10 Late-Night Coffee Stops for Night Owls
The need for caffeine knows no time.
(SPOT.ph) True coffee addicts know that the need for caffeine can hit you any time of the day, even late at night. Thankfully, there are loads of cafés now that open even until the wee hours of the morning, so you can catch up with work or wind down with a good cup of brew (or even wine or cocktails) at the end of your busy day.
Whether you’re in need of a quiet spot after a fun night out at Uptown
Café Barbera is at G/F Uptown Parade, Uptown Bonifacio. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Stockwell Café + Lounge
For those days when you need a break from busy Tomas Morato, Stockwell Café is a sanctuary that’s worth a visit. Not only do they have a steady WiFi connection and a good number of cozy couches, they also offer an extensive menu of third wave coffee and espresso-based drinks. Plus, you can have dinner here with their offerings of hefty sandwiches, pasta, and even rice meals. And if you need extra help unwinding, Stockwell also offers wine and cocktails.
Stockwell Café + Lounge is at 61 Scout Tobias corner Scout Rallos Street, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Friday to Saturday).
For no-fuss coffee in a location that’ll make you forget you’re in the middle of one of Makati’s busiest areas, Fundamental Coffee is the place to be. At this coffee shop, it’s all about going back to basics—meaning no fancy syrups and whipped cream. And most of the time, simple is what you need after a day of hustle and bustle.
Fundamental Coffee is at G/F Park Terraces, Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
This cozy café in the Malingap-Maginhawa area is open
Catabolic Café is at 22 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
With their reliable WiFi connection and secluded nooks that let you hang out by your lonesome, Commune is a great place to catch up on some late-night work or to chill with a cup of brew before the day officially ends. This Poblacion café also regularly hosts workshops and improv nights so you’re guaranteed a fun time with your every visit.
Commune Café is at 36 Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati City. Open from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Monday to Thursday), 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Friday to Saturday), and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday).
Cartel Coffee + Deli
Cartel Coffee + Deli is at 119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
With KANDLE Café’s laid-back
KANDLE Café is at 113 Mother Ignacia Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Monday to Thursday), 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Friday to Saturday) and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday).
Exchange Alley Coffee House
For third-wave coffee in the South, you don’t have to look further than Exchange Alley Coffee House (or EACH). Cool black-and-white interiors with yellow-and-teal details make this café stand out, but it’s the coffee that’ll make you stay until late. They offer classics like an Iced Latte (P150) and the EACH Mocha (P170), but you could also try something less conventional like the Nitro Black (P190), which is brewed in a mini keg. There’s delicious grub, too—the Bangers and Mash (P420) or breakfast sausages with mashed potatoes and a burnt onion gravy will cure any hangover.
Exchange Alley Coffee House is at Unit 3, Molito Lifestyle Building 7, Madrigal-Commerce Junction, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
While this pretty café now has nine branches, their Worldwide Corporate Center branch along Shaw Boulevard stands out because it’s open 24 hours on weekdays, so you know you have somewhere to hang out in no matter the time. It helps that the place is blooming with lots of plants and fresh flowers to instantly brighten up your mood.
Coffee Project is at Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Open 24 hours (Monday to Friday) and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Saturday to Sunday).
Single Origin practically has everything you look for in a café. There’s a reliable WiFi connection, a menu of dishes that’ll take you from breakfast (you can’t go wrong with Bacon and Egg With Waffles at P420) to lunch and dinner, and of course, excellent coffee and tea, with over two pages of the menu dedicated to them. The café is a great after-work hangout, too, with their selection of beer and fun cocktails. We’d stay from sunrise to sundown every day if we could.
Single Origin is at 2/F C3, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, and G/F Edades Building, Amorsolo Drive Rockwell, Makati City. Open from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday to Tuesday), 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. (Wednesday), 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Thursday), and 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Friday to Saturday).