Business hours: Varies per branch. Visit their website for info on operating hours.
Branches: Three in Makati, two in Taguig, one in Pasig, San Juan, and Mandaluyong
The newest branch of Toby’s Estate is now open at The Viridian in Greenhills. (Image: Toby's Estate FB Page)
The eponymous brainchild of expert roaster Toby Smith cannot be dropped out of any top coffee list, be it in Manila or in Sydney, Australia. This trendy café is known for giving its loyal customers the complete experience, from its cool atmosphere, friendly and well-spoken baristas to a substantial menu. Their coffee, especially the mocha, is the main drawcard but their Dutch egg skillet, Bucky’s brownies and calamansi (calamondin) pie will certainly keep you coming back.
Toby’s Estate is a favorite among breakfast goers and after-dinner dates. Even the sustainability-conscious customer will be delighted to know that part of the PhP100 to PhP160 they spend for their caffeine fix goes to growers from developing countries who mutually benefit from the partnership.
Of course, this list of café haunts is far from exhaustive. But it’s good to know that the booming coffee culture in Manila is giving coffee lovers a lot to smile about. So whether it’s a double-espresso-shot kind of morning or a caramel macchiato type of night, you can swing by one of these reliable bean hubs for that much needed pick-me-up.
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