11 Coffee Shops in Antipolo Rizal to Visit: Overlooking View, Instagrammable, Romantic Cafes

11 Coffee Shops in Antipolo Rizal to Visit: Overlooking View, Instagrammable, Romantic Cafes

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Cafe Rizal and Cafe AgustaPhotos by Cafe Rizal and Cafe Agusta

Antipolo, Rizal is one of the favorite destinations for those living in Metro Manila looking for a quick escape from the city. At around only 13KM from the capital region, it is home to several Antipolo tourist spots including Pinto Art Museum and Hinulugang Taktak, as well as a number of Antipolo hotels and resorts

Thanks to its elevation, Antipolo is also blessed with a cool temperature and gorgeous overlooking views, including that of the Metro Manila skyline. You can get some of the best views by securing a table at some of the restaurants in Antipolo.

If you just want to hang out, chill, and enjoy a cup of coffee or some other hot beverage, you can choose from several Antipolo coffee shops or other nearby destinations in Rizal, like Tanay, Binangonan, or Angono.

Whether you’re just looking for a stopover, a romantic date spot, or a place where you can take in stunning sights, this list of coffee shops in Antipolo has you covered.

1. Kaulayaw Coffee

Kaulayaw CoffeePhoto by Kaulayaw Coffee

This coffee shop in Antipolo is fast becoming a go-to place in the area, thanks to its alfresco dining area on its third floor. If you’re lucky enough to get a table at Kaulayaw Coffee, you will be rewarded with gorgeous views of the surrounding lush greens and the Metro Manila skyline. 

Kaulayaw Coffee freshly brewedPhoto by Kaulayaw Coffee

This café supports local farmers and their products, offering Philippine coffee that is ethically sourced from Benguet and Sagada, as well as their special Kaulayaw Blend. These blends can be ordered in brewed, iced, or drip form. You can also buy bags of these blends so you can brew their coffee at home.

Apart from coffee, the café also serves snacks, sandwiches, pasta, and rice dishes, as well as kombucha and local craft beer.

Address: Kaulayaw Coffee is located at 23 Sumulong Highway, Sta. Cruz, Antipolo, Rizal

2. Burrow Café at Antipolo Beehouse 

Burrow Cafe's interiorPhoto by Burrow Cafe

Burrow Café may be a little tricky to find since it is inside a subdivision and requires you to go down 95 steps, but getting a table at this underground café will definitely be worth it as you will be surrounded by plants, rustic decor, and big panel windows that open to a verdant forest. 

Their seasonal food menu is extensive, and you can order dishes like Watermelon Kesong Puti Salad, Tender Beef Tapa, Lechon and Gising Gising Bowl, and Crunchy Suman a la Mode. There are also vegan options. As for drinks, you can enjoy hot and iced coffee, as well as beers and fruit shakes.

Burrow Café is considered one of the best cafes in Antipolo, so remember to book a reservation before your visit to ensure that you get a table.

Address: Burrow Café is located at 113 Beverly Hills Ave, Beverly Hills Subd, Antipolo, Rizal

3. ArtSector Gallery & Chimney Café 360° (Binangonan) 

ArtSector Gallery & Chimney Cafe 360Photo by ArtSector Gallery & Chimney Café 360º

Although it is located in Binangonan, ArtSector Gallery & Chimney Café 360° still deserves a spot in this list thanks to the roof deck that provides visitors a 360° view of the surrounding areas, including the Metro Manila Skyline, the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Laguna Lake, and the Pililla Wind Farm.

Those who have visited the Pinto Art Museum might find the aesthetic of this gallery/museum/events space/café similar, as they were both designed by visual artist Antonio Leaño. 

ArtSector Gallery & Chimney Cafe 360's 4th floorPhoto by ArtSector Gallery & Chimney Café 360º

Visit in the late afternoon so you can enjoy a cup of hot or cold coffee with pizza or pasta while waiting for the sun to set. You can also enjoy the view with a bottle of beer or a glass of wine.

Address: ArtSector Gallery & Chimney Café 360° is located at Lot 18 Block 178 Eastridge Executive Village, Tayuman, Binangonan, Rizal

4. Café Lupe 

Cafe Lupe's poolside dining areaPhoto by Cafe Lupe

One of the most well-known overlooking coffee shops in Antipolo, Café Lupe has been providing its diners with a scenic view of the Metro Manila cityscape since 2009. Here you can enjoy Mexican food, including quesadillas, burritos, fajitas, and tacos, as well as Filipino cuisine favorites like bulalo and crispy pata. You can wash it all down with fresh juices, cocktails, or a cup of hot or iced coffee.

If you’re looking for entertainment while you dine, it’s best to check the events schedule of Café Lupe, as they often host live musical performances and stream sports events. They also have a karaoke room if you want to sing your heart out.

Address: Café Lupe is located at Lot 2-B & C Baranggay Mambugan, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo, Rizal

5. Playlist Café 

Playlist CafePhoto by Playlist Cafe

Playlist Café proudly brands itself as an Insta-worthy café, and with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, an overlooking view of Metro Manila, and a mix of rustic and modern decor, it’s not hard to see why. To get the best views, head to the balcony area of the café and dine alfresco.

Playlist Cafe's coffeePhoto by Playlist Cafe

If you’re just going for a quick visit, you can order a cup of hot or cold coffee and garlic parmesan fries or Fil-Mex nachos. If you have more time, you can try other menu items, including baked beef stew, t-bone steak, Hainanese chicken, and tempura ice cream.

Address: Playlist Café is located at Block 16 Lot 18, Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdivision, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal

6. Café Agusta 

Cafe AgustaPhoto by Cafe Agusta

This Antipolo coffee shop with a view has a Mediterranean atmosphere that provides visitors from the city a refreshing escape. The alfresco dining area at Café Agusta has an overlooking view of the Metro Manila cityscape and the surrounding areas, but it’s best to dine here in the late afternoon or at night as it can be hot during the day. You can still enjoy lunch here, but it would be better to stay in the cooler dining area indoors.

Cafe AgustaPhoto by Cafe Agusta

They have a lot of options when it comes to coffee, including the usual espresso, macchiato, Americano, and cappuccino, some of which you can enjoy iced. You may also order dishes like nachos, pasta, and salads. 

Address: Café Agusta is located at Grand Heights Road, Antipolo, Rizal

7. Yellow Lantern Café 

Yellow Lantern Cafe's interiorPhoto by Yellow Lantern Cafe

The best coffee shops in Antipolo often have a stunning overlooking view, and Yellow Lantern Café is no exception. Apart from the view, you’ll be greeted by yellow lanterns hanging from the ceiling, helping light the café up. The brightness extends to its furniture and decor, with yellow chairs and accents adding to the inviting atmosphere.

Come here hungry and order the Umaapaw, the Yellow Lantern Café version of paella, plus a fresh fruit shake for a hearty lunch. If you just want to enjoy the view and vibe of the café, order a caffeine-free frappe and munch on potato wedges or nachos.

Address: Yellow Lantern Café is located at 267 Sumulong Hwy, Antipolo, Rizal

8. The Crescent Moon Café and Studio Pottery 

The Crescent Moon Cafe's interor Photo by The Crescent Moon Cafe and Studio Pottery

This café, pottery store, and art space is known for its pottery classes and ceramic workshops as well as its Southeast Asian-inspired dishes, including its famous Alagao Salad and Homemade Suman. Other notable items on their menu include Lemongrass Pork Belly and Mushroom and Tofu on Lettuce Beds.

Crescent Moon Cafe and Studio Pottery's coffee and kakaninPhoto by The Crescent Moon Cafe and Studio Pottery

Most dishes are good for two to three people, so make sure to bring friends during your visit so you can try more dishes. Of course, you can also order brewed Kalinga coffee, iced coffee, and dalgona coffee. If you want a feast, drop by for a weekend lunch so you can try their buffet.

You can enjoy your food and drinks in the café’s open-air areas, where you can dine with a view of the garden and the koi pond.

Address: The Crescent Moon Café and Studio Pottery is located at Sapang Buho Road, Barangay Dalig, Antipolo, Rizal

9. Vieux Chalet 

Vieux ChaletPhoto by Vieux Chalet

Those looking for a romantic escape in Antipolo should consider Vieux Chalet, a restaurant that serves delicious Swiss food. Their extensive menu changes from time to time, but you can expect crowd favorites like the Swiss Raclette and 6-Cheese Grilled Pizza to satisfy you.

For dessert, you can order Antipolo’s best, which is suman (rice cake) with cashews and mangoes flambéed and topped with homemade butternut ice cream. Pair it with a cup of cappuccino for the ultimate indulgence. You can also order from their prefix or set menus.

For an even more romantic experience, drop by and get a table before sunset so you can enjoy the panoramic sunset city views while you dine.

Address: Vieux Chalet is located at 456 Taktak Road, Antipolo, Rizal

10. Yellow Bird Café X Kitchen 

Yellow Bird Cafe X Kitchen's signature dishes Photo by Yellow Bird Cafe X Kitchen

You’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to coffee in this café. Apart from the usual espresso, Americano, and cappuccino, Yellow Bird Café X Kitchen also has flavored lattes, including salted caramel, macadamia nut, hazelnut, and even coconut with mocha.

You can pair your drink with a sandwich or pasta. If you’re in a celebratory mood, you can order any of their entrées (including the Grade 6 Wagyu Flat Iron Steak and the 8-hour Baby Back Ribs), all of which come with a glass of wine. 

Plant lovers will enjoy the façade and alfresco dining area, both of which are designed with different kinds of plants.

Address: Yellow Bird Café X Kitchen is located at Block 2, Mission Hills Boulevard, Antipolo, Rizal

11. Café Rizal by Peppermill

Cafe Rizal by PeppermillPhoto by Cafe Rizal by Peppermill

An extension of Pinto Art Museum, Café Rizal by Peppermill offers the museum’s guests a place to rest and recharge after exploring the museum grounds. Diners can choose to sit alfresco or indoors, both of which offer a nice ambiance and views of the Mediterranean-inspired interiors and surrounding gardens. 

Most dishes come with big servings, and must-tries are the pizza and pasta offerings. Note that the restaurant can be packed, especially during weekends, so if you want a quieter experience, visit on the weekdays during off-peak hours.

Address: Café Rizal by Peppermill is located at 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo, Rizal

Head to Rizal and go café-hopping near Manila

Kaulayaw Coffee's macchiatoPhoto by Kaulayaw Coffee

Rizal is one of the most popular tourist spots near Manila, and whether you’re visiting to experience Rizal tours or just going on a quick escape from the busy city, a stop at any of these Antipolo coffee shops will not only provide you with some of the best coffee in the Philippines, but you can also get stunning overlooking views, a romantic atmosphere, and the fresh air you just might need.

If you’re planning to explore other coffee shops in the Philippines, rent a car in Manila for a hassle-free experience.

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