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Great cafes can be found in Metro Manila. Outside your usual big, international cafe chains, there are tons of hidden and underrated cafes that can fit your fancy. Walk or drive through any suburban area, and you can find cafes in different shapes, sizes, and even with unique themes.

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From all across Metro Manila and beyond, here are 20 of the best coffee shops for you to try different coffees and pastries, as well as enjoy the unique vibes!

The Bang Cafe and Restaurant

Located just a short drive outside of Metro Manila, in Taytay, The Bang Cafe might just be the peace and quiet that you need away from the city. We recommend going here for the Pinoy classic breakfast plate with danggit, lumpia, eggs tocino, and rice.

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Sasa Cafe

Whether it’s a sweet or savory craving, Sasa Cafe has got your back. Go here for their chill vibes and affordable coffee like their Americano, Spanish, and Mocha Latte, as well as their yummy pastries.

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1030 P Ocampo St, Manila, San Andres Bukid, Manila, Metro Manila 

Trece Cafe & Kitchen

If you ever find yourself in Cavite and need a breather, try visiting Trece Cafe & Kitchen, a quiet cafe in San Agustin. It’s one of the best places to work remotely or go on a date and enjoy a good meal.

We recommend trying Classic Cheeseburger, Carbonara, and Fried Bangus Set.

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Km 45 Governor’s Dr, Cavite, San Agustin, Trece Martires, Cavite

Mateo’s Restaurant Cafe

A cafe perfect for date night, Mateo’s Restaurant Cafe is a bit on the pricier end but worth every penny. We recommend trying the gambas, roast beef, and their moist caramel chocolate cake.

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54 N Domingo Ave, Quezon City, Horseshoe, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Cafe Margarita

A well-known restaurant in Marikina, Cafe Margarita is a great place to meet up with friends. Cafe Margarita serves affordable but delicious meals like nachos, chicken poppers, aglio e olio, and more all under P300.

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405 J.P. Rizal St, Marikina, Sto. Niño, Marikina, Metro Manila

Cafe Agusta

Another cafe in Antipolo, Cafe Agusta is cozy and welcoming, almost like a home away from home. We recommend trying the hazelnut latte, raspberry iced tea, and Spanish latte.

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Grand Heights Rd, Antipolo, San Roque, Antipolo, Riza

LABL Cafe

A great place to have lunch or dinner after work, LABL Cafe is located in Fairview. They have a variety of dishes to try as well as drinks that cater to people who like coffee and even those who do not. We recommend trying the crispy Ilocos bagnet and herbed pork chop.

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G/F, 53 Commonwealth Ave, Greenfield Center, Fairview, North Fairview, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Cafe Siena

Offering more than just great coffee, Cafe Siena is an underrated gem of a cafe located in Antipolo. While they serve rice bowls, pasta, and pizza, trying their crepes is always a treat!

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315 Buliran Rd, Antipolo, San Isidro, Antipolo, Rizal

Alpas Bistro & Cafe

One of the more underrated spots in La Union, Alpas Bistro & Cae is the perfect place to dine in while you stare at the beach. We recommend trying their different quesadilla, binagoongan rice bowls, and pizza made with housemade dough.

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Purok 7, Pandan, Bacnotan, La Union

Monstera Cafe

Monstera Cafe is perfect for all-day dining. This quiet cafe and restaurant is an ideal spot to bring friends and family for a nice meal. They offer well-made Filipino desserts, an all-day breakfast menu, and even Western dishes like burger steak, pasta, and more.

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3994 F Purok 4, Malaking Tatiao Rd, Cavite, Malaking Tatyao, Silang, Cavite

Family Bean Cafe

A cafe where you can try affordable steaks, Family Bean Cafe is great when you want to have a great dining experience without breaking too much bank. We also recommend trying the kebab rice bowls, bagels, pasta, and more!

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2/F, Dahlia Ave cor Falcon St, Livily Building, Fairview, West Fairview, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Banh Beo Cafe & Bistro

For a completely new cafe experience, try going to Banh Beo Cafe & Bistro to try Vietnamese food and coffee. Try their bahn mi sandwiches, as well as the mangosteen cafe latte, and the coconut and amarula latte.

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2/F, Daang Hari Rd, The Garland Bldg, Cavite, Molino IV, Bacoor, Cavite

KACHI Cafe and Collectibles

If you’re looking for your next date spot, consider going to KACHI Cafe and Collectibles. Nerd out with their many events featuring popular card games all while chowing down on their pastries and cakes!

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2/F, 299 N Domingo St, Audrich Bldg II, San Juan, Corazon de Jesus, San Juan, Metro Manila

Cafe Meemaa

For rustic vibes and when trying to satisfy a craving for classic Filipino dishes, go to Cafe Meemaa. Perfect for big groups, maybe before watching a long play, try their nilaga, sinigang, pork belly, and more!

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G/F Bldg 1, CCP Complex, 1202 Bukaneg St, Harbour Square, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

Playlist Cafe

When you need a little pick me up and just want comfort food from different cuisines, go to the Playlist cafe. From fish and chips to nachos, and even crispy pata, this Antipolo cafe has it all.

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Blk 16 Lot 18 Sierra Madre St, Grand Heights Subd, Antipolo, San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal

The Giving Cafe

For simple brunch dates in Mandaluyong, head to the Giving Cafe at Sheridan Street. We recommend trying the waffle and chicken, french toast, and beef pares.

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Sheridan St cor Pines St, Sheridan, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

The HubStop Cafe

Hide away from the crowds at SM Mall of Asia when you go inside The HubStop Cafe. Featuring dishes from all over the world, The HubStop Cafe has something or everyone from kebab to rice rolls, pizza and more!

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Mall of Asia Complex , Mall of Asia Arena Annex (MAAX) Bldg , Brgy 76, Pasay, Metro Manila

Misfeats Cafe & Bakeshop

Offering comfort food at an affordable price Misfeats is the place to be when you’re craving pasta, sweet or savory waffles, and -all day breakfast. We recommend trying the American breakfast plate, creamy pesto, and chicken a la king.

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Quirino Hwy, Q Square Lifestyle Center, Talipapa, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Bl.ck Cafe

For slow and chill days that are perfect for Instagram stories, Bl.ck Cafe offers the best backdrop. Read a book or scroll through TikTok while sipping on a sea salt latte, berry strawberry frappe, or their signature matcha!

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Unit 1C, 102 Caimito Rd, Caimito Place, Caloocan, Brgy 78, Caloocan, Metro Manil

Two Summers Cafe

Two Summers Cafe, nestled in the heart of Cavite, Philippines, offers a delightful retreat for coffee lovers and food enthusiasts alike. Their menu consists of specialty coffee and pastries like Nutella and Kaya toast, as well as their signature two summers latte.

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115 JP Rizal St, Cavite, San Vicente I, Silang, Cavite

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