(SPOT.ph) Pampanga is best known as the culinary capital of the Philippines, thanks to all the great Kapampangan food you can find in the province. But the Luzon destination is now slowly becoming a hub for cozy coffee shops that not only boast great food and coffee, yet are worthy of a spot on your Instagram feed, too. Check out these 10 IG-worthy cafés worth a stop on your next drive out of Metro Manila.
Pay a visit to these Pampanga cafes and level up your feed:
If you’re a big fan of the restrained, straight-out-of-Kinfolk aesthetic, Kalidad Coffee is a must-visit. The quaint coffee shop features a calming contrast between light-wood furniture and concrete flooring, and lots of clean white accents. An abundance of plants and other minimalist knickknacks also make every nook IG-worthy. While you’re there, be sure to get a cold brew or matcha latte which you can pair with their selection of bread and pastries.
Kalidad Coffee is at Unit 101, Omnistellar Building, Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga.
Stepping inside Teaspoon Café feels like entering a fairy tale. The interiors are dainty and pretty with a pastel color scheme and light-wood fixtures, and an accent wall with quirky doodles is sure to be an eye-catching selfie background. The menu is extensive so you can come hungry: they’ve got everything from pasta and sandwiches to hearty main courses like battered chicken, beef stroganoff, and pork ribs. But what’s sure to hit you with nostalgia is their line of Pinoy Chillers, inspired by your favorite childhood candy like the Mik Mik White Cream (P149), the Monami Love (P149), and the Cloud9 (P155). They’re the perfect drinks to enjoy in a café that looks straight out of a storybook.
Teaspoon Café is at Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga.
With art-deco inspired interiors and a Korean-inspired menu, you can say that Café B.O.M. is the best of both worlds. This café boasts classy interiors with gold accents everywhere—including dazzling gold arches at the center of the space. Dark-wood fixtures and warm lighting complete the cozy mood. Come hungry because there’s a wide array of dishes and drinks to choose from like pizza, buns, and other pastries, as well as Korean-inspired drinks like the Dalgona Latte (P190/grande, P200/venti) and the Sweet Potato Latte (P175/grande, P185/venti).
Café B.O.M. is at E. Jacinto Street, Clark, Pampanga.
If the number one thing you miss from your trips to Seoul is visiting the city’s cafés, Moon Café in Angeles, Pampanga could chase those blues away. This double-tap-worthy café channels the minimalist and effortlessly chic vibe of Seoul’s coffee shops with a black-and-white color scheme, modern fixtures, and a white subway-tile accent wall that’s especially Instagram-ready. The eye-catching hanging lights in unique shapes also add to the cool vibe. But it’s not all aesthetics at this café: Coffee junkies can have their fix with pour over coffee which can be paired with pastries, sandwiches, and Levain-style cookies.
Moon Café is at Unit 107 Omnistellar Building, Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga.
Jungle Based Grounds
True to its name, Jungle Based Grounds is a café that can also double as a tropical getaway. Large floor-to-ceiling windows ensure you get lots of sunlight for your flatlays and coffee snapshots—or if you just want to bask in the sun’s golden rays. Retro wicker chairs, boho-inspired lights and decor, and pastel tiled walls also add to the café’s quirky vibes. The coffee menu is just as fun as the interiors: Get the Sea Salt Honey (P170) or the Tres Leches (P180), which you can pair with their saucy Skillet Eggs (P240), their own version of shakshuka.
Jungle Base Grounds Coffee is at MacArthur Highway corner Marlboro Road, Barangay Telabastagan, San Fernando City, Pampanga.
Amand Coffee Bar
Located in what was previously Amando’s Resort, a popular Pampanga destination in the ‘90s, Amand Coffee Bar immediately impresses with its impeccably designed interiors, which are a mix of wood and concrete with tasteful gold accents. Large windows also let in the light while also showcasing the fantastic view of the grounds, which is lush in nature. Coffee connoisseurs will also have a field day with Amand’s coffee selection. They use two types of beans: the local Robusta which is intense with chocolate notes, and coffee beans they source from Italy with notes of berries and vanilla. Pair your coffee with their Tiramisu (P210) or their luscious Matcha Roll (P130).
Amand Coffee Bar is at Miracle Avenue, Villa Dolores Subdivision, Angeles City, Pampanga.
Coffee Jungle will transport you to a resort in Bali, thanks to an abundance of hanging plants, chic furniture, and neon signs that encourage you to “Find Your Wild.” There are lots of comfy couches for you and your friends to chill while you munch on their pizza, chicken wings, and more. Aside from coffee and fresh juices, Coffee Jungle also offers wine for leisurely day-drinking (hey, happy hour can be any time you want!).
Coffee Jungle is at Mr. J Filling Station, San Isidro, San Fernando Pampanga, and Mr. J Filling Station, Baliti, San Fernando, Pampanga.
If you like your coffee shops edgier, drop by Blackfish on your next visit to Pampanga. A fun, patterned flooring might just get you back into taking shoe-fies or you can point your camera instead at the eye-catching abstract art that adorns the wall. The neon sign that says “Stay Wild, Moon Child” is also sure to get you all the double-taps. Aside from coffee and pastries, Blackfish also offers cocktails which they serve all day.
Blackfish is at G/F Taysan Building, Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles, Pampanga.
Café Ana is another coffee shop in Pampanga that takes inspiration from the clean and minimalist aesthetics of Seoul cafés. The coffee shop is bright and sunny, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and all-white interiors with gold and pastel accents for that chic, clean look. The menu is Korean-inspired, too: Indulge in the Real Strawberry Milk (P180) made with real fruit or Blue Lemonade (P160), which you can pair with Volcano Kimchi Fried Rice (P400/for two) or Rabokki (P230).
Café Ana is at 363 Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga.
Beyond Black Coffee
Beyond Black Coffee may just be a takeout nook, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look #aesthetic. Their eye-catching and chic black subway-tile exteriors are the epitome of cool, especially when paired with sleek white accents and a minimalist logo. Even their drinks are Instagram-worthy, like their matcha lattes and a strawberry horchata you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.
Beyond Black Coffee is at 3027 P Tablante Street, El Cano Subdivision, Barangay Pulungbulu, Angeles City, Pampanga.
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