The coffee culture in Manila is continuously growing and evidently, there is a wide variety of local cafes, including big international chains to choose from where the baristas are passionate about their coffee. Whether you like your coffee hot or iced, strong or mild, black or flavored, you will for sure find a place where to tickle your taste buds. When the craving for something sweet kicks in, do not worry, there are plenty of desserts and pastries to pair with your coffee or tea.
Here are some the best cafes in Manila:
Hizon's Cakes & PastriesThis place is a Philipino classic and it will provide you with all the little pastries and sweets your heart may desire. Here you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a cup of coffee, all served by the friendly staff. Try out the Ensaymadas, a sweet and tasty bread that is just to die for!
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Cupcakes By SonjaThis is the perfect place if you have a sweet tooth or want a light dessert. Here you can eat lovely cupcakes for a good price. Try the yummy red velvet and chocolate cupcake when here! Cupcakes By Sonja have three locations in Manila: G/F Serendra Piazza, Ayala Center and G/F Mega Fashion Hall.
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Mary GraceWith several branches across Manila, Mary Grace is another coffee shop with a successful story. A place where family and friends gather over hearty meals or just relax with a cup of coffee, or Mary Grace Hot chocolate (with Belgian chocolate) paired with their signature Ensaymada and Cheese Rolls.
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Pancake HousePancake House has been around since the 1970s, and they currently have many stores across the country and even overseas. And as the name reveals, they specialize in pancakes. From the complete menu, pick your favorites in the morning, noon, and evening to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafOne of the largest privately-owned, family-run coffee and tea companies in the world, The Coffee Bean truly knows the model for a successful coffee house. This American coffee chain has seven locations in Manila and one is on Adriatico Street - a favorite hang out for coffee lovers!
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J. CO Donuts & CoffeeIf donuts are your thing, then for sure you should pay a visit to J. CO Donuts & Coffee. Everything you ever wish in donuts you will find it here, unique flavors that will slowly melt in your mouth. Alcapone, a donut covered with Belgian white chocolate and Californian almonds is one of the top favorites or try the heavenly good tiramisu donut.
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Habitual CoffeeFor aeropress-brewed coffee and great espresso, Habitual Coffee is the place to head for. The coffee is served by young and passionate baristas who really knows what they are doing. This sleek coffee shop also serves limited but very delightful light meals including pastries.
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The Washery Laundromat & CaféAt this quirky and modern venue, you can do your laundry while having a cup of coffee and a small bite on the side. They have two branches where they offer various laundry services, and each houses a cozy cafe area where to hang out. If craving for something sweet, they serve cookies, cakes, and pastries too.
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