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
https://www.facebook.com/elicoffeebinangonan

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
https://www.facebook.com/6dcafe

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/