6 ~*Aesthetic*~ Metro Manila Cafes That are More Than Just Coffee Shops

by Pauline Galoso   |  Jul 13, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/cup.point, Instagram/blocleafcafe
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A lot of cafes have been popping up recently, so it would have to take more than just their ~delicious~ coffee to stand out. Whether you’re out to meet up with friends, get some work done, or chill by yourself, it’s nice to find a cozy and unique space that will make your stay even more worthwhile. Of course, you’d want it to be Instagram-worthy, too! Case in point: cafes that double as another shop!

Redefine your cafe experience when you visit these cafes around the metro:

1. Flower Ranch Cafe

Fall in love as soon as you walk into this dreamy flower + coffee shop in Mandaluyong. From its rustic design to its lovely goodies, Flower Ranch Cafe is definitely worth a visit. Aside from their affordable and delicious coffee and pastries, you can also shop for a variety of fresh and dried flower bouquets!

2. Cinema 76 Cafe

Known for being a pioneering micro-cinema, Cinema 76 now has a space for coffee enthusiasts. Located at the Anonas LRT City Center, you can treat yourself to a hot cup of coffee after watching a good movie in their al fresco cafe. Their menu includes hot and cold coffee drinks, frappes, and delectable pastries.


3. Three Squares Cafe + Bar

What if we tell you that there’s a place where you can hang out and shop for ~aesthetic~ decor and furniture? Three Squares Cafe + Bar is a dining spot in Makati that’s literally inside a furniture showroom. Aside from its cozy interior and beautiful products, the cafe offers equally stunning food and drinks from breakfast to dinner.

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4. Satchmi

Satchmi is a haven for coffee *and* music lovers. Here, you’ll find vinyl records of classic and new artists. You can even play some in their listening booths while waiting for your coffee! This cafe + record store is conveniently located on the 4th level in SM Megamall, making it easy for you to drop by if you need a shopping break.

5. Blocleaf Cafe

If you like having your freshly brewed coffee while flipping through magazines or books, then Blocleaf Cafe is the place for you. This Japanese-inspired cafe in Malate proudly serves Philippine coffee and boasts about their wide selection of foreign lifestyle magazines. It also hosts events like book drives and accommodates pop-ups from other brands.


6. Cup Point

You’ve probably heard of Sunnies Studios, but did you know that it also has an in-store coffee shop in some of its locations? It’s called Cup Point and it’s the perfect spot to chill out while you wait for your specs to be ready. Not yet keen on getting a new pair? No worries! You can totally chill and do your own thing in the cafe without purchasing anything from the retail store.

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