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Come for the coffee, stay for the story

Name a more iconic pairing that a good book and delicious coffee! While most of us see cafes as a space to have meaningful conversations with our friends, the other half come for the quiet ambiance and cozy vibes that set the mood for reading!

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In this list, we’ve compiled cafes inside and around Manila that not only offer perfect brews, but also champion literature! Find little reading nooks in the cafe, books for sale, and magazines to amuse you while you sip away.

Coffee Project x Fully Booked – Evia Lifestyle Center

The collab that coffee lovers and bookworms consider a match made in heaven–Coffee project and Fully Booked! You’ll be amazed by the stunning aesthetics from the book decor around, the comfy chairs, and the warm, cozy lighting. Ready your budget because you’ll want to grab piles of books and cups of coffee!

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coffee project X fully booked
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coffee project X fully booked
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Evia Lifestyle Center, Alabang, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa

Curious Coffee – Paranaque

Curious Coffee offers more than delicious brews, their shop is also the perfect place for bibliophiles to stop by, get lost in a book, and relax. Apart from having a little bookshelf available for everyone, they also serve as an exhibition space and store of Kwago bookstore, fondly called as “Kwago Pugad”.

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196 J. Elizalde Street, BF Homes Parañaque

Blocleaf Cafe – Malate

Blocleaf Cafe is becoming one of the most popular coffee places in Manila for its tasty selection of coffee, cool aesthetics, and chill vibes. With bursts of green and brown, the place offers calm energy for working and reading. Plus, they also sell issues of coffee magazines!

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1850 MH Del Pilar St., Malate, Manila
(0905) 255 5334

Moon Cafe – Pampanga

If you’re planning to drive all the way to Pampanga, you better stop by Moon Cafe. It’s an instagrammable Korean-inspired coffee spot that offers scrumptious treats with their coffee. They also have a selection of Korean magazines and books to amuse yourself with!

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Unit 107 Omnistellar Building, Fil-Am Friendship Highway 2009 Angeles City

Kalidad Coffee – Pampange

Another must-visit cafe in Pampanga is Kalidad Coffee, a minimalist spot that allows for relaxation and good vibes. They have a small shelf featuring intriguing titles that will keep you company as you sip your coffee.

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Unit 101, Omnistellar Building Angeles City

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