Café Laya

EGI Taft Tower, Taft Ave., Manila, Metro Manila

Café Laya
4.1
4.0 Stars

7 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 4
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 7 Reviews
  • 67 Recommend
  • 7 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens: 9:00a - 9:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Camille S.
4.0 Stars
4

Cafe Laya is a very modern and artistic coffee shop. Aside from the quirky interiors, I’ll never forget how slim their door was. I remember that the previous tenants in this area didn’t have that door so maybe the slim door is part of their hippie side. While I was ordering at the counter, my friend got easily distracted with the art supply corner. Cafe Laya provides you with basic art materials like paint, brushes, pens and scratch papers in the form of Yellow Pages. They also have books on art, guides on how-to’s, etc. You can also borrow artworks for your Instagram flatlay needs. I like how they’re promoting art through these and how it can be a way to start conversations with the people you’re with it instead of using your phone while in a coffee shop. Their second floor or loft area had bean bags making it a really good venue to chill, too.

I ordered just one drink - Mocha. When it came, the cup looked more chocolatey than coffee. But the taste was not bad. It had a good balance of coffee and chocolate. The coffee wasn’t that strong and the chocolate was not super sweet.

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Marianne P.
5.0 Stars
2

Artistic atmosphere 128522 a bit small coffee shop yet with surprising menu.
Tried their Sinampalukang Liempo, sour, salty and herby (due to pesto sauce)
Kesong puti cheesecake, not too sweet yet creamy and dense base.
Popular with chocnut steamers, milk+chocnut mix (will try this soon) also the yema cheesecake128516

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Kat V.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Allana G.
4.0 Stars
4

The place was cute and i loved the design hahaha there was also a small corner wherein you can borrow art materials and try your hand in creating a masterpiece. I tried calligraphy but i guess my mind and my hands didnt have perfect art coordination 128514

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Ara H.
3.0 Stars

Chill place for students and working too! Hehe.

But it's pricey for a milkshake. Ordered dark chocolate creamies topped with vanilla (i think) ice cram, drizzled with chocolate syrup, in a regular sized mason-like jar for P165. I can order that in another for a bigger size, I think?

It's sweet for a dark chocolate, especially when I stirred the ice cream on top haha :)

Oh well. Worth the try! 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

Based on the name and the interior design of this café, I'm assuming that it is a #LoveLocal establishment. I liked that there were photos of various places in the Philippines posted on the wall. Pretty neat. 128077🏼

Their Bacon and Keso de Bola with Kamote Chips was good but I think it's a little pricey at PhP155.

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Isha S.
4.0 Stars

This cafe just recently opened up at the EGI Taft Tower and since I live nearby, I decided to check it out one afternoon.

Stepped in and was greeted warmly by their staff. The place looks pretty. There are two floors, dominated by bright lights and a white and wood theme. Upstairs, you can sit on cushions on the floor among low tables. Various artworks hang on the wall and there are a bunch of books and art materials placed on shelves on one side. The counter is downstairs as well as a bunch of stuff. The cafe actually advocates for showcasing local talent and products so definitely a plus there! 128077 Prices appear to be fairly reasonable.

On the menu, are a few meals, a couple of pastries and drinks. A lot were not yet available when I went (as they were still on soft opening) so I settled on a cup of their cappuccino, the Banana Theo and Philo Chocolate Muffin and their Kesong Puti Cheesecake.

Orders arrived after a while and I was also given some paper and encouraged to create something while I was there. I doodled a bit and was actually able to do something haha. As for the food, I liked the muffin as it was soft, moist and the banana and chocolate flavors blended nicely. I didn't like the kesong puti cheesecake that much, though as it was quite dry and crumbly. I think it was an old slice. The cappuccino on the other hand, was okay.

I think this place has pretty good potential and I'm actually rooting for them. 128522

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