There is nothing more relaxing than a great cup of coffee, and an even greater set of brothers or sisters to catch up with!
As such, fellowships, for most of us in the SFL community, is something that we get excited about. For most, it’s a chance to relax from the pressures of work. For some, it’s an avenue to share our grievances and desolations; and for others, a means to which we share our victories, joy and consolations. The place to which we do this obviously matters less than the bonds we make, but it DOES help a lot in facilitating it.
And so, we have channeled our inner spot.ph and when-in-manila to give you this list of top 5 cafés in the metro to host your fellowships in. Enjoy!
1. Costa Coffee (Eastwood, Libis)
If the ambience that you’re looking for is more relaxed, cozy, with an “away-from-the-office” vibe, then this is the coffee shop for you! It’s home away from home. The interior is like something out of a British living room. Seats are comfy and well-spaced with lots of charging outlets and an ambient lighting. It’s a great coffee shop to host your afternoon or night fellowships in. Have your lunch or dinner somewhere in Eastwood and grab your dessert and coffee (which, by the way, is good coffee) here while having your well-deserved catching up.
P.S. Some perks: for early-birds, there’s fast wifi connection which you can use to get some work done before your fellowship. It has also become a go-to for a lot of Catholic and Christian groups, so, yay for celebrating Jesus!
Budget: P110-160 for coffee
Location: Eastwood Citywalk 1, Libis, Quezon City
Store Hours: 7AM – 11PM
2. Epic Café (Kapitolyo, Pasig)
If you’re a “food-loving barkada” type of household whose idea of fellowship involves food stalls then Epic is perhaps a good coffee shop for you! A perfect combo would be to visit the Kapitolyo Gastropark (open from 12PM-12AM), a lot full of food trucks where you can grab your dose of bagnet or cheesy fries to start the un-winding before heading off to Epic for coffee.
Epic Café, although not as spacious as Costa Coffee, itself has an artistically designed interior (perfect for your post-date pictures on Facebook or Instagram) where at opportune moments, you can hear Christian songs! The place is basically chill and the sea salt caramel latte does not disappoint! Try it!
FYI: It also has wifi and an all-day breakfast menu.
Budget: P110-160 for coffee
Location: 7th East Building, 102 East Capitol Drive Corner Santa Rosa Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Store Hours: 8AM- 10PM
3. Toby’s Estate (Ortigas Center)
If your household is composed of ultra-busy people wherein hangouts are usually scheduled during office breaks, then this is, perhaps, a good alternative for you. Toby’s estate is a modern-artsy cafe located at the heart of Ortigas Center, just a walking distance from Robinsons Galleria. The place itself is spacious and well-lit with large glass windows for natural lighting, perfect for morning and afternoon talks, giving it an “in-the-metro but away-from-the-metro” vibe. The ambience is so perfect for unwinding that you forget that you’re in the heart of the city in the middle of an office break. It is a bit fancier and the prices are more expensive than others but their excellently crafted, great tasting coffee partnered with their Bucky’s salted brownies (and the Instagram pictures that come with it), are worth it!
Budget: P100-185 for coffee
Location: Robinsons Cybergate Beta Building, Ruby Road, Ortigas, Pasig City
Store Hours: 7AM- 10PM
4. Bake and Brew (Paranaque)
If you love meeting on weekends and you’re looking for a café-next-door type of coffee shop, then this is the one for you! Bake and Brew is a very affordable cake paradise which comes with a very cozy, intimate ambience with bright interiors. The place seats around 8-10 people at a time and you can expect less noise compared to other coffee shops, perfect for a quiet afternoon. It also has free wifi and like Costa Coffee, has a generous amount of charging outlets. A plus for this is that this is home to our very own Tito Anton and Tita Edna Padua of the District of Paranaque. If you’re a fan of her artful home-baked pastries so famously seen on Instagram, time to grab one for you now!
Budget: P80-145 for coffee
Location: 24-E Saudi Arabia Street, Better Living Subdivision, Don Bosco, Paranaque City
Store Hours: 11 AM – 11PM
5. Cafe Shibuya (Katipunan Avenue)
Café Shibuya is a perfect place for hangout for people living in the north. It is a well-lit westernized Japanese café with a modern wooden interior. It’s a great place for coffee and dessert after having your dinner in UpTown. It’s great for groups who want to try something new for food as they serve an interesting variety.
Budget: P105-165 for coffee
Location: Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Store Hours: 10 AM – 11PM
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