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For The ‘Gram: 7 Metro Places With Neon Lights Perfect For IG

Cafes, bars and restos for swoon-worthy photos

Instagram has become the avenue for millennials and non-millennials alike to share stylized details of their life—from beach trips to hole-in-the-wall restaurants. So it really comes as no surprise why people are always on the hunt for the perfect shop, artsy café or anything with nice interiors!

If you’re looking to post a new photo on your Instagram account, you might want to look into a few key places with neon lights. It’ll be the perfect addition to your IG grid. 

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Common Folk Coffee Bar

White Plains, Quezon City 

If you’re looking for a cup of coffee, Common Folk’s got your back. With its clean and light aesthetic, almost every spot in this third-wave coffee nook is IG-worthy. They have this cool sign that reads “No bad days”—who could have one at such a pretty place anyway?

The café is famous for their grilled sandwich (Say Cheese, P260), smoked salmon (Salmon to Love, P260) and dessert (Brouffle Ala Mode, P130). We're saying yes to ample servings at fair price points!

Lazy Bastard

Bel-Air, Makati

Are you craving comfort food? You’ll enjoy all your favorites at Lazy Bastard. Almost every item on their menu has bacon in it—hence the neon sign that reads “Long live bacon.” Don’t forget to take a snap before you head out the door, make your way to your bed and let the food coma kick in. 

Try their Bacon Cheeseburger (P260) or DIY sandwiches so that you can control just how much bacon you’ll have in one serving. 

Early Night?

BGC, Taguig

When hitting the streets surrounding Fort Strip, you can’t help but dart your eyes towards the bright red signage of Early Night? With its colorful interiors an always-festive vibe, picking this as the next go-to for barkada nights is going to be easy. 

Enjoy everything from Filipino street food to filling rice bowls to satisfy your tummy, but be sure to try their assortment of drinks, too! Quench your thirst with a glass or two of Long Island (P100) or Sangria (P450).

Filling Station Bar Café

Poblacion, Makati

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If you’ve envied the interiors of Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe in the Netflix's Riverdale, then you ought to give Filling Station a visit. Oozing with a retro-vintage vibe, this dinner and bar glows with plenty of artsy wall décor and neon lights. 

You can get anything here from different flavored milkshakes to classic American burgers and steak. They’re also open 24 hours, serve all-day breakfast and house a drinking bar. 

Alice Tea Salon

Ortigas, Pasig

Alice in Wonderland fans will surely enjoy this cute café themed after the character. Alice Tea Salon serves authentic tea leaves from Taiwan, as well as other sweet eats and iced drinks. While you’re drinking your fill, make sure to spot their attractive signage that allude to the movie.

The prices range from P70-150, so be sure to try out any of their milkshakes, milk tea or coffee offerings. 

Open Kitchen Food Park

With branches in Quezon City and Mandaluyong

If you want a little bit of everything, then a food park is your best bet. Open Kitchen Food Park has a branch in Cubao that is home to some 35 food stalls, all of which adopt an open kitchen setting. 

Some of the cuisines you can sink your teeth into are Japanese, American, European and Italian. There are also options for street food, beverages and more.

Crosta Pizzeria

Poblacion, Makati

Crosta Pizzeria has been featured by food blogs again and again because of their drool-worthy Italian pizza offerings. After all, who can say no to pizza? Likewise, their signature neon pizza sign is snap-worthy. 

Their pizzas come with some witty names as well! When you visit, try Cheesy AF (P320), Pork You (P400) and Smells Fishy (P380). 

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Ready to fill your feed and tummy with a crazy-cool food adventure? Us, too!

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