Who doesn’t love a good cup of joe to help energize for the day? Cafés have become a haven for coffee lovers to relax and enjoy while drinking a nice hot cup of their favorite brew. But sometimes the plain aromas and seat cushions of your local café just don’t appeal to you or stimulate your mind anymore. Here’s a list of some of the most creative and fun cafés in Metro Manila:
Sip and Gogh Location: 1 Capitol Hills Drive, Capitol Green Street, Old Balara, Quezon City Contact Number: 0999.887.6190
Let your inner artist come alive at the country’s first café-studio hybrid. All you need is to come over for a fun time of creative expression while sipping your favorite drink. Everything you’ll need from paint to canvas is provided by the establishment and there are instructors on standby if you need some pointers. Paint a masterpiece solo or add to the fun by inviting your friends over for a group art class. Available Tuesday to Friday at 1 p.m.-11 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Chemistea Location: #44 Legacy Bldg, Barangay Bahay Toro Hills, Project 8, Quezon City Store Hours: Contact Number: 455.2541
If you like to experiment with your food and drinks, this cute lab of flavorful concoctions may just be the place for you. Chemistea offers some of the best tea and drink mixes along with some table games that will get your mind working. With adorable, beaker and test tube cups, you’ll feel refreshed while pretending to be a mad scientist for your next photo opportunity. Open from Monday to Thursday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Fridays to Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Ludo Boardgame Bar and Café Location: Corner of Sct. Fuentebella and Sct. Torillo near Tomas Morato and Timog Avenue between Casa Filipino and Esquina Bar & Grill, Quezon City Contact Numbers: 791.8634; 0917.528.0880
It’s all fun and games in this board game-centric café. You’ll find a large collection of games you can enjoy, ranging from old classics to new favorites. It’s advised to bring a few friends so you can enjoy your stay complete with delicious brews and and tasty eats. In this café, it’s always a game night for any visitors or patrons looking for a break. Available Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday 4 p.m.- 2 a.m.; Saturdays at 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Caffera Location: 2/F Dona Zenona Suites, 54 Maginhawa St., UP Village, Q.C. Contact Numbers: 277-23-53
This photography-themed coffee shop is a haven for camera lovers. From the eye-catching decor to the astonishing camera lens cups, visitors will definitely fall in love with this place. A perfect scene for an artsy Instagrammic photos, this café is a must-visit! Open from Monday-Sunday at 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
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