BOOKMARK: 8 Must-Visit Cafes with a View Near Metro Manila

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by | January 18, 2023

Asking a friend out for a coffee date may be one of the kindest offers ever. The simple invitation is just comforting: sharing coffee and diving deep into meaningful conversations, which is made better when you’ve got a stunning view. For your next catch-up date with your best friend or when you simply want me-time, check out these cafes near the metro with a view:


Cafe Grey

Location: Pililla, Rizal

Hit two birds with one stone when you visit Café Grey. This cozy café is nestled inside Santi’s Farmhouse, which also houses the Pililia Wind Mills, so you’re in for a stunning view with plenty of photo spots in nature. Café Grey offers both coffee and non-coffee beverages, as well as pastries, pizza, garlic bread, chips, and more.

Open daily from 7 AM to 6 PM.

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Rob’s Kitchen and Café

Location: Taal, Batangas


An alfresco café and restaurant by the beach? Count us in! Rob’s Kitchen and Café is located inside La Evangs Beach Resort in Taal. This spot is known for treating its customers with a spectacular view as they indulge in sumptuous snacks, refreshing drinks, coffee, and cocktails. Rob’s Kitchen is also known as a romantic dinner spot, so you might want to reserve a table if you’re bringing your partner. Taal is also known for its heritage houses – add this as a side trip when you visit the town!

Open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM.

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Kim’s Cafe

Location: Blk 1 Lot 6 Moonbay Marina Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

There’s no need to fly to South Korea when you can easily drive to Subic and experience a Korean-inspired café, Kim’s Café. Its interiors will make you swoon especially if you’re a fan of cozy and minimalist spaces. But if you’re a sucker for a good view, this spot also offers alfresco seats by the beach. As you appreciate the view, feast on their selection of coffee, refreshing drinks, pastries, and pasta. You can also try dressing up in traditional Korean clothing and take photos when you visit.

Open on Tuesdays to Thursdays from 11 AM to 10 PM and Fridays to Sundays from 11 AM to 11 PM.

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Tagpuan Cafe & Bistro

Location: Marilaque Highway, Barangay Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal

Tagpuan is a dining spot you can easily drive to; it’s popular among motorists going on joy rides. If you’re an early bird, drive out before sunrise and treat yourself to a filling breakfast with a view of the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges. The two-level café offers alfresco seats, which is perfect for appreciating the cool highland weather. They serve Filipino dishes, pizza, pasta, desserts, and coffee and non-coffee drinks. You can bring your furbabies here too.

Open daily from 7 AM to 9 PM.

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El Rio Adventura Café

Location: Barangay Talacasan, San Rafael, Bulacan

Heading to San Rafael River Adventure? Don’t forget to visit its riverside café, El Rio Adventura Café. This multi-level cafe is built around a tree and offers views of the tranquil river. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating; the lower level is fully-airconditioned, which is perfect for hotter days. At night, you can switch from coffee to cocktails when you head to Barra El Rio.

Open daily from 7 AM to 9 PM on weekdays and 7 AM to 10 PM on weekends.

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Cafe Cecilia

Location: KM 77 Marikina-Infanta Highway, Tanay, Rizal


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Both adults and kids would enjoy a visit to Café Cecilia. While the adults sip coffee as they catch up with friends, the kids can play outside the cafe’s vast garden and playground. The newly-opened coffee spot opens to a stunning view of the mountains, which is perfect if you’re looking for a venue to breathe in the fresh air. Drinks start at P70 for an Espresso Shot. See their menu here.

Open daily from 7 AM to 4 PM on Mondays to Tuesdays and 7 AM to 8 PM on Wednesdays to Sundays.

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Cafe Infinite

Location: Angono, Rizal

If your barkada loves spontaneous drives, you’ll love Cafe Infinite as it operates 24/7. Yes, even if you get hungry at 3 AM and wish to go on a random road trip, there’s going to be a place for you. As you dine at Café Infinite, you’ll have a panoramic view of the metro skyline; sparkling city lights, dreamy lanterns, coffee, and good company – you couldn’t ask for more. They also have a bonfire here!

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Playlist Cafe

Location: Blk 16 Lt 18 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Subdivision, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal

Known for its picture-perfect views of mountain ridges and the city, Playlist Cafe has become a popular establishment in Antipolo over the years. The cafe boasts glass walls that embrace the outdoors as well as a roof deck where you can appreciate the views more. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic dinner as well as catching sunsets.

Open daily from 10 AM to 8 PM, closed on Mondays

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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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