Nothing really beats the feeling of being in a cafe. Whether you go there to work, study, or simply get your favorite cup of joe, the ambience of a coffee shop can be just what you need to chill and relax. If you're usually on the run and prefer to grab your drink and go, then a roadside coffee shop is something you should definitely check out. They're accessible, they offer affordable items on the menu, and they're so ~aesthetic~ too!
Below, we round up 10 must-visit roadside coffee shops in and around Metro Manila.
What's so special about this glass house looking cafe is that they offer unique options for coffee lovers. Their signature beverages combine coffee and tea with ginger! Try their Iced Coco Latte (P120), Kape Gingerccino (P90), or Choco Mochaluya (P90) to start.
Kohi is a Japanese-inspired coffee shop that's located at 1147 Antipolo Street, Makati City. Aside from their bestsellers Kori Kohi Salted Caramel (P150), Apollo Cup (P150), and Irish Cup (P150), they also offer homebaked donuts and Japanese sausage sandwiches.
8065 Coffee Shop (Makati)
At 8065 Coffee Shop, you'll feel right at home with its chill vibe. Sometimes, the cafe even has live performances at night. You'll find them along St. Paul Road in San Antonio, Makati and they're open from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ahon Cafe (Quezon City)
Good drinks are always best paired with great food. Count on Ahon Cafe to do just that. Don't miss out on their bestsellers, Iced Spanish Latte (P130) and Honeydew Milk Tea (P90). Heads up: They have limited al fresco dining, but they do accommodate orders for takeout!
If you're ever in Marikina and in need of some caffeine in your system, then you should drop by Inarawan. This roadside coffee shop in Barangay Concepcion Uno sells single origin local coffee such as Benguet Arabica, Batangas Barako, and Kalinga Robusta. For iced coffee lovers, you can order their French Vanilla Americano, Iced Mocha Latte, Caramel Macchiato, or Spanish Latte.
Sspace Coffee Bar (Tagaytay)
This minimalist, aesthetic coffee shop is totally worth the trip to Tagaytay! They're located along Santa Rosa Road and are open from Tuesdays through Sundays, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Based on a recent Instagram post, if you're fully vaccinated, you just gotta present proof and you'll get five percent off of any drink of your choice!
Brew & Bakes (Tagaytay)
Also conveniently along Santa Rosa Road is Brew & Bakes. It's a mini container cafe with a cozy and laid-back interior. In fact, they just had their soft opening on June 25!
Muni Coffee (Laguna)
Need a quick getaway from Manila? How about a trip to Laguna? While you're at it, stop by Muni Coffee in Kalayaan. Have fun choosing from their iced coffee and non-coffee drinks. They're open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Habagat Coffee And Outdoor Lifestyle (Antipolo)
Habagat Coffee And Outdoor Lifestyle is the perfect place where you can take a breather and unwind. They're located along Marcos Highway, Sitio Cabading, Antipolo and are open every Wednesday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. On weekends, they're open from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can also have their coffee delivered straight to your home!
Typica Coffee (Rizal)
Typica Coffee was originally a sari-sari store, but now it's become a pretty, Japanese-inspired coffee shop at 72 E. Rodriguez Avenue in Brgy. San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal. They're open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for dine-in, pick up, takeout, and delivery. Treat yourself to their bestsellers: Caramel Macchiato (P100), Spanish Latte (P100), and White Mocha (P100).
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