The Curator in Makati: Your Go-To Place for Fine Cocktails and Coffee
Updated as of December 13, 2019
It is undeniable that speakeasies are well-loved by partygoers as they can explore cocktails that they couldn’t find in ordinary bars or clubs while cafes continue to be a go-to place for those who are looking for a space to chill out.
Combining these two might seem weird, but The Curator does it so seamlessly. The Curator is both a coffee and cocktail bar, which is situated in the backroom of Cyrano Wine Shop in Makati.
This bar-coffee shop-café combo feels like a hideaway cafe, accessible for those who work around in Legaspi Street and Palanca Street. The cafe embraces a stylish design as seen on its wooden interior and vintage decoration.
In fact, the Curator was recognized as one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2016.
During mornings, try out their Brew of the Day priced at only Php 150—a limited edition that is rarely seen on their menu.
On the other hand, The Curator also serves other brewed coffees. One of which is Espresso with milk (Php 140), made with roasted coffee beans and creamy milk. You’ll love the bittersweet flavor with a kick of creaminess!
Espresso with milk (Php 154)
The bar menu lists 11 cocktails that you can choose from. However, most people say the menu is more of a guide. But if you’re not feeling any of their cocktails, you can always ask the bartender for something a bit more personalized (at no extra cost, of course).
The Curator can be found inside Cyrano Wine Shop, located at Unit 2, 1st Floor, Legaspi Park View Condominium, C. Palanca Street cor. Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati. They open at 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays, they open at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Cocktail services are available on Mondays until Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
For more information, you can contact them at 0916-355-4129, send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow them on social media on Facebook and Instagram. You may also visit their website.
How to get here
- The Curator is located at Unit 2, 1st Floor, Legaspi Park View Condominium, Legaspi Village Makati.
- By Car: From Landmark Makati, head towards Makati Avenue and turn left onto Parkway Drive. Upon reaching Dela Rosa Street, turn left onto Legaspi Street. The Curator Coffee and Cocktails is near Wilson and Ayache Clinic, which can be found along Don Carlos Palanca.
- By walking: As you walk along Dela Rosa Street, turn left onto Legaspi Street. The Curator is a 9-minute walk away from Ayala Museum.
This also appeared in Philippine Primer English magazine December 2019 issue