Latitude Bean+Bar Is a Quiet Spot near Taft That Serves Specialty CoffeeJune 20, 2019
Manila has always been a bustling city; and Taft, in particular, is a stretch that’s constantly plagued with day-to-day events. From pedestrian (can we call them that, even if they don’t cross via the “Ped Xing‘s?”) activities to random street-side sights, there’s no escape. Heck, even the side streets have something going on most of the time.
So it’s practically miraculous that Latitude Bean+Bar, a new specialty coffee shop on Pilar Hidalgo Lim street (a stone’s throw away from Taft!) was able to shield itself from the busyness of it all. The quaint cafe lures you in with hip, classy interiors, but it keeps you in with well-prepared cups of joe, whose beans are supplied by a local roaster in Quezon City.
They have the usual espresso and milk-based beverage options, plus a handful of snacks and pastries. One of their creative concoctions, though, is their Cold Brew with Coconut Water—a light, refreshing drink that balances the stale bitterness of the coffee with the mild sweetness of the coconut water. We suggest pairing it with their New York Cheesecake, a sinfully sugary treat that’s sure to please any sweet-tooth.
A specialty coffee shop in Malate.