With the unbelievable Metro Manila traffic, one cannot be blamed for choosing to stay home on weekends
or to meet up friends at a near-by fast food restaurant.
Thankfully, should you wish to brave jam-packed roads for a quick sip and bite, there are cafés out of the
metro that are so worth the drive.
1. YELLOW BIRD CAFÉ
Tucked away in a quiet village corner in the mountains of Antipolo, Rizal sits a stylish café called Yellow
The garden café gives off a very friendly and welcoming vibe with its happy colors, huge windows, and
overall cozy vibe. A mix of both industrial and bohemian inspirations, the place sure does make its
message clear: unwind and let loose.
Oh, and every corner is photo op waiting to happen.
From big gangs looking forward to a great meal (try their Cajun Shrimp and Corn!) to lone wolves looking
for quiet working or studying corners, Yellow Bird is worth every inch of the road trip.
2. TIMOG COFFEE BAR
What do you get when a chef from a famed Makati restaurant (Your Local) and an equally buzzed about
film director puts up a neighborhood coffee bar? You get your car keys and drive South, that’s what.
Welcome yourself to the spankin’ new Timog Coffee.
A brainchild of film director Joy Aquino and chef Nas Saraza, Timog Coffee Bar opens a space for friends,
coffee, conversation, and art.
Art work peppers the wall of the café.
And the wall is open for artists who would like to share their visual creations over coffee and
Timog Coffee has also developed a menu with perfect food and drink pairings — from savories to
sweets and coffee to cold blends, you are sure to find a perfect match that’ll make your cravings enough
to make you wanna go down South.
3. COFFEE HERITAGE HOUSE
I bet you think this song is about you, Coffee Heritage House. Because you literally bring the
clouds in my coffee.
Photo from www.coffeeheritagehouse.com
A hostel and coffee place, Coffee Heritage has got front row seats to the scenic Cordillera
The hostel of course is designed in a way that you can enjoy your cuppa joe with a stunning view
Now if waking up to this doesn’t make one a morning person in an instant, I don’t know what