It's not hard to find a good cup of coffee in Manila, and we're sure you'll always find one that fits your taste and budget. But visiting cafés isn't just about the warm cup of joe, it's also about the ambiance and atmosphere that elicits great conversation. To further stimulate your senses (and give you great convo starters), make sure to visit these cafés for your next meetup:
Tucked in a quiet corner in Makati is Restock Curiosities, a quaint coffee shop with warm and industrial interiors that will make you feel at home. However, this place is more than just specialty coffee and pizzadillas, another great thing about Restock is that you can buy every piece of art displayed around the store—most of which are made by local artists.
Restock Curiousities is located at 7635 Guijo Street, Makati City. You can call them at 0917-663-1011.
It's safe to say that coffee and art go together—a lot of people seem to enjoy a hot cup while trying to interpret beautiful pieces. If you're fond of doing the same thing, 55Square Cafe will be your new favorite hangout. This up and coming hub for delicious brew takes pride in serving only the best varieties of coffee and sharing space with Vongarde Art Gallery who plan on becoming a bridge of sorts between new artists and prospective buyers, too.
55Square Café is located at G/F ALCAL Bldg. 285 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. For inquiries, you can email them at hi.55squarecafe[at]gmail.com. For Vongarde Art Gallery, you can send messages through e-mail at vongardeartgallery[at]gmail.com.
As we take a two-day break, let us remember our parted loved ones. We'll resume cafe operations as usual. See you on Wednesday! 55Square Cafe is at G/L Alcal Bldg., 285 Katipunan Ave., Quezon City. ?????? #55squarecafe #pepperph #bookymanila #yummyph #coffee #kape #coffeeph #coffice #coffeecrawler #artph #katipunaneats
Along Pioneer in Pasig, you'll find Mozaic Living—a one-stop-shop for decor and a well-deserved me-time. A coffee house and interactive showroom under one roof, they champion Filipino craftsmanship through bespoke local products. Take your pick from the extensive selection of geometric mirrors, beds, study desks, and intricately carved chairs while enjoying a slice of their famous frozen brazo de mercedes.
Mozaic Living is located at #7, 1550 Sheridan, Mandaluyong City. The showroom is open from Monday-Saturday, 9am to 9pm. You may contact them at 0917 328-9238 or via enquiries[at]mozaicliving.com.ph.
If you have a soft spot for arts and crafts, this home-turned-lifestyle store will be your go-to on the weekends. Aside from serving comfort food, CO/OP MANILA sells hip goods and comfort food. The place's interiors are surprisingly unique, too—a far cry from the standard commercial spaces and international chains sprouting around the metro.
CO/OP is located at 189 A. Mabini Street, San Juan City. They are open from 10:00am to 8:30pm daily.
Who knew you can combine doing household chores and relaxation? It's possible at The Washery. This humble hub in Libis offers complete laundry services while serving small bites and sweet drinks on the side.
The Washery Laundromat + Café is located at I-103 Industria Mall, Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.
This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.