Happy International Coffee Day! Cool Coffee Joints to Get Your Caffeine Fix Today

 

It’s not like you need another reason to pour yourself a cup, but...

 

 

Yes, it’s International Coffee Day! October 1st is the day specially dedicated to coffee lovers around the world. And hey, what’s not to love?

 

This beautiful gift from the heavens can do amazing things to the body and mind: When consumed in moderate amounts (that’s roughly 3-5 cups a day), coffee may lower the risk of type II diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and some forms of cancer. The two diterpenes cafestol and kahweol, which occur naturally in the oil found in coffee, are known to lower the risk of liver diseases as well.

 

Apart from giving coffee drinkers that much-needed energy boost, a Harvard study concluded that consumption of coffee decreases the risk of developing depression in women. Packs a pretty mean punch for such a low-maintenance beverage, no?

 

 

Today, it’s all about this wonderful substance. So we invite you, self-confessed coffee addicts, to treat yourselves to a cup of joe no matter what’s crammed into your agenda or where your schedule takes you today. We’re sure there’s time for coffee. There is always…time…for coffee…

 

 

No matter what the mood, occasion, errand or gimmick, there's a coffee shop that will sate your caffeine fix:

 

Hohol South Side over Coffee

Where: Need Coffee

 

If you’re looking to “hang out hang out lang” with a bunch of friends, this coffee joint in BF is the perfect spot. The folks at Need Coffee create every cup of coffee with such thoughtfulness you just know a fellow coffee lover is preparing your drink. They also have a variety of delicious cakes and pastries to pair your coffee with. Feeling a little adventurous? Try the drinks from their secret menu: the Shakerato, Gibraltar, Piccolo, Mudslide and the Dirty Double.

 

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Address: 252-B Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City

Phone Number: (02) 518-8544 

Operating Hours: 2PM to 10PM from Monday to Friday, 9AM to 10PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

Social Media: Instagram and Facebook

Email: [email protected]

 

Hohol up North over Coffee

Where: Stockwell Café + Lounge

 

Nestled in the bustling streets of Scout Rallos is this quaint piece of coffee heaven. Stockwell serves up delicious Aeropress coffee for those looking for a different kind of coffee experience (since this type of coffee isn’t served in most cafés). The Stockwell 50/50 and the Long Macchiato are also faves among the regulars. And let’s not forget about the grub: The Chicken Parmigiana, Truffle Mushroom Linguine and the Stockwell Signature Nachos are must-try’s.

 

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Address: G/F Cocoon Boutique Hotel 61 Scout Tobias corner Scout Rallos street, Laging Handa (near Tomas Morato,) Diliman, Quezon City.

Phone Number: (02) 372 9864 and 0949 671 0687

Operating Hours: 9AM to 10PM from Monday to Thursday and Sundays, 9AM to 12MN Fridays and Saturdays.

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Email: [email protected]

 

Go Shopping over Coffee

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Where: The Wander Space

 

Because coffee-shopping is a thing! Retailers, big and small, are hopping on the bandwagon, integrating coffee into the shopping experience they provide. This coffee shop along Maginhawa, for example, doubles as a quaint retail outlet of clothes, accessories, bags, travel must-haves and other trinkets.

 

Address: Unit 3B, 80 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village East, Quezon City

Operating Hours: 1PM to 10PM from Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Mondays.

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Email: [email protected]

Website: thewanderspace.ph

 

Bond with Coffee Lovers Over Coffee (duh)

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Where: Café Barbera

 

“It has been 147 years since Cafè Barbera opened their first coffee house in Southern Italy and up to this day, their tradition of serving fresh coffee with passion and dedication is still carrying on,” writes Zomato foodie Trish Maramba. “If you're one of those people that needs a shot or 2 of espresso to jump start their day, or a coffee connoisseur that's looking for that authentic Italian coffee experience, I have good news! Cafè Barbera Company, the oldest coffee company in Europe, and their five-generation premium roasted coffee beans (now on its sixth!) is finally in Manila.”

 

Address: Uptown Parade, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio, The Fort, Taguig City

Phone Number: (02) 946 6353

Operating Hours: 8AM to 12MN from Sunday to Tuesday, 8AM to 1AM on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8AM to 3AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Email: [email protected]

 

Enjoy Your Pre-Workout over Coffee

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Where: Coffee & Protein

 

Studies show caffein helps improve physical performance during endurance, aerobic and high-intensity exercises. According to a Journal by the European Food Safety Authority: “Caffeine improves time-trial performance and can be associated with a reduction in muscle pain.”

 

If what you’re looking for is a caffeine fix before your workout and a protein fix afterward (who wouldn’t love a juicy burger post-workout?) look no further than Coffee & Protein in Quezon City. This health stop goes beyond coffee and “aims to provide an appreciation for both specialty coffee and proper nutrition.”

 

Address: 3/F The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive, Quezon City.

Phone Number: (0977) 401 2396

Operating Hours: 5PM to 9PM Monday through Sunday

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Email: [email protected]

 

Work on School Assignments over Coffee

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Where: Diligence Café

 

Coffee is proven to increase alertness and improve overall mental performance. As noted by the EFSA Journal: “The effects of caffeine on mental performance extend to other situations requiring alertness and concentration, such as safety and performance during night shifts, night time driving and coping with jet lag. Caffeine consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of failures during night time working as well as a reduced risk of an accident occurring during long distance or monotonous driving.”

Luckily, Diligence Café also known as D-Caf (cute, right?) has got you covered: Here, you can get the most out of your all-nighter, get your thesis thinking hat on and power down and recharge if you have to. It offers high-speed internet, unlimited coffee and—get this—nap time. Yes, the lovely team at Diligence even serves as the snooze button for students on naptime. Need to go straight to school after your study session? They have showers ready for you to use, too.

 

Address: 2nd Floor, Elizabeth Hall, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Phone Number: (0917) 632 84 55 or (0927) 944 9908

Operating Hours: 2.30PM to 7AM from Monday to Saturday and 6PM to 7AM on Sundays.

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Email: [email protected]

Website: diligencecafe.com

 

Hold Your Work Meetings over Coffee

Where: Fundamental Coffee

 

via @fundamentalcoffee on Instagram

 

Did you know that coffee make people better? In the ethical sense of the word, too, it does. As weird as it sounds, it’s backed by the Journal of Applied Psychology (via Associations Now) among other studies: “Tired workers are less likely to resist unethical influence from senior colleagues and the equivalent of a large cup of coffee could help stave off tiredness that can lead to immoral behavior.”

 

We’re not saying your colleagues, clients and bosses are out to make you do shady things, but it’s best to be on your work a-game no matter what, no? And here’s an ideal location for groups looking to brainstorm, close deals or pow wow: Fundamental Coffee. This specialty coffee bar in Makati features an all-day brunch menu and coffee exclusively from Yardstick.

 

Address: Park Terraces, Palm Drive, Arnaiz Ave, San Lorenzo, Makati City.

Phone Number: (02) 809 4335

Operating Hours: 7AM to 11PM everyday.

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

 

 

If you decide to check every one of these cafés, we won’t judge—we plan on doing the same thing.

 

 

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