Salcedo Neighborhood Guide


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Salcedo Neighborhood Guide
Work and life intersect in this bustling neighborhood near the middle of Makati’s Central Business District

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Work and life intersect in this bustling neighborhood near the middle of Makati’s Central Business District


A mix of residential and business establishments gives this neighborhood the perfect work- where-you-live vibe. Office buildings coexist with residential buildings with wrought iron gates, and modern high rises stand against a variety of shops and restaurants. All of these combine to give the neighborhood its vibrant but laid back feel.

The surrounding main streets are busy and during rush hour, they can get pretty congested. But the center and smaller side streets are great for walking and biking around. You will find lots of working people walking to and from work or having working lunches out in one of the many trendy restaurants.

At night, even during the workweek, the local bars are filled with people grabbing a night cap. It is an ideal location for the on-the-go working executive and families looking for their first home, since it is situated close to the heart of the Central Business District but still caters to a variety of lifestyle needs.


Families with young children, expats, executives, and an older working crowd (in their late 20s and 30s).


The map below shows the establishments that make Salcedo Village unique. Click on the icons or scroll through this guide for the full experience.



Wildflour is the kind of restaurant that is good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not to mention its round-the-clock bakery that is a big draw for foodies. The atmosphere is light and the open kitchen gives the restaurant a welcoming feel. Come with friends or make a new one by sitting at the community table. (bakery, brunch, lunch, dinner)

Open from Monday- Thursday 7am- 10pm, Friday- Saturday – 7am- 11pm and Sunday 8am- 4pm
Address: G/F V Corporate Center #125 L.P. Leviste St.
Phone Number: 808-7072
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildflourcafebakeryFortBonifacio


A modern bistro serving cross-continental food. Go for a heavy lunch (baked salmon and ribs are their bestsellers) or a light salad or midday snack. From 2:30pm to 5:30pm they also serve high tea for two complete with savory appetizers, tea sandwiches, and a dessert sampler.

Open from Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Address: G/F Ponte Salcedo bldg. 120 Valero St.
Phone Number: 519-3543, 0999-793-8888
Website: www.relishatponte.com

Gino’s Brick oven Pizza

Brick-oven pizza done perfect. So good you won’t even leave the crust uneaten. Try their signature chili honey instead of the usual hot sauce. And if you want a healthy, low carb option that’s still packed with flavor, go for their burrata salad.

Open Monday to Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday to Sunday 11:00 am to 10:30pm
Address: G/F Sinman building 131 Tordesillas St. corner Bautista St.
Phone: 779-8192
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ginosbrickovenpizza

La Creperie

The new addition to the neighborhood, La Creperie serves up a mix of reasonably-priced savory and dessert crepes but in a posh atmosphere. The La Mer crepe is a great choice for weight watchers. And the Creme Brûlée crepe will surely satisfy the tastebuds of anyone with a sweet tooth.

Open Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 10:30 pm
Address: V Corporate Center, Soliman St.
Phone: 5568894
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaCreperiePH
Instagram: @lacreperieph



Lulu caters to all different sorts of palates with its international menu. The dishes, like the atchuette and orange glazed US porkchop, are comfort food with a gourmet twist. Pair your dish with a selection from their wine list or head over to the next door bar, Hooch, for more serious drinking (They also handle their bar chow).

Open Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:00 pm and 6:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday to Sunday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Address: G/F V. Corp. Tower L.P. Leviste Str
Phone Number: 403-4376, 0927-375-9467
Website: http://luluresto.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lulumakati
Twitter: @LULURestaurant



Commune Cafe

This cozy little shop goes beyond the regular coffee and tea with their signature 3-d latte art. Try sipping a cup of coffee with a 3D rendition of a cat staring at you. It’s not just cute though as the local coffee is brewed to perfection. You’ll have no trouble finishing the whole cup. Sorry Kitty!

Open Monday to Saturday from 8:00am to 11:00pm
Address: Liberty Plaza,102 H.V. Dela Costa Street
Phone Number: 889-2660
Website: http://www.commune.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommunePH
Instagram and Twitter: @communePH

Toby’s Estate

This third wave coffee shop and restaurant is a popular spot for the weekend crowd and meetings among the business crowd. Not just because of their quality food and beverages, but there is a laidback, community feel to the restaurant. Visit this cafe for a Sunday brunch or an after work drink.

Open Monday to Thursday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm , Friday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am, Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00 pm
Address: V Corporate Center, 125 L.P Leviste Street
Phone Number: 403-1752


This newly opened bar got its name from the slang for bootleg alcohol during the prohibition era. The speakeasy and pub vibe is the perfect place to grab a nightcap with friends, coworkers, or even a date. They sell classic drinks and signature cocktails (try the Hooch Side), and a variety of local craft beers and international brews.

Open Monday to Sunday from 12 pm till the last man standing
Address: G/F 125 V Corporate Center, L.P. Leviste
Phone: 0927-375-9467
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoochph


Bikes Per Minute

In a neighborhood with bike-friendly streets, it only makes sense that there is a specialty shop that sells quality road and mountain bikes. Already got a bike? They also offer bike detailing and accessories.

Open Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm , Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Closed on Sunday
Address: G/F Finman Blg., 117 Tordesillas St.
Phone Number: 801-250, 0917-838-1602
Website: www.bikesperminute.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bikesperminute



For all your organic, natural, and locally-sourced needs, head to ECHOstore. This sustainable lifestyle store serves as an organic grocery, restaurant/cafe, and home and body shop.

Open Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed on Sunday
Address: Ground Floor, NDC Building,116 Tordesillas St.
Phone Number: 869-1516
Website: http://www.echostore.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/echostore
Twitter: @ECHOstore


Grey Market

For audiophiles and vinyl junkies, get your dig on at this small vinyl and audio shop along Leviste street. They have a wide range of music from classical to modern (Boz Scaggs to Beirut). You’ll also find the occasional dump of secondhand, Japanese pressings.

Open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Address: UG38 Alfaro Place, 146 L. P. Leviste St.
Phone Number: 0999-568-9813
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreyMarketRecords
Instagram: @thegreymarketrecords



Hidden in the 2nd floor of a residential building lies this charming and unexpected, artisanal, lifestyle store. Browse through their hand made crafts, books, everyday objects and furniture. The owners pride themselves in putting the extraordinary in everyday living.

Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm
Address: 2J Crown Tower, 107 H.V Dela Costa St.
Phone Number: 869-8022
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CraftsmithLiving/info
Instagram: @craftsmithliving



Felipe and Sons

This barbershop and haberdashery (Barberdashery, if you will) is where a proper gentleman can find quality head to toe grooming. Get a cut, shave and beard trim, then fit a custom suit, and finish off with a good old fashioned shoe shine all in one lounge style establishment.

Open Monday to Friday 11:00 am to 10: 00 pm and Saturday to Sunday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Address: Mezzanine A, LPL Mansions, San Augustin St.
Phone Number: 949-7703 , 0917-577-2490
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/felipeandsons
Instagram and Twitter: @felipeandsons


Back Alley Barbershop

Sip on a cup of Yardstick Coffee or a bottle of Katipunan Craft Ale, while getting an old fashioned, quality cut, shave, and massage. This is retro done well and the perfect place for the younger gentleman to keep himself groomed in a manner his grandpa would be proud of. As if the free beer and coffee weren’t enough of a draw, expect music from their selection of LPs playing in the background to reinforce the nostalgic-yet-hip atmosphere.

Open Monday to Friday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Address: Unit 1D Bautista cor. Sanchez St.
Phone Number: 0947-518-5736
Faceboook: https://www.facebook.com/backalleybarberandshop
Instagram: @backalleybarbershop



Vivian Zapanta Pilates Studio

For a comprehensive but low impact workout that strengthens your core and re-balances, tones and lengthens the muscles try Pilates. This studio offers private, semi-private, group reformer classes, and even private rehab sessions.

Open Monday to Friday 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Satruday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, closed on Sundays
Address: G/F Tiffany Place, 156 L.P Leviste St.
Phone Number: 886-7744 , 886-7739, 0917-884-0945
Website: www.vivianzapanta.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vivian-Zapanta-Pilates-Studio-Philippines/124861384212119?ref=br_rs


FTX Fitness

For a more high-impact and cardio-based workout, try hitting up FTX Fitness. Try their signature kangoo jumps classes which burn twice the calories you would from a normal cardio work out. They also offer krava maga, circuit boxing, suspension training, muay thai, and more.

Open Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm
Address: 2nd floor Unit 202 Three Salcedo Place Building, 123 Tordesillas Street
Phone Number: 822-3311
Website: http://www.gymftx.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gymftx
Twitter: @GymFTX



Jollijam arts center

Art classes for the children in the front and pole dancing and aerial silk classes for the adults in the back. This all-in-one studio has enough activities to keep the whole family occupied.

Classes are offered Monday to Sunday check inquire for the schedules
Address: 2nd floor, Three Salcedo Place Blg., 123 Tordesillas St.
Phone Number: 935-55595, 664-48558, 0922-886-8343
Website: www.jollijamartscenter.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jollijam/timeline


Makati Sports Club

If you’ve got the budget, a membership in this private club is an investment that the whole family can enjoy. This is a place where your child will take their first swimming lessons, where you and your spouse can play tennis doubles with your friends, or simply where the family can eat and hang out on Sundays.

Address: Makati Sports Club, L.P. Leviste st. corner Gallardo streets
Phone Number: 817-8731 to 39
Website: http://www.makatisportsclub.com/



1. Create a wish list and set a realistic budget

What features do you want in your dream condominium? How many bedrooms? How many baths? Do you want a balcony or a building that provides amenities like a lap pool and gym? Given the different features you would like to have in your dream home, you also need to set a realistic budget.

Decide on what budget you can afford and only look at places that fit within your price range. When creating your budget be sure to take into account monthly expenses for utilities as well.


2. Find a neighborhood that suits your lifestyle needs

Location is key when looking for the perfect place to live. Being in a central location that allows you to live, work, and play all within close proximity, allows you to maximize your time and have a well rounded lifestyle.


3. Compare prices and options

Once you find your ideal neighborhood, canvas residential buildings and compare prices. Remember your wish list and budget? Find the place that checks off most, if not all, of the items on that list. Don’t be set on the first condominium you find. Scope out a variety of options and weigh out the pros and cons of each establishment to settle on the right one for you.


4. Deal with a reputable developer

When looking for the right building to call your home, it is always important to make sure you choose a reputable developer. Check the developers’ track record and ensure that the money you are investing will be worth the investment.

With more than 300 residential, office towers, commercial centers, and hotelsaround the country, developers like Megaworld have kept their bragging rights as the top residential condominium developer in the Philippines for over adecade.

5. Understand your payment terms

Once you’ve settled with your perfect place and chosen the right company to buy or rent from, you need to understand payment lease terms. Are lump sum payments required? How high are the interest rates? You can also negotiate at this stage to try and get the best deal possible. Make sure you ask all the important questions before you dot the I’s, cross the T’s, and sign!

Developers now offer flexible payment schemes at no downpayment, no lump sum, at zero percent interest. For more information call 0917-8876223 or email info@megaworldmakaticbd.com, visit www.megaworldmakaticbd.com.


6. Move in

Now that everything is set, the fun stuff begins. This is not all fun and games though, as moving into a new home takes a lot of planning and logistics. Does the place need to be renovated? Is it already furnished or will you be furnishing your flat from scratch?

Make sure you hire a truck and movers to help you make the big switch. Scope out your building’s utility entrances and elevators to ensure that you can bring in all your belongings with no problems.

The logistical concerns of moving into a new place is always the hard part but once that is all taken care of you can begin personalizing your space and really making it a home.

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