The next day after our huge drinking session, was a bit of a struggle to say the least. Our first aim for the day was to go for brunch, and try to stomach some food! Nursing our hangovers, we headed down to Wildflour Café in Fort. Wildflour serves modern café type food, and also bake their own bread and pastries on site. I have to say, I don’t know if it was just the hangover or what, but I absolutely loved my meal here! I chose the fried chicken sandwich with jalapeno coleslaw, and it was just delicious. Wildflour also have homemade sodas, so I rehydrated with a refreshing strawberry and lemon soda which really hit the spot. It certainly seemed to be a popular spot, and I definitely recommend checking it out for yourself if you’re in the area. I’m still dreaming of that jalapeno coleslaw!
After a lazy afternoon floating in the pool at Naomi’s apartment building, we eventually felt vaguely human enough to get ready to go out again. We dragged ourselves out into the car to Makati to check out the huge shopping malls in Greenbelt. I couldn’t believe how many malls there were all strung together (and even with a church in the middle), it was quite overwhelming. Filipinos sure love their shopping!
After wandering around for a bit, still too under the weather to do any real shopping, we decided it was time to man up for a bit of “hair of the dog”! So we headed to Museum Café in Greenbelt 4, to get into some cocktails. They had a quite extensive cocktail list, and good happy hour specials as well. We sat outside on their terrace, which was surrounded by the gardens so didn’t even feel like to you were amongst several shopping malls. Only a couple of delicious cocktails later and we were back on board and ready to take on the world!
For our last dinner in Manila, we headed over to Sala Bistro at Greenbelt 3 to meet up with some of Naomi’s friends. Sala Bistro has a good variety menu, and while most of our table opted for some divine looking steaks, Ash and I were still a little under the weather so ordered something a bit lighter. I had penne pasta with Italian sausage which was a deliciously huge serving, although I struggled to get through it all! It was a nice night seated out in their garden area, and I think this is a great place to go if you want a really good steak, or even just somewhere that’s a bit more upmarket.
After an after dinner drink at another bar, we headed back to Naomi’s apartment to turn in for the night. We were still really tired from our big night the day before, and had to get up super early for out flight to Krabi the next day.
Have you been to Manila’s mega malls? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments!