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The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Quezon City, Manila

Picture of Ronica Valdeavilla
Writer
Updated: 8 March 2018

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.

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.

Opening Hours
Mon - Thu :
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun :
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Budget
$$
Diligence Café

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!

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
12:00 pm - 7:00 am
Budget
$
Artsy Café

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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Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Budget
$
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.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Budget
$$
Books and Borders Café

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.

Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Budget
$$
The Brewology Café

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.

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Opening Hours
Sun - Thu :
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat :
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Budget
$$
Café Marla

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.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sat :
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Budget
$$
Cup Fiction

Are you a coffee lover who’s also into books, unique finds, and support local businesses? You’ll surely find Cup Fiction a dream coffee shop, as it merges all four of your favorites. Located in the less-crowded part of Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City, Cup Fiction not only serves good coffee but gives guests a different kind of restaurant experience. The cafe is like an extension of a modern living room, giving a warm, comfortable ambience. It features works of local authors and artists as well as the favorite books of co-owners Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro.

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That bitter and sweet combination is just right 🥂

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Opening Hours
Tue - Sun :
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Budget
$
Coffee Project

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!

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Budget
$$$
Il Padrino Caffe

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.

Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Budget
$$