Carpentry and Coffee: A Neat Coffice in Cainta, Rizal

Coffice is a term used for cafes that can almost be your own office, and I’m glad that I found one only a few kilometers away from home. Carpentry and Coffee appeared on my Instagram feed after I followed #cafeph, and as a cafe hunter, I was willing to visit their place and try their food.

How to Go to Carpentry and Coffee

If you’re coming from Angono and Taytay, ride a Sta. Lucia or Tropical jeepney (or if you’re from Ortigas, you have to go down at Junction first). Tell the driver to drop you off at The Garden Walk, which is in front of SM Hypermarket. Carpentry and Coffee is located on the second floor.

What to Expect at Carpentry and Coffee

Whether you’re looking for a tranquil place to work and eat or you want to discuss a remodeling project with experienced builders over a cup of coffee, Carpentry and Coffee got you covered. With clean-furnished walls, tables, and other wooden furniture, this coffice stands by their name. It is a carpentry-theme cafe, established from the owner’s love for coffee, architecture, and interior design. I love how they provided a space for a mural depicting two workers painting on wood. They also used buckets and paintbrushes to design one ledge. We were during Valentine’s day, so their interiors were filled with hearts and reds.

Aside from their friendly staff and good food, their cafe emits a peaceful, nature vibe that is perfect for tasks that require utmost focus and offers sockets where you can plug in your laptop and mobile devices. The comfort room is outside the cafe, though.

What to Eat at Carpentry and Coffee

Above are their salted caramel frappe (Php 160) and chocolate milk tea (Php 95). We also ordered their must-try spicy Angus tapa (Php 235), regular Angus tapa, fish and fries, and tuna pesto and mushroom. I wasn’t able to take note of the prices of the other dishes, but all of them were superb. I will definitely go back for their Angus tapa and fish and fries, maybe with hot coffee next time.

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Carpentry and Coffee
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
2nd Floor, The Garden Walk, Felix Ave, Cainta, Rizal

My Cozy Tambayan: Pageturner Cafe

Update as of July 9, 2021: Pageturner Cafe is now closed.

As you may all know, I live in the town of Cainta in Rizal province. I’ve been looking for cafes to feature here on my blog not only to help cafe hunters find a new place to explore but also boost our town’s popularity, even in my own way.

Near our residence is Pageturner Cafe, which easily captured my attention because of the huge arch that welcomes its customers.

How to Go to Pageturner Cafe

If you are coming from Taytay, Angono, or Antipolo, ride a jeep going to Crossing, Tropical, or Sta. Lucia and tell them to drop you off at Valley Golf. You’ll see Primark Town Center as you go down. Just turn left from the parking lot, and browse through the restaurants at the side. Pageturner Cafe is in front of Ministop and beside Pan De Manila.

What to Expect in Pageturner Cafe

Good for around twenty to thirty people, Pageturner Cafe relaxes its customers through its unpainted but furnished cement walls, wooden tables, and snake plants to add some nature vibes. They have card games, which groups can use for a little fun time. Books are free to borrow as long as customers know how to return them to their original places.

What to Eat in Pageturner Cafe

This has been, so far, my favorite caramel macchiato, which costs Php 130. I’ve been here three times, and although I want to try other blends, I’d end up sticking with it. I love how it can be creamy without being overly sweet, unlike other cafes where I have to put sugar until I ruin its mixture.

The New York Style Cheesecake was okay. I hope they could level up their pastries so they could look more apetizing, but since Pageturner is a small cafe, I understand the lack of variety. They also serve pasta and sandwiches, but these were out of stock during my visit.

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Pageturner Cafe
10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Primark Town Center Cainta, Ortigas Ave. Ext., Cainta, Rizal

Travel Plans and Coffee Combo at Era Travel Cafe

Update as of July 9, 2021: Era Travel Cafe has relocated. Here are pictures from their new location in Taytay, Rizal, just near McDonalds Tikling.

Recently, it has been my hobby to look for hidden Instagram-worthy cafes in Rizal, especially in Cainta, my hometown. It was timely that I discovered Era Travel Cafe, a relaxing travel-themed cafe near Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, best for individuals who need a chill spot to plan their next travel.

Eradventure Travel and Tours operates Era Travel Cafe, so if you’re looking for a travel agency to plan your next getaway while enjoying a chill time with your cup of coffee, then I recommend that you visit their website or their cafe.

How to Go to Era Travel Cafe

If you’re from SM East Ortigas, ride a jeep to Junction (minimum fare) and then another one to Sta. Lucia. On the other hand, if you’re from Antipolo, ride a jeep to Tikling (minimum fare) and then, again, Sta. Lucia. Era Travel Cafe is on the second floor of the Avenue Building, beside Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall and Brick Road and in front of ABE School.

What to Expect in Era Travel Cafe

The venue is small, good for around ten to fifteen people if you would like to host a small party for your friends. I often visit their Facebook page and noticed that seminars and workshops frequently happen there. In fact, they hold events themselves, like Vloggers Day (which I hope to be attending this weekend), frappe parties, and Saturday gigs.

You can also avail of their photoshoot, with free frappe and bread, for Php 399.

Their venue gave off chill night travel vibes, probably because of the lighting, the miniature Eiffel Tower, the vintage cameras, the map stickers, the dreamcatchers hanging on their ceiling, and the brown dividers that complemented with their white walls and other green ornaments. One wall felt out of theme, and I hope they’d consider replacing it with something that gives off an aura of nature.

They have sockets (I’m not sure if these can be used by guests). I wasn’t able to check if they have a comfort room though.

What to Eat in Era Travel Cafe

We ordered Era’s Overload (nachos and fries) for Php 99 and double dutch frappe for Php 79. Both of what we ordered tasted okay; as I say, the typical comfort food. Although I loved the first taste of their frappe, it became too creamy in the middle.

I would probably try their hot coffee and pastries next time I visit. Check more of their menu here.

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ERA Travel Cafe
Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
2nd Floor The Avenue Bldg. Felix Ave. Cainta, Rizal