Best Coffee Shops Around Makati
By Meg Santibañez
There was a time when we thought that paying more than P50 for a cup of coffee was ridiculous. But then the specialty roasts came in and swept us right off our feet. These days, it’s safe to say that coffee shops are here to stay. Aside from the intoxicating aroma and the jolt of energy they give us, today’s swankiest coffee bars also provide us the right ambiance to inspire us in performing our tasks in this fast-paced and increasingly mobile world.
For this list, we’re rounding up some of the best coffee shops in Makati, where the hustle definitely demands a huge dose of caffeine.
Commune found a new home in a quiet corner in Poblacion. An unassuming door will welcome you and lead you up to the two-story café. There you will find the best of what Commune has to offer: quality food and great coffee. We recommend their Grilled Cheese (P285) and Commune Blend (P110) for your afternoon work sesh.
7. Bean & Yolk
Unit G6 Bel Air Soho Suites Polaris St. Poblacion, Makati
0916 570 4878
Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8a.m.-10p.m. | Sunday, 8a.m.-5p.m.
Just down the street from Commune, Bean & Yolk, as its name suggests, offers amazing coffee and eggs. They use organic eggs on their dishes. We recommend their five minute chopped egg, Lucy (P175) and B&Y Mocha (P175). They’re egg-cellent.
The Yardstick is much more than just a coffee haven: besides grabbing your cuppa joe here, the Yard also offers courses and workshops about specialty coffee fit for professionals and complete beginners. The quality of their coffee will surely satisfy anyone (although we’ve grown a special interest on their Cold Brew #2 (P190)).
Bucky’s extends its influence over the third wave coffee scene in Makati after finding success in BF Homes. We always expect good coffee from them, but here they deliver so much more. Try their Original Buckygato (P160)– a sonata of milk softserve + original bucky’s + espresso shot. We totally don’t mind having this every day.
4. The Curator
134 Legaspi Corner Don Carlos Palanca Street, Legaspi Village
0916 355 4129
Business Hours: Monday to Thursday, 7a.m.-2a.m. | Friday to Saturday, 7a.m.-3a.m. | Sunday, 7a.m.-6p.m.
The Curator used to be that little café/cocktail bar behind Cyrano, but Cyrano’s relocation paved the way for the much needed expansion Curator needed to accommodate it’s increasing number of customers. Seasoned patrons will always go here for their morning fix of Espresso with Milk (P140).
3. Writer’s Block
The Alley at Karrivin, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue, Magallanes, Makati
0917 535 8283
Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8a.m.-8p.m. | Saturday, 11a.m.-10p.m. | Sunday, CLOSED
Writer’s Block’s aesthetically pleasing façade is like a magnet; you just can’t resist going near it. Moments later you’ll eventually find yourself inside and realize how sleek and economical the interiors are. Don’t think twice about going here when you have a writer’s block (or when filled with thoughts)–it’s the ideal setting for those looking to get their creative juices flowing while taking a sip of their Flat White (P135).
2. Habitual Coffee
2135 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati
Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8a.m.-9p.m. | Sunday, 8a.m.-7p.m.
Habitual Coffee is known for their coffee brewed using an Aeropress (P160), resulting in a richer and smoother cup of coffee. Pair it up with their Berry Nut Ricotta Waffle (P260), a pearl sugar waffle with blueberries, almonds, pine nuts, edible flowers (yes, seriously) and sweet ricotta ice cream. Yum.
1. Local Edition
Local Edition screams “collaboration” the moment you walk in and its wide collab table in the middle welcomes you. They even partner up with artists for their art installations. Local Edition’s interior design changes from time to time. It’s the ideal setting for getting work done while sipping a Latte Perea Blend (P135/155).
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