Aesthetic cafés perfect for chilly holidays
For many of us, holiday breaks are all about slowing down, enjoying the moment, and catching up with family and friends. If your love language involves coffee, aesthetic cafés and chill road trips, then we got you covered.
Here are five tastefully designed cafés for that long overdue get together with cousins, old friends, the kiddos and practically everyone else you haven’t seen in a while.
Ça Va Creperie and Floral Atelier
Located at The Podium in Ortigas, Ça Va is both a creperie and floral atelier. Ça Va, which translates to “How are you?” in French, is the perfect spot to catch up with a friend over a cup of coffee or reflect on one’s plans for the upcoming year. Decked with specially-curated flowers, this café is perfect for those needing to take a breather. Whether you’re here for its French-inspired meals or selection of coffee, this little corner in the metro is sure to please both the eyes and palate.
Chilly weather, hot chocolate, bibingka and puto bumbong—what a way to get into the holiday spirit! Luckily, Kuuma Kaakao allows you to enjoy all these with a view.
Although it sports simple interiors, this café in Tagaytay City however offers stunning views of the Taal Volcano. The cold weather, in contrast to the perfectly-balanced hot chocolate and warm traditional rice cakes, is the perfect way to create memories worth cherishing for years to come.
Papakape is a cozy, little green space in Palanan, Makati City. Once the owners’ former garage, this little nook has been transformed into a neighborhood café worth visiting from any point in the metro.
Aside from its homey, laidback vibe, this café also serves both your classic coffee favorites and unique signatures such as ginger-infused specialties. With its ambience and superb drinks, it’s the perfect place to chill and unwind, to plan your year ahead or to look back on how far you’ve made it.
Still debating on where to meet up with your friends living in the other side of the metro? You can easily meet halfway at Edsa Beverage located, well, right along Edsa in Mandaluyong City, touted as the heart of the metro. Similar to a speakeasy bar, this hidden gem is known among coffee enthusiasts for its fine, crafted beverages, good food, and convenient location. Its fun and laidback interiors complete the relaxing, chill vibe exuded by this coffee shop.
Calling all chocolate enthusiasts, Xocolat is the perfect place for you! Located along Katipunan, this cafe serves chocolate-infused dishes in both its entrees and desserts. Of course, what’s a chocolate specialty cafe without the perfect cup of hot chocolate to celebrate the holidays? Take this, and its interiors described as both fresh and familiar, sleek and personal, as an experience like no other. Truly, Xocolat is the perfect place to come together and reminisce about the things that happened throughout the year and to anticipate the upcoming new year.