If you’re in need of a cozy spot to crash while waiting for the rain to stop, here are 5 cafés where you can recharge with a great cup of joe and fill your belly with comfort food.
- Equatorial Coffee
Traffic along Katipunan can get really bad so hide out at Equatorial Coffee to grab a cup of their third-wave specialty coffee. They also serve hot teas, pastries, and sumptuous meals like Equatorial Beef Tapa, Bacon Carbonara, and Waffles ‘n Cream, and Belgian Waffle drizzled with thick chocolate.
Miranda Building, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
- Where’s Marcel?
Australian third-wave coffee shop Where’s Marcel? is now here in the country with branches in Ortigas and Makati. They serve an array of coffee choices that include Batch Brew, Cold Drip, Aeropress, and V60 served alongside savory dishes like Adobo Slider and Chorizo Carbonara.
Pearl Place, Pearl Drive, Ortigas, Pasig City; 139 H.V. Dela Costa, Makati City
- Cartel Deli
Cartel Deli serves specialty coffee (sourced from Yardstick) along with sandwiches like the Italiano (salami, cheese, and arugula) and Roast Beef.
They also have organic delights in its menu like the Native Mesclun Salad made with their own calamansi honey dressing.
119 L.P. Leviste Street, Makati
- Catabolic Cafe
Catabolic Café is a cozy third-wave specialty coffee shop found within Quezon City’s food hub. The cafe sources their beans from EDSA Beverage Design Group and serves comfort food like the Chicken Waffle with strawberry butter and a crispy fried chicken served with two waffles, Sardines with Truffle Pasta, as well as desserts like Blueberry Cheesecake and Revel Bar.
22 Malingap St, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
- Habitual Coffee
This coffee shop in Chino Roces serves single origin espresso, AeroPress-brewed coffee, and cold brew. Aside from specialty coffees, Habitual Coffee shop offers treats that are perfect pair for a hot cup of coffee like ensaymada toast , a brioche with sweet butter cream and Edam cheese, and Berry Nut Ricotta Waffle, packed with blueberries, almonds, pine nuts, edible flowers and a sweet ricotta cream
2135 Chino Roces Ave, Legazpi Village, Makati.
- Paper + Cup Coffee
Located inside Manila Bulletin’s main office, Paper + Cup Coffee serves espresso, chocolate, infused teas and frozen blends.
Paper + Cup Coffee is the right spot for you to enjoy a coffee the old fashioned way: reading a news paper while sipping a good cup of joe. Also, they have an acoustic night on Fridays where bands perform at the lobby of Manila Bulletin.
Manila Bulletin, Muralla corner Recoletos St., Intramuros, Manila