March 18, 2024

8 Cafes in Makati City That Are Perfect for Your Next Coffee Date

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  • Cafés are usually the best place to get to know more about people. As if a special brew that makes you spill the deepest desires of your heart, a cup of coffee from a new coffee shop in your neighborhood makes all the difference when sitting down with a friend, a lover, or even a stranger.

    Get to know more coffee shops in Makati that may be your next stop for your next coffee date!

    Note: Philippine Primer has a special surprise for you when you reach the end, so don’t forget to read on!

    The Coffee Academics

    Hong Kong’s specialty coffee is currently taking Asia by storm, including the Philippines, through The Coffee Academics! This café from “Asia’s World City” opened its first Philippine branch in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig and has now expanded to include Legazpi Village in Makati, where people may enjoy an al fresco setting.

    The Coffee Academics in Legazpi Village, Makati City / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    While The Coffee Academics in BGC serves customers through a kiosk, its branch in Makati has a dine-in area, where people may gobble up their plate of Eggs Royale Bibingka made with young pork tocino and poached eggs, topped with dalandan hollandaise on toasted quezo bibingka muffins.

    Eggs Royale Bibingka (Php 420) / IMAGE from The Coffee Academics Philippines

    Don’t forget to pair this with a cup of joe made with Okinawan sugar and manuka honey to complement your brunch in one of the most relaxing villages in Makati City!

    IMAGE from The Coffee Academics Philippines


    Address: Legazpi Village, 109 C. Palanca Street, Makati City
    Contact Number: 0929-675-5340
    Operating Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Facebook: The Coffee Academics Philippines

    Omotesando Koffee

    Omotesando Koffee in Japan is a well-loved coffee shop in Tokyo, proven by its five-year operation from what was supposed to be a one-year project only. Now in Manila since December 2021, this sought-after coffee place is popular among young people due to its hot and cold brews, best paired with your choice of either matcha brownies or katsu sando!

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    What’s more, its modern, minimalist, and wood-grained design makes the place a go-to spot for people who want to catch up, energize, or even just relax after a day’s work.


    Address: Power Plant Mall, Makati City
    Contact Number: 0917-579-5447
    Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Facebook: Omotesando Koffee
    Instagram: @omotesando.koffee

    Habitual Coffee

    If you want a coffee shop that is aware of your every coffee habit, Habitual Coffee might just be the right place for you. Only high quality specialty coffee beans can be found at Habitual Coffee in Salcedo Village, Makati City. These specialty coffee beans are brewed using an aeropress, which uses air pressure to extract the brew.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    What’s more, your cup of coffee sure is a winner as Kaye Joy Ong, one of the owners of Habitual Coffee, won third place at 2015 World Aeropress Championships, making the coffee shop a home of coffee experts and lovers.

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    Pro Tip: Try their specialty coffee with chunky chocolate chip cookies or maybe rice bowls like the Samgyup Bowl (Php 295) or the Steak and Eggs (Php 380) for a hearty and healthy treat you don’t want to miss!


    Address: Salcedo Village, Makati City
    Contact Number: 02-8833-9556
    Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Facebook: Habitual Coffee
    Instagram: @habitualcoffee

    Antipodean Manila

    There are a lot of stories to be told about Antipodean Manila, such as its red and black interiors that are derived from the hue of ripe coffee berries and New Zealand’s rugby team, the All Blacks. But their Merdeka Coffee, Indonesia’s top coffee bean, is perhaps the soul of the cafe.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Aside from this, you should try their cuisines from Australia and New Zealand, as well as their light meals including pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches.

    If you want to relax outside, Antipodean Manila also has a comfortable terrace where you can enjoy a relaxing meal with the cityscape of Legazpi Village as your view. Cocktails and beers are also available, which makes it an ideal spot for after-dinner drinks in the city!


    Address: G/F 111 Paseo de Roxas Building, Gil corner Legaspi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
    Contact Number: 0917-324-0169
    Operating Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday); 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
    Facebook: Antipodean Manila
    Instagram: @antipodean_legaspi

    Bad Cafe

    Coffee brings people together, and even for Brian and Dianne (BAD), this holds true. Brian and Dianne, who love to visit cafes when they travel, started Bad Cafe in October 2019.

    Almost instantly, the coffee shop has become a favorite for their specialty grade coffee and wide variety of comfort food such as Chicken and Waffles (Php 440), as well as Calamansi Pie (Php 220).

    Chicken and Waffles (Php 440) / IMAGE from Bad Cafe

    Being “bad” also suits Bad Cafe as it serves drinks such as Moscow Mule (Php 350), which is worth a try, so go check it out when you visit the cafe!

    Moscow Mule (Php 350) / IMAGE from Bad Cafe


    Address: Windsor Tower, Unit 101-A, 163 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
    Contact Number: 02-8353-2132
    Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Facebook: Bad Cafe PH
    Instagram: @badcafeph

    The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery

    Makati has welcomed a lot of establishments in its midst this 2022, including the popular The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery in Quezon City and BGC. It is known for its slightly bitter coffee reminiscent of chocolate that will surely leave you wanting for more!

    Latte (Php 170) / IMAGE from The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery

    Aside from its coffee, what makes The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery different from other cafes is its tropical interiors, different from the usual white minimalist interiors of cafes around the Metro. Its menu also features American comfort food such as hamburgers and fried chicken.

    Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Ube Waffles (Php 325 to Php 450) / IMAGE from The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery


    Address: 2/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza Street, Ayala Center, Makati City
    Contact Number: 02-7004-4509
    Operating Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday); 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
    Facebook: The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery
    Instagram: @thefatseedph

    Sourdough Cafe Lounge

    The best cafes always have a homey feel, and Sourdough Cafe Lounge makes sure to deliver. In fact, its al fresco dining is already popular among local celebrities as it offers a relaxing place to spend time with friends.

    IMAGE from Sourdough Cafe Lounge

    What’s more, its homemade dishes of breads and pastas take you to the mouthwatering gastronomy of Europe. What might be a unique point of Sourdough Cafe Lounge is its wide variety of cheeses available for the taking. Aside from this, its rich baked cheese cake is also a must-try when visiting the cafe.

    IMAGE from Sourdough Cafe Lounge


    Address: Mayfair Mansion 116 Perea Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
    Contact Number: 0917-152-2233
    Operating Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday); 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Friday and Saturday)
    Facebook: Sourdough Cafe Lounge
    Instagram: @sourdoughcafelounge

    Deuces Coffee

    Deuces Coffee might be standing along the serene Perea Street in Legazpi Village, but its pink sign ultimately draws customers in. With its friendly atmosphere, the small coffee shop is frequented by young professionals and residents of Makati who happen to pass by.

    IMAGE from Deuces Coffee

    The café started out as a coffee roasting company that supplies to other coffee shops, but when many of these closed their doors in the early stages of the pandemic, Deuces Coffee began selling bottled coffee to utilize the beans. This, together with its menu, became a hit to many, making it an ideal pit stop when in Makati!

    IMAGE from Deuces Coffee


    Address: 103 Perea Street corner Dela Rosa Street, Makati City
    Contact Number: 0919-077-0629
    Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Facebook: Deuces Coffee

    Surprise! If you are an avid reader of Philippine Primer, you may avail a 5% discount on your total bill at Sourdough Cafe Lounge and Deuces Coffee! Just mention “Primer Magazine” or, better yet, bring your copy from September 1 to September 30, 2022 to avail the exclusive promo!

    Featured image from Deuces Coffee

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