Davao City is not just one of the country’s top tourist spots, it’s fast becoming a foodie destination, too. And one of the hottest areas for emerging restaurants and cafés is the Marfori District, where food lovers can indulge in delicious but affordable culinary delights.
Located in a residence in Marfori that was transformed into its namesake’s second branch, Batu House Café offers an eclectic selection of Asian dishes. Not to be missed are their Thai Pomelo Salad and Vietnamese Chicken with Basil Fried Rice.
Batu House Café is located at #9 Circumferential Road, Marfori Heights.
Open from 10:00 am to 12:30 am.
After getting your fill of Asian cuisine at Batu House Café, go through its secret entrance into Zanzibar, a secluded gastropub that boasts a wide selection of world-class beers, wines, whiskies, and other carefully curated liquors.
Zanzibar is located at #9 Circumferential Road, Marfori Heights.
Open from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am.
Experience authentic Singaporean coffee right in Davao City at Kopi Factory, a 24/7 café that opened just last month. Their signature drink is best paired with their delectable Ferrero Nutella and Matcha Kitkat cheesecakes.
Kopi Factory is located at Circumferential Road corner Ruby Street, Mafori Heights.
If you want to satisfy both your food and artistic cravings, book a table at Spark Coffee & Crafts. Not only does it serve some of the best sandwiches and coffee, it also holds art workshops regularly. It’s a one-stop-shop, too, since the café also carries craft supplies.
Spark Coffee & Crafts is located at Paseo Uno Bldg. Ruby Corner Opal Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City.
Open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Who said good steak can’t be budget friendly? K Steak Unlimited, which recently re-opened its Marfori branch, offers juicy steaks for as low as P1.1 per gram. It also offers a variety of affordable plated meals that will surely be a hit among meat lovers.
K Steak Unlimited is located at Paseo Uno, Marfori Heights, Davao City.
Open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
The vegans of Davao must be growing in number, prompting this little café to renovate and expand its space. You can expect the same scrumptious food, free of refined sugar, dairy, and eggs. Be sure to try best-sellers such as the Burrito Bowl, Vege Burger, and Mango Chia Pudding.
The Vegan Dinosaur is located at Values School Building, Ruby Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City.
Open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Craving for classic Filipino comfort food? This modest diner is frequented, not just by Marfori residents, but by anyone who has had a taste of Tita Mira’s sinigang, kilawin, and pansit Malabon. Their new location offers a more spacious dining area.
Tita Mira ’s is located at Pearl cor. Turquoise Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City.
Open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Taishozan’s second branch brings affordable Japanese cuisine closer to more people. Some of their must-try offerings include their homemade gyoza, and their filling katsudon, tendon, and gyudon rice bowls.
Taishozan Japanese Restaurant is located at Ruby Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City.
Open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
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