If sipping a freshly brewed cup of joe and hanging out at a cool café is your idea of a good time, you’ll definitely want to add Pampanga to your list of places to visit. Aside from offering specialty coffee and small plates, these coffee shops serve clean and cozy aesthetics as a feast for the eyes.
If you find yourself up north, you should pay a visit to these cafés.
Urban Garden Café and Bistro
1639 Bldg., #101, Block 16, Lot 39 Fil-Am Friendship Hwy, Angeles City, Pampanga
If you’re looking for a photo op to go with your afternoon cup of coffee, Urban Garden Café and Bistro is worth a visit. Its mid-century modern-inspired warm tiled interior is reminiscent of the cafés that our favorite K-drama leads usually visit on the small screen, while the relatively large space makes it easier to socially distance yourself from other patrons.
Amand Coffee Bar
Miracle Ave. Villa Dolores Subd, Angeles City, Pampanga
On top of coffee and desserts, Amand Coffee Bar serves tea harvested by local farmers in Mindanao. Its urban-modern interior and cozy-clean vibe makes it a good place to spend an entire afternoon in. Make sure you don’t miss out on its berry and vanilla infused light roast Amand Affogato if you ever pay the café a visit.
Unit 107, Omnistellar Building, Fil-Am Friendship Hwy, Angeles City, Pampanga
Aside from a nice ambiance and excellent company, good coffee is best paired with fine food. Moon Café has a carefully curated selection of small plates and Levain-style cookies that make it worth your while. The café itself has an industrial, minimalist look, with fine lines and well-lit interiors for a chic atmosphere. Make sure you take home a bag (or two) of its signature beans so you can replicate their signature pour-over coffee for breakfast.
Unit 101, Omnistellar Building, Fil-Am Friendship Hwy, Angeles City, Pampanga
Kalidad Coffee is the embodiment of a charming, neighborhood café. The modern-style concrete floors and wooden furniture give it a comfortable vibe, while its floor to ceiling windows make sure the entire place is well-lit. It also collaborates with other small businesses, most recently Some Young bottled cocktails, which really shows that the neighborhood spirit is alive and well.