11 Coffee Shops for the Best Brew in Manila


Have more than your usual Starbucks Coffee, try these new modern coffee shops.

Coffee is more than a pick me up. For cafes that are “third wave”, it means that the coffee is made out of high-quality beans, and that they are meant to be appreciated like fine wine. It’s more than a press of a button on the coffee machine, a feature that is considered “second wave” (with “first wave” being instant coffee). Outside of pressing a button to grind the beans, every step of the way is carefully handcrafted.

If you don’t quite understand the process or know what’s in your cup, an attentive third wave barista will be all too happy to tell you what’s in their brew and what flavor notes to look for when they serve up your cup.

Some of these cafes are hidden or hard to find as part of its charm, but you can easily use Booky for iOS or Android to find them.

EDSA Beverage Design Studio – Greenhills

EDSA BDG
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EDSA BDG
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209 Edsa Southbound CLMC Building, Mandaluyong
+63 2 631-9035

Yardstick Coffee – Legaspi Village

Craft Coffee Revolution
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Yardstick Coffee
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G/F Universal LMS Building, 106 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
+63 2 845-0073

Craft Coffee Revolution – Katipunan

Craft Coffee Revolution
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Craft Coffee Revolution
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88 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights,Quezon City
+63 2 294-1633

Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters – Salcedo Village

Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters
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V Corporate Center, LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati
+63 2 403-1752

Mentore Coffee + Bar by UCC – Park Terraces


Mentore Coffee + Bar
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Mentore Coffee + Bar
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Park Terraces, Palm Drive cor. West St., Ayala Center, Makati
+63 2 463-8139

The Curator – Legaspi Village

The Curator
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The Curator
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194 Legazpi Street cor. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
(inside Cyrano Wine Bar)
+63 917 585-9005

Satchmi – SM Megamall

Satchmi
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Satchmi
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4/F SM Megamall, Mega D, Mandaluyong
+63 2 401-6905

Department of Coffee – Kamuning

Dept of Coffee
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Department of Coffee
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87a Don Roces Avenue, Kamuning, Quezon City
+63 2 925-5388

Luna Specialty Coffee – Fort Bonifacio

Luna Specialty Coffee
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Luna Specialty Coffee
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G/F NAC Tower, 32nd St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 2 403-3449

Magnum Opus Fine Coffee – Aguirre Ave.

Magnum Opus Fine Coffees
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Magnum Opus Fine Coffees
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2F The Prime Building, 115 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque
+63 939 920-0701

Starbucks Reserve – Tomas Morato

Starbucks Reserve
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Starbucks Reserve
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212 Sct. Dr. Lazcano cor. Tomas Morato, Quezon City
+63 2 928-0833

Anything else we should add to this list? Use Booky to share your own third wave coffee finds, or find other cafes for your coffee fix.

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