People troop to Starbucks not only to drink coffee, but also to soak up the sights and enjoy a change in environment. Whether you're looking to stimulate the mind with art or just trying to find your inner zen, there's a Starbucks branch for you. We've rounded up the most stunning, hangout-worthy branches-Starbucks Reserve included-on this list.
You'll want to hang out at these gorgeous Starbucks branches in and around Metro Manila:
Starbucks' Macapagal branch is the coffee-chain's biggest store in the country: It's got two spacious floors and even an al-fresco area. Designed by the Starbucks Design Studios in Hong Kong, it can seat up to 222 people-no more having to struggle finding a seat! If you can't stay, you can also check out their interactive drive-thru area.
Starbucks Macapagal is at 9 Macapagal Avenue, Parañaque City.
Twin Lakes Tagaytay
This hotel is home to a noteworthy Starbucks branch with an elegant-but-homey vibe. Not only is it decked with wood accents and patterned windows on the inside; it also offers a breathtaking view of the Taal Lake, too.
Starbucks Twin Lakes Tagaytay is at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway
Barangay Dayap-Itaas, Laurel, Batangas.
Domicillo Design Hotel
Aside from the Twin Lakes branch, the Domicillo Design Hotel branch is another must-visit when in Tagaytay. It gives you an unobstructed view of Taal Lake and a homey vibe on the inside with light-wood decor and pastel accents. You can also opt to hang out by the al-fresco area to really enjoy the Tagaytay breeze.
Starbucks Domicillo Design Hotel is at Domicillo Design Hotel, Km 58, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika East, Tagaytay, Cavite.
Puerta de Isabel II-Intramuros
Stepping into this Starbucks branch is like traveling back in time with its dim, rustic ambience built into the historic walls of Intramuros. If you have a soft spot for the past, you'll definitely feel right at home. Fact: Puerta Isabel II was the last gate built by the Spanish, which was opened in 1861.
Starbucks Puerta de Isabel II-Intramuros is at Puerta Isabel II, 15-A Muralla Street corner Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila City.
S Maison at Conrad Manila
The S Maison branch of Starbucks Reserve-that's Starbucks' third-wave coffee leg, ICYDK-has a sleek, edgy look with wooden accents. We won't be surprised if you find yourself staring at the ceiling a lot when you visit this branch-it's made with hundreds of wooden boxes that's definitely Insta-worthy!
Starbucks Reserve S Maison is at L/1 S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
The Grove Rockwell
This Starbucks branch stands out for its resort theme, which matches the rest of the aesthetic of The Grove Rockwell. It even won Starbucks' "Best New Core Store Design in Asia" award in 2013.
Starbucks The Grove Rockwell is at The Grove By Rockwell, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City.
The Assembly Grounds at The Rise
Starbucks Reserve at The Assembly Grounds at the Rise has high ceilings and a sleek, modern feel given a bold, colorful touch. Plus, the branch has murals by Pinoy artist JP Pining; one of which depicting a passionate barista, and the other featuring the Makati skyline. It's the perfect place to enjoy a cup of specialty coffee after work.
Starbucks Reserve The Assembly Grounds at the Rise is at G/F Assembly Grounds at The Rise, Malugay Corner Tindalo Street, San Antonio, Makati City.
St. Charbel Mindanao Avenue
Imagine the sunlight peeking in from the window as you enjoy a warm cup of joe in the morning-that's precisely what you get from the St. Charbel Mindanao Avenue branch (also called the Tandang Sora branch). It happens to be the second drive-thru store in the country. Plus, It is the first solar-powered Starbucks in Asia, having had a 20.5-kilowatt solar rooftop installation in 2015.
Starbucks St. Charbel Mindanao Avenue is at Mindanao Avenue corner St. Charbel Street, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
Two West Aeropark
Opened in 2018, the Two West Aeropark branch has a polished look that's conducive to studying or reading a book while sipping coffee. The brightly lit branch is cozy enough to hang out in for hours on end; we don't blame you if your attention drifts off to the textures on the walls and the nature-inspired artwork further into the space. This branch is right across The Medical City - Clark.
Starbucks Two West Aeropark is at Gatwick Gateway, Two West Aeropark, Aeropark Campus, Clark Global City, Pampanga.
This soon-to-open Starbucks branch will be your next weekend destination. We've yet to find out its exact opening date, but from its location alone, it's sure to offer a fantastic view overlooking Antipolo. What better way to temporarily escape the hustle and bustle of city life, really?
Starbucks The Ridge, Antipolo will be at The Ridge, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City.