10 Cool Cafes for Every Personality
Whether you love fashion, art, books, or music, we've got you covered!
(SPOT.ph) We are firm believers that there’s a place—a café, rather, for everyone. After all, the full coffee experience wouldn’t be complete without an ambience that we love and great coffee, of course. Whether you’re into fashion, art, books, or music, we round up the best cafés that will fit your interests.
Tweedle Book Café
Perfect for: The bookworm
Tweedle Book Café is every bookworm’s dream come true. The shelves are filled with books and comics, the ambience is quiet and cozy, and the food is comforting (their pastries take center stage!). This café is a haven for those who want to curl up with a book and a warm cup of coffee to drown out the world.
Must-tries: Iced Café Super Chocolate (P170), Bacon Mac and Say Cheese! (P240)
Tweedle Book Café is at 106-B Scout Gandia Street, Sacred Heart, Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
When Uan Met Sally
Perfect for: The fashionista
This shop-slash-café has a charming facade that will instantly catch your attention. When Uan Met Sally is a quaint café that doubles as a trove for handmade bags, vintage clothes and accessories for the shabby chic (think Phoebe Buffay!). The al fresco seating area is quiet and surrounded by more interesting pieces. Their menu is small, but the excellent coffee and tea makes up for it!
Must-tries: Batangas Brewed Coffee (P75), White Jade Cheesecake (P150)
When Uan Met Sally is at 39 B Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City.
Hillside Café & Juice Bar
Perfect for: The fitness junkie
From the outside, you can tell that Hillside Café is an organic restaurant—the amount of hanging plants and an actual plant store beside it is a dead giveaway. This café is all about natural ingredients that are locally and organically sourced—from the coffee beans to cold-pressed juices, pumpkin soup to meatless mac and cheese, Hillside Café and Juice Bar will surprisingly satisfy your meat-loving palate!
Must-tries: Organic Brewed Coffee (P85), Greek Mac and Cheese (P275)
Hillside Café & Juice Bar is at Cedarhills Garden Center, 57 Mother Ignacia Street, Paligsahan, Quezon City. Read more about Hillside Café & Juice Bar.
iChill Theater Café
Perfect for: The movie and theater buff
iChill Theater Café is the place to be for aspiring actors, singers, and performers in general. This two-storey café holds open mic nights on both floors, where if one is brave enough to perform a piece, they get a free drink and meal! The walls are lined with old movie and theater posters; some of them starred in by the owner, Kuya Manzano, a theater actor and singer himself.
Must-tries: Cafe Latte (P120), Spicy Beef Ramen (P100)
iChill Theater Café is at 1125 Dos Castillas Street, Sampaloc, Manila.
Mom and Tina’s Bakery Café
Perfect for: The tita
Mom and Tina’s has everything that a tita looks for—comfort food, pastries, and picture-perfect interiors to cap off the tita session. They serve an array of home-cooked meals made with fresh ingredients, and the smell of freshly-baked pastries and goodies will draw you in.
Must-tries: Pecan Chocolate Chip Muffin (P60), Vanilla Iced Coffee (P110)
Mom and Tina’s Bakery Café has branches at Unit 14, G/F Tropical Palms Condominium, 103 Dela Rosa Street corner Perea Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City; 58 Sergeant Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Tomas Morato, Quezon City; FRDC Building, 106 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City; and 2/F Regis Center, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
The Nook Café
Perfect for: The geek
More specifically, the Harry Potter geek! The Nook Café is a small, two-storey café that features Diagon Alley-inspired wallpaper, the complete Harry Potter book collection, and throw pillows as chairs and box crates as tables. They even serve Harry and the gang’s favorite drink: Butterbeer!
Must-tries: Butterbeer (P100/Harry, P150/Hagrid), Cheese Potato Fries (P110)
The Nook Café is at 164-A Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. Read more about The Nook Cafe.
Perfect for: The hipster
For music freaks, coffee aficionados, and well, hipsters, Satchmi is the place to be. It’s probably one of the coziest cafes you’ll ever visit, despite the constant chatter and loud music. They sell well-curated vinyl record choices and play excellent music that just makes you want to sit back and relax with your coffee. Oh, and BP Valenzuela is a barista here!
Must-tries: Cafe Mocha (P160), Slow Brew (P140)
Satchmi is at 4/F SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City.
Uke Box Caffé
Perfect for: The musician
Uke Box Caffé is a breath of fresh air from Libis’ strip of gas stations, banks, and retail stores. Stepping into the café automatically transports you to the beach—bunk-style seating, window view of seascapes, and hibiscus-themed decals. It’s hard to miss the wall lined with several ukuleles. Keep your eyes and ears open for announcements; they usually hold free ukulele workshops on the weekends.
Must-tries: Caramel Macchiato (P150), Hawaiian Spam Sandwich (P180)
Uke Box Caffé is at 187 Village Center, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Libis, Quezon City. Read more about Uke Box Caffe.
Perfect for: The artist
Artists Haven is an art gallery and café in one. It’s a cozy and quiet place that houses various paintings and artworks of local artists, perfect for visitors who want to escape the city. There’s so much art everywhere, you wouldn’t know where to look first! To say the least, Artists Haven is a must-visit for people passionate about art, entertainment, and food.
Must-tries: Artists Haven Coffee (P75), Mona Lisa’s Cheeks (P175)
Artists Haven is at 190 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City.
Cat Café Manila
Perfect for: The feline-lover
This café rescues and adoptes stray cats, then nurses them back to health. The area is bright and warm, with scattered floor cushions, adding to its cozy vibe. For an entrance fee of P200, you get to pet and play with the cats for an hour while enjoying food and drinks. If you’re lucky, a cat may just curl up on your lap!
Must-tries: Ice Blended Speculoos Coffee Frappuccino (P140), Banana Toffee Cupcake (P60)
Cat Café Manila is at 2/F Maginhawa Building, 189 Maginhawa corner Makadios Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.
Photos courtesy of When Uan Met Sally, Mom and Tina’s Bakery Café, iChill Theater Café, Satchmi Store, Artists Haven, and from the SPOT.ph archives.