Take your Pick at Hole in the Wall, an Uber Trendy Food Hall in Makati

Take your Pick at Hole in the Wall, an Uber Trendy Food Hall in Makati

This place blew me away. When people were raving about this new food court on social media, I was expecting something along the lines of a typical food court. You know, those ubiquitous, bland-looking food courts that you see in every shopping mall. From the pictures, I thought that maybe it would be just a little bit nicer. I wasn’t expecting it to be this stylish.

Located on the 4th floor of Century City Mall in Poblacion, Makati, Hole in the Wall is an ultra hip food court with 12 eateries that are every bit as diverse and interesting as its interior. They range from Modern Chinese to Fil-Mex to Persian to Vietnamese-American. There’s even a place that sells savory eclairs and puffs! We’ve tried a few of the eateries here and so far, all have been good.

So nice and Instagram-worthy is this place that the term “food court” doesn’t do it justice. Like “third wave” to describe artisanal coffee, “food hall” would be more appropriate. 😉

Step inside the hippest food hall in the Philippines. Seriosuly, this place is so stylish you’d think you were in Singapore or something.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Shadowplay. Love those tiles.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Every dining section is different, each has its own personality. The attention to detail here is remarkable.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

There’s also a seating area on the second floor that opens at night
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Mr. Delicious

WHAT THEY SERVE: Smoked meats and sandwiches
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 450

We’ve eaten here before and their sandwiches, like their name, are delicious. Try their corned beef or pastrami reuben. Their BLT is damn good too. It’s made with seriously thick slabs of bacon.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

An homage to the jeepney.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Liberation Shawarma

WHAT THEY SERVE: Shawarma
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 350

We haven’t eaten here but it’s owned by Chef JP Anglo of Sarsa fame so it must be good. He’s one of the most innovative Filipino chefs right now. Liberation offers beef, pork, and falafel shawarmas.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Bad Bird

WHAT THEY SERVE: Fried chicken
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 350

Arguably the most popular eatery at Hole in the Wall. Lines can get pretty long here and it’s not surprising why. Their fried chicken and waffles are delicious.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Fried chicken with sweet potato waffles. You can get your chicken safe, spicy, or chemical. 😈
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Container van with chain link dining area. So hipster industrial.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Love how the racecar yellow looks against that turquoise container van.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Kwong’s Provisions

WHAT THEY SERVE: Chinese
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 300

Kwong’s offers noodle soup, rice plates, cua pao, and dimsum on their menu.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

The Beef

WHAT THEY SERVE: Hamburgers
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 375

The Beef serves good old-fashioned, no-nonsense burgers.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Phobobo

WHAT THEY SERVE: Vietnamese-American noodle soup and banh mi
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 300

As their sign says, Phobobo serves pho-king delicious beef noodle soup. 😉
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

We weren’t in the mood for pho today so we went with this tasty spicy tamarind ox tail banh mi instead.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Posporo

WHAT THEY SERVE: Filipino-Mexican tacos and burritos
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 300

A Fil-Mex fusion taqueria that incorporates disctinctly Filipino ingredients like chicken inasal, pork sisig, tocino, atchara, and kesong puti into their tacos and burritos. Interesting.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Skateboard art
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Smoky Bastard

WHAT THEY SERVE: Craft beer and cocktails
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 250 per craft beer, PHP 340 per cocktail

The place to get your drink on at Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Spruce

WHAT THEY SERVE: Cold-pressed juice
EXPECT TO SPEND: PHP 250 per bottle

For the health conscious, Spruce specializes in cold-pressed juice blends.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

I will!
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Scout’s Honor

WHAT THEY SERVE: Craft cookies
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 320 per set

Scout’s Honor makes beautiful craft cookies. You can get them in “sets” — with milk or coffee and a scoop of ice cream.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

How good do these look?
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Green Cheese

WHAT THEY SERVE: Japanese cheesecakes and matcha
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 150 per slice with matcha latte

These guys specialize in Japanese cheeseckaes, smoothies, and lattes made with matcha.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Matcha lava cake a la mode with black coffee. Seriously YUM.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

Tiny Duchess

WHAT THEY SERVE: Sweet and savory eclairs
EXPECT TO SPEND: Around PHP 60 per eclair/puff

Most of us know eclairs and puffs to be sweet, but have you ever had them savory? Tiny Duchess makes them with savory ingredients like mushroom, smoked salmon, and goat cheese. Interesting.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

The main dining area. Notice how the chairs are all different? Check out how the lights are strung up too. So cool this place.
Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

If you’re visiting Hole in the Wall for the first time, I suggest going for the chicken and waffles from Big Bird or one of Mr. Delicious’ reuben sandwiches. As far as I know, not many places in Manila offer these and theirs are top notch.

Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati, Philippines

4th Floor Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati
Tel: 801-1230
Mobile: 0917-580-2558
Website: holeinthewall.ph
Facebook: holeinthewallPH
Instagram: holeinthewallph
Email: hello@holeinthewall.ph
Operating Hours: Sun-Thurs, 11AM-11PM / Fri-Sat (11AM-1AM)

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JB Macatulad

JB Macatulad

JB is one half of Will Fly for Food and its chief itinerary maker.  He's the one to blame for all the crappy photos and verbal diarrhea on this blog.  Don't listen to him.
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