Gastro Publiko was founded back in 2017 and they have a simple goal: to bring not only great food and drinks to the community, but to also give a platform to local artists in the area. Through this, Gastro Publiko became a home to a lot of people as they have become a sanctuary where people could gather, relax, and delight in delicious flavors. Surely, Gastro Publiko is part of well-cherished memories by their loyal diners.
Come late 2022, Gastro Publiko rebranded to Publiko Kitchen + Cafe. This was done to celebrate the expansion of their reach as they have expanded their menu offerings to include more amazing food, alongside good coffee and tasty cocktails that their diners can ejoy whenever. Apart from their new menu additions, Publiko Kitchen + Cafe also extended their operational hours as they are now serving breakfast as early as 8AM. Amazing, right?
We know talking about Publiko Kitchen + Cafe’s yummy selection has you wondeting, so let’s put your mind at ease, shall we? To start, you can have some tasty fun with their Publiko Sisig (Php 390) which is a sizzling platter of crispy bagnet, poached egg, chicharon, and sisig mayo; as well as their Publiko Dinakdakan (Php 360) which is a plate of lechon kawali, chicharon bulaklak, dinakdakan aioli, and sweet soy. These two will have you hooked in an instant!
While you are munching your way through those two Bar Chows, you might also want to reach for their The Hungarian (Php 340) which is a hearty serving of hungarian sausage, cheese sauce, and bacon, all sandwiched in brioche buns, and fries on the side; plus their Squid Ink Canton (Php 290) which is a delectable plate of stir fry egg noodles, shrimp, squid, and vegetables.
If you are looking for a chicken dish that isn’t only oozing with savory flavors, but also packs a punch, then their Korean Fried Chicken (Php 249) is the way to go! This is a scrumptious bowl of boneless fried chicken with yangnyeom sauce and sesame seeds. Yummy!
Looking for more crunch? Don’t miss out on their Lechon Kawali (Php 480 | Php 580 with aligue rice)! This is a drool-worthy plate filled with that mouthwatering crispy fried pork belly, liver sauce, savory vinegar, and atchara. Surely, this will leave you wanting more, but don’t worry because you can enjoy more of this Lechon Kawali by having their Bicol Express Kawali (Php 490) which is a luscious plate of crispy bagnet, coconut cream, chilis, and green beans.
Another Publiko Kitchen + Cafe dish that will have you munching non-stop is none other than their Crispy Pata (Php 720)! A platter of fried pork knuckle that comes with asian soy dipping sauce and classic crispy pata soy dip? There’s no way you would say no to this!
Aside from those appetizing pork dishes, Publiko Kitchen + Cafe is also well-loved because of their beef delicacies. Their Publiko Pares (Php 390) which is an exquisite plate of beef pares, roasted bone marrow, and special fried rice; as well as their Sizzling Beef Bulalo (Php 430) which is a sumptuous serving of their slow cooked beef belly, homemade gravy, and grilled corn are two Publiko Kitchen + Cafe’s beef-starred dishes you should be on the lookout for!
After indulging in all these savory dishes, let Publiko Kitchen + Cafe’s Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream (Php 180) pamper your tastebuds with some sweetness! You can also opt for some of their delectable drinks such as Cookies and Cream (Php 200), Cheesy Ube (Php 160), and Strawberry Lemonade (Php 150).