January 12, 2024

Candid Coffee in Makati: Espresso-Based Drinks, Good Food, and Lo-fi Music

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  • Let’s be candid for a second. A trip to our favorite coffee shop has saved our day multiple times than we can count, and thanks to these cafes, our day has definitely been brighter and more productive than ever before!

    But if you’re away for work, far from your favorite neighborhood cafe, you might want to try this coffee shop we found at SM Air Mall in Makati! It’s called Candid Coffee, a tranquil haven in the morning and a cozy retreat at night.

    IMAGE from Candid Coffee

    Candid Coffee was initially founded in 2016 in Quezon City with the goal of bringing fun and accessibility to the local coffee culture in the area. The company’s original idea was to supply coffee to cafés, restaurants, hotels, and even events.

    Now, with its flagship store opening in October 2022 at the SM Air Mall to cater to the busy workforce of the city’s business district, Candid Coffee is currently among the most well-known cafés and coffee suppliers in the Philippines!

    IMAGE from Candid Coffee

    The café has a mix of mid-century and minimalist décor, providing a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for coffee lovers with its soothing lo-fi music, clean beige walls, and peaceful lighting.

    The establishment’s design also noticably allows natural light to filter through its floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a bright and airy atmosphere during the day.

    IMAGE from Candid Coffee

    Among the notable offerings at the flagship store are Candid Coffee’s Cold Brew and Toasted Horchata, featuring rice milk with cinnamon and vanilla. What’s great is that vegan options are available for this drink!

    Cold Brew (Left) and Toasted Horchata (Right) / IMAGE from Candid Coffee

    Among their best-sellers also include their Vietnamese Latte and their Cinnamon Toast Crunch which has now become a staple in their menu due to popular demand!

    Vietnamese Latte (Left) and Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Right) / IMAGE from Candid Coffee


    What’s more, Candid Coffee’s flagship store is the only branch that offers signature drinks and delightful food options to pair with them! Signature drinks include the Einspanner with fresh milk and double shot of S’mores, topped with whipped cream, as well as the Freddo, Candid Coffee’s own version of coffee milkshake!

    Einspanner (Left) and Freddo (Right) / IMAGE from Candid Coffee

    Pair your preferred beverages with delightful options from the classic Eggs Benedict to the hearty All-Day Breakfast Set, featuring French croissant, scrambled eggs, sautéed mushroom, romaine lettuce with balsamic vinaigrette, and pan-fried Hungarian sausage!

    Eggs Benedict / IMAGE from Candid Coffee

    For those who want to try brewing their own caffeine goodness, Candid Coffee also has single origin coffee beans available at 200g., 1kg., and 3kg. Plus, they’re now present around Manila, with additional branches in Tandang Sora, Sta. Mesa, Greenhills, and just recently, in BGC, Taguig City!

    As Candid Coffee continues to expand in the Metro, you can expect your new favorite drinks to come closer, within reach!

    General Information

  • G/F, SM Air Mall, Malugay, Makati City
  • 0967-023-0375
  • 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • www.candidcoffeeph.com
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  • candidcoffeeph
  • V-Mall Greenhills, San Juan
  • 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday); 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
  • 2/F, Culiat Town Center, Tandang Sora, Quezon City
  • 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Avida Tower Turf, 9th Avenue corner Lane S, BGC, Taguig City
  • 11:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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