With a laid-back ambiance, great desserts, and amazing coffee, cafés make great hideouts. In fact, many spend hours on end in a café to work, meet with friends, or simply spend time alone. The wonder about cafés is that no two ever have the same concept. With several of them located around BGC, there’s always something new to look forward to for its dozens of visitors each day. For those looking to live in BGC, it’s comforting to know that some of the best coffee shops – each with their own unique concepts – are nearby many residential condominiums and corporate towers.
- % Arabica
The Philippines branch of the renowned Japanese coffee shop brand, % Arabica, is located on the ground floor of W City Center, 7th Ave. cor. 30th St., Bonifacio Global City. Inspired by Japanese, minimalist design, light wood tables and benches characterize its interiors. The two-floor café also boasts of a high ceiling and tall glass windows that brighten up the space with a restful atmosphere.
Their specialty, iced or hot Spanish Latte, is a smooth and milky-sweet drink made with condensed milk. It’s the perfect drink for anyone looking to perk up their day with a kick of caffeine.
2. Caffe Freddo
Founded by entrepreneur Scott Tan, Caffe Freddo is a brand new restaurant-café located at the ground floor of The Spa along 9th Avenue. Upon entrance into the quiet café, one can easily take notice of calmness in the space. A radiant space with a high-ceiling and nature-inspired interiors, it’s a great place for brunch or afternoon hangouts.
There’s an elaborate menu of main dishes, coffee shop fare, and delectable pastries available for sale. But their main highlight is their coffee, made from premium beans from New York City’s Bluestone Lane.
3. Café Barbera
Coffee is a big part of Italian culture. At Café Barbera, it’s only fitting to end a delicious meal of pasta and pizza with a bold cup of Italian coffee. Located at the ground floor of Uptown Parade, this unique coffee shop concept is a stand-out in BGC’s restaurant scene.
With its wood-heavy decor and romantic neon light finish that illuminates the bar, there’s a romantic charm to the space. They stay open until past midnight too, which gives people all the time they need to enjoy their visit. Their drinks aren’t limited to coffee; they have something for everyone: those who like it sweet, bitter, milky, or ice-blended.
4. Caravan Black
Located at the ground floor of Net Park, Caravan Black, surrounded by clear, glass walls and contemporary art and interiors offers an exciting twist for its visitors. Here, guests are treated to a one-of-a-kind experience. Each cup of coffee is intricately crafted. They deviate from the usual, offering a creative menu.
Unique to Caravan Black is their Espresso Martini, which is a mix of espresso and vodka, the perfect drink for the adventurous customer while those looking for something more familiar will be impressed by their rich and creamy flat white. Additionally, their baristas will willingly craft a drink for their guests depending on their preferences.
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