(SPOT.ph) It’s a fact: coffee franchises have taken over Metro Manila, sometimes with two branches of the same coffee shop located just a few steps away from each other. And while they’ve certainly changed the way people appreciate coffee, often the lack of seating or the inability to enjoy a conversation without having to shout over the din of a crowded cafe can be frustrating for caffeine junkies just looking for a quiet place to drink coffee and read a book.
Hence the charm of quaint and quiet coffee hubs: ambience that lets you bask in relaxing, homey interiors, a work-friendly vibe that awards you the luxury of pairing your latte with your laptop and being able to work in peace, and the kind of atmosphere that lets you hunker down with a magazine or a book and get lost in a world of words. Here, our ten favorite cozy cafes in the city.
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Photos by Pat Martires (Biksa Coffee), Trixie Zabal (Kitch’ Cafe, Casa Xocolat), Jean Natividad (Casa Xocolat), quietgirl.net (Subspace Cafe), from Banapple, The Room Upstairs, and from the Facebook pages of Noriter, Subspace Cafe, Coffeeway, Libreria and Peaberry