Planning a Weekend Gala with the Besties? Check Out these Cafes Near the Metro

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by | March 28, 2022

While going on a short getaway is always a good idea, not everyone has the time to take days off from school and work, which makes coffee dates an ideal activity for many. Whether it’s a long-awaited reunion or a spontaneous gala with your besties, we’ve prepared some cafes near the metro that are worth going the short drive for:


Punto Café & Bento

Location: Alaminos, Laguna

When visiting a café, you’d usually pair your beverages with desserts and pastries but this roadside café will make the drive to Laguna worth it with their unique menu. If you love sushi rolls, bento, and a good cup of coffee, you’re in for a treat! Punto offers hot and cold beverages starting at P50 and various sushi rolls starting at P45. Don’t worry about visiting late; the café is open until 8 PM and you might catch a colorful sunset too, which makes the alfresco dining setting better.

They also have branches in Tanauan, Batangas and Paliparan, Cavite. Find more details on Facebook and Instagram.


Cafe Grey

Location: Pililia, Rizal

Nestled inside Santi’s Farm in Pililia, Rizal, Cafe Grey offers a picturesque cafe experience. You’ll have an idyllic nature view and windmills as your background when you visit! What makes it even more special is that this café is open on weekends only, giving you something to look forward to throughout the week.

Operating hours: Café grey is open from 8 AM to 4 PM. Find more details on Facebook and Instagram.


75th Street Cafe

Location: San Pablo, Laguna

If you’re looking for a low-key cafe with a view, go for 75th Street Café situated just across Sampaloc Lake in San Pablo, Laguna. Locals originally know it as Red Bar Events Place, but they changed into a café in 2021. Painted with murals outside, it’s also a favorite among riders and cyclists who visit the lake. After a morning of exercise or simply walking around, it’s the perfect place to catch breakfast and good coffee. 75th Street is also ideal for those looking for a WFH spot; they give a P10 to P15 discount on your next coffee refill. P.S. They’re pet-friendly too.

Operating hours change at this café. Before you visit, make sure to check their updated schedule on Facebook or Instagram.


Cafe Yama

Location: Crosswinds Drive, Tagaytay City


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While a drive to Tagaytay isn’t complete without getting a hot bowl of bulalo, the cool city has new cafes and restaurants to visit, just like Cafe Yama where you can have your Japanese food cravings satisfied. It’s located in Crosswinds, perfect for when you plan on doing a food crawl. They serve filling meals: noodles, teppanyaki, donburi, and more, which you can enjoy in an alfresco setting. Some of their signature drinks include Kyoto Macchiato (P310) and Kuromitsu Latte (P330).

Operating hours: 10 AM to 9 PM on weekdays and 10 AM to 10 PM on weekends. Find more details on Facebook and Instagram.


Loghouse Cafe

Location: Receno Compoung General Luna St. Sabang, Lipa, Batangas

If you don’t want to go for the extra hours on the road to go to Baguio, you can have the same highland feel by heading South and visiting Loghouse Cafe in Lipa, Batangas. Just like the cozy cabins in the Summer Capital, the cafe is surrounded by tall pine trees and features an expansive garden where you can enjoy the fresh air. They also have indoor seating in the cozy cabin, which is complete with a real fireplace. Since you’re in Batangas already, don’t forget to try Kapeng Barako (P120)!

Operating hours: 11 AM to 7 PM from Tuesdays to Fridays and 11 AM to 8 PM from Fridays to Sundays. The cafe is closed on Mondays. Find more details and updates on Facebook and Instagram.


Sirius Espresso

Location: Plaridel, Bulacan


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Espresso in Bulacan brings a unique space to its customers with its industrial interior design. The cafe is tucked in a quiet neighborhood, which is ideal for those who want a low-key hideaway without the usual noise from people and traffic. Aside from their coffee and non-coffee beverages, patrons always return for their artisanal sourdough bread, which makes their sandwich menu to die for. You can purchase a loaf for P180 or pair your drink with one of their sandwiches such as the Rustic Grilled Cheese (P190).

Operating hours: 11 AM to 8 PM from Tuesdays on Sundays. Find more details on Instagram and Facebook.


Lucia’s Cafe

Location: Leviste Highway, Lipa, Batangas


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With over 25 years of experience in the food business, Lucia’s Cafe by LBN in Batangas knows what an excellent dining experience is like. At a glance, the cafe looks like a cozy bed and breakfast lined with dreamy fairy lights – it’s eye candy for fans of cottagecore aesthetic. Its alfresco dining setting makes the perfect background for snapping photos for the gram! Lucia’s offers Italian, Filipino, and American dishes: from an all-day breakfast menu starting at P190 for Beef Tapa with Garlic Rice to USDA Ribeye Steak P1,799. If you’re visiting for merienda or a quick catch-up, Lucia’s also offers coffee and non-coffee beverages such as their signature coffee, Lucia’s Latte (P150), smoothies (P160), and milkshakes (P195).

Operating hours: Open daily from 9 AM to 10 PM. Find more details on Facebook or Instagram.


Cafe Corner

Location: 543 Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Imus, Cavite


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Cafe Corner in Imus is perfect for those who are looking for a bright, clean, and minimalist cafe where you can feast on not only aesthetic interiors but also good food. Get a dose of caffeine with their hot and iced beverages starting at P95 for an Iced Americano. If you want your drink to be stronger, you can add an extra shot of espresso for P35. They also have non-coffee drinks: from ice blended frappes to refreshing sodas you can pair with the all-day brekky menu, pasta, sandwiches, and pastries.

Open daily from 11 AM to 9 PM. Find more details and updates on Instagram.

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When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.

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