QC café serves dishes inspired by Pinoy movies

Cinema ’76 Café Tomas Morato offers an elevated casual dining experience, featuring a curated menu of progressive Filipino dishes inspired not only by cinema but also by different flavors around the world.

Designed by the chefs of Center for Asian Culinary Studies led by chefs Gene and Gino Gonzalez, local foodies can expect an array of dishes from comfort food to all-time favorite snacks, as well as selection of handcrafted beverages like blended coffee drinks and classic cocktails.

Dishes include Truffle Fries, Mozzarella Sticks, Chorizo Chisu Croquettes and Nachos made from premium stone ground chips with sour cream, salsa cruda, cheese sauce and ground beef. Even the popcorn at Cinema ’76 Café is not your run-of-the-mill movie snack with distinctive flavors like Truffle Caramel, Smoked Ribs and Cheddar.

Chef Gene recommends the sandwich selection inspired by some of TBA Studios’ beloved historical films: Luna (chicken tocino with salted egg relish and tomatoes), Del Pilar (adobo flakes, cream cheese with pickled onion) and Quezon (chicken inasal, tomatoes with creamy béchamel sauce).

Other delectable dishes include Margherita Soup, Steak and Fries Seared Salmon served with thick-cut fries and the TBA Studios

Box-Office Pasta, an extra virgin olive oil-based chorizo pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, toasted bell peppers and shimeji mushrooms.

Cinema ’76 Café first opened in Anonas in June 2021. While the Anonas branch has permanently closed, the new location in Tomas Morato makes it even more accessible for film enthusiasts and foodies alike.

Cinema ‘76 Cafe is located on 2/F Terraces Building, Tomas Morato Avenue corner Scout Borromeo, Quezon City. It’s open Sundays to Thursdays,

9 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.