SPOTLIGHT

Where to Drink Coffee in Taguig

THINK BIG TAGUIG STAFF //  6 MIN READ
Published November 23, 2018

Wake up and smell the coffee, folks. Taguig is home to a plethora of cafes, from international chains to independent coffeehouses. You can barely turn a corner without falling into an excellent cup of java. Hungry tummies need not worry – most cafes offer light meals and mouthwatering desserts. From cappuccinos to flat whites, here are some shops where you can get your caffeine fix.

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Starbucks

In 1997, Filipinos were introduced to, what was then, a fast-growing coffee chain from Seattle. The rest, as they say, is history. Starbucks paved the way for a new kind of coffee culture in the country where it’s not so much about where to buy a cup of coffee, but rather where to experience a good cup of coffee. Must trys include their signature espresso beverages and their popular frappuccinos, which are well suited to warm climates like ours.

Taguig branches:
• Science Hub Tower 4, McKinley Hill Cyberpark, Fort Bonifacio
• 32nd St. cor. 7th Ave., BGC
• SMDC Grace Residences, Levi Mariano Ave.
• Venice Grand Canal Mall, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio
• One World Square-McKinley Hill, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio
• Intelenet Bldg., Five McKinley West, Le Grand Ave.
• SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, BGC
• Sunlife Centre, 5th Ave. cor. Rizal Dr., BGC
• RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 25th & 26th St., BGC
• Fully Booked-Bonifacio High Street, BGC
• Bonifacio High Street Block 3, 7th Ave., BGC
• Market! Market!, McKinley Parkway, BGC
• BGC Corporate Center, 30th St. cor. 11th Ave., BGC
• Eight Forbestown, Forbestown Road, BGC
• Bonifacio High Street Central Square, 5th Ave. cor. 30th St., BGC
• Net Quad Bldg., 4th Ave. cor. 30th St., BGC
• Globe Headquarters, 32nd St., BGC
• Crescent Park Residences, 2nd Ave. cor. 30th St., BGC
• Uptown Parade, 9th Ave cor. 38th St, Uptown Bonifacio
• BGC Stopover, 31st St. cor. 2nd Ave., BGC
• St. Luke’s Medical Center, 32nd St., BGC
• Uptown Mall, 9th & 11th Ave., Uptown Bonifacio
• Park West Residences, 36th St. cor. 7th Ave., BGC
• Philplans Corporate Center, Triangle Dr. cor. 10th Ave., BGC
• Shell Gas Station, 32nd St. cor. Rizal Dr., BGC

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Cafe Mary Grace

A well-loved Filipino restaurant, Cafe Mary Grace serves comfort food with a good selection of sandwiches, pastas, and fresh salads. While they may have become a household name for their famed pillowy ensaymadas, there is quality in their coffee. No fancy offerings here — just basic espresso, americano, cappuccino, and latte — but they do, indeed, make a fine cup of joe.

Taguig branches:
• SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, BGC
• Serendra, BGC

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CBTL Bonifacio Stopover

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

This California coffee chain started brewing in 1963 and went on to become one of the largest coffee and tea companies in the world. CBTL uses only the top 1% special grade arabica beans for its coffee, and the top 2 leaves and a bud of whole leaf for its teas. One of their most popular drinks is their ice-blended concoction such as the Caramel Ice-Blended Macchiato, and Hazelnut Chocolate Ice-Blended Latte. Their extensive tea selection includes uncommon flavors such as Lung Ching Dragonwell tea, and Estate Darjeeling tea.

Taguig branches:
• Net Lima Bldg., 5th Ave. cor. 26th St., BGC
• Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave., BGC
• Starmall Prima, Cayetano Ave., Bgy. Ususan
• Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio
• Burgos Circle, BGC
• Bonifacio Stopover, BGC
• Kidzania Bldg., 11th Ave., BGC
• Bonifacio High Street Central Square, 5th Ave. cor. 30th St., BGC

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Single Origin

Upscale specialty brand Lamill is the preferred coffee for Single Origin. Order the regular brew, or one of their custom blends like the Honey Latte or Salted Caramel Latte. As the name suggests, they also have a wide array of single origin coffees from around the world. If waffles are your thing, this local shop serves one of the best in the city, whether you prefer it sweet (Blueberry Cream Cheese) or savory (Bacon & Egg with Waffle).

Taguig branch:
• Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave. cor. 30th St., BGC

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J.CO Donuts & Coffee

Donut + coffee are a classic pairing, and nobody does it better than J.CO Donuts. This Indonesian chain is known for their unique donut flavors, with unique names to go with it – think Al Capone (almonds and white chocolate), Avocado DiCaprio (avocado and chocolate), and Berry Spears (strawberry and cream cheese). Pair it with J.coccino, their signature cappuccino, and you’ve got a match made in coffee heaven. If you prefer something cooler, try the Choco Mint Frappe or Avocado Frappe if you’re feeling adventurous.

Taguig branch:
• Market! Market!, McKinley Parkway, BGC

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Figaro Coffee Company

Figaro has been brewing coffee for 25 years. This proudly Filipino coffee chain champions the local barako coffee, and sources their beans from all over the country. To ensure freshness, their coffee is roasted every week at their local roasting facility and delivered straight to the various Figaro branches. Figaro Cafe features a full menu with a wide selection of lunch sets, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, including an all-day breakfast menu.

Taguig branch:
• Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave., BGC

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Luna NAC

Luna Specialty Coffee

This third wave coffee shop is a celebration of everything Filipino. Luna uses only local roasts, and offers specialty blends that change every so often to provide diners with new experiences. The Luna Brew is your classic barako coffee, but if you like your coffee a bit sweet, try their ice-blended candyccino drinks that incorporate favorite childhood treats such as Candyccino Flat Tops and Candyccino White Rabbit. An all-day breakfast menu presents Filipino dishes with a twist: open-faced Pan de Sal with toppings like Longganisa or Bangus, and their famous Crispy Tapa which will make you swear is really bacon.

Taguig branches:
• NAC Tower, 32nd St., BGC
• Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave., BGC

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Bo’s Coffee

Another homegrown coffee brand, Bo’s Coffee traces its roots to Cebu where it was established in 1996. They use handpicked coffee beans that come from the Philippine Highlands – Sagada, Benguet, Mt. Apo – and, in the process, help local farming communities around the country. Check out their hot and cold espresso-based drinks – the Artisanal Chocolate Froccino is made with local cocoa. Their breakfast menu includes omelettes and pancakes, and those looking for heavier fare can choose crowd favorite pasta dishes and sandwiches.

Taguig branch:
• Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave., BGC

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Toby’s Estate

Toby’s Estate is a specialty coffee shop from Australia. They are known for their Woollomooloo and Rodyk blend, and their single origin coffee La Trinidad Geisha from their own coffee farm in Panama. The Gibraltar is their signature drink, made from a very strong shot of espresso with a little milk. Their full range menu boasts of scrumptious dishes that include the Traviata (a breakfast dish of two baked eggs with cherry tomatoes, arugula, basil oil, and rustic bread), and the Chorizo and Egg Bun (soft slow-fried egg and crisp potato chips packed in the patty, and homemade potato bun).

Taguig branches:
• SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, BGC
• Eco Tower, 9th Ave. cor. 32nd St., BGC
• Art Bar, Serendra, BGC
• W Fifth Avenue Bldg., 5th Ave., BGC
• Shangri-la at The Fort, Bonifacio High Street, BGC

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