It’s no fun when you’ve come from a walk with your dog or cat and you’re looking to refresh yourself with a drink, only not to be allowed inside an establishment’s premises. Manila loves its pets — and with the pandemic only making more furparents out of those confined indoors, it’s only natural that these owners would want to bring their family fur-members alone now that they can step out and explore the city again.
Here is a list of cafés around the metro where you and Fido or Luna are guaranteed to be welcome.
Commune can’t get any pet-friendlier when it is a literal haven for adopted cats. Situated in the Poblacion neighborhood, the café is a comforting and no-frills way to get some relative peace and quiet from the bustling bars of the area and indulge in its pour overs.
Commune is at 36 Polaris, Poblacion, Makati City.
In the heart of Pasig City lies Caferista, a hidden gem that caters to coffee aficionados and pet lovers alike. This cozy café boasts an ambiance that will make you feel right at home, with an outdoor seating area that offers plenty of space for your furry pals to stretch their paws. Sip on their aromatic brews while your pet enjoys the attention from the friendly staff. Enjoy their delectable rice bowls — while your pet enjoys a bowl of their own, too.
Caferista is at 11 Brixton St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Molly’s Donuts & Asian Cafe
Another sunny spot you can visit with your four-legged friend in Kapitolyo is Molly’s Donuts & Asian Cafe, a bright brunch spot inside the Pioneer Centre compound. Aside from enjoying its fluffy brioche doughnuts, coffee selections, and pan-Asian-inspired brunch dishes, they also offer free pet treats.
Molly’s Donuts is on the 1st floor of Pioneer Center Supermarket, Pioneer cor. Brixton St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
BGC visitors will be pleased to know that most of its spots are pet-friendly. But if you want a coffee shop that serves great specialty brews, Caravan Black allows a cozy and comfortable area for you and your pet. Aside from posting photos of its resident cat, Murphy, they also spotlight other fur-friends on their social media feed from time to time; yours could be next.
Caravan Black is at Seven/NEO, 4th Ave, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
The Fat Seed Cafe and Roastery
Another BGC outpost is The Fat Seed Cafe and Roastery, a must-visit destination for pet owners seeking a cozy and pet-friendly experience. This café lets you lounge against a Miami street-inspired mural with their wide brunch options such as their French Toast, and signature coffee creations.
The Fat Seed is at One Maridien, 27th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Offering third-wave coffee within a rustic, homey ambiance, Kandle Cafe has since grown its menu offerings to include grilled meats, seafood, and pasta. Both its Ignacia and Estancia outlets are pet-friendly.
Kandle Cafe has branches along Mother Ignacia Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, and Estancia, Capitol Commons, Pasig City.
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