Romulo Café

Few weeks before our 1st wedding anniversary, hubby and I decided to take a break from our usual dinner date at Makati. So right after we bought boxes for our cupcake business, we went at Greenhills to repair my husband’s PC and to watch a movie. (This is the first time we watch at Greenhills Promenade.)

It’s already too late when the movie ends and I’m already starving, we opted to look for the restaurants nearby. Our first option was to visit our Ninang who owns the House of Minis in C5, but we are not familiar with place. (Di namin na download sa Waze yung phone eh.. hehe) but we tried to reach the HOM, we travel along C5 but ended at Jupiter St. (Ganyan ka galing sa direction ang asawa ko..- Roadtrip!) Haha.

The husband keep on telling me that Romulo Café offers comfort Filipino food and I should try it. By the way, he had been here twice and this restaurant never failed to give him a good lunch-out experience. We were there on a week night and the place was packed because there is a corporate event when we arrive but the staff told us that they still have another room for walk-in customers.

We parked the car beside the restaurant and proceed to the main door. As we enter, I was amazed with the interiors – it’s so beautiful. A very relaxing ambiance which gives us the cozy, Filipino dine-in vibe. The place was full of old pictures of Carlos P. Romulo and some of his VIP friends and family that hung on the walls.
Photos grab from their website

The walls and flooring were painted in black and white. Nice combination! For me it looks very clean! If you’re not familiar with Carlos P. Romulo or you just want to remember a part of our history, this restaurant is a must-see place.
Photos grab from their website

Short Trivia:
Carlos Peña Rómulo, QSC, PLH (14 January 1899 – 15 December 1985) was a Filipino diplomat, statesman, soldier, journalist and author. He was a reporter at 16, a newspaper editor by the age of 20, and a publisher at 32. He was a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, a general in the US Army and the Philippine Army, university president, President of the UN General Assembly, and recipient of many honors and honorary degrees. (

The people behind this popular restaurant were the grandchildren, according to their website their goal is so simple – “to honor our grandparents and to serve delicious food people really eat; the food we call comfort food. “

Now, it’s time to taste their comfort food. My husband ordered for Sinigang na Liempo, this is the first time I heard it, liempo talaga ang nasa sinigang? Usually, it’s either fish, pork or shrimp. Sinigang na Liempo is twice-cooked pork in tamarind  broth. I love the taste, superb! As in maasim na maasim.

 Sinigang na Liempo Php 240.00

Then he adds Chicken-Pork Adobo Romulo Style – Twice-cooked chicken and pork with adobo sauce on the side. There is no special thing in this dish, parang mas masarap pa adobo ng tatay ko.. Hehe.

Chicken-Pork Adobo Romulo Style Php 290.00

And for the drinks, hubby got Green Mango Shake while I chose Ripe Mango Shake.

Green and Ripe Mango Shake

Overall, they food is okay, the place is awesome and the service is good. A must-try restaurant in Makati.


Romulo Café
148 Jupiter St., (corner Comet, a block from Reposo)
Bel-Air Village Makati City

Open from Monday - Sunday:

Lunch - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dinner - 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm