August 16, 2016
What Kind of Coffee Break Do You Need Right Now?
In our list of things-we-cannot-live-without, coffee sits next to water, air and sleep. And just in time for your next coffee break, we listed some third-wave coffee houses to suit your ever-changing mood.
1. When you need good coffee and have to work
When you need coffee and office space in one, you better head to the nearest Coffice. These coffee houses are usually very generous in space, complete with simple and comfy furniture, enclosed in bright walls. Quiet enough to hold study sessions and business meetings in, these spaces serve good coffee and food, ready to boost you for a long day!
Book and Borders is your perfect inviting and bright coffice! The space allows you to sit comfortably, perfect for studying and for meetings. The bright walls are filled with huge bookshelves. When you get tired of working and need some time off, you can grab a book and sip on your double espresso shot. Things to try: Duplo, Piccolo, Coffee Choco Fudge, Queso de Bola cheesecake.
281 Tomas Morato Avenue, Sacred Heart, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Caffera is a hidden community coffee shop along Maginhawa. A play on the words on cafe, coffee and camera, Caffera would be a great coffice for students to read, study and collaborate. Talk about inspiration pieces to keep you going, their walls are filled with analog and manual SLR cameras, film rolls, and great photographs. More so, they serve their coffee in 24-105mm lens cups. Caffera gives a unique twist to your usual coffice experience.
Unit 204, Second Floor, Dona Zenona Suites, 54 Maginhawa Corner Mahusay Street, UP Village,Diliman, Quezon City
2. When you have the urge to talk & interact
Do you have those days when you just want to meet new people and talk? Yes? Then you better be at a community cafe. These are typically small coffee houses filled with interesting things, which perfectly works as conversation starters. Most of these places have common tables to share.
Commune is the epitome of a community cafe. Quaint and surrounded by glass windows, Commune serves really good coffee and Filipino food. They display coffee tools and books, which every coffee enthusiast would love to talk about. You can also check out their calendar of events for upcoming workshops and gigs!
36 Polaris corner Durban Streets, Poblacion, Makati City
Restock, a haven for the artsy fartsy, is tucked in the quiet Guijo Street. The cafe looks like more of an artists’ space than a coffee shop with its walls and shelves full of pieces from young local artists and entrepreneurs – which you can own! Aside from the usual coffee blends, try their ‘progressive’ drinks like Restock Shake and Midnight to complete your coffee + art experience.
7635 Guijo Street San Antonio Village Makati City
3. When you need alone time
Waiting for heavy traffic to subside? Exhausted from work? Or just want to treat yourself to overdue alone time? There are coffee houses perfect for your mood. Alone-time cafes are usually small and quaint, filled with the dim glow of yellow lights. These cafes are usually quiet, allowing you to enjoy the pleasure of your own company.
Mithi Cafe is a narrow 3-storey house-turned-cafe filled with everything Filipino. The top floor brings you the magical view of the Mountain Province. The walls are painted with the sky and clouds, moving from dawn to dusk, mimicking the majestic serene view from the north of the Philippines. This area is perfect for your alone time, thinking about all the good things in life while you sit on a banig with a good cup of coffee . Enjoy their brews from locally produced beans: Barako (from Batangas), Sagada, and Kalinga coffee.
131 V.Luna Extension Corner Makadios Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Mrs. Grahams is a true happy place for people who wish to be alone. It’s a small cafe filled with everything dainty - from wooden tables, and macarons to artsy decals. The pastel colors bring a dose of happiness as you sip on their best selling Mrs. Graham Cappuccino.
51-C Scout Rallos Street, Laging Handa, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
4. When you need coffee after work
Remember those days when work consumes all your energy and you can’t wait ‘til 5 or 6PM? Yes? So you already know what to do: get a good cup of coffee! After all the hard work, you deserve a relaxing candle-lit break and a good cup of coffee.
Single Origin is a one-stop neighborhood cafe in the heart of Bonifacio Global City. This yellow-lit cafe serves a smorgasbord of breakfast food, coffee, cocktails, and desserts. The cafe is the kind of place you would like to stay in after a hard day’s work. It’s warm, cozy, and feels like home! On top of that, Single Origin excels at making waffles and artisanal coffee so you would come back for a second or third time!
Second Floor, C3 Building, Bonifacio High Street Central,Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
With its light, clean and hip interiors, Catabolic Cafe is becoming everyone’s favorite go-to after-work spot. They serve great coffee and food, perfect for your chill night outs!
22 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City