Cafe Esque: A Highly Recommended Coffee Shop for the Workawithacoffeeholics

Cafe Esque may be one of the local coffee shops in Rizal with high traffic, and I understand why. It could compete side by side against popular international cafes, if I’m being honest. Where would you be able to find a coffee shop with Wi-Fi access, sockets, good food and coffee, relaxing ambience, both indoor and outdoor dining, a comfort room complete with bidet and toiletries that is open 24/7 while supporting local business? Only Cafe Esque! Never did I imagine to be able to find such an all-in-one coffee shop.

How to Go to Cafe Esque

Ride any Antipolo-Tanay jeep and tell the driver to drop you off at Ynares Center. The jeep should drop you off by a shed near CPR Building where Cafe Esque resides. Do NOT ride Antipolo Simbahan unless you are okay to walk (not recommended under the extremely hot weather conditions).

What to Expect in Cafe Esque

Cafe Esque has two floors, and each floor has its own outdoor dining where smokers are allowed to stay. The first-floor al fresco dining had vertical plant walls, while you could enjoy a small glimpse of Antipolo in their second-floor al fresco.

Their indoor dining is greatly well maintained. The cement-furnished walls, wooden furniture, warm lighting, and classy paintings give an atmosphere that would encourage you to be productive, not to mention that they have free Wi-Fi access and available sockets to those who need it.

What to Eat in Cafe Esque

I stayed there for a long time, so I ordered two meals: one for my lunch and one for my merienda. For lunch, I had their best-selling chicken alfredo pasta for PhP 195, which I highly recommend if you’re a creamy pasta lover like me, and a 12 oz hazelnut latte worth PhP 130. It was one fulfilling lunch, indeed. Their latte was so good I was tempted to buy another for snack time but decided to go with another drink for variety.

After about three hours of stay, I ordered their tossed fries (PhP 95) and a 16 oz choco mint blast blended coffee. If you are a mint lover like me as well, I swear you’d love that drink.

For more information about Cafe Esque, visit my post on Kape Tayo, Rizal:

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Cafe Esque
Open 24/7
Ground Floor, CPR Bldg. L. Sumulong Circle, Bgy. San Roque, Antipolo City
https://www.facebook.com/CAFE.ESQUE/

Chasing Sunsets at Cafe Infinite

The last time I went to an overlooking cafe was when I featured a cafe in Tanay for Kape Tayo, Rizal, which seemed so long ago. Just imagine my excitement when I learned from my friend who recommended Cafe Infinite that one of its features is a generous view of the sunset.

How to Go to Cafe Infinite

Ride any Binangonan Highway or Binangonan-Angono jeep. Better to ride the Binangonan Highway jeep since you will immediately notice the steep road that seems to lead to the higher parts of Angono. If you ride the latter, go down at Iglesia ni Cristo and then go to the other side of the triangle road.

There are tricycles there that could lead you to Cafe Infinite, but since some drivers don’t know the name of the cafe itself, just mention “the cafe by Don Mariano Santos Ave.” Do not rely too much on Google Maps and prefer to be on a lookout for Cafe Infinite on the other side of the road since their location in Google Maps seem to be their former location.

For commuters like me, I suggest that you arrive at four and then leave at six since the tricycles at night are quite rare.

What to Expect in Cafe Infinite

Cafe Infinite is also a roadside cafe, meaning cyclists—especially those who like steep roads, also called ahon—are welcome. It is open 24/7, which makes it an ideal cafe for those who take on random adventures, whether they would like to catch the sunrise, have a coffee break during a noon joyride, enjoy the warm hues of the sunset, or be sentimental and romantic under the stars.

The cafe has two parts—the part where the baristas are and another part set lower than the ground level. Since the tables on the roadside part were already taken, I chose to stay in the lower part of the cafe where I was able to enjoy my food and the sunset alone. At least I was able to pose without shame; I didn’t even need a filter to achieve that golden hues.

The images above show what Cafe Infinite looks at night. Indeed, very “instagrammable.”

You just have to be updated with the weather during the day. In my case, I was just glad that I was able to hail a tricycle before the heavy rain fell.

What to Eat in Cafe Infinite

I ordered their best-selling tapsilog (PhP 149), cheese fries (PhP 69), and macademia nut latte (PhP 89). The sauce of their tapsilog was sweet, but the meat itself was quite hard to chew. But I highly recommend their macademia nut latte and cheese fries. This pair gave me a good time as I watched the sunset.

Learn more about my filterless experience in Cafe Infinite through my post in Kape Tayo, Rizal.

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Cafe Infinite
Open 24/7
Don Mariano Santos Ave., Angono, Rizal
https://www.facebook.com/cafeinfiniterizal/

Finding the Perfect Tita Vibes at Kapetita

Kapetita was recommended to me by one of my high school classmates (Hi, Leo!). It was the perfect place to continue my remaining work hours that week, as it was nearby my hometown.

How to Go to Kapetita

Ride a jeep with Angono Highway, Binangonan Double Highway, or SM Taytay signs. Tell the driver to drop you off at Golden City Subdivision, a few meters before SM Taytay.

From the gate of Golden City, walk straight past 7-Eleven until you see the large “Tara, Let’s Coffee” wall sign. The exterior of the cafe is eye-catching, so you wouldn’t miss it.

What to Expect in Kapetita

As I’ve said, you wouldn’t miss Kapetita not only because of its large neon signage but also because of its eye-catching walls painted with colorful leaves. Both the exterior and the interior emit plantita vibes. The pictures above show their lovely entrance, which could already cater four people.

Their indoor dining is filled with flower paintings and woven chairs, accentuated by warm lighting. The whole vibe reminded me of Mary Grace, which is also known as the “the coffee shop your aunts go to.”

The pictures below show their other outdoor area, which could cater a group. The whole setup, including the lights and furniture, made the place cozy and rustic. I would love to go here again.

They have Wi-Fi, but you have to ask the password (I wasn’t able to use it since I preferred my own data). They also have sockets, which makes Kapetita a good place to work also.

Their comfort room is far from the cafe, but it is complete with a bidet, flush, sink, and toilet paper. However, be watchful of your steps since there’s a single stair step, especially at night since there’s little lighting.

What to Eat in Kapetita

I ordered their baked lasagna (PhP 265), mocha coffee (PhP 160 for 12 oz), and peach tea cooler (PhP 60 for 12 oz). Aside from the taste and the presentation, I also loved that they used ceramic plates and silverware—environmental-friendly and very “tita.”

For more information, visit this post by Kape Tayo, Rizal.

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Kapetita
11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Blk 1 Lot 3 Axinite Street cor. Golden City Drive Golden City Subdivision, Taytay, Rizal
https://facebook.com/kapetitacafe/