Your Guide to Salcedo Village’s Not-So-Hidden Gems

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Makati is home to some of Manila’s hidden gems, and all you need is an observant eye to spot the good ones whether that be a restaurant, a fitness studio, or even a barbershop! And here’s our top 8 list of establishments in Salcedo Village so you won’t have a hard time looking for them! Check them out: 

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Cartel Coffee + Deli

This rustic looking deli serves more than just coffee! Cartel deli is your one-stop shop to satisfy your cravings. Get your caffeine fix with their famous Salcedo Swing, a cold brew coffee by Yardstick infused with almond syrup and rosewater—or just grab a grilled three-cheese sandwich served in Pandesal, a Filipino breakfast staple! Sounds yummy!

Cartel Coffee + Deli
119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Contact: 722-8270
Business Hours: Daily, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Kang’s Korean Grocery

Kang’s Korean Grocery has been around since who-knows-when, but this store is our go-to place to get all our Korean delights before binge-watching our fave K-drama. They practically have everything such as the infamous Samyang or our all-time fave, Kimchi. 

Kang’s Korean Grocery
G/F, Noble Plaza, 110 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Contact: (02) 804 1802
Business Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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This speakeasy is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and a great jazz playlist. Hiding in plain sight, 78-54-33 is located at the back of LPL mansion. The place has a very dark yet soothing ambiance and is perfect for winding down after a long day at work. 

LPL Mansion, San Agustin Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Contact: +63 920 927 6436
Business Hours: Daily, 3:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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Felipe & Sons Barberdashery

Felipe & Sons are known for their excellent customer service and skilled craftsmen. Their interiors are very much like an apartment in Brooklyn, NYC from its industrial touches, brick walls and even their air freshener. But don’t get their aesthetics wrong because they can also accommodate women! Each service comes with complimentary drinks (cocktails included), facial and a relaxing massage.

Felipe & Sons Barberdashery
Mezzanine A, LPL Mansion, 122 San Agustin Street, Makati City
Contact: 949 7703
Business Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Electric Studio

This indoor cycling studio is the place to be if you want to burn those extra calories you got over the weekend. It lives true to its tagline #ElectricStrong which means getting pumped and wanting more after every intense session. But worry not! Their crew keeps everyone motivated and keeps that #Electric energy alive—to push your limits and achieve your fitness goals!

Electric Studio
Ground Floor, Two Central Building, 107 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati, 1227 Metro Manila
Contact: (02) 7956 3537
Business Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Salcedo Community Market

Looking for affordable gourmet meals and organic products? 

Salcedo Community Market is the right place to go on a Saturday morning at the Jaime Velasquez Park. Whether you’re craving for home-cooked meals or need to restock your kitchen, it has a wide variety of affordable gourmet food, fresh produce, and organic products. 

Salcedo Community Market
Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Contact: 895 4011
Business Hours: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza

Best known for their Neapolitan-style Pizzas, Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza makes pizza that is 97.9% close to the authentic ones you’ll find in Italy. No idea what to get? Try the SMEGG Pizza! It’s topped with gouda, cream, mushrooms, and Italian sausages!

Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
Tordesillas Corner Bautista St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Contact: +63 917 964 5339
Business Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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We saved the best for last! Nothing beats Jollijeeps when it comes to authentic Filipino food and snacks! These metallic carts may seem tiny, but oh they have a lot of tasty meals to offer! Plus they’re usually cheap! 

So there you have it! Our top 8 places where you can treat yourself without spending a fortune.

Did we miss anything out? Let us know at the comments section!

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