Brunch spots and workspaces to choose from.
Finding a decent place to get your caffeine fix AND get some work done in Makati can be quite challenging, despite the abundance of cafes in the area.
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Most of the time, you either settle for the noisy space with bad lattes or you compromise by eating lackluster dishes to get some quiet time with your laptop. But hey, that’s what we’re here for!
In this list, we let you in on Makati’s new cafes and workspaces where you can start cramming for your next presentation. These spots are guaranteed to serve good food and even better coffee.
Kiss The Tiramisu – Salcedo Village
Hailing from Hongdae, Seoul, Kiss The Tiramisu is an ice cream shop and cafe that offers luxury desserts and specializes in a combination of tiramisu and ice cream in Matcha, Classic, and Chocolate flavors. Their menu also offers cakes, tiramisu pancakes, coffee and fruit drinks, and gimbap.
What to order: Strawberry Tiramisu Pancakes and Kissing Coffee.
Insider tip: Get up to ₱300 off on your bill with Booky!
A global name in the coffee industry, Illy Caffe has been an unwavering pioneer in promoting and creating premium, high-end coffee culture. Taste the authentic Italian experience in every cup and bite.
What to order: their Cappuccino Freddo and Muffins.
Insider tip: You can also enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Cappuccino Freddo Small for ₱150!
Bad Cafe – Legazpi Village
Bad Cafe is more than just another coffee shop. Located in the homier side of Makati, they aim to serve as a community space that promotes creative expression and exchange of ideas.
What to order: their Fried Chicken and Mac & Cheese, Indonesian Espresso, and Pour Over.
Insider tip: Get One Fried Chicken and Mac & Cheese Combo for just
The Curator – Legazpi Village
The Curator is a backdoor cafe and drinking lounge hidden inside Cyrano Wine Bar that serves handcrafted coffee all day and cocktails by night from the finest ingredients. It also serves a small day menu including pastries and sandwiches.
What to order: B.O.D.
Cartel Deli – multiple branches
Cartel is a neighborhood cafe and delicatessen serving coffee by Yardstick, jamon by Txanton, organic produce by Holy Carabao Farm, chocolates & pastries by Belge & Co. and BonTon, bread, wine, and more!
What to order: their Vanilla Flat White, Roast Beef, and Cheese & Roasted Peppers Sandwich.
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Sangria for
Dean & Deluca – multiple branches
From New York to Rockwell, Dean & Deluca offers freshly-baked breads and pastries, wine, rice meals, pasta, cakes, and coffee. A definite must-try is their salted egg croissant.
What to order: their Iced Matcha Latte and Yuzu Soy Glazed Salmon.
Refinery – multiple branches
Refinery is a third wave cafe that serves all-day breakfast and brunch items, international comfort dishes, light meals and specialty coffee–but what sets it apart is that it also serves wine and cocktails.
What to order: their Orange Infused Cappuccino and Refinery Bread Pudding.
Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱100 off your bill!
Narrative Coffee – Salcedo Village
Narrative Coffee Shop is a specialty cafe that serves different kinds of coffee, tea, and other beverages. It is located inside a co-working space, The Office Project. The baristas here know their stuff and are more than happy to discuss the third-wave coffee movement!
What to order: Aside from their slow-brewed coffee, you have to try their COO Sodas!
Eight Coffee Bar by UCC – Rockwell
Eight Coffee is a partnership between Japanese coffee giant UCC and the Rockwell group of companies. They serve Japanese-inspired dishes, unique coffee concoctions (try their Kori Kohi or Judy on the Rocks!), and a wide selection of desserts.
What to order: their Wild Kori Kohi and Fresh Corned Beef with Kimchi Rice.
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Nitro Draft Cold Brew Coffee for
₱400₱200 and more offers from Eight Coffee Bar by UCC.
2/F 8 Rockwell, Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell, Makati
Zoo Coffee – Bel-Air
Zoo Coffee is an international zoo-themed cafe franchise from Korea. Prepare to snuggle cute stuffed toys around the cafe while you work on that thesis! They serve sandwiches, waffles, pastries, tea, and imported coffee from Korea.
What to order: their Cafe Latte and Double Berry Bingsu.
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Oreo Bingsu
Yardstick – Legazpi Village
Yardstick is a special coffee roasting company that serves and distributes locally sourced coffee. Aside from their cold brew bottles, Yardstick is also known for their waffles that are big enough for sharing.
What to order: their Single Origin Series and Barista’s Breakfast.
Commune – Poblacion
Commune is a community cafe that specializes in locally sourced coffee topped with their famous 3D latte art. They also serve pastries and light meals. From time to time, they host events here like open mic nights and poetry nights.
What to order: their Affogato, Grilled Cheese, and drinks with 3D Latte art.
Toby’s Estate – multiple branches
Toby’s Estate is an Australian specialty coffee chain that serves third wave coffee, made from premium coffee beans. Some of their popular desserts you should try is the Calamansi pie, Pistachio cake, and they are also an official supplier of Bucky’s!
What to order: their Cold Brew (comes in black or white) and French Toast.
Insider tip: Enjoy One (1) order of Flat White for only
₱170₱99! Check out other offers from Toby's Estate here.
Poison Coffee & Doughnuts – Chino Roces
Poison Coffee and Doughnuts offers coffee and uniquely-flavored doughnuts like garam masala, vanilla glaze, and egg custard brulee. With acclaimed pastry Chef Miko Aspiras (of Scout’s Honor, Freezer Burn, and Le Petit Souffle) at the helm, you can expect new and exciting flavors from time to time.
What to order: their White Coffee and Garam Masala.
Dulo – Poblacion
DULO is a Restaurant-Bar-Cafe slash art event space that serves good food, good coffee, and (of course) good drinks. It’s the complete package for the artistic millennial. Watch out for their events schedule, they have interesting stuff every week.
What to order: their Baka Rendang Bao and Specialty Coffee.
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