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8 Pampanga Restaurants & Cafes – From Riverside & Farm Dining To Chic Buffets & A Korean Photo Studio

Pampanga restaurants and cafes


If you’ve visited cafes within Metro Manila and its neighboring Rizal province, it’s time to take your restaurant-and cafe-hopping a bit further up north to Pampanga. The province is bustling with many modern dining spots offering good food and IG-worthy aesthetics.

So you don’t have to look any further, we’ve listed down 8 Pampanga restaurants and cafes, including a Korean-inspired studio cafe and a cafe with a hub for different interests.


1. Cafe B.O.M – Korean-inspired photo studio cafe


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Cafe B.O.M’s interior.
Image credit: Cafe B.O.M

Cafe B.O.M is a Korean-inspired photo studio cafe that offers free photoshoots when you dine. But unlike self-shoot studios in South Korea, they have an in-house photographer to take your photos.

You just need to spend a certain amount and present your receipt to get a free photoshoot. Whether or not you get the photo studio service, though, you can still get great Instagram photos with the cafe’s modern art-deco interior.

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The cafe serves drinks and pastries.
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Cafe B.O.M serves drinks, pastries, and Italian and Asian fare. If you’re a fan of unique beverages, we suggest you try their secret menu item, the cloud latte.

Address: Lot 18-1B, E. Jacinto Street, Clark, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 8AM-12AM | Sat-Sun 6.30AM-12AM
Telephone:
0917 128 8732
Cafe B.O.M’s Facebook | Instagram


2. Urban Garden Cafe & Bistro – 2 different aesthetics in one dining spot


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The cafe’s retro decor.

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Urban Garden Cafe & Bistro‘s name speaks for itself. It’s an indoor garden inside a modern structure. You can even enjoy 2 different aesthetics here by going to the cafe in the morning and checking out the second-floor bar at night.

They serve coffee, pastries, and meals during the day. For an aesthetic drink for your IG feed, get their affogato (P200, ~USD3.40).

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Urban Garden Cafe’s affogato.
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They offer booze and drink pairings from 4PM til closing time. The bar has an impressive variety of alcoholic drinks, including coffee cocktails and imported beer.

Urban Garden Cafe & Bistro
Second-floor bar.
Image credit: @urbangarden.cafebistro

Address: 1639 Building, #101, Lot 39, Block 16, Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga 
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 9AM-12AM | Fri-Sat 9AM-3AM
Telephone:
0927 085 1710
Urban Garden Cafe & Bistro’s Facebook | Instagram


3. Rural Bar & Cafe – cafe and bar by a river


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Riverside area.
Image credit: Rural Bar & Cafe

Rural Bar & Cafe is a rustic, indoor-outdoor cafe that lets you enjoy your coffee by a river. It also has many al fresco spots surrounded by greenery -no wonder its patrons call it a healing place.

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The place is also pet-friendly.
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Besides coffee, this dining spot serves light meals such as burgers, pasta, wings, and finger food.

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Cocktails.
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They are not one to judge your choice of healing – the place also offers a wide range of alcoholic drinks. Catch their Happy Hour daily from 4PM to 6PM to get 30% off on cocktails and a buy 3, get 1 deal on beer.

Address: Sta. Clara Road, Barangay Sta. Ines Betis, Guagua, Pampanga
Opening hours:
Tue-Sat 2PM-12AM | Sun 12PM-10PM | Closed Mondays
Telephone:
0928 962 2261
Rural Bar & Cafe’s Facebook | Instagram


4. Jungle Base Grounds – cafe with a huge, multifunctional outdoor space


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Al fresco dining area.
Image credit: @junglebase.grounds

Jungle Base Grounds is a cafe with plenty of outdoor space surrounded by trees.

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Skate or laze around in the area.
Image adapted from: @junglebase.grounds, @junglebase.grounds

The space is used as a fitness spot where you can join yoga classes or bring your roller skates and have fun all day. There are also hammocks where you can just chill. On some weekends, they even host flea markets with clothes, records, books, and collectibles.

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Flea market.
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If you want to bask in the AC, there are also seats inside the cafe.

They serve coffee, pastries, pasta, and all-day breakfast meals, but their dips such as artichoke and cheese (P280, ~USD4.76) that come with sourdough focaccia bread are a must-try.

Address: MacArthur Highway cor Marlboro, Barangay Telebastagan, San Fernando, Pampanga
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 10AM-10PM | Closed Mondays
Jungle Base Grounds’ Facebook | Instagram


5. SOUQ – serves Kapampangan cuisine in a rustic setting


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Rustic interior.
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Since you’re already in the culinary capital of the Philippines, you should enjoy Kapampangan recipes inside rustic interiors at SOUQ.

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Asadong matwa.
Image credit: @souqpampanga

Get dishes such as their asadong matwa – a traditional pork asado dish. And don’t forget to order the Kapampangan staple sisig. However, if you’re not feeling too adventurous, this Pampanga restaurant has a great selection of pasta, pizza, and chicken wings.

They also have a wide variety of drinks, including coffee, smoothies, and alcohol, perfect for when you’re there to catch up with friends.

Address: Lazatin Boulevard, San Fernando, Pampanga
Opening hours:
10AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone:
0908 814 8343
SOUQ’s Facebook | Instagram


6. Nuan Cafe – cafe inside a farm and resort


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Modern tropical interior.
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Nuan Cafe is an Instagrammable dining spot in Pampanga not just because of its modern tropical interior. It’s located inside a farm and resort, so it has plenty of other IG-worthy spots.

The cafe offers a variety of dishes but they’re best known for its drinks, cakes, and pastries.

Nuan Cafe Batirol
Batirol.
Image adapted from: Jay de Roxas

One must-try drink is batirol (from P170, ~USD2.89), or Filipino hot chocolate, which you can get hot, iced, or blended at the cafe. Pair this with one of their decadent cheesecakes such as burnt Basque and matcha.

Address: Nuan Farm & Resort, San Vicente, Bacolor, Pampanga
Opening hours:
7.30AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone:
0998 977 7778
Nuan Cafe’s Facebook | Instagram


7. Amanti Restaurant – Meditteranean restaurant serving unlimited alcoholic drinks


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Lounge.
Image credit: @amantiresto

Amanti Restaurant will make you think you’re in Siargao, with tropical interiors and an indoor-outdoor set-up.

They have pasta, wood-fired brick oven pizza, as well as Mediterranean dishes such as souvlaki (lamb skewers), served with couscous, feta cheese, and tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber dip) (P670, ~USD11.39).

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Wood-fired pizza.
Image credit: @amantiresto

This Pampanga restaurant also offers unlimited beer, wine, and sangria on particular days of the week. You can even order a charcuterie board to go with your drinks.

Address: 1-17-A Arayat Street, Diamond Subdivision, Balibago, Angeles, Pampanga
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 11AM-11PM | Fri-Sat 11AM-12PM
Telephone:
0917 528 6998
Amanti Restaurant’s Facebook | Instagram


8. Olive Restaurant – chic buffet restaurant within Hilton Resort


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Olive Restaurant.
Image credit:
Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort (Clark, Pampanga, Philippines)

If you want many food options in one dining spot, go to Olive Restaurant inside Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort in Pampanga.

The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets starting at P1,450 (~USD24.65).

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Christmas buffet offerings.
Image credit: Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort (Clark, Pampanga, Philippines)

Here, you can indulge in dishes such as lobsters, steak, and lechon. They even have a seafood paluto station where you can ask the chef to cook your favorite seafood however you want.

Plus, the place has chic interiors with high ceilings so you can snap great photos.

Also check out the same resort’s Xi Restaurant – read more about it here!

Address: Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Opening hours:
6AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone:
917 823 1580
Hilton Sun Valley Resort’s website | Facebook | Instagram


Pampanga dining spots


Pampanga is rich in gastronomic spots, but you can start with these Pampanga restaurants and cafes above.

Not only do these places serve good food but they also offer great aesthetics so you can take beautiful photos to document your food adventures.

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Cover image adapted from: Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort (Clark, Pampanga, Philippines), @junglebase.grounds, and Rural Bar & Cafe