The Best Cafe Spots in Makati

By Keller Williams Ortigas-27C Realty

Get on board as we go around the Best Cafe Spots in Makati!

Living in a busy neighborhood of Makati where the business district, residential properties, and prominent schools are situated may be both satisfying and daunting. You might need a little coffee break from all the stress you’re getting through and explore some cafe around you.

Whether you’re a student needing a study spot, a freelancer looking for a quiet place to work, in a hunt for a hangout place with your barkada, or simply a caffeine lover who wants to explore, Makati is the place to be. The city boasts some of the best cafe spots, from hidden gems to well-known establishments to satisfy your coffee cravings. Here is a curated list of local cafe spots, each with its unique ambiance, mouth-watering food offerings, and, of course, exceptional coffee. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be transported to caffeine heaven as we take you on this flavorful adventure!

Wildflour Pastry display Image by: Anthony Henri
Wildflour Pastry display Image by: Anthony Henri
1. Wild Flour café + bakery

If you’re looking for a great brunch spot or an early dinner place with fantastic food and impeccable service, check out Wild Flour café + bakery. This place is highly recommended for friends and family; once you experience it, you’ll understand why.

First off, the staff is incredibly accommodating, friendly, and well-versed with the menu. They even offer alternative food preparation preferences, making this café perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions or preferences. The food is American with a Filipino twist, creating a menu that you won’t find anywhere else.

What sets Wild Flour café + bakery apart is the natural taste of ingredients used in every dish. You can taste the quality and freshness of the ingredients, making each dish burst with flavor. And the prices are reasonable – you get what you pay for and more.

But it’s not just the food that makes Wild Flour café + bakery a must-visit spot. The ambiance is superb, with expansive glass-to-ceiling windows and serene setting that make you feel like you’re in a café in Italy. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, perfect for catching up with friends over brunch or enjoying an early dinner with loved ones.

Overall, Wild Flour café + bakery is a hidden gem you can’t go wrong with. From the friendly staff to the natural taste of the ingredients, this place offers a truly wildly satisfying experience. So, whether you’re looking for a brunch spot, an early dinner place, or just a café to hang out in, Wild Flour café + bakery is definitely worth checking out.

Address: Ground Floor, Frabelle Business Center 111, Rada, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila
Contact Info: (02) 8833 9799

Al Fresco dining
Deuces Coffee – Al Fresco dining Image by: Instagram/
2. Deuces

Deuces Coffee, a newcomer on the scene of caffeine, will definitely satisfy not just your sweet tooth, but also your hearty meal cravings.

Offers you a freshly brewed coffee, and the aroma alone is enough to make you want to stay for another cup.

In addition, they also serve a variety of Japanese and Filipino dishes, ranging from light salads to rice entrees like katsu and curry. The menu is not too extensive, yet everything is produced from scratch and of high quality.

Mind you, the shop supports the LGBT community and is also pet-friendly so you may bring your furry friends while you enjoy your caffeine boost.

A must-visit cafe with its standout feature – a vibrant pink vibe, giving you a sophisticated aesthetic and minimalist exterior. This is not your typical crowded and loud chain coffee shop, but rather a serene and calm place, perfect for capturing some ig-worthy photos, self-studying, or catching up on some work.

Address: 103 Perea St. corner Dela Rosa St. 1229 Makati, Philippines
Contact Info: +63 919 077 0629

Outside shot of Commune Cafe + Bar in Poblacion, Makati city
Outside view of Commune Cafe + bar in Poblacion, Makati City Image by: @communeph
3. Commune PH

Onto the next stop, Commune PH!

To start with, the coffee at Commune PH is exceptional. Their skilled baristas use only the best Philippine coffee beans to craft tasty and delightful drinks. Whether you’re in the mood for a simple drip coffee or a fancy latte with 3D latte art, they’ve got you covered.

And let’s not forget about the food! They serve substantial portions of delicious food, ideal for a quick breakfast or a hearty lunch. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, they’ve got plenty of options to choose from.

Finally, their baristas are engaging and friendly, always happy to assist and make recommendations. They really add to the overall experience and make you feel welcome.

All in all, Commune PH is a coffee shop that ticks all the boxes. Great coffee, charming atmosphere, friendly staff, and delectable cuisine – what more could you ask for? It’s no wonder it has become one of Makati’s favorites. So, if you’re in the area, do yourself a favor and stop by Commune PH. You won’t regret it!

Address: 36 Polaris corner Durban Streets, Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila
Contact info: 0919 859 5848

Outside view of Coffee 8065 with its iconic bike and chair display
Outside view of Coffee 8065 with its iconic bike and chair display
4. Coffee 8065

In the mood to sip for a cup of joe but on a budget? Coffee 8065 is just around the corner to serve you. The menu including meals, pastries and coffee are nothing fancy, but the quality and taste are worth it!

One of the things that sets Coffee 8065 apart from other cafes is their excellent coffee selection. From classic espresso drinks to unique blends, they’ve got it all. And, of course, their coffee is best paired with their delicious cakes. Whether you’re a chocolate lover or prefer something fruity, their selection of cakes is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

But Coffee 8065 isn’t just a coffee and cake joint. They also offer an excellent selection of pasta, pastries and sandwiches. And, don’t pass up the chance to try bagnet, a local Filipino dish that’s sure to please any foodie. The owner of the café is the same as the owner of 8065 Bagnet. So, if you’re a fan of Bagnet, Coffee 8065 is the perfect spot to try it.

Despite its tiny size, Coffee 8065 is a smoker and non-smoker friendly place. Whether you prefer to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air or cozy up inside, you’ll find a spot that suits your mood. Plus, it’s the best meetup place with friends if you want to explore new places.

Coffee shops are a dime a dozen these days, but finding a gem that offers good coffee, a welcoming ambiance, and delicious food is a rare find. That’s what makes Coffee 8065 a must-visit for anyone who loves a great cup of coffee and a cozy atmosphere. So why not give it a try today?

Address: 7700 Saint Paul Road, Makati, 1203 Kalakhang Maynila
Contact info: 0966 895 8780

Kohi cashier featuring its wooden front and small glass window
Kohi’s wooden front and small glass window Image by: Kohi
5. Kohi

Still there? You might be excited for this next fresh new spot!

Kohi, a Japanese-inspired café in Makati that has been creating a buzz in the local scene. Tucked away in a residential area, it has become a popular destination for bikers and coffee aficionados alike, who are looking for a unique coffee experience.

It draws inspiration from the boutique coffee shops that have emerged around town, but with a twist. Instead of being a mere stopover, Kohi is a destination itself. Despite its small area, the place is full of character and charm.

The café’s unique feature is its lack of dining area. Instead, it offers foldable tables and chairs that add novelty to the experience, making it perfect for those who want to enjoy their coffee and Japanese hotdog on the go. It’s also equipped with bike racks for you to park your ride, a thoughtful touch that caters to the café’s biking clientele.

At Kohi, you can enjoy classic coffee, as well as Japanese-inspired ones where every sip is a flavor explosion that will transport you to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Apart from their coffee, Kohi’s Hottu Doggu – Japanese hotdogs, is another highlight of their menu. With five different variants to choose from, each one is a delicious twist to the classic hotdog that’s perfect to munch on while taking a break from your biking journey.

And if you’re looking for something sweet, they also sell home-baked donuts that are perfect to pair with your coffee. With its minimalist décor and relaxed atmosphere, Kohi has become a popular hangout place for bikers, who appreciate the café’s unique offerings and laidback vibe.

What are you waiting for? Go get that needed coffee break and drop by Kohi!

Address: 1147 Antipolo, Makati, 1208 Metro Manila
Contact info: Kohi PH | Mandaluyong | Facebook

Iconic mirror shot of a regular customer in Assembly Hall
Iconic mirror shot of @brimenson, regular customer, taken in Assembly Hall Image by: Assembly Hall Ph
6. Assembly Hall coffee + cocktails

Have you already taken a selfie from this iconic mirror? If not, then you’re definitely missing out on the trend.

This one’s from Assembly Hall coffee + cocktails, your go-to place where you can coop for work all day alone or meet up with some friends for a catch up. Bringing your handy laptops and other devices won’t be a hassle given that the place has tons of plugs and free Wi-Fi with stable connection.

Finished with work and not feeling like going home yet? Stay at the shop and spend your remaining leisure time with some series of cocktails. Assembly Hall has another concept – HereAfter, which is perfect for a night out, opens at 6:30 pm and serves you with tasty drinks.

Cafe’s located on the 2nd floor of HMA 773 Building, JP Rizal Avenue. As you go upstairs, you will be greeted by the leafy-green-framed door that adds a touch of nature to the atmosphere. The accent lights add a unique and charming touch to the cafe’s interior, while the stainless-steel surfaces give the space a clean and sleek look. Its design emphasizes on the beauty of imperfection creating an ambiance that is both inviting and nostalgic.

Nevertheless, it is a must-go for anyone looking for an exceptional coffee experience in a genuine and unpretentious environment.

Address: 2/F HMA 773 Building, 773 J.P. Rizal Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City
Contact info:

Wide Angle shot inside Yardstick Coffee
Wide Angle shot inside Yardstick Coffee Image by: Yardstick Coffee
7. Yardstick Coffee

In a world where flashy and hipster cafes seem the norm, Yardstick Coffee stands out with its simplicity and unassuming demeanor. Located in Legazpi Village, Makati, this coffee shop doesn’t try too hard to impress yet exceeds expectations with its flavorful dishes, beautiful lattes, and freshly roasted specialty coffee.

The moment you step inside Yardstick Coffee, you’ll immediately notice its tall windows that filter in just the right amount of sunlight. The interiors are bright and spacious, with long wooden tables and stool chairs that add to the cafe’s minimalist vibe.

But don’t let the simplicity fool you. Their lattes are beautifully made, with latte art that’s almost too pretty to drink. And their freshly roasted specialty coffee is a must-try for coffee connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. Yardstick Coffee’s offerings are perfect, especially for those with big appetites. Their dishes are flavorful and go above and beyond expectations. You’ll find yourself coming back for more, with no disappointments.

It’s a plus; they conduct workshops, events, training, and seminars for corporate and home coffee makers through their Yardstick Academy of Resource and Development (Y.A.R.D.). This initiative demonstrates the cafe’s commitment to promoting the coffee culture and sharing its knowledge with the community.

Sounds interesting, isn’t it? So, if you’re in the area, stop by and experience Yardstick Coffee’s unique approach to Third Wave coffee.

Address: Universal LMS Building, 106 Esteban, Makati, Metro Manila
Contact Info: (02) 8372 3891

Front view of Habitual Coffee
Front view of Habitual Coffee Image by: Zomato
8. Habitual Coffee

Are you tired of the same old coffee shops with mediocre coffee and lackluster pastries? Look no further than Habitual coffee, where exceptional hand-crafted brews and delectable treats await.

At Habitual Coffee, their award-winning baristas take pride in creating the perfect cup of coffee every time. With their expert knowledge and experience, they use the AeroPress brewing device to steep coffee in less than a minute, resulting in a bold and flavorful brew. The minimalist vibe of the shop allows for a peaceful and focused environment, making it the perfect spot for both work and relaxation.

Not only does it serve incredible coffee, but they also offer a selection of freshly baked pastries, perfect complement to your coffee of choice.

But it’s not just the coffee and pastries that make them special – it’s the habit-forming experience they provide. Once you’ve tasted their delicious brews and experienced their calming atmosphere, it’s hard not to make it a daily routine. Whether in a rush or looking for a place to unwind, Habitual Coffee is the perfect destination.

So come on in and make Habitual Coffee your new daily habit!

Address: 2135 Chino Roces Avenue, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Contact Info: (02) 88339556

Front view of Haruman Cafe
Front view of Haruman Cafe Image by: Haruman Cafe
9. Haruman cafe

Are you a die-hard BTS fan looking for a café that matches your love for K-pop superstars? Look no further than Haruman Café – the ultimate hangout spot for Army fans!

From the moment you walk in, you’ll feel the good vibes from this cozy and minimalist café. The logo screams sunshine and happiness, lifting your mood instantly and putting a smile on your face. Plus, the café is filled with cute BTS-inspired décor, making you want to snap a selfie at every turn. But it isn’t just a pretty face – the food is top-notch. Indulge in pastries, sandwiches, chips, and desserts, all made fresh daily. And if you’re looking for something special, try their famous bento cakes, also available for pre-orders through their social media accounts.

Their dedication to creating a community for BTS fans is touching. The café proudly displays books for fans to borrow and read while enjoying coffee.

The best part? Haruman Café gives out BTS photos to every Army customer. That’s right – just by visiting the café, you’ll get a piece of BTS memorabilia to take home.

So, whether you’re looking for a place to hang out with fellow fans or just want to grab a bite to eat, Haruman Café is the place to be. Stop by, snap some selfies, and indulge in some delicious food while basking in the glow of BTS-inspired happiness.

Address: 403 D.V. Laurilla St., Brgy. Pitogo, Makati City
Contact Info: 0961 705 7000

Outside view of Nic's Cafe
Outside view of Nic’s Cafe Image by: Majoy Siason
10. Nic’s Cafe

Few cafés can equal Nic’s Café’s sophistication and elegance when it comes to dining experiences. With its elegant furnishings and stylish decor, this New York-styled café offers a cinema-style ambiance that’s hard to find anywhere else.

In 2018, Nic’s Café opened its second branch in Makati’s Park Terraces, bringing its unique take on European-Filipino cuisine to even more food lovers in the city. From the mouth-watering dishes to the bread prepared from scratch, Nic’s Café is dedicated to offering its guests an exceptional dining experience.

The secret to Nic’s Café’s success lies in its unwavering commitment to quality. Every dish uses only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, ensuring that every bite is flavorful. And as for the bread? It’s made fresh daily, providing guests with a truly unique and exquisite experience.

From the elegant furnishings to the intricate details, every aspect of Nic’s Café is designed to create an inviting and upscale ambiance. Whether you’re looking for a romantic date spot or a casual meal with friends, Nic’s Café is the perfect setting.

It’s also worth noting that Nic’s Café didn’t become a sought-after dining destination overnight. The cafe began as a commissary in 2001 and has since grown into a full-service restaurant. The founders’ enthusiasm and attention are visible in every dish and aspect of the cafe, making it a favorite among guests.

From the New York-style ambiance to the European-Filipino cuisine and everything in between, Nic’s Café is a cafe sure to please. So why not treat yourself to a meal at Nic’s Café and experience a taste of luxury in the heart of Makati?

Address: Unit 6 Ground Floor, Park Terraces, Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City
Contact Info: 744-6427, 0999-993-3231

The center of Makati is home to some of the best cafe spots in the city, each with its distinct outlook. Whether you’re looking for a cozy and intimate space to enjoy a cup of coffee or a modern and trendy spot for brunch to catch up with friends, Makati has it all.

From the upscale and sophisticated of Wildflour Cafe + Bakery to the moderate pricing of Coffee 8065, there’s a cafe spot to suit every taste and preference. The abundance of options in the area means you can explore and discover new places to visit, and there’s always something new to try.

Ultimately, the best cafe spot in Makati is the one that resonates with you the most. Whether it’s the ambiance, the menu, or the whole mood draws you in, the perfect cafe spot is out there ready for you. So go ahead and explore Makati’s heart to discover your favorite cafe spot today!


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