The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Quezon City, Manila

Coffee Drinks | Image Courtesy of Café Marla
Coffee Drinks | Image Courtesy of Café Marla
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Writer7 March 2019

For some coffee lovers, there’s more to just finding a café that offers the best-tasting coffee in the neighborhood. Some look at the ambience and food being served, consider the location, and even the ‘Instagram-worthy’ interiors. If you’re looking for a a nice place to chill at within Quezon City, Manila, here are the best coffee shops you should head to.

Il Padrino Caffe

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Il Padrino Caffe is an Italian inspired caffe and ristorante with 6 branches around the Metro. The concept behind this family-owned business involves one of their family traditions wherein after dinner, they would sit together and talk about anything over a cup of coffee. Hence, this tradition also became their inspiration to create a warm, homey and intimate ambience and they even welcome their staff and customers as part of their family. Apart from offering great coffee, have a wide range of menu — from Italian classics to Philippine dishes.

Coffee Project

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With over 20 branches (one of which is located in Tomas Morato, Quezon City), the Coffee Project prides itself as the country’s ‘most Instagrammable coffee shop.’ While it may look like an ordinary coffee shop from the outside, its interiors will definitely surprise you. Although this branch isn’t their first, it has been drawing attention for its decorated ceiling, poppy chandeliers, flowers found within nooks, and some inspirational quotes on the walls of the coffee shop — making it hard for one not to take a photo in such scenery. Their best-selling coffee is the Vietnamese Latte which uses beans that are directly sourced from Vietnam!

Café Marla

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Iced Coffee Drinks
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Who wouldn’t want unlimited servings of frappe or brewed coffee? Café Marla attracts coffee addicts and enthusiasts with their cozy atmosphere and excellent dining experience. Most visitors would describe the coffee shop as a warm, homey place that is perfect for relaxing afternoons or evenings.

The Brewology Café

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While this may be a small café in Scout Lazcano Street in Quezon City, it has been attracting both coffee lovers and those with a sweet tooth, with their specialty coffee and amazing baked desserts. The Brewology Café has a minimalist interior and cozy areas that invite you to have a conversation with a friend over a cup of coffee. Apart from serving refreshing drinks and heavenly desserts, they also serve brunch at any time of day.

Books and Borders Café

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Books and Borders Café is not only the perfect place to unwind, it is also a dream coffee shop for book lovers. Located in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, this coffee shop has a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books that you can read for free while taking a sip of coffee or having a taste of their comfort food and best-seller meals, such as the Quatro Cheese Pasta.

Coffee & Protein

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Nitrogen Coffee
Nitrogen Coffee | Image Courtesy of Coffee & Protein

Health-conscious coffee lovers try to stay away from traditional cafés, as they tend to serve cakes, pastries, and pasta. You won’t need to face this dilemma with Coffee and Protein, a fitness-inspired coffee shop that aims to provide both proper nutrition and good-tasting coffee. Run by a group of health enthusiasts, Coffee and Protein offers a variety of healthful dishes such as lean burgers, trail mix, protein bars, and health-friendly options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Firefly Coffee

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Cookie Butter Affogato
Cookie Butter Affogato | Image Courtesy of Firefly Coffee

Firefly Coffee is a third-wave coffee shop that serves espresso, handmade coffee, and milkshakes within a minimalist place inspired by Japanese designs. Their best-seller is the Cookie Butter Affogatto — a coffee-based dessert that perfectly blends cookie butter ice cream and espresso.

Diligence Café

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Diligence Cafe Interiors
Diligence Cafe Interiors | Image Courtesy of Diligence Cafe

While studying or working at home has its perks of convenience, one cannot deny that it’s hard to resist distractions. Diligence Cafe in Katipunan helps with this, as apart from offering unlimited coffee, they have a fast WiFi connection, rooms for discussions, and napping services — give them consent and they’ll wake you up if you fall asleep unintentionally!

Artsy Café

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Located within the famous food hub of Maginhawa Village in Quezon City, Artsy Café makes its mark by serving familiar dishes that remind one of their hometown. There are also interesting interiors that speak about art and the colors of life. While its facade might look all-American, Artsy Café offers Filipino home-cooked meals and comfort food. Most of the ingredients actually come from a small farm in Dagupan. One will surely love a homemade dish paired with a delicious cup of coffee while enjoying a twist of artistic and colorful ambience.

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