Friday, October 7, 2016

Our Top Picks for Great Coffee Shop Concepts in Manila

I can't forget how this blog started.

Together with sharing simple home-cooked dishes and my love for baking, are our coffee shop dates. From my husband's promise of trying out every food establishments in Mall of Asia, so I can blog about them, to scouting Manila's off beaten paths just to check out certain cafes, that's how I came about.  But guess what, his promises didn't really materialized as I've expected it to be.

Nope!  I didn't get to blog about all the resto and cafes in the said mall. But we did tried, probably 60% of them.  However, only a fraction of that was featured.

How I wish I had more than one set of hands (to type all the reviews), more brains to shed beautiful words, a team that could capture all of those moments in camera and a lifetime more to share them all to you.

I'm just a one woman team, like any mommy bloggers are!  Oh, my husband doubles as a cameraman and the driver, of of course, the financer...

However, beyond my busy-ness, I curated for ye'all a couple of my favorite coffee shops, some might be unheard of, but definitely worth-checking out for.  The list, is just a list, without even thinking of ranking them.

1. RESTOCK Curiosities

When a coffee shop turns into an art gallery, or the other way around. Another from the roster of third-wave coffee.

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Restock Curiosities
Address:  7635 Guijo Street, 
                 San Antonio VIllage, 
                Makati City, Metro Manila
 Contact Details:  +63(917)6631011     

2. Magnum Opus Fine Coffees

Craft coffee with the barista thinking beyond the norm of serving coffees.

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Address:  115 Aguirre Avenue BF Homes, ParaƱaque
Contact Numbers:  0939 920 0701

3. Boulangerie 22

It's actually a French bakery themed after old subway stations in France, Lovely assortment of baked goods and good coffee.

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4. Habitual Coffee

Third wave coffee fanatics go-to place along Chino Roces.  Perfect for the hipster in you!

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Address:  2135 Chino Roces Avenue,
                Legaspi Village, Makati City

5.  Toby's Estate

Toby's Estate still captures my heart every time we go to Century City mall, where it's first branch was established.  It's an Australian brand that brews a unique coffee blend that's endemic to the said country.

Still on that modern-vintage look with it's subway tiles adorning the walls and the ceiling.  Other branches serves full-day meal menu.  I't's Century Mall branch only serves their coffee concoctions and some baked goods from their concessions and commissary

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Address:  2nd Floor, Century City Mall,
                Kalayaan Ave, Makati City

6.  Commune Coffee

With an advocacy in their background, a different Commune coffee is getting people in Polaris St, hooked on local coffee blends but great nonetheless.  This Kawaii-looking coffee shop definitely knows how to fix your coffee cravings, what ever that kind you fancy.

Address:  36 Polaris cor. Durban Sts.,
                Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City

Contact details:  275-6324

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This are just some from the many, that I have curated.  Have you tried them?  Which is your favorite? Would you recommend other cafes for us to try?

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