Hamburger Steak (P280). Beef Patty in mushroom sauce.

Cafe Francais was voted as one of the good restaurants in BF, based on my informal poll of foodie friends who live in the area. In fact, some Manileño’s would often drive all the way to BF just to eat in Cafe Francais. Aside from its French name and a few French words in the menu, this bistro & restaurant is popular because of its Italian offerings (not French), especially the thin-crust pizzas. For me, the fresh, juicy hamburger steak is enough to get me driving and braving the traffic on SLEX. For my wife, she prefers to eat somewhere else.

(Updated 9/16/09: But apparently, a lot of people don’t like this restaurant. What’s your opinion?)

Cafe Francais Menu 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The restaurant is designed for late-night guests and seems to have a preference for the smoking crowd. A big air-conditioned area is available for smokers, while the non-smokers have to go all the way to the back. Mostly, you’ll see people drinking while eating Italian food rather than the usual ho-hum bar chows.

Chef’s Special Pizza (10″-P250, 12″-P360, 14″-P475) – Tomato, Mozzarella, Mushroom, Onion, Italian Sausage and Oregano.

I would rank the following best Italian pizzas around — Cafe Puccini, Bellini’s and Cafe Francais, in that order. I always have to remind myself not to order the Chef’s special next time because it has halo-halo toppings made for Filipinos. I like Italian pizzas with simple toppings (like four cheese) and just tomato sauce.

Boeuf Bourguignon (P360) – Beef tenderloin simmered in Red Wine Sauce.

This is probably one of the representations of French cooking in the menu. The sauce was just OK, but I found it too salty.

Salmon Steak (P390) – Salmon in lemon butter sauce & capers.

The salmon was a bit dry and not that interesting enough for me to order again next time…

Beef Salpicao (P280)

I had better beef salpicao in other Filipino hangout places…

I know a lot of people rave about Cafe Francais — how about you, what’s your favorite in this resto?

Cafe Francais Bistro & Restaurant 
European Cuisine 
61 Aguirre Ave., Phase II BF Homes, Parañaque
Telephone: (+632) 807-3128

Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 1:00am
Friday to Saturday 10:00am to 3:00am
Sunday 10:00am to 1:00am

Live an Awesome Life,  


Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2009. 
mobile: +63917-LOVEOAP (5683627) 
email: [email protected]

P.S. I’m trying to explore the secret foodie places in BF, any resto that you can recommend?