10 Cool Coffee Shops for Hanging Out in Makati
Check out these cafés with brews as good as their vibe.
(SPOT.ph) For days when you just want to hang out and take it easy, a café is probably your best bet—and Makati has lots of new and old favorites in almost every corner. Because we can’t pass up a chance to share all these awesome coffee shops, here are 10 hangouts around the city with great food, a chill vibe, and—of course—excellent brews.
Here’s the truth: You won’t find a lot of cafés around Poblacion. With their freshly baked breads and handcrafted coffee, ABKD comes as a worthwhile break to the typical bar scene. You can get your daily dose of coffee basics here, but don't leave without trying one of their signature drinks, like the ABKD 18H Cold Brew (P130) or the Signature Single-Origin Chocolate (P170/hot, P180/cold). And in case you’re looking for some hearty meals before you go up their secret bar on the second floor, grab the Chori Burger with Shrimp (P398), a delicious combination of savory chorizo patty and garlicky shrimp sandwiched between two fluffy potato buns.
ABKD is at 5663 Alfonso Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
Habitual Coffee wants to add coffee to your daily routine, which is seen through their ever-present tagline, “This will be a habit.” Expect excellent cups of joe while you’re here because they have award-winning baristas on board! Located along Chino Roces Avenue, the place has a very minimalist vibe, but you can bet that Habitual Coffee doesn’t skimp on the caffeine fundamentals, like a classic Espresso (P90) and Latte (P140). They also have Aeropress Coffee (P120) and a Frozen Flat White (P180) if you feel like switching up your usual order. Bonus: They have WiFi and sockets all over the place!
Habitual Coffee is at 2135 Chino Roces Avenue, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Dulo MNL is one of those one size-fits-all cafés. The restaurant-slash-bar also sometimes becomes an events place for the creative community where it hosts art-related events and whatnot, so there’s always a cool reason to come and visit. If you’re looking to just chill one morning, we suggest you have a taste of their Salted Mocha Brown Coffee (P150), which hits all the right notes with every sweet sip. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try their Espresso Martini (P220), which is the perfect cocktail after the sun sets!
Dulo MNL is at 4992 P. Guanzon Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City.
One of the reasons regulars come back to Hineleban Café is their hard-to-beat ambience. The space is great for just hanging out, whether you’re alone or with friends. They’ve got an extensive menu that ranges from all-day breakfast dishes like Longganisa Hubad (P250) and familiar classics, like the house-favorite Pork Adobo (P240). You shouldn't miss out on their coffee selection, either. Pick something from their espressos like a classic Café Americano (P120), or you can sample something new and unique, like their Kape Laranja (P160), which is refreshingly served over ice—perfect for hot afternoons.
Hineleban is at 828 Antonio Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati City.
Fun fact: West Town’s Coffee started out as a two-in-one laundromat and coffee shop. And if that kind of background doesn’t get you interested, then their impressive coffee menu will. For a dose of familiarity, we wouldn’t pass up on their take on the classic Latte (P145/regular, P155/large)—a medium-bodied coffee drink with a nutty aftertaste thanks to the milk. It’s great with their pastry selection, which varies daily!
West Town’s Coffee is at The Milano Residences Piazza, Valdez Street, Century City, Makati City.
Single Origin is one of those neighborhood cafés that has a cozy, laid-back feel. If you’re craving homey dishes, you’ll find plenty of eats here, including crispy waffles, pancakes, and brunch plates to keep you full throughout the day. The star of the show, however, is their single-origin coffee, which you can choose to have in different brewing methods. If coffee isn’t up your alley, you can also go for their other specialty drinks like the best-selling Iced Hong Kong Milk Tea (P190) or the creamy and earthy Hot Japan Matcha Latte (P180).
Single Origin has branches at G/F Edades Building, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell; and G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City.
Satinka Naturals puts the spotlight on wholesome food and local coffee, and they even have a lot of vegan- and vegetarian-friendly choices (if you’re trying to make up for the plate of crispy pata you had last night). Come here if you want to escape from the noise of the city or if you want to taste a variety of coffee blends sourced from all over the country, like Benguet (P65), Sagada (P85), and Kalinga (P85), which all have different qualities and tastes.
Satinka Naturals is at 1137 Kamagong Street corner Pasong Tamo, Makati City.
Commune will automatically draw you in with their spacious interiors and comfy seats. The café is well-loved for their coffee, and even more so for their inviting atmosphere that’s just perfect for hanging out with friends. You can grab some of their milky Cappuccino (P120/regular, P150/large) or strong Iced Americano (P105/regular, P135/large), and you can even get your coffee via Aeropress, Chemex, and V60 brews if that's your thing. Keep an eye out because this joint also hosts some pretty cool events from time to time!
Commune is at 36 Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
Don’t let the name fool you—the only deadly thing about Poison Coffee and Doughnuts is how good their coffee and desserts are. This easy-to-miss hangout isn’t your typical coffee shop—this one has its own noir-and-neon aesthetic going on, so it’s definitely a whole new experience if you love to explore your options. You can get your fix of Espresso (P90) or Mocha (P155/hot, P160/iced) from day to night here; either way, any cup of joe would go great with their signature doughnuts, like the Salted Dark Chocolate (P50) or Egg Custard Brulée (P70).
Poison Coffee and Doughnuts is at The Alley at Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Pasong Tamo Extension, Magallanes, Makati City.
You might have already heard of Fil-Mex taqueria Taco Vengo, but did you know their Makati branch has a café? Vengo Neighborhood Café has a homey vibe that’s quite different from its urban-style taco eatery next door. The café’s menu is something noteworthy as well, with wild signature brews like the Mexicano (P160), an iced Americano with muscovado syrup and a hint of a lime in the mix. Their Love, Rosie (P180) cocktail is mixed with espresso, tapioca pearls, rose syrup, and milk over ice—it’s practically made for those who want something out-of-the-box. But if you’re the type who likes their coffee straightforward, don’t worry because they also have all your usual favorites, from americanos to flat whites and lattes.
Vengo is at Jose Cojuangco & Sons Building, 119 Dela Rosa Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.