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The food scene in Manila is full of new and exciting cafes that take aesthetic and concepts to the next level! Lush backdrops, latte art, vibrant interiors, and even cute pumps to cuddle with, are just some of the things these cafes bring to the table.
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Take your pick, or better yet, visit them all – these cafes will surely bring aesthetic to your IG feeds, and satisfaction to your cravings.
Buku-Buku Kafe – multiple branches
Buku-Buku Kafe is an art cafe and haven for bookworms, local artists, family and friends who want to enjoy Filipino comfort food with a Malaysian twist, serving all-day breakfast, pastas, sandwiches, and options for vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian diets.
Kale Cafe + Restaurant – Fairview
Kale is a neighborhood coffee shop and restaurant aiming to create a community through better coffee culture, elevated cafe food, interiors inspired by cafes all around the globe, and a world-class attention to detail. Featuring a modern and global approach to comfort food with flavors rooted in Asian influences, their must-tries include Banana Bread, Bibimbap, Iced Dirty White, and Horchata!
Kandle Cafe – Tomas Morato
Kandle Cafe is a neighborhood cafe serving contemporary local dishes using homegrown greens. Signature dishes include this Mr. Eggoy and Ms. Eggy pasta, praline cake and more. Specialty coffee is also served.
Coffee & Protein – Holy Spirit Drive
Coffee & Protein is a specialty coffee shop that offers a variety of hot and iced coffee, non-coffee beverages and oven-baked protein snacks.
Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe – Quezon City
Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe offers international cuisine and is owned by Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco. This cafe boasts of different crafts and style from all over the world. Their bestsellers include the Spaghetti Al Nero, Vietnamese Beef Stew and Mini Elote Mexicano.
White Camp Coffee – Diliman
White Camp Coffee serves Asian comfort food, specialty coffee and feel good desserts. This is their first branch in the Metro. One of their bestsellers is the Frozen Hot Chocolate!
Manna and Golde – Kamuning
Manna & Golde is a pretty and Instagram-worthy cafe, serving unique coffee, cold drinks, rice meals, pancakes, and porridge.
The Giving Cafe – Mandaluyong
The Giving Cafe offers Asian cuisine serving coffee, other drinks, snacks, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and more while supporting local coffee growers.
Drip Cafe – Banawe
Drip Cafe offers all-day breakfast, salads, pastas, pastries, coffee, and other unique beverages. This cozy cafe can accommodate private events, meetings, seminars and workshops enough for 30 to 40 people.
Dark – SM North EDSA
Dark Specialty Coffee offers hot and cold coffee and other beverages as well as light snacks and pastries. This is their first branch in the Metro.
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Kiss The Tiramisu – Salcedo Village
Kiss The Tiramisu is a dessert shop global franchise from South Korea that is known for their ice cream form of the Italian cheesecake, tiramisu. Read our full feature here.
Flour Jar – Las Pinas
Flour Jar is a new neighbourhood café + bakery in Las Piñas, specializing in many kinds of desserts such as cakes, cookies, and custard-filled doughnuts. Read our full feature here.
%Arabica – BGC
%Arabica is one of Kyoto’s most popular cafes, with a mission to make people, “See the world through coffee”. They serve specialty coffee, baguettes, and more. Read more here.
Wagging Tails Cafe – Maginhawa
Wagging Tails Cafe is the first dog cafe in Maginhawa, that allows you to enjoy coffee and snacks while playing with different kinds of dogs. FYI, they have a corgi!
Magnum Opus – BF Homes
Just like the name suggests, at Magnum Opus Fine Coffees you can experience a masterpiece in each cup. Serving you the finest grinds we’ve all bean wanting, it’s for anyone down for a cup of coffee and conversation at a quaint but cool space featuring a balcony overlooking Aguirre.
D’Doux – Pasig
D’Doux, which means sweet in French, offers a wide array of desserts like cookies, unique cakes, and monster milkshakes. They also serve savory breads and coffee.
Under the Sea Cafe – Maginhawa
Under the Sea Cafe is a mermaid-themed cafe complete with props and costumes. For a minimum order of Php 150, you can wear their mermaid tails for free!
Allons-y Specialty Coffee – Taguig
Allons-y Specialty Coffee is quaint little cafe that serves hot and cold drinks like their White Chocolate Mocha Glacier as well as premium cookies.
Cafe Amazon – SM North EDSA
Cafe Amazon, also known as the “most popular” cafe in Thailand, offers drinks like iced green tea, Thai milk tea, cappuccino, as well as other flavors. They have over 1,500 stores in six countries, including Philippines!
Flossom Kitchen x Cafe – San Juan
Flossom Kitchen + Cafe, a garden themed cafe that offers all-day breakfast, and modern comfort food with a twist that caters to people of all ages.
Bench Cafe – BGC
Bench Cafe, a collaboration between local clothing branch Bench and Foodee Global Concepts, serves Filipino favorites like chicken pork adobo, sisig, and crispy tadyang. Do try their BENCH/TO – a Filipino version of bento!
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