CO/OP

189 A. Mabini St., San Juan, Metro Manila

CO/OP
4.0
4.0 Stars

66 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 18
  • 4 stars 34
  • 3 stars 10
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 0
  • 70 Reviews
  • 117 Recommend
  • 66 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6329255885

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars
9

After a stop at Manila Toast, we aimed for another nearby establishment. This time just for desert and coffee. It’s good to have your main and sweets separately right?

All their cakes were fairly decent. They only thee and we opted to have them all. The best was their very moist chocolate cake. The ganache around it was perfectly sweet and creamy, I ended up eating from its back.

I also love how they prepared my ice coffee. Totally refreshing! The store is ran by a cooperative and thus the name. They sell various items like bags and other household needs.

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars
4

A big coffee place in San Juan area. Aside from being a coffee shop this place is also a store that sells art stuff and bags. The place is very spacious and has a great parking space in front. I went for my usual flat white which was nice but didn't get the right amount of milky foam that I like in Flat white. For the dessert we grab a Ube white chocolate. I enjoyed it even it was a bit too sweet. Perfect with a cup of coffee.

Downside for me is all the power outlet is taped so customer are not allowed to use it. :(

Overall I'll be back to try their other dishes. Saw that the price was very budget friendly and serving size was good.

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Audible I.
5.0 Stars

Big serving and healthy eating 128516128516128516128077128077128077

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Cocoy P.
3.0 Stars

Food is quite expensive and the taste for me is just okay. There is nothing special about it.

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Alexandra N.
5.0 Stars

Tartufo 128523

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Angel U.
4.0 Stars
10

So been passby this place for a while and always wanted to try this place because they have an unique concept of cafe,

It's a store cum cafe cum restaurant cum quirky stuff store yeah so kinda arty farty place :) 128525

Ordered ,

Ginger Ale 127865 and Americano 9749️ with a plate of Nachos 🧀

🔸 peaceful place and calm ambience

Cost me about P5h for all 128077🏻

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Howard G.
5.0 Stars
2

One of my favorite places for pork chop and, today, I discovered, for beef tenderloin, too.
The pork chop has been consistently delicious. Perfectly seasoned and juicy good.
The beef comes with the first batch of onion rings that I truly enjoyed.
Service is decent and food is always freshly made.

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Em D.
4.0 Stars
6

I really loved how this place looked. 128525 It was really bright, spacious and parking wasn't a problem! I also enjoyed going around and looking at the quirky items they sell while waiting for our orders to arrive. 128525

After 10 minutes of walking around the store, I saw our orders on the table. Got their classic grilled cheese and their shrimp pesto (not sure about the name so I just made the name up lol) with their CO/OP iced tea. All those three were very good. My favorite was the grilled cheese. The bread was really soft and dem cheeeeeeeeseeeeee!! 128539

I just wish we had dessert in another place cause both the red velvet brownie and the cookie dough cupcake were meh. 128563128532

Service was good though...

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
4

I love quaint coffee shops. It never fails to make my heart skip a beat. Well, that and too much coffee.

After a quick and blooper-filled S&R trip, V and I decided to have coffee somewhere. V recommended CO/OP and I recall M mentioned that place when I asked for food stops for my San Juan food trip (which became a White Plains food trip). I quickly agreed and off we go to San Juan.

The place was slightly hidden (or was it because it was dark?) so you need to be somehow familiar how to get there. A big CO/OP sign though will greet you so you’ll know when you’ve reached your destination.

I instantly fell in love with the place. A huge MANILA signage was at the porch which serves as a cute backdrop for a few tables and chairs for the al fresco diners.

The counter is the first thing you’ll see once you open the door. With a simple menu, it wasn’t hard to decide what to order.

Since we were still full from our pizza, chicken and fries, we opted to have the Dessert in a Jar (PHP175), Cappuccino (PHP110) for me and CO/OP Iced Tea (PHP80) for V.

While waiting for our orders, we checked out the cute stuff CO/OP carries.

At first, I had the impression that the items they were selling were NGO products. Apparently, these items are from other countries like US and Australia. Most are priced about PHP900.

After a few minutes, our food and drinks were served.

I didn’t find anything extraordinary with the cappuccino but it was good. They just failed to serve sugar with my coffee.

The iced tea was slightly citrusy making it refreshing. But it seems to have an equal amount of foam.

The dessert in a jar (chocolate nut crunch) was pretty enjoyable. I liked the different textures. It seemed like your usual chocolate cake with a slight crunch.

With the cute décor and it being slightly hidden, I will definitely visit again. I’ll most likely try the sandwiches next time and perhaps the lemonade as well.

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Steffhanie S.
4.0 Stars
2

It's more than a coffee shop. It's more than a place wherein you can eat good food. It's more than an establishment where you can chill and hang-out. CO/OP is actually more than what your eyes can see from its first sight.

Located at the heart of Little Baguio in San Juan City, CO/OP occupies a large area so it won't be too hard for you to spot it instantly. The establishment has a quite huge parking area so that's good news, right?

A huge CO/OP sign will welcome you as you go down from tour cars. The exterior of the restaurant has trees and pebbles as flooring that actually give that casual, cool feel upon entering the place.

As you go to the entrance door, you'll see letter blocks that create the word MANILA. This can be a photo opportunity area for barkadas, families and officemates especially during daylight.

Upon entering, you'll instantly get the artsy, creative vibes of the place. From the interiors which showcase a lot of artworks like paintings, drawings, framed digital artworks, etc. to the actual furnitures in the establishment that's actually a mix and match of usual tables and chairs to cushions and couches, every area is actually a spot wherein you can take selfies and groupfies.

From there, you can opt to go directly to the counter and order your dishes as it's pay as you order. When I visited with my best friend, we ordered their Mac & Cheese and their Cheese Sticks so imagine the cheese and milk overload in our dishes.

Both items were good. The pasta was cooked al dente, generously served and simple yet really tasty with its sauce. The cheese sticks balanced the taste in such a way because it has tomato salsa dip on the side which I loved!

But hey, aside from their menu items, CO/OP has a whole lot more to offer given the items that they sell inside (check my photos).

They have a whole lot of artsy, cute and unique items that different types of people will get to appreciate. For the creative ones, they have artworks, paintings, framed digital works that you can display in your places. For the homemakers, they have utensils, creative looking glasswares that are all unique looking. For those who love papers and stationeries, they have a lot of stash that will make you crazy, from notebooks, wrappers, etc., they have it all! I cannot actually enumerate every single thing because there's a whole lot!

So if you can't wait then visit CO/OP now and get to know what I am talking about!

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Kim L.
2.0 Stars

PRETTY...disappointing for what looks like a beautifully crafted matcha cake. Instead of the usual buttercream, they used matcha-infused cream with gelatin between layers of matcha chiffon cake. It didn't taste and feel right without the creamy part! Felt like I was cheated on, parang election lang!1285149996🏻️

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Cheska S.
3.0 Stars

Had their salmon eggs ben and I was quite disappointed with it.
Found the hollandaise sauce too overpowering and the salmon didn't taste too good. It was P390 and I felt bad about the price vis a vis the food quality.

I also ordered the french toast with cream cheese and bacon. I prefer my syrup in the side, in that I'll have the discretion on how much to put. Forgot to ask them to set aside the syrup. Other than that it was pretty okay.

I'm giving their breakfast food another chance and will definitely go back to try their other dishes though.

I guess I like their ambiance and the fact that the place has a lot of merchandise being sold. Last time I was here there were a lot if Star Wars stuff and I told myself I'd come back for them. So sad they're all gone now. 128557

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Anne Margaux M.
4.0 Stars

Try their breakfast food. Yummy and just the right taste for those who don't like extremes on their palate.

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars

Cookie dough cupcake! Php75

I thought to myself. Wow ! This is something new so why not!

It was served heated! It was pretty good. I'm just not a big fan of the cream cheese frosting like the ones you get on top of red velvet cupcakes. So yeah I 'm not a fan of sour desserts to begin with. If you are into it then you would like this!

The cupcake is really good! Addicting really!

Service is great! Love the big parking space. This is a good meet up place!

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
3.0 Stars

Since we were in the San Juan area and needed a place to hang out for a couple of hours, dad suggested CO/OP.

It was almost 9PM and we haven't had dinner. There were still a lot of empty tables when we arrived (it was a Saturday night) but the place slowly filled up. Some were there for drinks and dessert.

On the table
🔹Classic Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich
🔹House Corned Beef Sandwich
🔹Tuna Melt Sandwich - my fave from the three. I think it had olives.
🔹White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie - smelled so good. A bit sweet.
🔹Potato Fries - attacked this right away. Catsup was served in a small shot glass so we asked for more.
🔹Matcha Milk Cake - no weird matcha or green tea taste. I kinda liked that one bite even if I don't like green tea
🔹Strawberry Lemonade - yummy and refreshing. It had fresh strawberries

Their Sandwiches were humongous. No wonder they were that expensive. We had a hard time finishing them. The bread was buttery and greasy. The Cheese was the redeeming factor of the sandwiches which were served with Vinaigrette Salad and Camote Fries.

Part of the place was a store that sold different merchandise like wrapping paper, bags, books, cake stands, tea sets and a lot of decorative items.

Overall, this is a good place to kill time if you don't mind having so so tasting sandwiches.

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

Just here for the iced coffee...that, according to friends, tasted like Nescafe. But I still liked it. 128514

I remember in UST more than a decade ago, there was a building which was informally called Co-op. #walalang 128517

Co/op also sells all sorts of quirky things. For unique gift ideas, you might want to check it out.

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Rachel T.
5.0 Stars

Nice perfect cup of hot latte after lunch. So delicious that i finished it up immediately.

Co/op also serve foods and desserts (i was able to tikim their chocolate cake which was ordered by a friend - delicious and thick chocolate icing). They also sell cool (expensive) stuffs in their shop. Btw, i like their big table/order number clip. I want one at home 128539

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HungSui L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Zia M.
4.0 Stars

It was a random night and we were supposed to go to Shang to look for somewhere to dine but he had a better idea of going here because he haven't tried it yet.

We were welcome by artsy lighting and cute artworks that are for sale in their counter. I swear your eyes will be busy for the next minute because of their items. So when I'm done ordering my pesti pasta, while he had rib steak, I went straight to their shopping area. They have this cool stuff and books and weird but pricey items that theyre selling.

I saw many cat-inspired items that I would love to buy but hesitant because of the price. Lol I also saw a book entitled, "Zombies and Stupid People" or something like that. Haha

It was a typical thursday night, there aren't much people in the restaurant so it was peaceful While we're here. Few minutes later, our orders arrived and we were shocked that the serving is actually good for sharing. But, I managed to finished all of my pesto alone. 12851710084️ I am that hungry, plus he doesnt like pesto much.

My pesto pasta tasted good, plus the serving for its price is really worth it.

We wanted to order hot tea but they don't serve hot tea so we just finished our food and left to find a tea cafe.

Oh, I'll def come back here for their breakfast menu. 128587🏼

#12Days

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Pol K.
5.0 Stars

Pizza fries are straight 128293💯💯

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