Ever since a certain blogger posted photos of this café, I knew I wanted to visit it at once. Blocleaf Café in Malate, Manila City is one of the most aesthetically pleasing cafés out there, serving Philippine speciality coffee in their tiny almost Japanese café-inspired space. With only around 25 square meters of area, it’s small but you’ll still want to bring all your friends here.
Blocleaf Café is a place where you would bring maybe two of your friends for afternoon coffee or late lunch, when you all have the energy to take a bunch of photos. This café also serves Kalsada Coffee, a Filipino specialty coffee aimed to help our Filipino farmers.
Our spontaneous trip to this café made us hungry for a late lunch and some snacks. While my friends ordered some drinks and pastrires, I decided to order their Eggplant Parmigiana served in a brioche bun with a side of crisps.
Their creamy and flavorful Chocolate comes hot and iced! It’s a real good choice if you’ve been touring around Manila City long and just want a refreshing sweet drink.
The Matcha Latté at Blocleaf Café is the perfect blend, both milky and sweet without that random bitter taste from the tea steeping process.
Their Black Tea Lemonade is also a good choice if you’re looking for a light refresher.
While you’re there, try their Mango Cashew Cookie with dried mangoes and a handful of cashew nuts, all grown locally!
Though tiny, we figured Blocleaf Café would be one of those places you’d go to when you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of Manila and Pasay. It’s a place for the person who loves his or her moments alone, reading a book and just chilling. Bring maybe a few friends you’ve never seen in ages and engage in those heartwarming conversations you never thought you needed.
8AM – 9PM (Monday – Thursday, Sunday) 8AM – 10PM (Friday and Saturday)