Cofficina

2/F Unit 14, Thaddeus Arcade, Pitpitan St. cor. Gunting St., San Roque, Marikina, Metro Manila

Cofficina
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Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens: 12:00p - 12:00a
Phone
+6326218751

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot

Most Recent Reviews

Fluffy Belly F.
4.0 Stars
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Cofficina Cafe + Cowork is Marikina's first coworking community. However, given that it sits right about where Marikina ends and where Cainta and Antipolo begin, Cofficina is definitely a Cainta or Antipolo coworker's most convenient choice too.

Coworking is a relatively new concept in the Philippines so let me pause for some history. The concept of coworking started in San Francisco and is credited to Brad Neuberg. It combines the flexibility of telecommuting and/or freelancing, and the feeling of community in an office space.

There are more than a dozen cowork spaces in Manila, but the closest I know of for those residing in the East are the ones in Katipunan. Relatively close, but you know how proximity is hugely a function of traffic in Manila.

Cofficina is sure to provide most coworker's basic needs - a well-lit, airconditioned workspace, really fast fiber internet, piped-in music for ambience, succulents for when the eyes need a break, photos and quotes for a boost of creativity and inspiration, and unlimited coffee and/or tea. According to the owner, at the moment, the coworkers rarely interact, but I'm pretty sure that as this cowork community becomes more established, then like-minded people will start coworking not just in terms of space but by sharing ideas and collaborating too.

Cofficina is also a cafe, but I see that part of the business as secondary. I must say though that they have some good stuff on the menu like the Salted Egg Chicken and Nachos Overload. They also feature local bakers who bring their creations to Cofficina deconstructed. Do not miss the Amnesia Brownies and Carrot Cake - they're really good! Oh, and don't forget to write your name before you try these - the Amnesia Brownies is not called such for nothing!

Since Cofficina is not primarily a restaurant, they allow coworkers to bring in baon or even food purchased elsewhere. Of course they have rules too (read: 10 Commandments of Coffice) so don't even try bringing in tuyo or durian or some other strong-smelling food that others may find distracting or offensive in a workplace.

More things I love about Cofficina: the causes they support like choosing local (noticed Hiraya chocolates in the counter), promoting homebakers and supporting PWDs. It makes you feel that by being part of Cofficina, you also become part of these causes. Also, I loved how Chef Bianca Tolentino and her sisters and her and their partners were all pitching in to run Cofficina. It's what every parent would wish for their children.

Well done for a startup!

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