Driftwood Coffee: A Rustic Café Along the Streets of Maginhawa

Words by Gemma Casimsiman

Driftwood Coffee is a rustic-themed café in the famous street of Maginhawa. The owners, Michael and Louise, run the place themselves, as their goal is to make you feel at home. Louise is a baker, mastering the art of pastry, while Michael is an alchemist of coffee.

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However, inside the aesthetic venue lies more than just design. Focusing on their food, Driftwood Coffee houses coffee and pastries that lean on the healthier side of things. I mean, have you ever heard of orange-infused ham? Driftwood Coffee promotes the healthy lifestyle, picking out high-quality ingredients for the food they serve. “Good food is choosing really the right ingredients,” Michael told us. And he’s right. I was served with food that made me want to come back for more.

For instance, this Beans on Toast. Sourdough bread topped with loads of beans cooked in tomato sauce, garden herbs, and freshly cooked meat. You’ll be asking for seconds.

Beans on Toast – P220

Ever heard of Croque Madame? This is actually orange-infused ham, melted cheese, and tomatoes on top of sourdough bread. Each bite was delightful, flavors harmonizing in my mouth. A simple dish, but full of flavor.

Croque Madame – P215

For the drinks, I had I had the chance to taste their cappuccino, and seasonal fruit shake. Their take on the classic cappuccino was really smooth, and leaves a sweet aftertaste, just how I like it.

Cappuccino – P155

Fruits in Season – P130

And if you want to shine, grab the opportunity as they also have open mics on Saturdays.

Louise and Michael take care of this cozy coffee shop themselves, without the help of any staff, which says a lot about this place. You go to Driftwood Coffee not as a customer, but as a guest that will surely feel welcome and wonderfully at home.

Driftwood Coffee

Alley next to BPI, 63 Maginhawa Street, U.P. Village, Quezon City


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