Best 5 Cafes in Manila, Philippines

What are best 5 cafes in Manila, Philippines?

Cool cafes you need to capture. No need to open VSCO or Snapseed, these 5 best cafes in Manila got you and your feed covered! If you want to hit a place with interiors as great as the coffee, we’ve got this list for you!

1, Kumori Cafe

A franchise from Japan, Kumori (translated to ‘cloudy’) is a quaint bakery and cafe that promises fresh and authentic Japanese bread and pastries. Kumori cafe promised to be a hit, and as of today, it still is. People are still raving about it on social media, and it’s not hard to figure out why. Their cheesecakes are still good, regardless if you go for the original or their chocolate-flavoured variety. Some of their must tries include the cheese tarts, hanjuku cheese, and more.

Kumori Cafe
Photo: Kumori Instagram
Kumori Cafe
Kumori Cafe

2, Flour Jar – the gorgeous dessert heaven

Flour Jar is 1 of the best 5 cafes in Manila you need to visit down south! Flour Jar is a new neighbourhood café + bakery in Las Piñas, specializing in many kinds of desserts such as cakes, cookies, and doughnuts. They started as a home-based pastry supplier for different cafes around Metro Manila, such as Toby’s Estate. But now, they finally opened their very own full-fledged cafe down South. Since they specialize in desserts, you can find a wide variety of treats such as cakes, custard-filled doughnuts, cookies, and even homemade ice cream! They also have a few brunch meals and some healthy island bowls.

Flour Jar Cafe
Photo: Flour Jar Instagram
Flour Jar Cafe
Photo: Flour Jar Instagram

3,  Hustle Cafe – a secret garden & inspired cafe in Cubao

Hustle Café boasts its Al fresco-themed space that will make you feel like you’re resting in the comforts of your vacation home. The place is so welcoming and homey, you will not even realize you’re in Metro Manila! The space around this single container truck was splattered with life and color during its launch in 2017, where people were welcomed to grab a brush and paint then scribble, and sketch on the walls to their hearts’ content—just like an art fest!

While having quality coffee, cozy stay, and flavorful snacks could be one of the best reasons to drop by this cafe. It really is one of best 5 cafes in Manila!

Hustle Cafe
Photo: Booky
Hustle Cafe
Photo: Booky

4, Narrative Coffee

When it comes to coffee, every cup has a story—at least that’s the idea Narrative Coffee Co. wants to tell its visitors. Narrative Coffee Co. is a chill handcrafted coffee joint in Makati where office-goers and Salcedo Village residents can get their daily dose of caffeine.
Narrative Coffee Co.’s menu is short and straightforward—its first page reads the café’s wide variety of single origin beans. Contrary to automatic coffee machines, baristas are able to control the taste of the drink through slow-brewing coffee. Grind size and water temperature are only some of the factors to consider if you want to play around with the brew’s flavor. From consistently measuring the beans to timing the water to get that perfect temperature, indeed, slow-brewed coffee is an art in itself.

Narrative Coffee
Narrative Coffee
Narrative Coffee
Narrative Coffee

5, SGD COFFEE

The best time to be in this place is when there is a light rain late in the afternoon, just before sunset, as the clock ticks into the blue hour.  There is no millennial-indie pop or pretentious jazz fusion music, just a well-lit, airy space where you can study or get some work done. The space feels like I just stepped inside a Sagada home or coffee shop. Elements of wood, the course of natural light and the light scent of fresh coffee beans roasting is inviting and gives you immediately a feeling of home.

SGD Coffee
SGD Coffee
SGD Coffee
SGD Coffee

My article lists 5 best cafes in Manila for you. If you have chance to visit Manila,Philippines, you should visit these cafes because it’s really worth trying !

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