Written by Edgardo Toledo
Within the soaring skyscrapers and busy avenues of Mandaluyong, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. If you’re looking for a new spot to chill with a relaxing ambiance and great coffee, you may find solace inside this cafe that’ll remind you there’s always something to be grateful for. Take a look!
Upon first glance, Grateful Cafe reminds you of a Mediterranean beach house. Succulents and tropical plants adorn the yard, with outdoor seating for those who want to enjoy the sunny weather while eating.
The interiors are eye-catching, too! It flaunts a rustic-meets-contemporary aesthetic, with polished cement walls, vibrant hues, and intricately designed mats and covers used as wall embellishments. The whole space basks under warm lighting to achieve a colorful yet laid-back atmosphere. It’s totally understandable if you want to take pictures of every corner because everything is so Instagrammable.
Grateful Cafe has an extensive menu, including sandwiches, salads, and specialty coffee blends that make a hearty meal. Sip on unique flavors like Egg Coffee, a Vietnamese drink brewed with espresso, organic egg, and condensed milk; or Dirty Horchata, a Mexican drink made with rice, oats, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla.
The cafe also has mouthwatering all-day breakfast and pasta dishes that’ll make you come back for more such as Steak Garlicky Salpicao and Sardines and Lemon Anchovies Pasta.
Up for some sweet treats? You’ve come to the right place because they have it, too! Grateful Cafe serves Choco Banana Bread, Dark Chocolate Cookie, and Carrot Banana Bread, among others. Check out their full menu here.
Location and operating hours
Grateful Cafe is located at #27 Apo St. Brgy. Barangka Ilaya, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. They’re open every day (except Tuesdays) from 9 AM to 8 PM.
For more information or reservations, check out Grateful Cafe’s Facebook page.
This article was republished with permission from Windowseat.ph. Minor edits have been made for Bitesized.ph.