10 Must-Try Coffee Shops Around the Metro

10 Must-Try Coffee Shops Around the Metro


Coffee is one of things that complete my day. It makes me happy whenever I drink one. Since I started working, I learned to drink coffee most of the time. It is one way for me to de-stress, and it will be such a relief if I have a cup of coffee before starting my day or after having a tiring day at work.

As one who loves coffee very much, a cup of it in a day is not enough. There are times when I find myself asking for more, but I couldn’t. And. It. Is. So. Frustrating. I know that too much caffeine is bad for our health, still I couldn’t help it. The fact that I can’t resist the urge of wanting more coffee, I do think I am addicted to it. So yes, I am one with the caffeine addicts out there! However, I am limiting myself to one cup a day since I palpitate when I exceed my limit. It’s really sad when you want more coffee, but you can’t have more. (Ahhhhh)

For those who love coffee as much as I do, I am glad to share these 10 must-try coffee shops around the metro. If ever you find yourself near these places, try to visit them. They are not only a perfect place for great coffees, but also for experiencing a soothing ambiance.

Don’t just stick to mainstream coffee shops you’re used to. It’s time for you to explore and taste other exciting coffees too. Check out the following cafés now!

Magnum Opus Fine Coffees

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Magnum Opus Fine Coffees offers coffees in a more personal way. Mr. Jonathan Choi, the owner, also serves as the artisan barista in his coffee shop. He personally prepares your order which makes it more special. Not only do they serve fine coffees, they have sandwiches and other food to offer, too. It may be quite pricey for some, but it’s worth it. Our club, Coffee Club, had fun trying out the artisan coffee in the South.

2nd Floor, The Prime Building, #115 A. Aguirre Ave., Parañaque City

Cafe de Seoul

cafe de seoul

Do you also wish to go to Korea and travel around the country? In case you haven’t been to Cafe de Seoul yet, you will experience a Korean vibe when you get there. It is a perfect place to study and to catch up with friends. There are a lot of coffee flavors to choose from and they really do have a nice interior. You will definitely enjoy sipping your coffee and eating a piece of cake on the side.

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Unit 12, 2/F One Archers Place Building, Castro, Manila


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Since Commune is located in the busy city of Makati, you will see a lot of working people having their lunch or dinner at this place. A cool vibe is present at this coffee shop. Enjoy a pleasant spot while having a business meeting or coffee date at Commune.

Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

Myons Coffee & Tea Co.

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I call this coffee shop as my happy place. Since it’s near where I live, it is very accessible for me. Though I haven’t been here for quite awhile now, still it’s the best place for “alone time”. Whenever you feel like having time just for yourself, you can come here and have your coffee paired with a piece of red velvet cupcake or a plate of fresh salad.

2/F, 390 Mayon St., Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City

Cafe Noriter


Nothing compares to a place where you cannot just simply sit and relax, but can actually lie down while reading a book or reviewing for your subjects. Cafe Noriter is a playful coffee shop where most college students prefer to study and do some school stuff. You can also write stuff on their wood decks and have a great time munching on your cake and drinking your favorite coffee.

2nd Floor Reyes Bldg., Estrada St. cor. Taft Ave., Malate, Manila

Cool Beans Library Cafe

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Never miss this coffee shop when you plan a Maginhawa food trip with friends. You’ve got to include this on your list of places to visit to complete your itinerary. It is an ideal place for book and coffee lovers because there are a lot of books which you can read while staying at the place. There are a lot of book choices as well as food selections at this shop.

67A Maginhawa St., Brgy. UP Village, Quezon City

8065 Coffee Shop


8065 Coffee is a great place to hang out with friends or to eat out with your colleagues. You will never go wrong with its delicious food items and coffee. There are also great art pieces which are best to take a shot.

2/F Veca BLDG. Estrella St., Corner Chino Roces Ave., San Antonio Village, Makati City

Caffe Bene

caffe bene

Visit Korea’s leading coffee shop in the metro today! Taste their mouth-watering gelato, freshly-made waffles, and of course their specialty coffee. The ambiance is also comforting with vintage European interior combined with cute Korean designs.

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Multinational Bancorp Center, Valero Access Road 4, Makati City

Kaffe Caffe

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Rich and smooth coffee is what Kaffe Caffe offers to you. It has a homey vibe where you can loosen up with friends or loved ones. The owner, Anjie, provides special coffee classes to enthusiasts and HRM students. She passionately learns the art of creating great coffee and shares it to those who are interested with it.

46 Banawe St., cor. Ma. Clara St., Quezon City

Green Halo Organic Store and Café

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If you are the health conscious type of person, Green Halo Organic Store and Café is the best place for binge eating and drinking. At this coffee shop, they don’t just serve you with creative and organic food, they also offer an artistic place. Though it has a small space, you can still enjoy spending time at this place.

Shop 11 Cubao Expo Commercial Center, Romulo St., Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

Honestly, I’d stop drinking coffee, but I’m no quitter. I may miss out on a lot of other coffee shops around the metro, but these are the best ones for me so far. Though I can actually live with just 3-in-1 instant coffee every day, crafted coffee offers more refined and scrumptious taste. Plus, the wonderful place adds up to the whole package of relaxation and peace of mind.

Do you have other coffee shops to suggest? Share it with us now!


  • Angeli Soneja
    July 14, 2014

    Subspace Coffee in Emerald, Ortigas 🙂

  • Nase Quintano
    July 15, 2014

    Thanks for the suggestion! Will visit this soon, Ate. 🙂

  • Jooley
    July 18, 2014

    Craft at New Manila!

  • Pao Cruz
    July 18, 2014

    Manger Cafe at G/F Acrocity Bldg, 1116 Antipolo St., Poblacion, Makati. It's more than a coffee shop. They offer premium coffee and coffee based drinks, they make their own breads, they bake their own cakes and they make their own premium sausages. You should try sun-dried pesto pasta topped with kielbasa sausage and other premium sausages. Check their facebook page to know more.

  • Macy Conde
    July 20, 2014

    Ksem Cafe in Taft and Il Padrino in Fairview too 😀

  • Kamae Iniguez
    July 20, 2014

    I stumbled across this article while net surfing at Kaffe Caffe. Good to know you also consider this place as a good coffee shop!

  • Aleli Salac
    July 21, 2014

    Try MONTE CAFÉ in Antipolo City! They offer coffee cocktails (coffee with liquor!!!) and great food 😉

  • Mia Montayre
    July 24, 2014

    Epic Cafe! A gem in Kapitolyo, Pasig 🙂

  • Nicole Yvonne Flores
    November 24, 2014

    Monte Cafe and Cafe Esse in Antipolo.

  • Virma Simonette
    December 14, 2014

    Caffera along Maginhawa Street.

  • Leonard Loiselle
    January 21, 2015

    Please help me 80 y old man planing to go to manila soon
    would like go stay on a busy street with shops, cafes galore
    with terrasses to watch life go by..
    with possibility of going out for a walk in early evening
    suggestions please… leonard

  • Flor Basilio
    August 25, 2015

    Manger Cafe has moved to 2/F KPMG Bldg, Ayala Avenue Makati City

    • Manillenials
      September 2, 2015

      Thanks for the information Flor! Im sure all our readers would love to try their coffee.

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