The Hidden Gems Near Santolan-Annapolis Station
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, January 24, 2020 3:45pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
The MRT-3 Santolan Annapolis is what we would call a peace-loving station. Apart from the fact that fewer people get off this station compared to others, it is near Camp Aguinaldo, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Department of National Defense. We deemed this stop as the most organized and quiet one, but little did we know it hides away cafes and restaurants within its vicinity.
These are only some of the food stops you should visit just in case you decided to get off at Santolan-Annapolis.
8 Missouri St. Northeast Greenhills, San Juan
With just a quick turn to Missouri street, you’ll find a restaurant that would be a haven for vegetarians. Agico Cafe serves different dishes from all-day breakfast meals, Japanese-inspired food, to Western-style usuals. All of its food items are meat-free, guaranteeing its customers of nutritious and wholesome offers.
Icho Japanese Restaurant
6 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan
Authentic Japanese cuisine awaits its customers in this cozy stand-alone restaurant in Annapolis. Indulge in its Teriyaki, Ramen, Tempura, and Maki. Afterwards, satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts like Ice Cream Tempura and Matcha Ice Cream.
Ortigas Ave, Quezon City
Can’t get enough of your Japanese food fix? Greenhills Promenade has a hidden gem named Katsu Sora you can check out. They boast of their katsu made of Iberico Pork, the most sought after pork meat in the world. It might change your katsu game.
Unit 101 G/F Intrawest Center, Annapolis, San Juan
Have a taste of Mediterranean dishes without having to travel far. Annapolis has Feta Mediterranean wherein you can try authentic dishes from other countries. Try out its Lamb Chops, Iskender Beef, and Mixed Kebap. It also has Feta Deli wherein you can buy Mediterranean ingredients so you can prepare dishes at home.
Li Earl’s Batangas Lomi
7-0 road 9 1st West Crame, San Juan
Why don’t we stick to our roots this time? West Crame has Li Earl’s Batangas Lomi that serves authentic lomi and miki bihon that are enough for our mouths to water.
Chao Coffee and Tea
6a 2nd Ave, Quezon City
Chao Coffee and Tea will expand your milk tea options. They also different options of refreshments, including blue-tinted drinks infused with butterfly pea flower. This is something new and healthy for your tastebuds and body. It’s quite a long walk from the MRT station to 2nd Avenue but think about the reward after that stroll.
Eagle’s Nest Cafe and Resto
Camp Crame, EDSA cor. Col. Bonny Serrano Ave., Quezon City
Just around Camp Crame, there’s a homey neighborhood cafe you would be glad to hang out in. Have a taste of their dishes, sweets, and coffee that would help you be calm and chill amidst the rush of the Metro scene.
Literally, there’s more than meets the eye with Santolan-Annapolis Station. Just a quick exploration and you will find something that would satisfy your craving and curiosities.