A Spacious Cafe with a Coworking Space: Eli Coffee and Tea

I was browsing for a coworking space nearby during the early days of June when Eli Coffee & Tea was suggested as a cafe on Facebook. The first that was advertised was their branch in Antipolo. However, I had already been to a cafe in Antipolo that time, and my goal was to visit one cafe per municipality in Rizal. Good thing I searched further and discovered that they had another branch in Binangonan.

How to Go to Eli Coffee & Tea

From any point in Ortigas Extension, ride a Binangonan Double Highway jeep and tell the driver to drop you off at Darangan. I only used Google Maps to check if I was near the location before going down the jeep. Eli & Coffee, if I remember it correctly, should be at the right side.

What to Expect in Eli Coffee & Tea

This spacious coffee shop in Binangonan can accommodate gatherings for over 20 people. The room next to the sliding door can be rented for private gatherings, but the whole cafe is available for a larger number of attendees as well. You can check their rates at the tarpaulin inside the cafe.

They also have a separate coworking space located below the coffee shop. If you’re planning to work, it will be better to stay at the coworking space since the cafe only has one socket available, which is placed on a high area of one of their walls (so it was a bit embarrassing to charge my device).

The atmosphere is cozy, and you’ll feel you’re in your rich aunt’s living room full of guests rather than in a cafe. A wide wooden bookshelf occupies a corner of the coffee shop, which is known to be the cafe’s instagrammable spot.

What to Eat in Eli Coffee & Tea

I stayed for a long time in the cafe, so I ordered two times: one for brunch and another for snack/dinner. The picture above was my brunch consisting of tuna pesto (PhP 120), tiramisu iced coffee (PhP 125), and chocolate chip cookie (PhP 55). The pasta had little serving, but the drink easily made me full.

My snack, shown on the picture above, consisted of mozzarella sticks (PhP 165) and Okinawa milk tea (PhP 105). The sticks were so, so good, especially with the salsa dip that came with it.

For more information about this experience, visit Kape Tayo, Rizal‘s Facebook page.

Eli Coffee & Tea
12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
2nd floor Pearl Building, National Rd., Calumpang, Binangonan, Rizal

Authentic Egg Drop Sandwich at 6D Cafe in Rodriguez Rizal

Ever since I started Kape Tayo, Rizal, different cafes pop in my feed, usually sponsored, and I’m tempted to visit them in one go. But I had work, and I wished there were 8 days in a week so there’d be 5 days for work, 1 day for chores, 1 day to socialize (or just do my hobbies), and 1 day just to totally rest, meditate, and self-reflect. Anyway, that point aside, I saw 6D Cafe as a sponsored ad on Facebook. Since it was located in Rizal and I still had no cafes to go next in this municipality, I decided to give this a go

How to Go to 6D Cafe

From Ortigas Avenue Extension, ride a jeep going to Cubao and then tell the driver to drop you off at McDonald’s so you could walk to the street where the Montalban and San Mateo jeeps seek for passengers. On the other hand, you could also go down at Tropical near Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall and cross the overpass.

Ride a Montalban jeep and tell the driver to drop you off at “Highway.” There are tricycles there that could take you to 6D cafe, just as long as you show them the map. Let them know it’s within “the oval.” Google Maps is our friend.

What to Expect in 6D Cafe

6D Cafe is a Korean-inspired coffee shop, serving Korean dishes and sometimes organizing cup-sleeve events for K-pop groups, particularly BTS.

It’s also a minimalist cafe. The interiors only had wooden chairs and tables, warm lights, and a huge mirror to make an illusion of space. Indoors could fit only around eight individuals, so there were more tables and chairs outside.

They had buzzers so you’d know if your order was ready, and you could either get it in the cashier itself or the sliding window in the indoor dining. It’s more of a casual cafe, not a coffice; they only have one socket available to use, and their CR is for employee use only (so you can’t stay long if you have bladder control problems).

What to Eat in 6D Cafe

I ordered their tiramisu iced coffee (PhP 170) and their beef teriyaki egg drop sandwich (PhP 200). I rarely order burgers and sandwiches, but this one—I tell you—is a worth-remembering, must-try sandwich. Really, really worth the buy.

For more information about this experience, visit Kape Tayo, Rizal‘s Facebook page.

6D Cafe
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
681 Ipil St. Rodriguez, Rizal

Cafes in Laguna Part I: Kapetearya and Hiraya Manawari Cafe

During the first two weeks of June, I needed to be in Laguna for another assignment, and before going home, I visited cafes nearby. (This might have a part 2.)


The first time I went to Laguna, I thought, Why not feature a cafe while I’m in here? One of the nearest in our location was Kapetearya, which was located in Rosario Avenue, San Pedro, Laguna.

It’s a neat and spacious cafe with both indoor and outdoor dining, perfect for simple gatherings. I saw individuals reviewing for exams, so as long as you didn’t need sockets for laptops, this place was fine. There’s one free socket near the middle table.

I was only able to eat churros with caramel dipped, and I loved it. The drink included above was mocha espresso, but I also ordered an oreo frappe beforehand, which I was only able to include in my Tiktok entry for Kapetearya.

Aside from their staff being kind and approachable, what I liked most was how relaxing the vibe was in the cafe. They have different branches, from I’ve searched.

12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Rosario Avenue, San Pedro, Laguna

Hiraya Manawari Cafe

This one, on the other hand, was easier to find and much more convenient to go to because you can find it inside Robinsons Galleria South, near the food court.

The whole cafe felt cozy and homey, probably because of the greens from the plants, the warm lighting, and the wooden tables. They also have free Wi-Fi access and sockets available for each table, making it an ideal working space.

I ordered their aglio olio (PhP 250) for lunch and choco chip cookie (PhP 90) for lunch. The aglio olio was spicy, but I loved it nevertheless. The cookie had a unique taste that I couldn’t pinpoint what, maybe from an ingredient.

Their cappuccino (PhP 120) had a bitter taste, and as an introvert, I didn’t ask for sugar. Hehe. I’m used to ordering cappuccino with sugar in it already. On the other hand, their lattes are sweet, which I liked better. Loved their double chocolate mocha (PhP 150).

Hiraya Manawari Cafe
10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Level 4, Robinsons Galleria South, San Pedro, Launa