Ever loved to travel the city of Manila with your precious one? Your partner, not just in life, but also in every trip? In our recent post, we have featured the best places to visit in Manila whether solo or with a travel buddy. But we must apologize. We have not told you that Manila is not just a city blessed with historic sites and grandeur spots, but is also a wonderland of bistros and coffee shops.
In the urban city of Manila hides a number of cozy cafes for dating and chitchatting, which, of course, is a haven for couples and the romanticos. We have listed below the 10 cafes in Manila for couples (…and also for the hopeless romantics), each with their own gimmicks and delicious ploys.
If you, lovebirds, enjoy doing laundry and sipping warm coffee, The Washery might just be the perfect café for you. The Washery is a laundromat and a café joined in one homely establishment. Indeed, couples will have fun putting the washables on the washing machine and order cups of dark brew. And there is definitely no reason to feel stress in this café. The clothes are whirling in the machines while the both of you enjoy each other’s laughter.
Address: Unit 1-111, Industria At Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, 1110 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 277 3849
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Third wave coffee shops are becoming a trend (and has become one!). And just like any other Third-wave coffee industries, the Habitual Coffee serves original, genuinely tasting good coffee. They use AeroPress to brew coffee delicately with no awful aftertaste. And if you, inseparables, are meticulous to tasting coffee, then the Habitual Coffee is just marvelous! The aromatic smell of the brewed coffee and the comfy ambiance of the café will make you consume time without knowing.
Address: 2135 Chino Roces Ave, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 833 9556
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In the heart of Banawe in the Quezon City of Manila, is a hiding gem only to be sought by wild coffee drinkers. This café offers mouthwatering tasty drips, breeves, and teas made by the reverent baristas. While roses, bears, and box of chocolates create cheesy atmosphere, the Caffé Dolce create a good-smelling ambiance of hot beverages.
Address: 848 Banawe Street, corner Linaw Street, Brgy. Sienna, Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 782 4055
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While most cafés display an enormous FREE WIFI sign to attract food crawlers, the Café Shibuya stays old-school and a bit off the track as to not having a free internet connection – and this just might not be an ideal place for internet savvies. For couples, though, this place is perfect! It is where sweethearts can enjoy a long, romantic conversation without the distraction of smartphones beeping for notifications. What can make couples sweeter in this café is the bestselling, everyone’s favorite ice-cream-topped toast that is best shared.
– SM Megamall (2nd Floor, near Forever 21)
– U.P. Town Center,
– Glorietta 2 (3rd Floor),
– TriNoma (2nd Floor beside Charles & Keith).
– SM North Edsa The Block (Ground Floor)
Address: G/F, U.P Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 947 221 3836
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Luna Specialty Coffee
Luna Specialty Coffee is located amidst the urban noise of Bonifacio Global City in Manila. Couples who want a quick refreshment and leisure can stop by this café. Luna Specialty Coffee has a variety of cold- and hot-served ofunique, original coffees such as the Negros Muscavado Cold Brew Latte, Vanilla Mantikado Scramble, and Espresso Con Panna. Quenchers you must try are Kape Rice Hot Tea, Candyccino Flat Tops, and Sago’tGulaman Shake. The café also serves all-day favorite Filipino breakfasts.
Address: Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 403 3449
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The Maginhawa Food Park, or famed as StrEAT, is a utopia of competent snack bars and food house. But what will attract you the most in the square is the Magpie Café – a welcoming and humble container Korean dessert shop. It is not the best café in the vicinity, but the cozy ambiance of this café is an ideal place for couples where they can talk about something – probably, about their future. [shrug.]
Address: 91 Maginhawa, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, 1101 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 435 4091
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Sweethearts with a furry friend – yes, a dog – find dog-friendly cafes somewhat a perk. And I’m glad to tell you that Café Mithi is one of the few cafés that offer that extra pack of goodness. Outside the café is a Dog Parking where couples –or solos– can enjoy the snack with their pup. Another thing that will interest you in this café is the sky wall. For the men, boyfriends, hubbies or aficionados who want to surprise their girl in a small, private, cozy place, this café is definitely the perfect place.
Address: 131, Maginhawa Street, V. Luna Extension, Quezon City, Maginhawa, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines
Phone: +63 917 830 2323
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If you both love art and coffee, I’m obliged to tell you to visit Restock. Restock mixes the nostalgia of coffee and the melancholy of art and crafts. Restock serves cups of frothy cappuccinos with an earthy and aromatic smell that will keep your senses awake and ready for long, quixotic conversations. Other must-tries are the café’s delicious and scrumptious pizzadillas.
Address: 7635 Guijo, San Antonio Village, Makati, 1203 Metro Manila, Philippines
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Eight Ounce Coffee + Kitchen
A homelycafé for introvert couples, the Eight Ounce Coffee + Kitchen serves all-time Filipino breakfast and a variety of hot beverages and yummy quenchers. Couples who want to spend the day eating, drinking, and probably talking, will enjoy the atmosphere and ambiance of this kitchenette. Not only for couples, but the place is perfect as well for students who want to “study,” white collar workers who need to “finish a report,” and for other the solo coffee drinkers who’d rather spend the day thinking life while holding a mug of hot foamy cappuccino.
Address: 1227 Pasig Blvd, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 650 5873
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A place for gastronomes and epicures, for people who takes coffee and snacks not as a commodity, but as an expensive luxury. United Coffee is another third wave coffee shop that serves exclusive caffeinated beverage and a variety of good plates with good food. Couples will love the simplicity of the café without the noise such of that in Starbucks. United Coffee uniquely offers relaxation, a good cup of freshly brewed coffee, with extra goodness of yummy plated nibbles.
Address: 16 United St, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 63 211 1544