10 Great Cafés for Hanging Out in BGC and Uptown Bonifacio
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(SPOT.ph) Cafés make great homes away from home. With their warm ambience, great food, amazing coffee (and of course, free WiFi), it takes a lot not to just hide away in these little havens for hours on end. Whether you need a spot to meet with friends or to just escape from the world, a cozy café is your best bet. Here, we give you some of the best ones around BGC and Uptown Bonifacio that are perfect for hanging out.
Whether it’s a daytime meeting with co-workers or night time catch-up with friends, Single Origin is a reliable go-to spot with great coffee to boot. You can hang out here practically all day since their menu is as extensive as it gets—from Bacon and Egg with Waffles (P420) for brunch or breakfast, all the way to evening cocktails and beer!
Single Origin is at 2/F C3 Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City.
Wildflour Café + Bakery is just the right place when you want to get together with friends. You can all sit tight around your favorite hot drinks while enjoying their extensive menu of bread and mains. Be sure to ask the friendly staff about their desserts, like the Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake (P295), to make your visit even sweeter.
Wildflour Café + Bakery is at 4th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City.
You can’t miss this huge Starbucks branch when you’re driving along 32nd Street in BGC. Aside from their awesome drive-thru option, the coffee shop makes for a good place to relax with their cozy couches on the second floor and dim lights. They're even open 24 hours, so you can order your favorite Frappuccino blend any time of the day.
Starbucks is at 32nd Street corner 7th Street, Bonifacio Global City.
This café is tailored for any bookworm's number one love: reading. Book and Borders is all about giving you the chance to take your favorite drink and curl up in a corner with your current read. Their Cappuccino (P125) will remind you of rainy afternoons at home while reading your favorite book.
Book and Borders Café is at Upper McKinley Road, Bonifacio Global City.
You’ll love the wooden details and comfy couches at Café Barbera. Stay for the WiFi and feel at home in their classic interiors while you sip some Italian brewed coffee. They also serve lots of traditional Italian dishes like the Spaghetti Bolognese (P285) to satisfy your pasta cravings.
Café Barbera is at G/F Uptown Parade, Uptown Bonifacio.
We were very excited when Tim Hortons first opened their first branch in Manila. Now, it’s one of the most inviting places to hang out at Uptown Mall (think soft couches and lots of space), especially with their comforting baked goodies. Their Strawberry Shortcake Donut (P50) is wonderful when you pair it with some Café Americano (P90).
Tim Hortons is at Uptown Mall, Uptown Bonifacio.
McCafé BGC Arts Center
This is a beautiful standalone McCafé at the BGC Arts Center. It's a welcoming hangout spot because of its chill ambience and well-lit space, which is perfect for reading or working on your laptop. Meanwhile, you can catch up with friends over some Cappuccino (P85) in this new location.
McCafé BGC Arts Center is at G/F Maybank Performing Arts Theater, 26th corner Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City.
Kuppa Roastery and Café
Take your sweet time when you hang out at Kuppa. Although the coffee shop is popular for afternoon work meetings, you’ll always find a relaxing vibe, no matter what time of the day. You'll be sure to enjoy their popular Matt’s Chocolate Cake (P190), a molten lava cake that can be served with a heaping scoop of gelato upon request.
Kuppa Roastery and Café is at Accralaw Tower, 2nd Avenue corner 30th, Bonifacio Global City.
Here’s a cozy place where you can sit back and just sip your coffee. You’ll love the industrial yet homey vibe of Luna, more so when you pair it with some of their special drinks. Stay for a while and have some of their yummy all-day breakfast dishes like the Crispy Tapa (P295) or the Spicy Pork (P295).
Luna Specialty Coffee is at NAC Tower, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City; and Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
If the highlight of your hangout is the coffee, then Caravan Black won’t disappoint. They've been lauded for their specialty coffee, which will have you coming back for more—try asking their staff for their recommended drinks to suit your mood. For starters, the Flat White (P155) will hit the spot. Their homey ambience also does wonders to level up your coffee-shop experience.
Caravan Black Coffee Company is at G/F Net Park, 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.