Manila, the vibrant capital city of the Philippines, is not only known for its bustling streets and rich cultural heritage but also for its growing bike-friendly culture. If you’re a cycling enthusiast or simply enjoy exploring the city on two wheels, we’ve got you covered with a list of bike-friendly cafés to visit in Manila in 2023.
These cafés not only serve delicious food and beverages but also provide facilities and a welcoming atmosphere for cyclists. So, hop on your bike and let’s discover these hidden gems!
Dito sa 1C
Located in the charming neighborhood of Kapitolyo, Dito sa 1C is a cozy bike-friendly cafe that caters to cyclists of all backgrounds. With its laid-back look, the streetside café is a favorite hangout spot of young professionals and creatives who convene here for a leisurely stopover before they go on their morning route. Enjoy their straightforward takes on coffee while basking in the warm ambiance and friendly environment.
6 San Francisco St, Pasig City. Check out their Instagram page here.
The Curator Coffee & Cocktails
Nestled in Salcedo Village, The Curator is not only renowned for its exceptional cocktails at night, it’s a great coffee spot for cyclists, too. The café’s sidewalk encourages ample bike parking spaces as well as al fresco tables where you can relax and sip your drink outdoors. They’re incredibly pet-friendly, too!
134 Legazpi St., Legazpi Village, Makati City.
The Coffee Academics
Hong Kong’s The Coffee Academics has a few outposts in Manila such as Makati’s Legazpi Village, where cyclists can stop by for its specialty coffee — they claim to source the top five percent of specialty Arabica coffee — as well as new and familiar dishes. They also have designated bike racks available outside the café.
With branches in Molito, Alabang, and Legazpi Village.
The laid-back city of Marikina has long been a bike-friendly locale, so it isn’t surprising that cafés catering to cyclists, especially those riding the Rizal route, have popped up. One of the most well-known is Lay-By Coffee, a neighborhood coffee shop that opened in Nangka. Aside from their coffee, you can also enjoy bites such as their Korean cream cheese garlic bread.
882 JP Rizal St., Nangka, Marikina City.
Deuces Coffee may have become TikTok-famous due to its pink aesthetics, but it more than holds its own in terms of offering great selections for coffee aficionados and cyclists. This bike-friendly café offers a long bike rack just outside their entrance, perfect for bike enthusiasts to socialize. Savor their friendly specialty brews and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere after a rewarding bike ride through the city.
103 Perea St, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Papakape, located in Palanan, is a popular haunt among cyclists looking for a bike-friendly space to unwind. The space features an intimate outdoor area, as well as a tiny glass house where the coffee is made. The café not only offers ample bike parking facilities but also hosts regular bike-related events and gatherings. Indulge in their freshly brewed coffee and scrumptious snacks while engaging in conversations with fellow cyclists.
5641 Ampere St, Makati City.
Caferista, nestled in Kapitolyo, is a bike and motorcycle-themed café that has become a favorite hangout spot for many cyclists looking to lounge on its cozy chairs and hang out at its sprawling tables. Aside from coffee and other playful menu items, interested cyclists may also check out their selection of folding Brompton bikes for sale.
11 Brixton St, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
In the historic district of Intramuros in Manila is Batala Bar, offering coffee, milkshakes, and craft beer in a fresh spot tucked within its stone walls and cobblestone pavement. It can’t get any bike-friendlier when it’s also the home of Bambike (bamboo bike) rentals. Come here and recharge after an exhilarating ride.
Manila is embracing the bike-friendly movement, and these cafés are leading the charge by providing a welcoming space for cyclists. From convenient bike parking facilities to an atmosphere that fosters camaraderie, these bike-friendly cafés offer much more than just great food and drinks.
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