There's a quaint little cafe along dela Rosa Street Makati that hubby and I have been meaning to try called Old Manila Cafe. You can't see it from the street at least you happen to walk by in front of it.
The place is a mom and pop operation that serves Filipino dishes and an assortment of pastries and coffee.
We came for dinner and the place was not full. We ordered just two items on the menu. Kare-kare and the Chef Salad.
The kare-kare was surprisingly good. The taste of the ground peanuts really come out and the tripe is very tender. Hubby and I both loved it and would probably come back just for it.
The place seems to be a meeting place of sorts. People come in in groups, talk and hardly order anything. I personally think it's unfair to the owners. I mean like, there was this group of ten (ok, nine) who came in before us and they just ordered two things and a coffee and stayed even after we left.