As restrictions are slowly being eased, one of the things we look forward to the most is going out with family. And for many of us, dogs and cats are part of the fam. So naturally, we’d want to find places where we can not only enjoy good food and coffee but also feel at home with our best furriends.
Look no further as we’ve listed down the best pet-friendly cafes in Metro Manila!
Located in the laidback neighborhood of Legaspi Village, Antipodean is a casual place for coffee and food. It is very welcoming to pets and even openly advocates for animal welfare and adoption. The cafe hails from Jakarta, serving single-origin coffee sourced from Indonesia. The food menu is also quite extensive, with a whole black wall scribbled with Kiwi and Australian comfort food.
Location: G/F 111 Paseo de Roxas Bldg., Gil cor. Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Sun–Thu), 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Fri–Sat)
Aside from local coffee, Commune is also known to advocate for pets and animal rescue. The cafe is home to adopted cats, which you can find just casually roaming or lounging around with their friends. Pets and fur-parents will enjoy the bright and airy atmosphere of the cafe, but perhaps the best spot is the spacious balcony upstairs.
Location: 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati City
Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Mon–Thu), 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Fri–Sun)
% Arabica, BGC
As bright and vibrant as its minimalist interiors, this Kyoto-born cafe is a pet-loving place that welcomes furbabies at its two branches in BGC. Enjoy timeless options like latte, with your choice of % Arabica’s signature blend or single-origin beans from around the world.
Locations: G/F Unit 1, W City Center, 30th St. cor. 7th Ave., BGC & G/F 257 McKinley Bldg., 25th St. cor. 7th Ave., BGC
Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Caravan Black, BGC
Caravan Black is a bustling place that attracts a lot of friends and colleagues from nearby corporate centers. And if your group is composed of pet lovers, there wouldn’t be a problem gathering together at this pet-friendly cafe. Fill yourselves with comfort food and brunch favorites like pasta and sandwiches, and sip on specialty coffee such as cold brew.
Location: 4th Ave. cor. 27th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon–Sat)
The Wallflower Cafe, Alabang
The Wallflower Cafe’s interiors is a certified charmer for the Insta-conscious cafe-goer. But beyond that, we’re totally won by the two resident puppers Allie and Prince. You can bring your own pets and give them a chance to make new friends! (Be sure to follow the cafe’s pet rules!) The cafe’s menu also includes snacks and meals for pets so both you and your furbaby can literally dine together.
Location: 2/F Corte de las Palmas, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cafe GUILT, Quezon City
Guilty or not, you won’t be judged at Cafe GUILT that gives you the freedom to choose between loaded meals of steaks and carbs or guilt-free options for specific diets like pescatarian and vegetarian. Cats and dogs are unconditionally free from judgment as they can also enjoy this quaint and homey pet-friendly cafe!
Location: 35 Scout Castor cor. Scout Reyes, Quezon City
Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Kandle Cafe, Quezon City
Kandle Cafe is a hip and cozy specialty cafe that offers pour-over coffee aside from the usual espresso, with delicious food and pastries to match. Pets are allowed at the al-fresco area, which is really the best spot to be with its lush, refreshing landscape.
Location: 113 Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Black Canyon Coffee (Multiple Branches)
Black Canyon Coffee is the place to be if you’re craving Thai coffee and grub. There’s a wide selection of drinks ranging from Thai tea and coffee to classic espresso drinks and non-coffee options. The food menu, meanwhile, allows you to explore various cuisines with authentic Thai specialties as well as fusion dishes. Pets are welcome at the cafe’s alfresco area.
Branches: Circuit Mall Makati / Ayala Mall 30th, Pasig City / U.P. Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City
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*Featured image via The Wallflower Cafe, Commune, Arabica Philippines