8 New Cafés
in Metro Manila
to Unwind in
By Therese Aseoche
With the high amount of stress we encounter from day to day, we rely on the brief moments of calm when we are able to recollect ourselves and unwind. We long for the hour or two we could spend holed up inside a café on a weekend afternoon, seated alone at a table, reading a magazine or browsing the web on our laptop, and drinking a warm cup of coffee.
We all have our immediate go-to coffee shop retreat we oftentimes take for granted, but these newbies on the block are providing us some great alternatives. Here are 8 new cafés around Metro Manila worth checking out for your next afternoon unwinding!
GF, W City Center, 7th Avenue Corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open Monday to Friday from 6 A.M. to 10 P.M., Saturday and Sunday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
(+632) 821 67 44 | Facebook, Instagram
People have been lining up to get inside this Instagenic minimalist café from Kyoto since its opening at BGC. It’s a good thing that the initial hype has died down now, so it is a great and quiet place to just relax while sipping a delicious cup of special Arabica coffee.
As its name suggests, Ambivert Coffee is a haven for ambiverts to chill when: 1) they want to hang out with their friends, or 2) when they’ve grown exhausted from doing so. Whichever one you are, you’re guaranteed a great time here. Look for its line of unique and Instagrammable cuppas, made with different beans every week!
When you’re tired from aimlessly walking around and window shopping, you can rest your feet in this quaint little spot in Robinsons Metro East. D’Doux has a variety of desserts and coffee to satisfy your sweet tooth which you can comfortably indulge in while enjoying the homey ambiance.
Allons-y Specialty Coffee
GF, Fort Victoria, 4th Avenue corner 23rd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Open Monday to Friday from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M., Saturday from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M., Sunday from 7 A.M. to 9 P.M.
(+632) 664 38 09 | Facebook, Instagram
As David Tennant in Doctor Who used to say, “Allons-y!” (Let’s go!) This third wave coffee shop that just recently opened in Fort Victoria, BGC specializes in so-called dessert drinks but you can still have your fill of basic, no-frills coffee. It’s a pretty small café with only a couple of chairs, but it’s great for when you need a really quiet space away from the crowd to relax or work.