It’s sad to see closed food businesses in the University of Santo Tomas area.
We were cycling around UST and noticed that many of our favorite restaurants were not open. Some closed their physical stores for good but other shops are still accessible online.
Here are some of the closed shops around UST that we visited.
McDonald’s carpark – according to the security guard, all of their equipment were pulled out already. It seems that it’s closed for good.
Ababu – residents of Gelino Street told us that this Persian restaurant has been closed for three weeks now.
Lovelite – the iconic Lovelite in Asturias is temporarily closed. The owner said that the pandemic hit them hard and they might re-open next year.
Pasta Boy – the signage of Pasta Boy in Rosarito has been taken down. There’s a note that reads “stall for rent.”
McDonald’s P. Noval – it’s closed with customers being asked to go to the P. Campa branch.
Bo’s Coffee – the branch in Lacson is temporarily closed until further notice.
Mini Stop in P. Noval – we asked around and no one knows if this closure is just temporary or permanent.
Simple Line – Dapitan’s Simple Line is closed. Any idea if this is just temporary?
Angkong – food delivery drivers said that the V. Concepcion branch is just under renovation. We visited the Asturias branch and it’s closed.
Dimsum Treats – according to The Varsitarian, the only operating Dimsum Treats branch is in Dapitan. Other branches like this one in Asturias is already closed.
Jollibee – the Asturias branch is really closed. We took a peek and saw that it’s quite empty inside.
Some of our favorites are still operating like Mang Tootz, Heaven’s Touch Cuisine, Macao Imperial, Starbucks in Dapitan and P. Noval, 24 Chicken, Dakasi and Cow Wow.
We hope to see our favorite restaurants open again soon. And hopefully, they’ll have bike parking.