Article by: Isaiah Emmanuel Suguitan / Photos by: Betty Uy and Joselle Marie Fajardo / Graphics by: Joselle Marie Fajardo
Surrounded by the busy and bustling streets of Manila is a hidden gem located along Remigio street. Coffee Habit, being a budget-friendly coffee shop, is the place where everyone can chill, review, and hang out while enjoy homestyle comfort food!
Erwin Choa’s philosophy of having your car washed while dining in the cafe is a sure way to beat the heat in the city of Manila. As of today, Coffee Habit continues to be one of the most notable cafes where people of all walks of life gather together whenever they crave their all-time favorites! In fact, students from the various universities within the area serve as a living testimony of the shop’s quality food and service.
According to the owner, Erwin Choa, “Coffee Habit is all about budget-friendly yet good and big food portions while enjoying a cozy ambiance.”
Here are some of Coffee Habit’s bestsellers:
Chocolate Oreo Milkshake – Php150 and Vanilla Banana Milkshake – Php120
These milkshakes would definitely win you over and make you want to come back! The one on the left is a hybrid of gooey chocolate and the fan-favorite Oreo, resulting in an irresistible drink. It is topped off with a generous serving of whipped cream and an Oreo. The other one is a mixture of vanilla and banana, which equates to an equally refreshing drink. It is topped off with whipped cream and chocolate wafer sticks. Yummy!
Root Beer Float – Php140
To all root beer fans out there, this one is for you! Placed in a mason jar, the root beer is topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. For good measure, it is also served with chocolate syrup. This drink will definitely wake you up!
Nachos Mexicano – Php170
While cramming and reading piles of modules, these nachos will definitely keep you going! Stacked with a generous amount of salsa, beef, cheese and cheese sauce; a bite of it will send your tastebuds on a wild ride. Delicioso!
Pasta Puttanesca with Lechon Kawali – Php250
The Filipino’s all-time favorite deep fried pork is partnered with a classic Southern Italian pasta here, made with fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, olives, anchovies, and capers. Topped with Parmesan cheese and served with garlic bread, this dish will definitely tickle your tastebuds!
Coffee Habit’s Special Stuffed Prawns – Php160 / Additional piece – Php60
Rooted from the Choa’s family tree, this dish is very well-known by their peers in the neighborhood. A bit of it is enough to justify why! For every order, two pieces are served along with ketchup and white rice.
Sisig Rice – Php160
Another Filipino favorite has landed in Coffee Habit’s menu! A generous portion of Pampanga-style sisig is served on a sizzling plate with rice and topped off with an egg for good measure. This is definitely a must-try dish!
Doobeach Patty – Php180
One of every student’s go-to-meals has also arrived in their menu! Their original cheese-loaded quarter pounder burger is breaded and fried ’til crisp. To top it off, you get to choose the sauce for your burger patty. You may pick between their two equally delicious sauces, Mushroom Alfredo and Gravy. Moreover, you also get to choose either rice, homemade potato chips or garlic toast as a side dish.
Wagyu Cubes – Php550
Another dish that makes it to Coffee Habit’s best-sellers! A generous serving of Beef Wagyu Cubes is cooked in a flavourful sauce ’til soft and tender. Served with rice and buttered vegetables, a bit of it is as good as winning a prize!
Sisig Nachos – Php170
Our all-time favorite dish has been converted into one of the world’s favorite finger food, Nachos! This one is another must-try, especially on those all-nighters when students crave food in the middle of the night. This dish is finished with their signature cheese sauce.
Salted Egg Chicken Wings – Php150 for 5 pieces
Besides the other dishes mentioned above, Coffee Habit also takes pride in their Chicken Wings! With this particular flavor, salted egg is added to the mix to kick it up a notch.
Cafe Latte – Php120
To top it all off, have a cup of their Cafe Latte to exhilarate your grateful tummies for the wonderful feast!
As of now, Coffee Habit has a Wings-all-you-can promo where you can eat as many wings as you wish. The promo comes with unlimited rice and bottomless Iced Tea, which is consumable for 3 hours! Their chicken wings come in 6 different flavors, namely: Coffee, Salted Egg, Barbecue, Garlic Parmesan, Buffalo, and Sriracha.
What are you waiting for? Head over to Coffee Habit to unwind and devour their delectable yet pocket-friendly dishes!
Wondering how to get there? We’ve got you!
1558 E. Remigio cor. Anacleto Street, Brgy. 332, Zone 033, Sta. Cruz, Manila
10am to 11pm (Monday – Saturday) and 9:30am to 11pm (Sundays)