If you happen to cross Quezon Avenue via EDSA at night, you won’t help but notice the towering white mushroom-like structures jutting out from the ground up like some strange Star Wars-like crafts coming in to invade us humans. But fear not, this is actually the newest ultra-cool food destination in Quezon City.
Built on a sprawling land area on the corner of two of the busiest roads in the metro, Centris Walk is actually one of the many projects by Lucio Tan’s Eton Properties.
The Futurama-like park is generally made up of restaurants offering diverse cuisines for the foodie in everyone, Filipino, Thai, Italian, American, you name it they would probably have it (I say would as the complex is actually still not totally finished). A carousel, some slides and garden playcourses are available for the kids too. And as with most parks, benches are also scattered under the mushroom areas for those who just want to hang out with their friends and families.
There are already quite a few restaurants open since its recent inception; Shakey’s, Pancake House, Pho Hoa, Tutti Frutti, Asya, My Thai Kitchen, Italiannis and Jack’s Loft. And soon to open are Claw Daddy, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Zong and probably a lot more since there’s still a huge amount of commercial spaces along its avenues.
Fully Booked, Power Station and a Lazer Maxx Bump Car ride would also be opening up their doors at the Centris Walk soon as announced on the huge tarpaulins spread over the area.
Walking along its brick promenades actually felt like a cross between Ayala’s Greenbelt’s food distro and Fort Bonifacio’s High Street. It’s a good alternative to the malls, a place where you can just hang out without feeling you’re beside Manila’s bustling highway.
I can’t wait ‘til every available concessionaires of Centris Walk has been filled up; restaurants, bookstores and coffeeshops; what more can we ask for, right?
EDSA corner Quezon Avenue