Manila’s newest upscale mall, Estancia at Capitol Commons, finally opened its doors just last week. This particular area of Pasig has generated a lot of buzz in recent years due to the many independent restaurants that have opened in the area. Now, it has its own mall. Several stores have yet to open in this 30,000 sqm complex but I managed to see signs from the likes of Aeropostale, Cortefiel which I remember seeing in Spain, as well as an array of stores from SSI.
My visit coincided with an event called Urban Flavors Weekend which aimed to showcase not just the F&B offerings of the mall but also the exciting food concepts in the burgeoning Capitol Commons district. Through a pass (Php 500), I managed to have a sampling from the likes of Tipsy Pig, Ba Noi, Black Olive, XO46 Bistro Filipino, Craft Coffee and Larcy’s Cupcakery Cafe.
There was a line-up of bands that played throughout the weekend, entertaining diners and curious people who wanted to check out the new mall.
craft coffee will open a branch as well
Smoked Fish Spring Rolls from Sentro – my favorite during the event
I thought this Sisig Taco from Tipsy Pig was quite interesting
sotanghon with puto from XO46 Bistro Filipino
fresh spring rolls from ba noi
Aside from the above, I spotted a couple of new, up-and-coming food concepts within the mall. These include Grace Lee’s Shoju bar, Eum Ma Ne, Bap Bap, the first Buffalo Wild Wings in the country, and Japanese curry house, CoCo ICHIBANYA.
I’d be keen to return to the mall once more stores open. Estancia may just be 30,000 sqm in area, but sure packs them big with specialty shops and other concepts not usually found in other malls in Metro Manila.