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

Newly Opened Cafe in Tanay: Triston 360 Cafe

This was the farthest cafe I had visited so far (I visited last December 16). In fact, it took me almost four hours to commute. But the pink skies and the experience were worth it.

How to Go to Tanay Triston 360 Cafe

I had to ask the cafe itself for instructions since it was my first time to go to Tanay.

I rode an Antipolo-Tanay jeep from a point in Ortigas Extension and had the jeepney driver drop me at Tanay Bayan. The tricycles there led me to the jeepney terminal that passes by some points in Marilaque Highway. (While writing this, I should have asked if they pass by Cuyambay).

From the jeepney terminal, I asked them to drop me off at Martessem. From there, I rode a tricycle that gave me a ride up to Cuyambay Arc (it cost me PhP 150 though).

If you’re cafe-hunting alone like me, I suggest that you leave as soon as you eat, as finding jeepneys and tricycles is more difficult at night.

What to Experience in Tanay Triston 360 Cafe

It was a simple cafe, nothing fancy. Their “theme” focused on their purpose and location—their advantage. It was a newly opened cafe when I went to visit, so many parts were still being constructed. But today I heard that they already have a stonehenge-inspired rock installation and a backyard.

From the cafe, you’ll also have a good view of Laguna De Bay and some Tanay mountains and fields. I thought I was unlucky that day since it was slightly raining and I wouldn’t be able to see the sunset. To my surprise, I was blessed with a burning pink sky.

Before I forgot: wear a jacket. Do not underestimate the cold air of Tanay peaks (which was what I did, and I regretted wearing a skirt that day haha).

What to Eat in Tanay Triston 360 Cafe

They gave me a lot of free food, so it was a surprising experience. I only ordered their continental breakfast (PhP 259) and blue layered iced coffee (PhP 128), but they also gave me tuna pesto, blue ice cream, and tea.

My orders were okay, but if I’d go there a second time, I would pick one of their pastas and a warm cup of tea. For tea goers, I would highly recommend theirs; I felt cozy after drinking, which was a great pair for a freezing body.

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

Triston 360 Cafe
5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Ipil St. Corner, Marikina-Infanta Highway, Tanay, rizal