cemetery or Burgos Public Market, find a northbound jeepney and get off in front of T.U. Square Building. The restaurant is located at the left side of the building, in front of Shell gas station.
Now that you know where the newest spots are, you know where to go the next time you are looking to satisfy your gastronomical cravings!
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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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