YDG Coffee: Staying Woke

The gig economy has created a wealth of independent creators, self-starters, and micro entrepreneurs that are always on the lookout for a great place to work. While you do have the occasional Starbucks or Coffee Bean branches that litter the metro, there’s always something to be said about a place that not only covers the…

Current Swell Coffee Brewery: Roast Revolution

Kapitolyo has been on the map as a foodie destination for quite some time now. The sprouting of new restaurants here and there has been, for the most part, quite a boost of life for the area. While East and West Kapitolyo have been the main concentration, an old warehouse nearby has been converted into…

Yardstick Coffee: At the Heart of Coffee

Makati as a coffee crawl destination has its fair share of cafes. Of the top of my head, I can already count 8 different coffee shops across various streets, corners, and the like. Amidst this crowd is Yardstick Coffee, a venerated institution of sorts that stands as one of the pioneers of the third wave…

Ella and the Blackbird (Katipunan): The Backstreet Gem

(UPDATE: Craft Katipunan has renamed to Ella and the Blackbird. It’s still under the same management and the only major change has been more items on the menu). There’s something to be said about a coffee shop being what would be considered a “franchise”, yet seemingly surpassing not only its contemporaries, but its home base…