22 Hipster Coffee Shops in Metro Manila


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Don’t know what a hipster is? You’d be surprised by hilarious definitions on Urban Dictionary (hint: the words “tight” and “jeans” were used more than once). As for hipster cafes, we’ll give you a roundup of a few new joints in the Metro that perfectly fit the hipster mold.

READ MORE: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Metro Manila this month! 

Prepare to see a lot of industrial interiors + fancy espresso machines + minimalist designs. But most importantly, undeniably good coffee.

Coffee used to be just boring cups of energy boosters to most working professionals. But in the era of Instagram and hipsters, coffee is more than just caffeine– it’s a science and an art.

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!

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#62 Sgt. Esguerra Ave cor. Mother Ignacia Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 898-7793

Manna and Golde – Kamuning

Manna & Golde is a pretty and Instagram-worthy cafe, serving unique coffee, cold drinks, rice meals, pancakes, and porridge.

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G/F Apartment 20, Kamuning Rd, Kamuning, Quezon City

Caravan Black – BGC

Caravan Black is a specialty cafe that offers standard coffee, as well as hand brews, iced coffee and signature drinks. They also serve sandwiches and other light meals.. The sleek FB80 La Marzocco coffee machine is truly a standout, even for non-coffee enthusiasts.

Hipster Factor: Wooden accents, minimalist logo, new coffee concoctions (espresso + soda water).

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4th Ave. cor. 27th St., Net Park Bldg, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 946-3610

Spoon Eat + Drink – BF Homes

Southern hipsters rejoice as modern-industrial New York-inspired cafe (designed by Craftsmith Living) aims to serve good feelings all around with their home-cooked style dishes and specialty coffee blends. Booky Tip: their Osso Bucco, Parmesan Pasta, Roast Chicken, NY Dirty Rice are must-try dishes for that brunch date.

Hipster Factor: Lights, chairs, black accents, writings on the wall, everything.

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Unit 1A, 319 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque
+63 2 738-0085

YDG Coffee – Mandala Park

YDG or Your Daily Grind Coffee is a fairly new coffee joint located in Mandaluyong’s Mandala Park. The painted, monochromatic walls + wooden panels are the perfect Instagram backgrounds for your photos of their strong brews. Booky Tip: They’re closed on Sundays.

Hipster Factor: Clean painted walls, wooden panels, hidden location.

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Cartel Deli – Salcedo Village

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!

Hipster Factor: concrete walls, industrial design, exposed pipes

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119 L.P. Leviste St, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 772-8270

Caffeinated by Artesania – Makati

Formerly Mozaic Living, Caffeinated by Artesania offers specialty coffee as well as other dishes such as eggs Benedict on pandesal toast, wild mushroom bisque, and seafood aglio olio pasta. 

Hipster Factor:  Furniture/artwork showroom, specialized lighting, and unique furniture designs

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910 Arnaiz Ave, San Lorenzo, Makati
(02) 896-3303

Nicto’s Coffee – Kapitolyo

Nicto’s Coffee Shop offers unique drinks like espresso popmarble cafe mocha, and nicspresso quake. They also serve desserts that go well with their coffee.

Hipster Factor: Instagrammable cups, fun drinks, minimal design

Also read: 19 Charming Cafes in Manila that belong on your Instagram feed
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G/F 58 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig

Exchange Alley Coffee House – Molito Lifestyle Mall

Exchange Alley is a specialty coffee house that also serves food like toasts, pork & beans, and even bread pudding.

Hipster Factor: industrial interior and light fixtures, tiled wall and countertops

Also read: 17 Specialty Cafes in Manila That Actually Serve Good Coffee
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Molito Lifestyle Mall, Madrigal Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa

%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.

Hipster Factor: Japanese minimalist, instagrammable cups, lots of wood and warm, ambient lighting

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G/F W City Center, 7th Ave cor 30th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

The WasheryKapitolyo

Yes, even if you’re a hipster, you still have to wash your flannels. The joint in QC is where you can do your laundry while sipping on fresh brews and munching on cafe food. This is The Washery’s 2nd branch but it is the first branch with a cafe concept.

Hipster Factor: Brick walls, unique decor pieces, clothespin door handle, laundromat theme.

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93 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig
(0975) 188-0061

Tenant – Makati

Somewhere in La Union coffee + surfing became a thing and of course Manila is always quick to catch those waves. Tenant is a unique surf lifestyle concept store and cafe housing premium products for both fashion and food. Fresh breads, pastries, sandwiches, tea, coffee, wine and beer are served.

Hipster Factor: Lifestyle concept store, white walls, industrial themed decor.

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G/F Solace Hotel, 9639 Kamagong St., San Antonio Village, Makati
+63 2 751-3086

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.

Hipster Factor:

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

The Curator Coffee & Cocktails – Legazpi Village

The Curator is a backdoor cafe and drinking lounge hidden inside Cyrano Wine Bar, serving handcrafted coffee all day and cocktails by night from the finest ingredients. It’s for barkadas composed of both coffee and cocktail enthusiasts.

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134 Legazpi St. cor. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati
(0916) 355-4129

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. 

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Banawe cor Maria Clara Street, Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 573-2253

Firefly Coffee – Sto. Domingo

Firefly Coffee is a neighborhood cafe in Domingo Ave. providing specialty coffee, other drinks, and more.

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112 Sto. Domingo Ave, Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 717-3603

Hustle Cafe – Cubao

Hustle Cafe is a specialty coffee store inside a container, that provides a portion of its proceeds to the training of street children in the food & beverage industry. It also has a nice al fresco area.

Hipster Factor: inside a container, for a great cause, murals

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94 10th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City
(0920) 901-1588

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 co-working space, The Office Project.

Hipster Factor: conversational baristas, single origin and specialty coffee beans

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1C Alpha Salcedo Condominium, Bautista Ave, Salcedo Village, Makati
(0917) 325-9367

The Coffee Room – Quezon City

The Coffee Room is a small coffee shop that’s cleverly hidden inside a building that houses several offices and businesses. However, do not underestimate the shop’s size; their homemade ginger ale and rose-infused drinks are known bestsellers. Viet-style caphe is also available for that strong caffeine boost for the day. Read here for more.

Hipster Factor: Glass wall, minimalist interiors, in-store market.

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3/F Hollywood Square (inside CMS-Asia Sports Clinic), West Avenue, Quezon City
(0917) 895-5239

Prominent Cafe – Sct. Alcaraz

Prominent Cafe offers coffee and non-coffee drinks as well as sandwiches and desserts.

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49 Scout Alcaraz, Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City

Habitual Coffee – Chino Roces Ave.

Habitual Coffee is a third wave coffee shop operated and owned by World Aeropress champ, Kaye Ong. Their simple menu offers a variety of brunch plates like Baked Eggs, their bestselling Berry Nut Ricotta Waffles, and more. 

Hipster Factor: The presence of different Aeropress trophies (in various colors!), cement walls, minimalist wooden accents.

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2135 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati

OTO – Poblacion

Oto is a craft cocktail room, specialty coffee shop, and listening room all in one. Enjoy booze, brew, and beats in this hip new hangout spot in Poblacion.

Hipster Factor: day-to-night concept, vinyls, dark and woody interiors

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5880 Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 836-1516

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