Elephant Grounds: Stomping In to Make a Statement

There’s a new cafe in town that wants to own your all-day brunch cravings, as Elephant Grounds prepares to open in Manila. One of Hong Kong’s favorite go-to specialty coffee places, Elephant Grounds has gained a cult following for its great coffee and its signature ice cream sandwiches. I got a chance to take a…

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…

The Curator: More than the Sum

Makati plays host to a good selection of specialty coffee shops. It’s probably one of the easier cities to go around (if you don’t count traffic) for a good cup of coffee, and a definite stop to visit in Makati is The Curator Coffee and Cocktails. Once a pseudo speakeasy/coffee shop at the back of…

Tightrope Coffee: A Specialty Coffee Champ in Cebu

As the specialty coffee community grows, it’s reach grows with it. No longer being reserved for just Metro Manila, shops and roasters have begun opening across different cities across the country. Cebu City in the Visayas Region is one such city, with a multitude of new specialty shops opening, as well as shops that have…

United Coffee: Kapitolyo’s Coffee Hideout

(UPDATE: United Coffee is closed down for an indefinite period of time 😦 ) I’ve long considered it a blessing to work in the Kapitolyo area. Not only is the place swarming with food establishments (covering most major cuisines to boot), the walking distance between each establishment makes the area ripe for a food crawl….