Best Starbucks branches in the Philippines


Quality time spent with friends or by ourselves over the warmth and bittersweet taste of coffee has indeed been something we look forward to from time to time. After all, going to coffee shops such as Starbucks is one way we escape the chaotic rush of everyday life, as they’re a relaxing haven of sleek, thoughtful interior designs.

It’s really no wonder that they are thriving today, and if you want to visit some of the prettiest Starbucks outlets around the Philippines, here are 10 of the most unique and aesthetic ones you should take a sip of your coffee in.

Note: The coffee shops may have to change their opening hours from time to time in accordance with the changing Covid-19 alert levels. Do check out the Starbucks Philippines site for updates. 


1. The Grove by Rockwell, Pasig – tropical & Filipino-themed


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Showcasing a combination of the old, modern, and green, the Starbucks branch at The Grove By Rockwell balances all of its elements to give off a relaxing, tropical-themed vibe. It’s as minimalistic and Filipino as it gets, a refreshing sight in a modern neighborhood of tall buildings.

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Inside, minimalist blocks are embellished with wooden details, while transparent glass panels allow natural lighting through.

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It’s no wonder that the branch won Starbucks’ Best New Core Store Design in Asia in 2012, after beating out other branches around Asia.

Address: The Grove Rockwell, Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Pasig 1604, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Sun– Thurs 6.30AM-12AM | Fri Sat 6.30AM-1AM
Telephone:
2341943


2. Evia Mall, Las Piñas – built inside a stone-walled house


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Covered by colorful bricks and housed under red roofing, Starbucks Evia is far from the typical look of most Starbucks outlets in malls. You may mistake the branch for a coffee shop in a European city, but it’s actually in a Metro Manila neighborhood mall, Evia.

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While the interior has a common, wooden motif, what sets it apart is the roof’s ceiling that resembles that of a house. Lanterns with intricate patterns also add a subtle accent to the overall feel of the outlet.

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Post lamps are fastened on the branch’s walls to complement the bricks’ browns and greys.

Address: Pontevia North, Evia, Almanza DosDaang Hari, Las Piñas City 1750, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Sun– Thurs 6.30AM-12.30AM | Fri Sat 6.30AM-2AM
Telephone:
8088545


3. Domicillo Design Hotel, Tagaytay – overlooks Taal Lake and volcano


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You’d think that the Starbucks branch at Domicilio Design Hotel is just another coffee shop from afar, but once you step inside, you’ll be in awe of its glorious views of the Taal Lake and volcano.

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It’s minimalistic in its approach to design – transparent glasses surround the area, while its roofing emphasizes the geometrical simplicity of lines. The chairs are also as plain as possible, industrial-style instead of luxurious.

Address: Km. 58 General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika East, Tagaytay City 4120, Cavite
Opening hours: Temporarily closed until further notice
Telephone: 2363330


4. Greenbelt 3 Reserve, Makati – has pastel pink walls


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Before, Greenbelt 3’s Starbucks outlet was one of your standard Starbucks stores around the corner. But as it just reopened in November, the branch will now greet you with walls painted in lovely pastel pink complemented by wooden furniture and grey tiles.

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It’s a Reserve branch too, which means that you can find coffee beans, pastries, and other food that’s exclusively available at the store.

Address: G/F Greenbelt 3 Mall, Level 1, Makati City 1229, Metro Manila
Telephone:
7282027


5. Cebu Business Park, Cebu City – tall, transparent glass facade with high ceiling


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Amidst the bustling commercial centers at Cebu Business Park, Starbucks’ branch at Archbishop Reyes Avenue is an eye-catching sight. It’s Starbucks at its most modern, standing tall with its high ceiling and transparent glass facade.

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Inside, it highlights the relaxing harmony that results when you put together traditional, wooden details and neutral-colored walls.

Address: G/F BPI Corporate Center, Archbishop Reyes Avenue corner Luzon Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City 6000
Opening hours: 7.30AM-10.30PM, Daily


6. Poblacion District, Davao City – resembles a giant, rectangular, wooden box


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The Starbucks branch at Poblacion District in Davao City is like straight out of a painting. Fronted by a lily pond and surrounded by tall trees, it’s built like a giant, rectangular, wooden box similar in style to the mansion featured in the South Korean film Parasite.

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The store offers a spacious area, while the interior equally follows a wooden theme like the shop’s facade, and patterned tiles accentuate the overall look of the floor.

Address: KM 3 J.P. Laurel Ave, Poblacion District, Davao City 8000, Davao del Sur
Opening hours: Sun– Thurs 7.30AM-12.30AM | Fri 7.30AM-1.30AM | Sat 8.30AM-1.30AM


7. Macapagal Boulevard, Parañaque – includes a drive-thru


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Self-confessed Starbucks fans should check out one of the coffee shop’s biggest branches in the country at Macapagal Boulevard. With its commanding, grey exterior, the store offers a wide seating area composed of two floors.

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Aside from its size, thoughtful installations, such as a world map, are hung on its walls to showcase various regions around the world where coffee is abundant. Starbucks Philippines - Starbucks Macapagal BoulevardImage credit: Starbucks Philippines

If you are rushing for work or school, you can also just order at their drive-thru.

Address: 9 Macapagal Blvd. corner Bradco Avenue, Parañaque City 1701, Metro Manila
Telephone:
029068794
Opening hours: 6AM-2AM, Daily


8. Pandiman Building, Intramuros – traditional motifs in a historical area


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You may not want to miss out on the Starbucks branch built inside the Pandiman Building whenever you’re in Intramuros. True to the history of the area, the coffee shop follows a traditional style of architecture with its archways and intricate gate carvings.

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While the seating area is a relaxing atmosphere of brown shades, the patterned tiles ensure that the branch stays aligned with its historic theme. Located at a less-crowded, narrow street of Intramuros, the coffee shop will also make for a perfect stop whenever you need to relax with a cup of coffee.

Address: General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila 1004
Telephone: 029068420
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 7.30AM-6PM | Sat Sun 8.30AM-5PM


9. Sierra Valley, Cainta – airy two-story building


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Another one for the books is the Starbucks Sierra Valley in Cainta, Rizal. It stands out with its facade emphasizing a relaxing pattern of straight and slanted lines, while its walls are colored in brown, grey, and dark shades.

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You’ll be welcomed by its vast seating area made up of second levels. Wooden and geometrical lines adorn the space, while its little details of greenery add an accentuating touch.

Address: Sierra Valley, Ortigas Ave Extension, Cainta 1900, Rizal
Telephone:
83558964
Opening hours: 7AM-12AM, Daily


10. Camp John Hay, Baguio – bungalow resembling countryside homes


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Nestled among pine trees and overlooking the mountainous hills of Baguio, Camp John Hay‘s Starbucks outlet is like something out of a country postcard. Instead of concrete walls, it is built inside a wooden bungalow that resembles houses from a quaint countryside neighborhood. Along its facade is a comfortable porch where you can savor the views of the surrounding greenery.

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Its walls inside are decorated with leafy prints, while photos on its walls are framed by wooden materials.

Address: Cottage 661, Camp John Hay, Baguio 2600, Benguet
Telephone:
0744220108
Opening hours: Sun – Thurs 7AM-10.30PM | Sat Sun 7.30AM-11PM


Unique and aesthetic Starbucks outlets in the Philippines


A coffee a day inside a beautiful Starbucks branch is sometimes the key to keeping the stress away.

Designed with attention to details, the prettiest Starbucks branches in the Philippines balance minimalism and colors to give us the coffee experience we deserve while making memories with our friends and loved ones.

Check out other coffee shops with eye-catching themes:


Cover image adapted from (clockwise from top left): Allen Alhambra, Ayanne Dela Rosa, RAF Francis, and Michael Carbon

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