High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

One of the things I miss about my pre-pandemic workplace is its proximity to many interesting places to grab a bite.

Tomas Morato is home to many restaurants that offer distinct dining experiences to diners with various interests.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

High Grounds Cafe along Rallos Street, for example, offers high end PC gaming services and high speed internet connection catering mainly to gamers. It offers coffee-based drinks and desserts as well as comfort food to nourish its customers as they play PC games, browse online or do their remote work.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

My experience here, however, was strictly for dining. As a despedida for my previous boss, practically the entire team came together unexpectedly for one of our famous happy lunches.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

It’s fortunate that High Grounds Cafe boasts of spacious and sprawling premises and a well-trained kitchen staff as it was able to accommodate our sizable group.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Our orders included:

Starters.

Pulled Chicken Nachos (Php280). Tortilla chips tossed with pulled grilled chicken, tomatoes, pickled jalapeno, cornichons, onions, topped with melted mozzarella and silantro oil.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Crispy Catfish Mango Salad (Php250). Catfish flakes mixed with green mango, lettuce, nuts, tomatoes, carrots, shallots, cucumber, cilantro and authentic Nuoc Cham dressing.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Pastas.

Salted Egg Carbonara (Php320). Pasta tossed in bacon carbonara sauce flavored with salted egg.

Beef Stroganoff (Php380). Made with seared beef strips and button mushrooms in a creamy stroganoff sauce.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Mains.

Grilled Salmon (Php520). Herb-seasoned salmon pieces, grilled then served with succotash potato puree.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Ponzu Salmon (Php520). Fresh salmon served with yuzu kasha aoili, kobacha puree, ponzu shallots and shimeji.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Fish and Chips (Php320). Cobbler fish pieces battered and deep-fried then served with fries and tartar sauce.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

US Pork Ribs (Php380). Marinated and barbecued US riblets served with Java Rice.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Cajun Pork Belly (Php420). Pork belly marinated in Cajun seasoning and cooked sous vide.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Peri Peri Chicken (Php395). Boneless half chicken marinated in Portuguese style peri-peri sauce served with Cajun jalapeno aioli, mango salsa and dirty rice.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Country Style Fried Chicken (Php360). Boneless half chicken battered, breaded then deep-fried to a crispy golden brown served with steamed rice.

High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato

Grilled Chicken BBQ (Php395). Boneless half chicken marinated in homemade barbecue sauce served with Java Rice.

I found High Grounds’ fresh takes on well-known dishes interesting and well worth some repeat visits.

However, the pandemic struck and it had to halt its operations for a few months.

It recently reopened for dine in with protocols in place for the New Normal.

While I’m not looking forward to going back to work in the office (I’m loving my work-from-home setup too much!), I am looking forward to dining safely with my coworkers here for another happy lunch.

High Grounds Cafe is located at 67 Scout Rallos Street, Sacred Heart, Quezon City, open daily from 8am to 12 midnight. For reservations and inquiries, call +63 2 8880 2037.

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Author: Gel Jose

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Wannabe, Imagineer, Foodie, TV Addict and Lifelong Learner

5 thoughts on “High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato”

  1. Same po momsh. Meron mga place na talagang nakakamiss puntahan at kainan. 😊
    Nakakatuwa naman pala dito momsh , nakaka enjoy puntahan. Di ka lang basta mag enjoy sa pag inum ng kanilang coffee, may pa wifi at pa-gaming pa para maiwasan ang iyong pagkainip. 😊
    Bukod dun , may masasarap na pagkain pa sila.

    Sana soon mapuntahan ko din to , sa Tomas Morato lang pala to 😊

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    1. Wow super ganda pala tlga dito . My intenet connection at pwde ka pang mag gaming . Kaya ms lalong ma eenjoy natin ang coffee and food nila . Mas lalong nkakarelax . Lahat ng food nila masasarap po .. and super affordable na dn . Kse hndi ka nman maboboring dahil my wifi and gaming 😊❤️😍

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  2. Tama po..may mga lugar at kainan talaga na nakakamiss Lalo na matagal di na nkabalik dahil sa pandemic.Ang sarap nman pala dito puntahan masasarap ang mga pagkain at very affordable din .Mag eenjoy kapa dahil may gaming at wifi..Perfect talag tong puntahan kasama ang mga kaibigan o pamilya.

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  3. Wowww!!, ang sarap naman pong puntahan niyan with family or friends, may pa free wifi connection at may pc pa. Gusto ko yung ambiance ng place and lalo na ang kanilang foods. Ang sasarap lahat! 😍

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