Welcome to the Avenue of the Arts

Hard to miss, Avenue of the Arts in sceaming RED letters

Welcome to the Avenue of the Arts… I’m quite skeptic with the name, it sounds a bit pretentious, but whatever, a new addition to the neighborhood is always good especially if it’s a restaurant or a coffee shop!

I braved the sizzling summer heat to have lunch at KOKORO– a japanese restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Avenue of the Arts building (it’s a residential building by the way). Surprisingly, I loved it the moment I entered, perhaps it’s the glass walls that give everyone a fantastic view of the Manila bay; or the rough marble stones at the kitchen counter; or the trunks-of-wood wallpaper that covered one entire wall; low chairs in maroon and black leather is just so chic!

 Foodam is very good, I had a very light, healthy order (*i’m trying to eat and live healthier,you know!)- salmon teriyaki…this isn’t a fine dining resto, but the quality of food is very good! Love the crispy skin on my slice of salmon…

salmon teriyaki

I won’t complain about the heat, that’s the downside of having glass walls, but when you have a spectacular view of the bay, I won’t mind eating tempura while I’m sweating and melting…LOL… (*ok, so maybe most people would not agree).  I’d like to try to dine in the evening, though, perhaps the AC system would work better.

lovely interiors and super in-love with the clear glass walls...

And just on the ground floor is Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, glass…glass…glass everywhere…I’m soooo loving it! Coffee just tastes better when sipping it while over-looking the manila bay. 🙂

 

*TAMBAY MODE

** Avenue of the Arts Building is located along Roxas Boulevard corner Sta. Monica, Ermita Manila

 

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