October 8, 2021
When it comes to coffee, there’s always something new brewing and waiting to be discovered. If you’ve already tried all the popular cafes, perhaps you would want to sip into some underrated and under-the-radar coffee shops that serve equally addicting cups of coffee.
We’ve put in the legwork so you don’t have to! The following cute cafes are within Metro Manila so you can easily drop by when you want to put a spin to your usual coffee runs and try a fresh new spot.
Location: G/F Venice Grand Canal, McKinley Hill
Contact: 0917 176 3851
Sunny or rainy, a blend from Little Farmers Coffee will take you around the Philippines through their choices of local blends. Some of the beans on their menu include Benguet, Kalinga, Cordillera Excelsa, Sagada, Mt Kanlaon, Sultan Kudarat, and more! Choose a blend or create your own mix, up to you. How’s that for a coffee trip?
Location: Techno Plaza 2, Eastwood City
Contact: 0917 799 4778
Coffee after lunch? Sift by Laureana is a neighborhood cafe that serves delectable meals, as well as heartwarming coffees! You can enjoy a full meal here while also taking in the relaxed ambiance in McKinley Hill. To wake you up, their coffee beans are brewed fresh and are sourced from Batangas and Davao.
Location: G/F Victory Residences, McKinley Hill
Contact: 0915 993 2850 / 0968 438 8907
Bikers who are around Uptown Bonifacio can refuel with caffeine at Bikes and Coffee! This specialty cafe is not only for biking enthusiasts but for coffee lovers, too. Save a seat here, enjoy the scenery, and have a cup of their best-selling Coffee Latte or Manual Brew. If you’re cycling, you can meet up with your bicycle buddies here before or after your ride.
Location: G/F Uptown Parade
Contact: 0956 361 6598
Visit Uptown Mall and discover your next favorite cafe — Kape Sur! Instantly boost your mood and have a cuppa from this proudly Pinoy The coffee shop. They use beans that are roasted and harvested from Mindanao, so you’re sure of the quality. Try their Iced Spanish Latte is a must-try together with their pair with their Cheese Classic Sandwich or Ensaymada.
Location: 4/F Food Hall, Uptown Mall
Contact: 0917 813 3788
Nitro 7 is one of Eastwood City’s best-kept secrets. You should know that they are the first in the country to offer Nitrogen-infused drinks. They brew their coffee for 18 hours in cold temperatures, before infusing it with Nitrogen. The process makes the coffee more stomach-friendly, so if you’re acidic, you can still enjoy their blends! Get your coffee fix from their Hazel Caramel Mocha, Black Nitro, Toffee Hazelnut, and more.
Location: G/F Citywalk 1, Eastwood City
Contact: 0977 352 5402
Just like how cozy their interiors are, beverage shop Toast! is also serving comforting cups of coffee. This cafe opened earlier this year, and they offer so many flavors that will excite the coffee enthusiast in you. For starters, try the Americano Crema Coffee, which is made from their specialty coffee beans. But if you’re in the mood for something else, they also have an extensive lineup of tea variants as well as mocktails and beers.
Location: 3/F Uptown Mall
Contact: 0977 352 5402