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7 Filipino Celebrity-Owned Restaurants, Cafes & Bars, Including David Licauco’s Sobra Cafe

Filipino celebrity-owned restaurants, cafes, and bars

Like many of us, celebrities don’t want to be boxed by a single career. Some of them have a knack for business and especially when they’re foodies, they open restaurants so they can share their favorite dishes with their fans.

Take your fangirling/fanboying to the next level and visit your favorite stars’ food businesses. Here are 7 Filipino celebrity-owned restaurants, cafes, and bars to check out in Metro Manila and beyond.

1. Sobra Cafe – David Licauco’s comfort food cafe

Filipino celebrity-owned restaurants - David Licauco Sobra Cafe
Image credit: @sobra.mnl

Before he became popular as Ginoong Fidel in Maria Clara at Ibarra, David Licauco had started a food delivery business during the pandemic. In June 2022, he finally opened Sobra Cafe in Alabang, Muntinlupa.

Sobra Cafe serves international comfort dishes in big servings, living up to the word “sobra” which is “more” in Filipino. Tapa Sobra (P415, ~USD7.62), which is topped with pickled onions and fried garlic, and gooey Mac n’Cheese (P415, ~USD7.62) are some of their most popular menu items.

Sobra Cafe Mac N' Cheese
Mac n’ Cheese.

Image credit: @sobracafe.molito

Besides the food, you’ll also appreciate the cafe’s modern tropical yet cozy interiors that will certainly invite you to eat. Plus, Licauco is often seen hanging out at the cafe when he’s not on a shoot, which is another great reason to visit.

If you live in northern Metro Manila and are too busy to drop by, you can also order Sobra Cafe’s food for pickup or delivery from their White Plains, Quezon City branch.

Sobra Cafe Molito
Molito Lifestyle Center, Madrigal Avenue corner Commerce Avenue, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
10am-11pm, Daily
0939 134 6640
Sobra Cafe’s website | Facebook | Instagram

Sobra Cafe Quezon City
102 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun, 9am-7.30pm (Closed on Mondays
Contact: 0995 820 9372
Sobra Cafe’s website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Angrydobo – Judy Ann Santos & Ryan Agoncillo’s adobo restaurant

Filipino celebrity-owned restaurants - Judy Ann Santos Angrydobo
Angrydobo in Westgate, Alabang.
Image credit: @officialangrydobo

Yohan, Lucho, and Luna aren’t the only children of actors Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo. The restaurant Angrydobo is also the celebrity couple’s brainchild.

Angrydobo offers different ways to enjoy the classic Filipino soy sauce-based stew, adobo (from P185, ~USD3.40) – from classic pork belly to tofu. There’s even the unique Kaldedobo if you’re craving both adobo and kaldereta (tomato sauce-based stew).

Angrydobo Classic With Laing
Angrydobo Classic with
laing – taro leaves in a coconut milk-based stew.
Image credit: @officialangrydobo

They also serve other Filipino recipes created by Santos, who’s also a chef with a cooking channel on YouTube.

Angrydobo has 2 branches in Metro Manila, one in Taft, Manila, and the other in Westgate, Alabang.

Angrydobo Taft branch
2456, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm | Sat-Sun 8am-9pm
Contact: 0968 619 4971

Angrydobo Westgate branch
Westgate Center, 1770 Filinvest Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 10am-9pm | Fri 10am-10pm | Sat-Sun 8am-10pm
Contact: 0968 619 4971

Angrydobo’s Facebook | Instagram

3. Concha’s Garden Cafe – Alden Richards’ family-friendly Tagaytay restaurant

Filipino celebrity-owned restaurants - Concha's Garden Cafe
Image credit: @alexiajewel

Concha’s Garden Cafe at The Inn at Cliffhouse Tagaytay is a cozy family restaurant with a view of the Taal Volcano. It’s co-owned by the “Pambansang Bae”, actor Alden Richards.

Concha's Garden Cafe Laoya
Image credit: @chinesenamatakaw

The restaurant serves a wide variety of Filipino fare. If you like Tagaytay’s bulalo (beef shank soup), you might want to try their laoya (P700, ~USD12.85). It’s a sweet, bulalo-like dish that comes with a dip that perfectly balances the dish’s flavor.

Concha’s also has several other branches in Tagaytay, as well as one in Silang, Cavite, and one in Quezon City.

For a list of branches, click here.

4. Da Gianni – Matteo Guidicelli and family’s Italian restaurants

Filipino celebrity-owned restaurants - Matteo Guidicelli Il Fornaio Da Gianni
Il Fornaio Da Gianni.
Image credit: @ilfornaio_dagianni

Matteo Guidicelli isn’t just a former kart racer-turned-actor. Being half-Italian, he and his family own restaurants serving authentic European cuisine. The Guidicellis opened their first Da Gianni restaurant in 2018.

Il Fornaio Da Gianni Pizza
A variety of pizza.

Image credit: @ilfornaio_dagianni

They have an impressive variety of Italian recipes, including many iterations of pasta and brick-oven pizzas. Some of their highly recommended menu items are the Quatro Formaggi pizza (P590, ~USD10.83) and the Mushroom, Truffle, and Parmaham Pasta (P575, ~USD10.56).

The restaurant has 2 branches – Il Fornaio Da Gianni in BGC and Trattoria Da Gianni in Cebu.

Il Fornaio Da Gianni
Ground Floor, Uptown Palazzo, 9th Avenue, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 10am-8pm | Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
0908 812 8098
Il Fornaio Da Gianni’s website | Facebook | Instagram

Trattoria Da Gianni
Crossroads Mall, Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu
Opening hours:
11.30am-3.30pm, 6pm-10pm, Daily
0977 842 2786
Trattoria Da Gianni’s website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Wang Fu – Richard Yap’s Chinese-Singaporean restaurant chain

Filipino celebrity-owned restaurants - Richard Yap Wang Fu
Image credit: @wangfuph

Those craving Singaporean cuisine can go to one of the many Wang Fu restaurants owned by actor Richard Yap.

Wang Fu has a Chinese-Singaporean menu that includes salted egg fried chicken (P428, ~USD7.86), cereal prawn (P598, ~USD10.98), and sweet & sour pork (P388, ~USD7.13). They also have a variety of dim sum, including hakaw (shrimp dumplings).

Wang Fu Salted Egg Fried Chicken
Salted egg fried chicken.

Image credit: @wangfuph

They even serve Milo Dinosaur, a childhood favourite drink sold at hawker stalls in Singapore

To cater to foodies from all over the metro, the restaurant has 9 branches in the area.

Wang Fu’s Facebook | Instagram

For a list of branches, click here.

6. Kondwi – Marvin Agustin’s bar-slash-art gallery

Filipino celebrity-owned restaurants - Marvin Agustin Kondwi
Kondwi’s first-floor bar and second-floor art gallery.
Image adapted from:,

The Poblacion bar Kondwi is among actor Marvin Agustin‘s many food businesses. He co-owns this place with several creatives, thus the artistic concept.

The bar has beautiful interiors with artful furniture, decor, and installations. The second floor is also an art space where they hold exhibits and performance art.

Kondwi Baked Oysters 1
Baked oysters.

Image credit: Leroy

Kondwi isn’t all visuals either. They’re best known for their baked oysters, which cost P60 (~USD1.10) apiece. They also serve unique cocktails (from P350, ~USD6.43) with unique flavors such as Tom Yum (sour-spicy Thai soup) and Turon (sweet banana spring rolls).

Address: 6109 Albert Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 6pm-2am | Sat 6pm-3pm (Closed on Sundays)
0945 557 2471
Kondwi’s Facebook | Instagram

7. District 8 – Vice Ganda & Daniel Padilla’s co-owned gastropub

Filipino celebrity-owned restaurants - Vice Ganda Daniel Padilla District 8
Image credit: District 8 Manila

District 8 in San Juan City is a gastropub co-owned by top comedian Vice Ganda and actor Daniel Padilla, among many others.

It has rustic interiors, inspired by traditional New York pubs, that’ll entice you to hang out with friends a little longer. They serve a great variety of drinks, from imported alcohol to the local cocktail mix Weng Weng (from P155, ~USD2.85).

District 8 Manila NotSisig

Image credit: Pauline Grace Dela Cruz

They also serve a wide variety of food. One of their bestsellers is #NotSisig (P380, ~USD6.98), their version of sisig made with chopped pork belly and pork ears with a liver and mayo sauce.

Address: 202 G-Strip, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 5pm-3am (Closed on Sundays)
0916 638 6412
District 8’s Facebook | Instagram

Filipino celebrity-owned dining spots to check out

Get to know your favorite Filipino stars on a different level. By checking out these celebrity-owned restaurants, cafes, and bars, you’ll get an idea of the food they love to eat.

Plus, you’ll get to go home with a full stomach!

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Cover image adapted from: @wangfuph, @sobra.mnl,