Social media has changed the game of eating, hanging out and experiencing life overall. Ten years ago, diners ate with their eyes first but now people take pictures of their food before eating it. Or they take pictures of a restaurant’s interiors before ordering.
With over 1 billion users worldwide, the power of social media — Instagram in particular — has made restaurateurs, business owners, chefs and decorators rethink their businesses as the benefits of Instagram has impacted both food presentation and restaurant design. Below are some of the most Instagrammable coffee shops in Makati and Taguig to fill your feed:
M Bakery @mbakery_ph in BGC
M Bakery recreates the charming vintage atmosphere of the original Magnolia Bakery — expansive windows, retro-style wainscoting, factory lamps, subway tiles, chalkboard menus and mosaic floors. Adding to the cute factor are the colorful (and tempting) pastries displayed in full view.
% Arabica @arabica.ph in BGC
% Arabica in BGC is a Zen sanctuary for busy urbanites. Minimalist in every aspect from its light wood and bare concrete floors, to the paper cups they used to serve their coffee. The high ceiling and huge windows bring abundant natural light inside, perfect for those who work better with Mother Nature’s light.
Poison Coffee and Doughnuts @poisondoughnuts at The Alley at Karrivin
The black metal and cement gray interiors, neon purple lights and light projection — reminiscent of comic book villains, will hypnotize you to come inside and hang out but its coffee and colorful donuts will make you stay there all day long.
The Coffee Project, numerous locations
Tagged as the most Instagram-worthy coffee place in the metro, The Coffee Project is chockfull of flowers and greens that give off a garden café and happy, home-y vibe. Mood lights and comfortable seats create a comfortable space that is perfect to spend time alone or with friends.
The Curator Coffee & Cocktails, Legazpi Village, Makati
Plain concrete walls, wooden stools, exposed pipes — the industrial look of The Curator Coffee & Cocktails is ideal for hipsters and those who simply want to have a chill night with friends over, what else, coffee and cocktails.
Le Petit Souffle, Century City Mall
This adorable Japanese French-style café has yellow hues everywhere — from its wicker chairs and doors to the bright yellow shutters nailed to the wall. Breaking the yellow color are plants that are adorned everywhere, from the ceiling to the room dividers, bringing the outdoors indoors.