One of the Most Successful Minimalist and Japanese-Inspired Cafes in Rizal: Typica Coffee

Typica Coffee is one of the most successful and well-known minimalist cafes in Rizal. You may have known about how they started from their humble beginnings because they were featured numerous times on TV and in online articles. I believe the founder was a former Starbucks barista who started to sell coffee products online during the pandemic until he was able to save and reconstruct a sari-sari store to start the flagship branch in Taytay. The pictures below were from my first visit last March 2021; Typica Coffee was still a roadside cafe then.

I’m not sure how much of the rumor that the founder started with as little as ten thousand pesos as his startup capital should I believe, but yeah, that became a topic among us coffee enthusiasts and cafe hunters.

Now Typica Coffee has branches in Antipolo and Laguna. More importantly, their flagship store in Taytay can now accommodate more customers, hence this blog.

How to Go to Typica Coffee

From any point in Ortigas Extension, ride a jeepney going to Singer (landmark is a grocery store with a Tropical Hut). From there, there are tricycles that can lead you to Typica Coffee. As of November 2022, fare per ride is PHP 25.00.

What to Expect in Typica Coffee

Getting inspiration from the simple and minimalist coffee shops in Japan, their cafe still maintains the branding even though they have expanded. White walls, brown accents, and minimal decorations welcomed me as I entered the cafe.

Their alfresco dining area had room for a number of people. There was a part that looked like a zen garden, wherein pebbles filled the ground and a young tree stood at the middle. Unlike the interior dining area, the walls had art, albeit minimal.

What to Eat in Typica Coffee

I am a huge fan of their pastries, I must say, particularly their vegan dark choco cookies and charcoal cookies. Here are two pictures of the many, many deliveries as proof.

Anyway, in the cafe, I got the same products I would usually order online: aglio olio (PHP 130), vegan choco chip cookie (PHP 70), and hot dark mocha latte (PHP 120). Since I was there until night, I also got their classic baked macaroni (PHP 150). They serve the yummiest pastries and pasta, I swear.

Learn more about my filterless experience in Typica Coffee through my post in Kape Tayo, Rizal.


Typica Coffee 
7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
38 E Rodriguez Ave, Taytay, Rizal
https://www.facebook.com/typicacoffeeph/

Rizal’s First Ever Self-Shoot Studio: Ssoluz Cafe and Studio

I have mentioned in my previous blog (and vlog) that I went to Ssoluz Cafe and Studio to celebrate Kape Tayo, Rizal’s first anniversary. Here, I will detail more of my experience in the Ssoluz itself, the first self-shoot studio cafe in Rizal.

How to Go to Ssoluz Cafe and Studio

From McDonald’s Valley Golf, Ortigas Extension, I walked through the narrow alley of Gen. A. Ricarte until I saw the tricycle terminal. I told the tricycle driver to drop me off at the building in front of San Isidro Elementary School. Tricycle fare was about 50 to 60 pesos (wew, twice the pamasahe before) from the terminal.

What to Expect in Ssoluz Cafe and Studio

Ssoluz cafe is a simple casual cafe with warm lighting, white-painted walls, and wooden furniture, which all emanate a cozy vibe. There were no sockets, but there was Wi-Fi. The highlight of their cafe, aside from their self-shoot studio, was their wall filled with pictures from their patrons. They also have a few tables outside for an al fresco dining experience.

I wanted to have a studio picture of me celebrating this special occasion, which was one of the reasons I decided to go to Ssoluz. I availed of their cheapest package worth PhP 399 wherein I had to choose two images for them to print out, but I added another PhP 300 so I could have all the digital copies.

The staff told me when it was my turn. Instructions were easy to understand: click the remote control, do NOT touch the camera, do NOT lean on the backdrop. In the studio were three blocks with different heights and a wooden stool to use as props. I was given 20 minutes to take my pictures and then another 10 minutes to choose which ones to print.

What to Eat in Ssoluz Cafe and Studio

I ordered their tuna pesto (PhP 120) and caramel macchiato (PhP 110) as I waited for the printed pictures and the digital copies. Loved their meals. Taste was just right for both—not too salty and not too sweet either.

Favorite Picture

Learn more about my filterless experience in Ssoluz Cafe and Studio through my post in Kape Tayo, Rizal.


Ssoluz Cafe and Studio
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
U-301, Ssoluz Cafe and Studio, 3F 27 P. Ocampo, Taytay, 1920 Rizal
https://www.facebook.com/ssoluz.cafeandstudio

A Relaxing Time in Ness’ Cafe

It was a long time ago when I planned going to Ness’ Cafe, but my plans were pushed due to unforeseen circumstances. Now that I have started to get back to coffee-shop hunting again, I vowed to put Ness’ Cafe to my priority list.

How to Go to Ness’ Cafe

Ride a jeep going to Antipolo-Tanay (not Antipolo Simbahan). Open Google Maps since some jeepneys take alternative routes. For example, Ness’ Cafe told me to go down at Jollibee Tanay, but the jeep turned to a road nearer to the cafe to avoid traffic. Anyway, tricycles were available. I think it would be safe to go down at the terminal itself.

When you ride a tricycle, open Google Maps. The driver could help you get to Ness’ Cafe. The coffee shop was easy to find anyway since it was at the side of the road.

What to Expect in Ness’ Cafe

Ness’ Cafe is a minimalist nook cafe with a relaxing vibe. It’s more of a casual cafe than a coffice. If you’re catching up with friends in Tanay, I would recommend here. In fact, during my stay there, there were teachers discussing about schoolwork, teens creating Tiktok videos and exchanging books, and friends having a conversation.

I was shy to take my picture because of the number of visitors, but one of the baristas was kind enough to do me a favor. Thank you!

What to Eat in Ness’ Cafe

I ordered carbonara (PhP 110), chocolate cookie (PhP 45), and their caramel macchiato (PhP 110). Their carbonara tasted sweet. Pasta dishes were often briny, so this was one for the books.

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


Ness' Cafe
1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Nesdy Compound Sampaloc Road, Tanay, Rizal
https://www.facebook.com/ness.cafeph