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The 7 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches In Manila

Something as simple as a grilled sandwich overflowing with cheese can leave us licking our lips and looking forward to lunch. So, where are the very best grilled cheese sandwiches in Manila? We’ve been on the hunt and tracked down the best of the best.

These are the drool-inducing sandwiches that will have you legging it from your desk as soon as the boss heads out the door – a sandwich well worth being late back to the office for…

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1. Melt Grilled Cheesery

Melt is a gourmet “grilled cheesery,” the first restaurant of its kind in Manila, serving a unique variety of the ultimate dream cheese dishes. There’s indulgent savoury cheese sandwiches and they also have a bestselling Dulce de Lacheese – a soft and fluffy sandwich with creamy cheese, dulce du leche, chocolate sauce and ice cream.

2. Little Flour

The little sister restaurant of ever-popular Wildflour, Little Flour is an all-day brunch café. There’s plenty of tempting things to choose from on the menu, but focus on the grilled cheese. It’s a gooey beauty of aged Gruyere, chorizo and onions.

For a proper feast, order the flavoursome tomato soup on the side for dipping. You might need to go to the gym after eating it but every single bite will be worth it. Unreal.

3. The Bowery

The Bowey is home to all things American comfort food, including a proper New York-style grilled cheese. They take things to another level here, with a gut-busting short rib sourdough sandwich that you’ll be dreaming about for weeks.

It’s stuffed with  Monterey Jack and yellow cheddar,  braised beef, caramelised onions, mustard, and honey. *drools*

4. Slice Cafe

There’s plenty of droolworthy things to order on the menu here, but we can’t look beyond their classic grilled cheese on freshly baked panini bread. It’s oozing with deliciously melty cheese. It’s simple, yet great.

All the sandwiches here are enough to satisfy even the hungriest stomach and are full of the freshest ingredients.

5. Common Folk

The sandwiches here are anything but ordinary. Common Folk is a cute cafe that serves tasty and healthy (ish!) sandwiches, in a beautifully designed and slick space. Their sandwiches are stunningly presented and bursting full of flavour. If only all people took as much pride in their offering as this, the world would be a much better place.

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6. Elephant Grounds

The Manila outpost of cult Hong Kong coffee store, Elephant Grounds takes a simple sandwich and adds some cheesy magic to make it into one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in Manila.

Thick, crusty sourdough is grilled until crispy, filled with melty Gruyere cheese, bacon bits and Elephant Grounds’ signature sauce.

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7. Bun Appetit

Okay, get ready for things step up a notch for the last but by no means least inclusion on our list. Bun Appetit does one of the fanciest grilled cheese sandwiches in the city: an indulgent lobster grilled cheese with parmesan.

The combination of melted cheese, fresh, meaty chunks of lobster and buttery grilled bread is simply perfect.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-Founder of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah founded the company through her passion for helping people discover the world's best food and travel experiences. She travels the world sharing her foodie finds with our readers.

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