3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive

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

Where: Antipolo
@yellowbirdph
Tucked away in a quiet village corner in the mountains of Antipolo, Rizal sits a stylish café called Yellow
Bird.

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

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.

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

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.

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

2. TIMOG COFFEE BAR

Where: Laguna
@timogcoffee

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.

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

A brainchild of film director Joy Aquino and chef Nas Saraza, Timog Coffee Bar opens a space for friends,
coffee, conversation, and art.

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

Art work peppers the wall of the café.

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

And the wall is open for artists who would like to share their visual creations over coffee and
conversations.

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

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 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

3. COFFEE HERITAGE HOUSE

Where: Sagada
@coffeeheritagehouse

I bet you think this song is about you, Coffee Heritage House. Because you literally bring the
clouds in my coffee.

3 Out-of-the-Metro Cafés Worth the Drive | Design Made Happy

Photo from www.coffeeheritagehouse.com

A hostel and coffee place, Coffee Heritage has got front row seats to the scenic Cordillera
Mountain range.
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
will.

Coffee, anyone?

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