5 Alternative Coffices in Manila
Gone are the days of sitting at a dull office day in and day out. As paperless workers, we are no longer tied down to our desks. You can grab your phone, tablet and/or laptop and do your work wherever you please. So to ride with the global trend of “coffice-ing” or working in a coffee-shop office, we’ve compiled a list of alternative coffices that don’t only serve coffee and a space to work, but more.
The John Barbers Groomers
Located within the lobby of the Somerset Millennium Hotel in Legaspi Village, Makati, The John Barbers Groomers is an airport lounge inspired barbershop. Here, you can work while getting a haircut, massage, manicure, facial, pedicure and even a custom suit made. Each barber chair comes with USB ports, sockets and speakers, paired with a mirror with a built-in personal LCD screen. If you need a quick break they also offer a Nap Room, Bathroom Suite and Shower Lounge. A sweet bonus is their complimentary “bean-to-cup” coffee blend.
Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Address: Main Lobby of Somerset Millennium Hotel, 104, Aguirre St., Legaspi Village, Makati
Number: (02) 887-5646
Maximus Athlete’s Shop Cafe
Sitting inside the Sparta compound along Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong is cycling cafe Maximus Athlete’s Shop Cafe. Marrying two of founder and triathlon coach Andy Leuterio’s passions: good coffee and great bikes, this two-story cafe is the perfect place to grab coffee and work at if biking is your thing. Selling everything from bikes, cycling goods, swimming and running gear, the place also holds a bike fitting studio and bike spa.
Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Address: 126 Pioneer Avenue, SPARTA, Mandaluyong
McCafe BGC Arts Center
Situated within BGC, Taguig’s newly opened Maybank Performing Arts Center this McCafe is nothing like its other branches. First of all, it’s the only branch that is a standalone cafe, meaning it isn’t connected to fast food restaurant Mcdonald’s like the others. Ample with sockets for charging your gadgets, its brightly lit cozy design-friendly interior and menu boasting an array of pastries, sandwiches, cakes and beverages is enough to fuel a whole day of work.
Hours: 7:00am – 12mn
Address: G/F Maybank Performing Arts Theater, 26th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Number: (02) 863-5490
The Washery Laundromat + Cafe
Birthed by the masterminds behind laundry service The Washery, The Washery Laundromat + Cafe, located inside Industria Mall in Circulo Verde, puts a literal spin to your coffice experience. This coffee spot allows you to sit and get your work grind on while waiting for your laundry. Offering a menu from espressos, teas, chocolate to alternative coffee brew choices, their list of beverages is as extensive as their full-fledged dry cleaning and laundry services.
Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Address: Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Spoon Eat + Drink
Spoon Eat + Drink is a New York-inspired cafe that is on the second floor of a small building standing along Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes. Decorated with artsy hanging lights and walls of calligraphy and post-it notes from their visitors, it’s a cute place where you can work and enjoy a meal, coffee or beer on the side. Definitely an instagram-worthy visit, it is a must-go for creatives looking work in a creative atmosphere.
Hours: 4:00pm – 12:00mn
Address: 319 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque
Number: (02) 738-0085
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