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Written by Ina Louise Manto

In the midst of the pandemic, weekend road trips to visit new cafes and restaurants have been one of the numerous ways everyone is getting a breather. If you think you’ve already tried all the cafes near you, it’s time to branch out and go for a short drive to Pampanga and discover these Instagram-worthy spots with good coffee, food, and ambiance:

 

Kalidad Coffee

Location: Unit 101, Omnistellar Building, Fil-Am Highway, Angeles
Operating hours: Open daily from 10 AM to 8 PM

 

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A visit to Kalidad Coffee is a treat for both the eyes and tummy. Boasting white walls and lightwood furniture, its bright interiors are an eye turner, especially for fans of minimalist design. Must-tries include the signature Kalidad Coffee over ice made with a shot of espresso and sweetened milk and Horchata if you want to try something new. This drink is made from toasted rice, milk, almonds, cinnamon, and vanilla.

 

Cafe Forest Coffee & Dessert

Location: New Forest Park Resort, Poinsettia Avenue, Angeles
Operating hours: Open daily from 10 AM to 10 PM

If you love cozy cafes, Cafe Forest’s cabin-like ambiance will make you want to order a hot drink, cozy up in a corner, and dive deep into a new read. They offer a variety of coffee-based drinks and frappes best paired with their cakes and pastries. Cafe Forest is also located in a resort, so if you’re looking for a new place to cool off during the summertime, this cafe is just the perfect spot for hitting two birds with one stone. They also have a restaurant offering Filipino and American dishes.

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Moon Cafe

Location: Unit 107 Omnistellar Building, Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles
Operating hours: Mondays: 12 NN – 10 PM; Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10 AM – 10 PM; Fridays to Sundays: 10 AM to 11 PM

 

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Ever wondered what it’s like to visit a cafe in Seoul? Moon Cafe is a K-inspired cafe that will give you the same feels – complete with a rack of magazines featuring your fave K-celebs, bright and minimalist interiors, and an extensive menu. Don’t forget to try their croffles!

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Sky Garden Cafe & Resto

Location: 4th to 6th Floor Eclat Building, Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles

Taking up three floors, Sky Garden Cafe & Resto is the country’s largest premium cafe and restaurant, and it will take your breath away. The gigantic windows and chandeliers make the space look more luxe! Whether you’re looking for a new place to hang out or a romantic alfresco dinner setting, this cafe and resto will have a spot for you. They also have conference rooms if you want a more private setting when you visit!

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Cafe B.O.M.

Location: E. Jacinto St., Clark, Pampanga

 

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Aside from its snap-worthy interiors, menu, and gallery of paintings made by local artists, one of the exciting things to look forward to when visiting Cafe B.O.M. is their complimentary photoshoot. Yup, you can have your photos professionally taken in their in-house studio with every order! If you’re looking for a spot where you can take lots of photos, this K-inspired cafe will be worth the drive.

Operating hours: Open daily from 10 AM to 12 AM on weekdays and 6:30 AM – 12 AM on weekends.

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Pink Planter

Location: Dalanbaka Mc Arthur Highway, Brgy. Sulipan, Apalit, Pampanga

Walls painted pink outside; Pink Planter is a sight to behold when you enter this cute cafe. It looks straight out of your Pinterest board, which is a treat for plant lovers and fans of lowkey cafes. Here, you can get your dose of caffeine and go plant shopping; they have tools available as well. They also have a picturesque library with a good selection of books if you plan to stay. There’s no WiFi here on purpose; much like the ambiance of the cafe, you’ll focus more on appreciating slow days and good coffee instead!

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Cafe Ana

Location: 363 Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles
Operating hours: Open daily from 10 AM – 10 PM and 12 NN – 10 PM on Sundays

Another K-inspired cafe, Cafe Ana is perfect for those who love all things dainty. Its bright, chic, and classy interiors will make you feel like you’re about to have a fancy afternoon tea. They even have a glass enclosure at the center of the cafe, adorned with fresh flowers or plants, making it an uber Instagrammable spot.

Teaspoon Cafe

Location: Block 7, Lot 3 Unit D, Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Angeles

 

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If you’re looking for a cozy cafe to visit, Teaspoon Cafe’s charming interiors and vintage furniture will make you swoon. It’s the perfect cafe for a tita date with the barkada! A visit here will also bring you a whiff of nostalgia as they incorporate fave childhood Pinoy candies in their drinks: Cloud 9, White Rabbit, and Curly Tops to name a few. They also have a branch at SM Clark, which features an outdoor garden setting.

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