After the onset of the pandemic, the tourism scene has warmly welcomed Iloilo City. Now they are back, they top up the game by urbanizing it while making it environment-friendly.

The trending urbanization development of Iloilo, the Iloilo Esplanade. It is the longest linear park in the country while creating a paved way in the middle of widened streets with vibrant trees and aesthetic lights alongside.

It is inspired by the famous Singapore Quay designed by architect Paulo Alcazaren. The main purpose is to attract more investors to the city. With the hot comeback of Iloilo, let’s discover the hidden gems of the city – underrated coffee shops in IloiloCity.

1. Kofi & Company

Hidden in the small residential place in Iloilo is Kofi & Company. What used to be a residential place turned into now a famous coffee shop in Moro, Iloilo. It has a touch of European Minimalist that resembles Iloilo’s landscape with its large arched windows and doorway, which includes bricked walls. What used to be a residential area is now a coffee shop that attracted a lot of customers with its aesthetic layout.

This coffee shop will bring you to another place with its European minimalist vibes that exudes and scream sophistication. Your taste buds will delight in the indulgent taste of their food, coffee, and non-coffee drinks. The ambiance helps you relax aside from the plants that surround you, the white interior and exterior make the place much more spacious and thus the place doesn’t look narrow at all. Its interior and exterior may scream sophistication but overall, just like how minimalistic it is – it is simple and not too loud.

What separates them from other cafes is their diverse menu. Aside from serving Filipino and some western-like meals, they also serve Korean meals. They also serve non-coffee drinks, and you can even order extra on the side.

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  • Hot Coffee: Hot Cheese Latte
  • Frappe: Java Chip

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2. Coffee Stroll

If you are bingeing for Iloilo’s history and taking a stroll at Molo Mansion – one of the historical landmarks in this place and the most outstanding historical homes in the country then you can visit Coffee Stroll right at the alley.

 It is a coffee shop that compliments the historic area of the place, it features a native-style coffee shop. It is a native-themed coffee shop wherein they used nipa hut, typical of Bahay Kubo-styled houses – where you will be able to let your thoughts run wild and transcend yourself to another time, remembering the past. You can take a break from a long stroll or walk from the historic park and enjoy cold refreshments from this coffee shop.

Even with its homely set-up, there is something that you shouldn’t miss in their coffee shop. Their drip coffee is manually brewed.

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3. Café Adansonii

This coffee shop’s name is derived from the name of a plant, Monstera adansonii. The theme of the place is also inspired by it. This is perfect for nature lovers who specifically are looking for adorned Monstera Plants to feast in their eyes. If you are both a lover of nature and coffee then this place is perfect for you.

In this coffee shop, you won’t feel too stuffy while drinking your daily dose of caffeine to let out all exhaust and fumes from the daily hustle of life since there will be plants that you love who will provide you the extra breath of fresh air to reorganize your thoughts as you let caffeine run in your body.

Their coffee shop features local coffee blends that can only be found in Iloilo and they also offer cold brew coffee.

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4. Narrow House Coffee Shop

If you want to be taken back from the past, then you can visit Narrow House Coffee Shop. It offers a vintage-style layout. From the name itself, it might be narrow but you can make most of the space to be tightly knitted and acquainted with your companion. Even with its narrow space, they don’t compromise in providing comfort and relaxation. They also offer comfy seats. Narrow House also offers Korean Food varieties, tea, juice, and desserts to boot.

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5. Café d Amis

One of today’s aesthetically pleasing colors, the other side of it is Pastel Color for its vibrant but subtle and softer hues. Aside from that, it is chic without going too bold to scream sophistication and there’s no denying that oftentimes this is one of the main reasons people choose this color on aesthetics. Pastel Aesthetics is now a place here in Molo where you get to enjoy French Pastel Café here in the Philippines.

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6. Café Riama

We will be featuring another native-themed coffee shop, this time another native coffee shop that is also made of bamboo with adorned native encased lights. Cafés and coffee shops shouldn’t miss out when it comes to providing relaxation and comfort, Café Riama is right on the dot since it is made of light materials. Providing fresh air.

Its menu doesn’t separate from the theme, they also provide Filipino cuisine food aside from the usual entrees cafes have.

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7. The Clinic Coffee

Do you need to go see a doctor for your coffee addiction? We recommend The Clinic Coffee to cure your caffeine addiction. If you deprive yourself too much of coffee, it might leave you to no satiety as soon as you get to taste coffee again or you can have coffee for some time to cure your coffee addiction without depriving yourself. Making your cravings for coffee less intense when you’re doing caffeine intoxication by not doing immediate and sudden deprivation. With this, you get to enjoy a cup of coffee once in a while and not suffer intense cravings and also there’s no denying, we also need some coffee sometime.

Their coffee shop has unique offers, they offer foreign coffee blends and food varieties. They have signature blends that hailed from the east where you get to enjoy the alps of the Himalayas. They also offer pour-over coffee wherein you get to enjoy filtered grounded coffee where the coffee beans are finely ground since it is also Chemex.

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8. But First Coffee

We will be featuring another minimalistic coffee shop but this time it has Scandinavian features. What makes this feature attractive is its simplicity achieved due to its use of White tone and colors, making the place much more spacious – screaming for sophistication without the further need to use bold colors and decors to capture attention. In short, it is a noteworthy place to visit if you are looking for another aesthetic place.

They offer different kinds of coffee: Drip Based, Espresso Based, and Milk Based Coffee. They also have Matcha Series, cakes and pastries, cookies, pasta, and bread to pair with.

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