5 Places to Eat in If You Want to Dress Up with Your Barkada
Candy Girls enjoy dressing up and looking their best. Be it for school, parties, family bonding, or catching up, they absolutely love putting together outfits they look and feel good in. You have to admit—dressing up is even more fun when you have your best friends with you. Pair Instagram-ready ensembles with a fun hangout, and you're all sure to have the best time.
And what can be better than looking your prettiest while having delectable dishes and meaningful convos with your barkada? Now, don’t think you have to go to fancy, swanky places with extremely pricey dishes just so you can wear your favorite fashion pieces. It's not only at hotel restaurants where you can dress to impress.
No matter your personal style, mood, or craving, there are places you can hit with your barkada for yummy meals and cool ambiance, all while donning your photo-ready outfits.
Designer Blooms Cafe
Cluster 2, Unit 11A, Molito, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Designer Blooms Cafe in the South is all sorts of pretty, so you should really dress up for a visit with your girlfriends. We suggest putting on breezy pieces in lovely pastel colors to match the charming interiors filled with beautiful flower arrangements and dainty ornaments. You must try their Margherita Panizza with fresh tomatoes, rich tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil, arugula, and alfalfa sprouts. The cafe also offers selections of salads, soups, sandwiches, pastas, and cakes.
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
11 Isabelo Mendoza St., San Roque, Marikina City
Put on your trusty sundress for a hearty breakfast with the girls at Rustic Mornings by Isabelo. Unlike its dinner counterpart, Rustic Mornings allows walk-ins every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is refreshing to see the unique (and, of course, rustic) character of this hidden garden-turned-restaurant. Filipino breakfast favorites like the Beef Tapa and Breaded Boneless Bangus are on the menu, along with choices of pancakes, toasts, omelettes, and more.
#1153 J.P. Laurel St. corner Aguado St., San Miguel Manila
Wear vintage pieces to Casa Roces, an ancestral home converted to a restaurant with a homey and sophisticated vibe. The fusion of classic and modern designs will inspire you young ladies to be at your most prim and proper. And if you love Spanish and Filipino cuisines, all the more that you'll enjoy dining here. For a filling meal, we suggest the exquisite Lengua in Mushroom Cognac Sauce or the guilt-inducing but nevertheless satisfying Bulalo Steak a La Pobre. If you're getting dessert, you have to try their delicate Malacanan Frozen Souffle.
4th Avenue corner 26th St., Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
125 Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
G/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Wack Wack, Mandaluyong City
Put together an #OOTD-ready urban chic look the next time you head to Wildflour. The crowd at this cafe-bakery is always laidback but still stylish, so you have to keep up. Wildflour serves breakfast options until 3 p.m., and they have a loaded menu filled with crowdpleasers like the Porchetta Sandwich and Croque Madame. You can't skip dessert at this place, so be sure to leave some room.
Going to the weekend market doesn't mean you have to dress lousily. You can still have fun putting together pieces for your weekend market brunch with the girls. We suggest street style or boho chic. Also, dining at weekend markets never gets boring. You have a ton of options to choose from, so everyone in the group will find something they can gorge on. You can also do a bit of shopping for rare finds, novelty items, or organic produce if you like!