Post-industrial interiors may be dominating our walls, but there’s something about the past that we can’t help but go back to – channeling an all-American diner with upswept roofs, hard angles, bold colors and architectural designs printed straight from the Googie style that pays homage to a fusion between retro and futuristic elements, these spots give you a a simple all-day breakfast with a slice of memorabilia from a bygone era, promising a no-fuss experience that take us back to a time where a subdivision of car culture and stardust influenced the blueprint of our iconic diners. That, and cheap comfort food under the neon signage seemed like cutting-edge technology. – CASA BIANCA
Filling Station Bar Cafe
Stopping over to fill up your tank, we’re presented with a retro charm of counter stools, penny-tile floors, and a jukebox compounded by sounds of the swinging 60’s and Chicago blues mingling with the smell of sunny-side up in the air – Filling Station Bar Cafe is a stylistic convention that was built on the American dream that has you coming back for the decor, and staying for the delicious fusion between Filipino and American cuisine.
Bel-Air P. Burgos St., Makati City
Biggs Diner is definitely a sight for sore eyes with their sun-splashed decor bringing you back to a time of optimism shining out through these signs, as if the walls itself are enthusiastically inviting you to dig your hearts out.
SM Lipa, Batangas
Flushed with America’s retro-futurism, Cafe Royal is ready to deliver rather than simply promise of things to come with their America’s favorite Cheeseburger, plus a good serving of entertainment on the side with their pinball machines and pool table.
General Luna Street, Makati
Big Boy Diner
Glowing up to the big boys’ table, Big Boy Diner is just one of our favorites. We’ve featured them at one of our recent blogs, and with their interiors reminiscent of “Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe” from Riverdale, then it’s no wonder why we can’t get enough of their hearty serving of teen drama.
128 Sto. Domingo Ave, Siennz, Quezon City
Red Bus Diner
Speeding out of a diner dash, get on track with Tagaytay’s own parked car version of a hole in the wall, their burgers are worth driving through for.
Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Barangay San Jose, Tagaytay City.
Special Mention: 50’s Diner
The famed 50’s Diner may be tucked all the way in the misty grounds of Baguio, but their illuminated plastic paneling definitely stirs the appetite with their all-American experience. Ranked as a part of the top 15 in 349 restaurants in the city, this place is worth traveling the long miles for.
Upper General Luna Road, Corner Brent Road, Baguio City