8 More Cozy Cafés to Hide in on a Rainy Day
By Shen Mascarinas
Some days, it’s a good idea to head home as soon as you feel the first rain drop. On other (darker and scarier) occasions, it’s better to wait it out. You’ve got to pick your battles—especially the hopeless ones with the crazy Manila traffic.
As proven by these spots, there are some cafes that get even cozier with the rain. And since La Niña has definitely arrived, here more snuggly cafes you can hide in on a rainy day.
8. The Washery
GL, Industria at Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Libis, Quezon City
(02) 277 6812, 0905 477 6812 | Facebook
Open every day from 11a.m. to 9p.m.
Budget for two – P300
Any Type A readers around? If you are, then The Washery might be the perfect café for you. Not only will you enjoy a homey ambiance and useful quirks like books, you can also check off “do the laundry” from your to-do list. How’s that for making your waiting time productive?
7. United Coffee
2F 16 United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig
0917 523 5066 | Facebook
Open Mon to Thurs & Sun from 11:30a.m. to 11p.m. | Fri & Sat from 11:30a.m. to 12a.m.
Budget for two – P700
The wired folks of United Coffee definitely know their brews. Get you dose of specialty coffee that come in various kinds of espresso concoctions. With witty quotes, coffee-related facts, homey vibe and scrumptious snacks—all coffee-lovers will feel right at home here.
6. Catabolic Café
22 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
(02) 366 8822 | Facebook
Open every day from 11a.m. to 11p.m.
Budget for two – P1000
Catabolic Café sources their coffee beans from EDSA BDG, so expect simply delicious brews. That’s complemented with a short, yet well-curated selection of hearty dishes and delectable desserts. Try their Pares Rice with Crispy Tadyang, and end your meal on a high note with their Iced Mocha.
5. Writer’s Block
The Alley at Karrivin, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave., Magallanes, Makati
0917 535 8283 | Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday from 8a.m. to 9p.m.
Budget for two – P500
For fans of Local Edition, here’s something you definitely have to check out. Writer’s Block is from the same genius brains, but this time the spotlight is on caffeinated cocktails. It’s located at one of the newest food hubs, The Alley at Karrivin Plaza—an interesting hotspot you won’t mind getting stranded in.
4. Caravan Black
GF Net Park Building, Net Park Building, 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 946 3610 | Facebook
Open Monday to Friday from 7a.m. to 9p.m. | Saturday and Sunday from 8a.m. to 6p.m.
Budget for two – P500
Caravan Black is a recent addition in the BGC culinary scene, but it has already gained an impressive following. Raining or not, foodies are flocking to this hipster haven for their unexpected coffee concoctions. Game to try soda in your cup of Joe?
3. Equatorial Coffee
325 Miranda Building, Katipunan Ave Corner Dela Rosa Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 366 0241 | Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday from 8a.m. to 10p.m.
Budget for two – P600
Equatorial Coffee serves as Katipunan kids’ productivity haven. This place makes getting stuff done easy and letting the rain pass lovely.
It’s tucked in an alleyway—hidden from the passing crowd—so you can enjoy the peace and quiet along with great coffee and luscious waffles. It’s from the same group behind Yardstick, so you can be sure their products are topnotch.
2. YDG Coffee
2100 Pasong Tamo Extension, Magallanes, Makati
0917 550 7202 | Facebook
Open Monday to Friday from 8a.m. to 8p.m. | Saturday from 10a.m. to 8p.m.
Budget for two – P400
Good news for those looking for alone-time: Here’s another café off the beaten track. YDG means “Your Daily Grind.” This quaint place is filled with quirks like Stars Wars collectibles and interesting reads. Aside from excellent grub and coffee, you’ll find tons of ways to pass the time at YDG.
1. Tenant Café
GF Solace Hotel, 9639 Kamagong Street, San Antonio, Makati
(02) 751 3086 | Facebook
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11a.m. to 8p.m. | Sunday from 12nn to 6p.m.
Budget for two – P800
The weather outside may be gloomy, but while you’re inside Tenant, you can pretend it’s the opposite. Get a taste of La Union’s chill surfing culture minus the road trip requirement. Tenant is the wonderful combination of a cool surf wear shop with a cozy café. Here, everything is well-curated—from the apparel to the edible goods.
Where’s you next hiding spot on the next rainy day? Sound off below!