Start your day off on the right foot!
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.
Sheridan St cor Pines St, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Refinery – multiple branches
Refinery is a third wave cafe that serves all-day breakfast and brunch items, international comfort dishes, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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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