11 of the Best Cafes in Metro Manila for Coffee, Brunch, and Beautiful Interiors


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The number of cafes in Manila are a dime a dozen, but it can be a tad hassle to find the good ones worth the time and price.

Whether you’re out for a morning jolt, settling down for a bite of brunch, or simply looking for an escape away from the hustle and bustle outdoors, this list might be of good help to you.

We’ve curated cafes with beautifully-crafted interiors, cozy reading nooks, a gastronomic feast that will tickle your taste buds and give you unparalleled specialty coffee. Some of these continue to draw crowds far and wide, while some are hidden gems you have yet to try.

One or the other, you’ll thank us later.

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The Giving Cafe – Mandaluyong

The Giving cafe serves coffee, other drinks, snacks, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and more while supporting local coffee growers. Read our full feature here.

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Sheridan St cor Pines St, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
(02) 518-9291

Little Flour Cafe – BGC

Little Flour Cafe is Wildflour’s little sister – bringing Wildflour’s best-selling brunch meals, pastries, desserts, coffee, wine and drinks together with new locally-inspired dishes, such as Filipino rice bowls and delicacies.

Also read: 16 Brewtiful New Cafes that Will Bless Your IG Feed in 2018
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G/F World Plaza Bldg., 4th Ave cor 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 777-7383

Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe – Diliman

Owned by Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco, Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe serves food from around the world. Read our full feature here.

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25 A Roces Ave, Quezon City
(02) 662-0880

Single Origin – multiple branches

Single Origin is a favorite hangout spot in BGC where coffee and alcohol lovers can find a common ground. Read our full feature here.

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LoLa Cafe + Bar – Tomas Morato

LoLa Cafe is a destination restaurant that offers specialty Filipino cuisine helmed by Chef John Mangibin, his first under the LoLa Group. Read more here.

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99 Sct Lozano St, Quezon City
(02) 501-2620

Romulo Cafe – multiple branches

A tribute to the late Carlos P. Romulo, Romulo Cafe offers traditional Filipino comfort food from heirloom recipes. Romulo Cafe gives its diners a glimpse of the Philippine history though its museum-style interiors. Read more here.

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Refinery – multiple branches

Refinery is a third wave cafe that serves all-day breakfast and brunch items, international comfort dishes, and more.

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Little Owl Cafe – New Manila

Little Owl Cafe is a newly-opened cafe that serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner fares. They also have pasta, sweet Belgian waffles, burgers, cakes, and coffee. Read more here.

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65 Broadway Ave, New Manila, Quezon City
(02) 501-2036

Kumori Cafe – SM North EDSA

A franchise from Japan, Kumori (translated to ‘cloudy’) is a quaint bakery and cafe that promises fresh and authentic Japanese bread and pastries. Some of their must tries include the cheese tarts, hanjuku cheese, and more.

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G/F SM North EDSA, The Block, Quezon City
(02) 372-4355

The Brewology Cafe – Tomas Morato

The Brewology Cafe is a quirky brunch cafe offering small bites, baked goods and specialty beverages. They have waffles, sandwiches, cakes and pastries too. Read our full feature here.

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2/F 2 Scout Lazcano St cor Scout Magbanua St and Mother Ignacia Ave, Paligsahan, Quezon City
(02) 501-2138

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery – multiple branches

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery offers international fare and specialty breads and cakes – with a delectable brunch menu until 3pm featuring the best homemade pancakes, sandwiches, and coffee to start off your day. 

Also feature here: 12 Unique Bakeries in the Metro for When You Wanna Get Fancy
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