They say the coffee is the drink of the common man; and with that phrase, we see the expansion of different coffee shops in the Metro. With well-thought out interiors and well-planned carte du jour, coffee shops have steadily gain following from different age groups located in prime areas. Take for example the 1.6 kilometer Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City. The stretch is known as Restaurant Row with a motley of bars, karaoke clubs, hotels and of course, coffee shops that lined up this popular food strip. From cozy chill to relaxed homey, Locale City Guide gives you 5 coffee shops along Tomas Morato for your caffeine fix.
Cafe I’m Here
3rd F, CTTM Square, 68 Timog Avenue corner Tomas Morato
A comfy Korean-themed cafe, Cafe I’m Here serves toothy frappes, smoothies, teas, lattes, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, rice meals and the very popular bingsu. With Korean inspired interiors, the place will certainly make the heart of any K-pop fan squeal with delight. Cafe I’m Here is especially good for students who want to read or study for an hour or two as the cafe’s menu is budget-friendly.
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Afters Espresso & Desserts
Lower Ground, 20 Lansbergh Place, Tomas Morato
A coffee shop with modern-rustic interior, Afters Espresso & Desserts is one of the best loved cafes along Tomas Morato. Imagine having your cuppa joe with jazz and bossa nova as your background music! You will surely have the urge to put your feet up and maybe chill with your favourite drink.
As the name suggests, Afters is the place to be for a nightcap with a good selection of coffee, tea and desserts are yours for the taking. They also have gelato (which can be ordered as affogato), frappuccino, pasta and sandwiches to make you skip your diet for the day.
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Papa Kim’s Korean Bakery & Coffee
264 Tomas Morato corner Scout Fernandez
Papa Kim’s is heaven for all bread lovers out there. Selling hand-crafted breads, cakes, bingsu, pasta, Korean rice meals, pastries and other toothsome refreshments. Papa Kim’s assured of freshly baked breads every day, keeping the good quality. The place seats only around 20 people, so you can easily fill up the cafe if you invite friends.
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Tweedle Book Cafe
106B Scout Gandia Street
Would you like to chill out with a classic read in one hand and a cup of good brew in the other? Then, the Tweedle Book Cafe is the perfect spot for you!
Serving a wide array of food like pasta, steak, rice bowls, pastry, wine, craft beer, hot chocolate and coffee, Tweedle Book Cafe is frequented by students and book lovers who want to spend some quiet time reading a contemporary novel or a best seller. Tweedle Book Cafe is a place that merges memorable reading and a good eating experience.
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113 Mother Ignacia Avenue.
A hidden and quiet cafe in Quezon City, Kandle Cafe has an indoor and outdoor dining area perfect for enjoying a light meal and a cup of hot or cold coffee, while savoring that well-deserved me-time. The cafe itself is a visual delight: spacious beautiful interior warm lighting, homey vibe — perfect for the stressed-out urbanite to unwind in…
Kandle Cafe offers an ample menu consisiting of Asian, American and Filipino fare that you will definitely not pass up. Food is quite affordable, too!
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Everyone will certainly agree that cafes have become a part of our daily routine; whether you’re from QC or a nearby city, any of these 7 coffee along or near Tomas Morato area is worthy of your time to check out and have that caffeine fix to get you through the day. Perfect for business meetings and intimate moments too; these cafe’s offer us sanctuary from our daily grind (pun intended). Choose a cafe of your liking and make sure to tip!
We’ve added 2 more cafes near Tomas Morato that are both worthy to check out. So, consider this article your guide to the best cafes in the City of Stars!
Stories by LilyPad
46 Times St., West Triangle
Sipping coffee in a relaxed, cozy environment makes this iconic drink more flavorful as they say. And Stories by LilyPad does that with its beautiful ancestral home turned into one of QC’s lovely cafes. Located on the street where the famous couple Ninoy and Cory Aquino used to live, Stories by LilyPad serves all-day breakfast, pasta, sandwich, pastry and coffee. Do try one of the cafe’s bestsellers, the good-tasting Viet Coffee.
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Blue Rocket Cafe + Kitchen
79 Scout Reyes, corner Scout Lozano
Blue Rock Cafe + Kitchen promises a dynamic atmosphere with plenty of food for you – they have salad, pasta, rice meals, desserts and coffee. For non-coffee drinkers, Blue Rocket Cafe has a long list of beverages for you; they even have craft beers for those long talks with your best buddy.
Quality food that comes in generous servings plus affordable price, you’ll get this at this hip cafe.
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