in Metro Manila
to Get Away
from the Crowd
By Therese Aseoche
With school season starting this month, everyone’s on the lookout for new study spots to get away from the noise and the crowd. Here are 8 of the newest Instagenic cafés around Metro Manila to get that much-needed peace and quiet.
49 Scout Alcaraz Street corner D. Tuazon Street, Brgy. Maharlika, Quezon City
Open every day from 2 P.M. to 10 P.M.
When you’re seeking comfort late in the afternoon, head on over to this quiet and beautiful café within a lifestyle store hidden in Quezon City. Prominent Café serves Instagram-worthy coffees, non-coffee drinks, snacks and sweets while you’re shopping for streetwear.
GF, Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue Corner 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 246 90 69 ext: 528 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Tuesday from 8 A.M. to 12 A.M., Wednesday to Thursday from 8 A.M. to 1 A.M., Friday to Saturday from 8 A.M. to 3 A.M.
Café Barbera promises nothing less than the best authentic and quality Italian coffee. It’s cozy and spacious enough to give you ample breathing room to do your work. The best part about this café is, although located within Uptown Parade Mall, it’s found in the much quieter area so you can focus on your work while indulging in delicious coffee and eats.
The Bunny Baker
3F, Rustan’s, Glorietta Complex, Courtyard Drive corner Ayala Avenue, Makati City
(+632) 968 62 82 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Thursday from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M., Friday to Saturday from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M.
This cute pastel-colored café is welcome to kids and kids at heart. Not only is it a unique spot to treat your niece or baby sister at during their birthdays with customized cakes, but it’s also a surprisingly great place to indulge in lattes and comforting desserts.
Hello Kitty Café
3F, Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 246 90 69 ext:489 | Facebook, Instagram
Open every day from 10 A.M. to 11 P.M.
The Hello Kitty Café we vaguely remember from our youth has finally made its much anticipated return, and all kids and kids at heart are setting dates to visit this cute, Sanrio-themed dessert and coffee shop. You’ll be tempted to keep taking quick snaps of their unique menu offerings and lovely presentations with your phone, but it’s also a great spot to just hang around.