We are often known today as the generation that lives in a “fast-paced environment” and while we still have classrooms and office spaces to complete our tasks, it is not the only option for us. Before, students and young adults are restricted to the idea that the classroom and office is the only place to properly get work done, and connect with others in the same field or occupation. With the rise of accessible modern technology, and remote-related opportunities, more people are searching for flexible cost-effective, and dynamic alternatives to the traditional 9 to 5 grind.
And while many Filipinos are not new to the idea of working/studying in cafes, there is even a rise of “co-working spaces” around the Philippines, more so within Metro Manila. In fact, did you know that co-working spaces and even some local cafes even have amenities and services that let you fully maximize your time in a different environment? So if you are searching for a new space to fuel your productivity, AKAP is here with a list of great cafes and co-working space locations within Metro Manila for you to try!
GotBaked in Quezon City
Need a cozy yet efficient place to get your schoolwork done and enjoy a nice snack simultaneously? GotBaked Coffee bar is one of the many cafes you can hang out and work in at Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.
Aside from the variety of food and drinks, GotBaked caters to young professionals and even college students within the area. This cafe has good internet connectivity and outlets for you to charge your devices if you intend to stay longer to finish your workload.
On the plus side, this cafe offers up to 5% OFF their cafe drinks for students from nearby universities and colleges such as Ateneo, UP Diliman, and even Miriam College. As for the price range, cold and hot drinks in GotBaked ranges from Php 150 to Php 200 so students can enjoy their signature and unique drink selections.
933 Creatives in Sampaloc, Manila City
Got a ton of projects or do you need a place to get the group work finish? If you’re looking for a place outside campus or the office, then 933 Creatives at Sampaloc, Manila may be what you are looking for.
For as low as Php 150 per 3 hours, you can focus on your work and projects in a productive space and have access to amenities to level up your productivity at the same time.
Known as the first and largest co-working space around the U-Belt, students and young professionals alike can relax, collaborate with their peers and get work done with great perks and amenities that cater to students from different colleges and courses alike. And, on the plus side, this is also a pet-friendly space, so fur parents can also bring their lovely fur babies with them as well.
933 Creatives even includes private meeting rooms and drafting tables so professionals and students alike can comfortably bring their work essentials to this shared workspace.
Commune Cafe + Bar of Makati City
If you’re from Makati City, then this is probably a cafe that you are familiar with or have heard of around the area. As one of the popular cafes around the Poblacion area, the Commune Cafe + Bar is a great meet-up place to chill out with friends or get work done for the day.
This vibrant cafe has plenty of seats and tables inside and outside its vicinity. And of course, the coffee here is locally sourced, and plenty of space for you to spend for yourself or with friends or co-workers. Commune Cafe + Bar is also known for its incredible usage of locally sourced coffee beans from various farms in the Philippines.
The price range for their coffee blends ranges from Php 110 to Php 185. Aside from quality local coffee and home-vibe food, the star for most of the customers is the resident cats that made their home within the cafe.
Habitual Coffee at Salcedo Village, Makati City
Are you looking for a more niche and quieter place to work while being out and about? Then the Habitual Coffee cafe is perfect for you.
While seats might be fewer compared to larger cafes around Makati City, Habitual Coffee can be found within the quieter area of Makati, Salcedo Village, and for the digital nomads, and for introverts, Habitual Coffee offers the peace you need for staying focused without the distractions and noise of the city.
This cozy cafe even offers its own coffee and tea mixes such as Frozen Earl Grey Tea and other classic cafe drinks within the price range of Php 140 to Php 190.
Kings City in Paranaque City
If you need a space to meet your co-workers or a place to work on your freelance gigs Kings City at Betterliving, Paranaque City might be the place you are looking for.
From its multiple types of rooms and even private meeting rooms, Kings City even has private tables and niches for freelancers to have their virtual meetings or focus on their tasks. What’s more, Kings City even has its own promos that can fit your budget while having access to its amenities and did you know there’s even a locker room to keep your belongings safe?
So if you’re planning to book a stay at Kings City to meet and work with your officemates, Kings City’s rates start from Php 500 for a day pass and access to all their amenities. Plus, you can even book Kings City for corporate events that can accommodate up to 100 attendees at their starting rate of Php 5,000 hourly.
While these are just a few of the many cafes and workspaces around the Metro, with our La Mesita workspace organizer, you can make the most of your quality time in a totally new space, without leaving your work essentials behind.
The La Mesita is made with specially designed pockets and sleeves to fit your laptop, notebooks, cords, and even calling cards and pens inside an easy-to-carry, vegan leather bag that you can bring anywhere in style.
In addition, these unique organizers are handcrafted by talented local artisans so you can live life while making a living each day. Ready to find your next new location to get work done outside your usual space? Check out these locations, and maybe bring along a La Mesita for your daily necessities.