The City of Taguig is home not just to a number of bars and clubs, street arts, and high-rise buildings. A city that exhibits perfect urban planning, Taguig also offers a bunch of coffee shops and cafes where one can grab drinks and go, take unlimited snaps for the Instagram feed, or enjoy a cup of coffee amid a chill ambiance. If you’re hoping to visit a new coffee hangout place soon, better take note of these names.
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Owned by Filipino celebrities Martine Cajucom, Georgina Wilson, and Bea Soriano-Dee, this breakfast and brunch restaurant is every Instagram and coffee lover’s haven at Bonifacio Global City. It’s the perfect place for those who’d like to get a quick brunch fix or grab some comfort food in a relaxing atmosphere. Apart from serving all-day brunch favorites such as chicken and waffles and well-loved drinks, their pastel-colored and fashion-forward interiors remind one of Los Angeles. The owners envisioned the cafe as a place that’s simple yet functional with a chill vibe.
Caravan Coffee Bar | Image Courtesy of Caravan Black Coffee
Since it opened in 2016, Caravan Black Coffee takes pride in its mouth-watering sandwiches, pasta, delicious bites, and of course, its best-tasting, handcrafted coffee beverages. Their must-try unique signature cups are the Miami Vice (coffee + soda water) and the Local Motion (honey + milk + coffee jelly). And to complete one’s experience, the coffee shop makes sure the ambiance and customer service are as excellent as their food servings and cups of coffee – to keep customers coming back. They’ve recently introduced new all-day breakfast meals such as Caravan Parfait and Buttermilk Pancakes.
Who wouldn’t love seeing character-inspired interiors, desserts, and coffee drinks? At Hello Kitty Café, all Hello Kitty fans are bound to enjoy a wide range of yummy Western food items while immersing themselves in the cute world of Sanrio’s fictional character. Apart from the place’s interiors, furniture pieces, and even utensils, their food has the character’s face in it. One will definitely enjoy taking snaps while waiting for food to be served. Whether you’re a fan of Hello Kitty or just looking for an Instagram-worthy spot to spice up your feed, this café’s not to be missed!
Frank and Dean's Coffee Blackboard | Image Courtesy of Frank and Dean
Located at Forbes Town Center, Frank & Dean is one of the Taguig‘s Instagram-worthy places where one can enjoy a cup of coffee and good food. It was named after music icons Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as the establishment’s owner had the idea that if the two were to meet to talk about music, they would head over to the place that Frank & Dean embodies. As third-wave hipster coffee shops become the talk of the town, Frank & Dean hopes to be front and center – not just to offer great pizza and tasty coffee but to draw in customers to a hip and cool place.
For some coffee lovers, a day is not complete without pairing a cup of their favorite beverage with a dish that perfectly goes well with it. For the owners behind Luna Specialty Coffee, they believe that’s exactly what every coffee place should offer. To cater to customers who want the same, what was born was a menu of their specialty coffee drinks and familiar Filipino dishes with a twist. Here, you’ll find dishes such as Pan de sal that looks like an open-faced taco and Binagoongan omelette.
The Aivee Café is a unique concept cafe in Taguig City that blends comfort food and healthy, vegan-inspired dishes. They hope to provide customers with balanced nutrition and a wide range of healthy eating options without compromising taste. Their pastas, sandwiches, and wraps are made from fresh organic produce and their delightful desserts are made of healthier ingredients – thus ensuring their meals are guilt-free. Of course, each meal is best paired with a refreshing healthy drink or a cup of hot or cold coffee.
Single Origin is an all-day breakfast neighborhood café located in Bonifacio Global City. They serve Western dishes, coffee, craft beers, and spirits. Among their beverages, their Orange-Infused Cappuccino (cappuccino with a tangy orange contrast) should definitely be on every coffee lover’s must-try drink list! As for their delicious dishes, satiate your tummies with their Kitayama Bleu Cheese Burger or have some Chili Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert. Despite being both a café and after-work drinks place, the overall ambiance created by their wooden interiors makes it family-friendly as well.
One of the first things you’ll love about Kuppa Roastery and Cafe is that they roast their hand-picked beans in their own machine about two-three times a week. This specialty coffee lets one choose their preferred extraction method (such as aero press) and have the option to go for a heavy breakfast meal or pick a light meal if you’re on-the-go. Must-try heavy meals include Good Morning Adobo, Sardines and Eggs in Purgatory, and The Bonifacio (tapa). If you’d like to grab drinks after work, it’s the place you should head over as they brew their own original beers!
Providore, which is said to be a play on the word “provider”, hopes to stay true to their name by pleasing people with their food and drinks selection. This bistro coffee bar takes pride in their local artisanal items and highlights authentic American and traditional Filipino “home style” cuisine. The restaurant’s interiors will instantly remind one of the good old times, with wooden fixtures and a laid-back vibe. Apart from their caffeinated beverages, they serve milkshakes with a very fine texture – probably one of the best and creamiest you’ll ever have!
Books and Borders Café is bound to be every book lover’s dream hangout spot with its library-like ambiance. Apart from serving good food and great drinks, this coffee shop emphasizes the importance of reading as you can find a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books (which you can read for free) while indulging in your favorite beverage or having some comfort food to end a stressful day. If Taguig’s too far from your place to get a unique coffee experience, there’s also a branch of this coffee shop in Quezon City.