Did you know that Pasig was once the capital of the province of Rizal? During that time, Kapitolyo was the seat of government and all administrative functions were based there. But as Pasig became a part of Metro Manila and the provincial capital was moved to Antipolo, Kapitolyo grew for its thriving food scene, creative spaces, and more.
Pasig is bordered to the west by Quezon City and Mandaluyong; to the north by Marikina; to the south by Makati, Pateros, and Taguig; and to the east by Antipolo, Cainta, and Taytay.
And being right in the heart of Pasig, Kapitolyo is at the crossroads four major commercial hubs: Ortigas, Makati, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), and Mandaluyong.
Kapitolyo can be accessed through major roads such as Ortigas Avenue, E. Rodriguez Avenue, Jr. (C-5), Julia Vargas Avenue, Meralco Avenue, Pioneer Street, Shaw Boulevard, and Pasig Boulevard.
Why You’ll Love The Place
Kapitolyo is emerging as one of Metro Manila’s most vibrant and diverse food destinations. Food lovers flock the neighborhood to sample a wide array of dishes from different cuisines. What’s more, these new restaurateurs have added innovative twists to classic dishes, making it truly their own.
You can start your foodie journey at Tipsy Pig at Capitol Commons, which is popular for their Salted Caramel Flavored Beer, Beer Can Chicken, and Sisig Tacos. Then, move on to Kanto Freestyle Kitchen for affordable all-day breakfasts (Eggs Benedict for less than a hundred pesos!).
For your sushi and sashimi cravings, you can check out Haru. There’s also Locavore, which takes pride in dishes like Oyster and Lechon Sisig and Sugpo Con Mayonesa. All their food are made from locally grown and sourced ingredients. For artisan coffee, there’s Epic Coffee Roastery to satisfy your caffeine fix.
Tick off more items on your must-try restaurant list and indulge on unique cake flavors at Lia’s Cakes in Season. Then drive up to Ninak for Southeast Asian comfort food like Hainanese Chicken and Beef Sinigang.
Want more exotic flavored dishes? Drop by Nav Modern Thai Cuisine for their delicious Pad Thai and Wok-Fry Green Curry; Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina for happy-hour Beef Nachos and Mojitos; and Rub Ribs & Barbecue for so-tender-it-slides-off-the-bone ribs.
Families with young children will be happy to know that schools such as St. Paul College Pasig, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, Saint Pedro Poveda College, and University of Asia and the Pacific are right at their doorstep.
Shopping centers such as Estancia, EDSA Shangri-la Mall, SM Megamall, Robinson’s Galleria, The Podium, and Powerplant Mall are also a few minutes away. Also within the vicinity are offices of United Laboratories, TV5, Philippine Stock Exchange, Asian Development Bank, San Miguel Corporation, and Meralco; and health care facilities such as The Medical City.
The neighborhood is home to families that have been living in Pasig for decades. But Kapitolyo’s transformation into a foodie haven and new real estate developments are expected to attract young, upwardly mobile residents to the area.
Soon to rise is The Vantage at Kapitolyo, Rockwell Primaries‘ first integrated vertical high-rise condominium in the city’s up-and-coming neighborhood. This two-tower development will have studio, one, two, and three-bedroom units ideal for young professionals and families looking for a place to call their own.
It will also have 24-hour security, a swimming pool, kiddie pool, lap pool, playground, gym, jogging path, daycare, function rooms, lounges, and its own 2-storey retail area. True to its name, The Vantage at Kapitolyo offers scenic views of Ortigas, Antipolo, Bonifacio Global City, and Mandaluyong.
Kapitolyo is a great place to be in even if you’re not a foodie. The area has been drawing in creative, free-spirited 20 and 30-somethings looking for places that complement their lifestyle.
Just outside Kapitolyo proper are Heima, known for their quirky furniture and home accents; Co.lab, a coworking space where people from different fields can connect and collaborate on fresh ideas; Ace Water Spa, for an alternative spa experience; and Edgy Veggy, for vegetarian options.
Overall, Kapitolyo is a place which allows you to work in a competitive business environment, get excellent education, savor good food, and be inspired by creative minds – everything one needs for a dynamic urban lifestyle.
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