Marriott Hotel Manila Opens Manila Life Café at NAIA Terminal 3
Manila Life entrance from Runway Manila ramp. Pardon for acting as receptionist, LOL. I realized, I haven’t snapped a photo of the café facade.
Manila Life reception area
17 October 2017. Manila Life Café of Marriott Hotel Manila opens at the 4/F of NAIA Terminal 3. You may access the café from Marriott Manila through the Runway Manila, the elevated walkway or pedestrian crosswalk that connects Newport City to NAIA Terminal 3. If you are a passenger, you can talk the escalators/elevators to the 4/F Food Hall. If not a passenger, you can still go up entering Gate 6.
Manila Life Café, by its name, showcases the good food and good sights of Manila. I just have to say that the food was more sumptuous than the usual Filipino fare with a twist.
Manila Life Café menu
I especially love their soft tacos, which you can choose from pork sisig, crisp fish, and chicken inasal. With the spices and seasonings, they have just the right tanginess, saltiness, sweetness that played havoc to my palette.
Manila Life Café tacos: pork sisig, crisp fish, chicken inasal
I also enjoyed the Manila Street Food Platter, Grilled Chicken Inasal Salad, Pancit Luglug, and Pork Adobo with its tenderest meat!
Manila Life Café street food platter: homemade fishballs, chicken fritters, fried quail eggs or ‘kwekkwek’ with sweet soy dip, spiced vinegar, sweet and sour sauce
Manila Life Grilled Chicken Inasal Salad with ice berg lettuce, tomato, red onions, salted egg, garlic dressing
Manila Life pancit luglug: rice noodles, homemade shrimp sauce, chicharon bits, boiled egg
Manila Life pork adobo: braised pork belly in soy sauce and vinegar, steamed rice, atchara
They also offer burgers, beers and other popular Filipino dishes.
Manila Life burgers and fries.
Manila Life burgers and fries. You can choose from Manila Life Bacon & Mushroom burger, Manila Life Cheeseburger, or Crispy Chicken Burger
They also offer an interesting breakfast fare, the TAPDELOG, tapa and egg pandesal sandwich.
Manila Life ‘tapdelog’ ~ beef tapa, fried egg, freshly baked pandesal
Another highlight is the It Takes Gutz Bam-i inspired by the recipe of beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez from her hometown in Cebu. It is a noodle dish packed with chicken strips, sliced pork, shrimp, Chinese chorizo, wood ear mushroom and vegetables. It is a mouthful indeed!
It Takes Gutz Homemade Bam-i: a noodle dish packed with chicken strips, sliced pork, shrimp, Chinese chorizo, wood ear mushroom and vegetables
Their desserts are perfectly unique and to die for—not too sweet yet delish! Take note: the purple yam roll is Good Shephered ube with cream cheese filling and macapuno strings; the mango sago is Guimaras mango cubes with milky mango puree, tapioca pearls and pomelo bits.
Manila Life desserts, choice of Purple Yam Roll or Mango Sago
Manila Life Café also serves local beer and craft beer. Interesting craft beer are those from Crazy Carabao Brewing Co. The men in our company had these three flavors, and they swear to their goodness!
Manila Life local craft beer, Crazy Carabao Brewing Co: Exit Wounds IPA, Tarsier Wheat, Tuff Tuko Pale Ale
Manila Life Café fare
Manila Life Café ‘kubyertos
Manila Life Café table setting
The interiors of Manila Life Café is very cozy, perfect for both weary and excited travelers. Take a look.
Manila Life Café reception area where guests of Marriott Hotel Manila can already check in or check out.
Manila Life Café has beautiful murals that depict Manila sights and sounds. Just a little trivia, that mural background of the reception desk is by an Iliganon kababayan, Rommel Bundalian. You may check out his portfolio here.
Entering Manila Life Café
Manila Life Café mural depicting street food vendors
Manila Life Café guest lounge
Manila Life Café inner room or private guest lounge, if you want some more privacy. Take note of the backdrop, the famous Manila jeepney.
Manila Life Café lighting fixture
Manila Life Café bar table, you can actually do work here as in the middle of the long table is an electric outlet. ;)
Manila Life Café tables
Manila Life Café
Manila Life Café local bread counter
Manila Life Café counter area
Manila Life Café beverage counter
Manila Life Café bar
Travelers can also shop for souvenirs!
Coming from NAIA Terminal 3, this is another entrance to Manila Life Café ~ capturing an endemic Filipino feature
Manila Life Café al fresco tables
Manila Life Café entrance
Guest entering Manila Life Café from NAIA Terminal 3
Manila Life Café is open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
I would definitely come by here when I fly somewhere soon!
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