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

Finding the Perfect Tita Vibes at Kapetita

Kapetita was recommended to me by one of my high school classmates (Hi, Leo!). It was the perfect place to continue my remaining work hours that week, as it was nearby my hometown.

How to Go to Kapetita

Ride a jeep with Angono Highway, Binangonan Double Highway, or SM Taytay signs. Tell the driver to drop you off at Golden City Subdivision, a few meters before SM Taytay.

From the gate of Golden City, walk straight past 7-Eleven until you see the large “Tara, Let’s Coffee” wall sign. The exterior of the cafe is eye-catching, so you wouldn’t miss it.

What to Expect in Kapetita

As I’ve said, you wouldn’t miss Kapetita not only because of its large neon signage but also because of its eye-catching walls painted with colorful leaves. Both the exterior and the interior emit plantita vibes. The pictures above show their lovely entrance, which could already cater four people.

Their indoor dining is filled with flower paintings and woven chairs, accentuated by warm lighting. The whole vibe reminded me of Mary Grace, which is also known as the “the coffee shop your aunts go to.”

The pictures below show their other outdoor area, which could cater a group. The whole setup, including the lights and furniture, made the place cozy and rustic. I would love to go here again.

They have Wi-Fi, but you have to ask the password (I wasn’t able to use it since I preferred my own data). They also have sockets, which makes Kapetita a good place to work also.

Their comfort room is far from the cafe, but it is complete with a bidet, flush, sink, and toilet paper. However, be watchful of your steps since there’s a single stair step, especially at night since there’s little lighting.

What to Eat in Kapetita

I ordered their baked lasagna (PhP 265), mocha coffee (PhP 160 for 12 oz), and peach tea cooler (PhP 60 for 12 oz). Aside from the taste and the presentation, I also loved that they used ceramic plates and silverware—environmental-friendly and very “tita.”

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

Favorite Picture

11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Blk 1 Lot 3 Axinite Street cor. Golden City Drive Golden City Subdivision, Taytay, Rizal

Sunday Afternoon Merienda at Afters Coffee Shop

I knew about Afters Coffee Shop after a fellow author and cafe hunter (Hi again, Kim, for the nth time) recommended it. I went on a Sunday afternoon, so seats were almost full.

How to Go to Afters Coffee Shop

At the right of McDonalds Ortigas Extension, just across Valley Golf and Primark Cainta, you will see a narrow street with stalls selling cold cuts. Walk straight until you see a tricycle terminal, and tell the tricycle to drop you off at 16 Sun Street corner Apollo. If you see their eyebrows cross, just tell them it’s near Taytay United Methodist Church. It’s only a minute away from there.

What to Expect in Afters Coffee Shop

Afters Coffee Shop is mostly an outdoor cafe. There are seats inside, but the doors remain open. Both its exteriors and interiors are filled with browns, whites, and greens, adding a rustic, earthy vibe.

The cafe is along a road where barking dogs, tricycles, and cars pass by, so if you’re looking for a peaceful place to work, this may not be the best option. However, this would be a perfect venue for a small get-together with your friends. (Plus, if you want to be inspired, their baristas are kind of cute. Hehe.)

What to Eat in Afters Coffee Shop

I ordered their chocolate chip cookie (PhP 35) and salted caramel latte (PhP 95). I have no negative comments for both, and I really enjoyed my merienda . . . while watching humping dogs hahahaha—I mean why of all times and why of all places did they choose to make new pups in front of me?

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

Afters Coffee Shop
16 Sun Street, corner Apollo Street, Taytay, Rizal
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.