7 Exceptional Cafes for Coffee Dates in Metro Manila

Coffee dates are usually a go-to choice for first dates or casual meet-ups. You can’t go wrong with a simple coffee date, especially when your cafe choice can already give a fantastic first impression.

Here are 7 coffee shops in Metro Manila that would be perfect for your upcoming coffee date:

Ito Kish Cafe


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Ito Kish Cafe has been taking the social media world by storm because of the one-of-a-kind experience it offers. This (literal) hidden cafe is tucked inside a warehouse in Makati City. You’ll have to go through the right doors to finally find the ethereal warehouse turned furniture store slash cafe.

Ito Kish Cafe offers a different ambiance, especially with the variety of art pieces on display and the overall look of the cafe.

This cafe offers a unique experience as well as great coffee—perfect for an unforgettable date.

Visit Ito Kish Cafe at 1120 J.P. Rizal Ave, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati.

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The Aviary Cafe


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Coffee date with a trip to the zoo? The Aviary Cafe is the place to be.

This cafe can be found inside the newly revamped Manila Zoo. The space is filled with luscious greens and has massive glass walls so you and your date can enjoy the picturesque view outside.

Aside from coffee and refreshing drinks, The Aviary Cafe also offers cakes, pastries, and even their must-try Ube Cupcake!

Visit The Aviary Cafe inside Manila Zoo, M. Adriatico St., Malate, Manila City.

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La Cathedral Cafe


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La Cathedral Cafe is a romantic cafe found right behind the Manila Cathedral. They have a rooftop dining area where customers can enjoy the magnificent view of the cathedral and enjoy great coffee and hot meals under the gorgeous Manila sky.

This beautiful cafe offers a serene yet romantic ambiance that’s perfect for coffee dates. Because of its setting, it’s also a favorite when it comes to intimate celebrations and even proposals!

Visit La Cathedral Cafe at Cabildo St. Intramuros, Manila City.

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The Coffee Academics

Going on a coffee date to actually bond over the kinds of coffee you enjoy? There’s no better place than The Coffee Academics. This cafe from Hong Kong is known for using top-quality specialty beans for their coffee, so you can be sure that their coffee is also top-notch.

While enjoying their exceptional coffee, you should also try their delicious meals and pastries. They’ve got a wide variety of breakfast meals including their original Eggs Royale Bibingka and The Academics Breakfast.

PS. They have branches in Makati and Alabang!

Visit The Coffee Academics at 109 C. Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati or Molito Lifestyle Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

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(RELATED: 13 Hole-in-the-Wall Cafes to Visit in Makati)

Kapetolyo by SGD

Kapetolyo by SGD shines a bright spotlight on local coffee. This beautiful cafe stands inside the Kartilya ng Katipunan Park and it also features massive glass walls to let you enjoy the beauty of this park.

They offer award-winning coffee from farmers all over the country, refreshing beverages with sustainably-sourced ingredients, and a wide variety of delicious meals and pastries that also feature premium local ingredients.

Kapetolyo by SGD offers a relaxing vibe with great food and drinks. You can also enjoy a romantic stroll in the park after having coffee!

Visit Kapetolyo by SGD at Cecilia Muñoz Drive cor. Antonio Villegas St., Ermita, Manila City.

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Hatch + Hoolman

Hatch + Hoolman is a loft-style glasshouse tucked away in Taguig City. It’s a design studio, bar, and cafe all in one!

The open design of this cafe and glass walls actually make it even more homey, intimate, and cozy. It’s also inside a village, so it’s sure to be quieter than most. It’s a great place to unwind and relax with your date.

Aside from great coffee, tea, and even alcoholic drinks, you can also enjoy a wide array of meals including steak!

Visit Hatch + Hoolman at Villamor St. Phase 4 AFPOVAI, Taguig City.

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The Director’s Cafe

Coffee and a movie? The Director’s Cafe takes that to a whole new level. This hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Malate has its own micro-cinema where you can watch movies when you buy food and drinks worth PHP 300.

Their cinema is on a first-come-first-served basis, which means whoever gets to the theater first also gets to choose the movie. But don’t worry, if you don’t like what’s already playing, you can just wait it out and choose your own.

Want extra privacy? You can also rent out the cafe for as low as PHP 2,500.

Visit The Director’s Cafe at Unit C 1059 Estrada Street, Malate, Manila City.

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What’s your go-to cafe for coffee dates?

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