Drip Cafe

46A Banawe St. cor. Maria Clara St., Banawe, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Drip Cafe
3.9
4.0 Stars

15 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 22 Reviews
  • 33 Recommend
  • 15 Reviewers
Category:
Café

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Ambience:
Casual
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Lesty C.
4.0 Stars
2

I liked it.

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Carlos L.
3.0 Stars
5

Food is average. Blt - bacon is not crispy and too fatty. Hungarian pasta is ok. Matcha tea not too good. The ambience is great though. Cozy and nice interior and comfy chairs. Great place for meetups

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Pierre O.
4.0 Stars
2

Came back to try other kind of coffee since I enjoyed my last visit.

I ordered hot latte. The drink had a little too much milk in my opinion but it was still good and creamy. I can still hint a little coffee taste. Still hunting for the best latte in Metro Manila. Haha. 128516

And since I stayed for quite a while, I ordered something to eat too. Vegetable lasagna. This order took a long time to serve so for anyone who wants to order one in the future, order in advance. 128514 This lasagna seems to be expensive for such a thin layered lasagna. For a cost of 220, I would be able to eat bigger and more fresh lasagna elsewhere. It won't make you full for sure but it is enough to make your stomach quiet once in a while. 128516

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Kristina S.
3.0 Stars
2

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It was really a sudden visit with my friends. We ordered corned beef bread, ham & cheese bread, fries, triple chocolate and matcha float. We love the food but its kinda pricey. Place is a bit small and most of their foods are not available. 🙁 But we had a good time though. 128522

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Pierre O.
5.0 Stars
5

Another coffee shop in Quezon City worth visiting. It is located near Philippine Orthopedic Hospital. It was where the old kaffe kaffe once stood.

Upon entering the store one can immediately feel the air-conditioning system of the store is in full blast compared to other coffee shops and restaurants which is a major plus for me. You will also notice the big "king-like" chairs situated in the store. 128514

The lighting was sufficient for students who want to study all day long. But remember to bring your earphones to minimize the sounds coming from the surroundings.

There is also a second floor when there is not enough space. The servers/barista were also nice and accommodating and always wanting to help new comers.

Upon ordering, they would immediately give you their wifi password without asking for it. 128077128077128077

I ordered cafe mocha which was served in a big cup. I would taste the chocolate in it and the coffee was comparable or even better than Starbucks. 128516

They would also serve you water upon serving your drink which was great!

Great interior. Great coffee. Great air-conditioning system. Ambient lighting.
Will definitely come back. 128515
5/5

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Kim L.
4.0 Stars

Doc April H was right. Their strength is truly in their coffees, in our case, their drip brewed coffee. According to my boyfriend, it had a strong roasted aftertaste minus the acidity. He really loved it even though it wasn't the wisest decision to get on a hot day. We paired it with a chicken curry bun which was equally as good but needs a little tweaking because it tends to fall apart.

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April H.
3.0 Stars

Been raving about their Iced Latte and their Chicken Curry Buns for a while... But it was during one of my visits wherein I've tried their rice meals...

It was too hot to walk around that afternoon, so instead of going out for lunch we opted to try Drip's food... We ordered their fries to share, bf had their daing rice bowl and I got the beef salpicao rice bowl...

The fries were okay, though serving was a little small... We both didn't enjoy their rice bowls!128546128546128546 I found the beef a bit tough to chew and lacking in seasoning... Plus there were cubes that were a little undercooked for my liking... The bf also had issues with his daing regarding the taste, but I opted not to try it anymore... We alsotried their lava cake, which comes from a very familiar supplier...

In terms of the food and pastries, I found it expensive and just okay... I suppose I'll continue to visit for the coffee and the curry buns but I'll opt to eat lunch/dinner elsewhere...🙃

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Marianne P.
3.0 Stars
2

Good thing I didn't expect too much. They don't offer blended drinks, either hot, iced or float. They have pasta,rice meals, purk buns, CHICKEN CURRY BUNS 128077🏻 and cakes. Pretty much sure you are familiar with their pastry supplier. My sister tried iced tea hmm strawberry or raspberry 128076 me, hot chocolate on a hot afternoon128566 i didn't like it..sorry128532 but the store vibe is relaxing.

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

Who would not love drip cafe's latte? Though not the best latte art seen, it's the taste that matters...

Just one issue here.. Nakakainis lang students who like play their cellphones out loud as background music... Is the place theirs?? Ugh! Have to put on my own music.

I know its a free country, but it's inflicting... Pain and discomfort. Parang BO lang.

Drip cafe please play background music so these rascals know the place got music and needs not to play their own
128548

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Anna D.
4.0 Stars

I loved it here. Aside from being very easy to locate, the place was spacious, with great lighting and comfortable seats. Crowd are mostly students and/or people with their laptops so the place doesn't get as noisy even when it gets full. Coffee and food was decent and reasonably priced. I recommend their Iced Latte and Chicken Curry buns.

I'm always on the lookout for new study areas and this one is somewhere I'd definitely come back to.

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

This also could be a choice for your early sunday morning breakfast. I woke up late this sunday like 715am that's why i landed here since it's near the church.

I was actually planning to have salad but then it was unavailable. I asked also if they're planning to have sandwiches, they said they're still planning.

I ordered
128204longganisa at 200php
Truly asian... (By that Chinese) Cant deny cause it was served in a bow. One sliced meaty longganisa. With it comes a sunny side up, and slices of tomatoes and cucumber. The longganisa tasted peppery-salty. Thick skinned if you know the "plastic" like thing used to mold the longganisa... Verdict? I think they should lower the price by at least ten pesos or so.. I just feel i was not eating what i paid for.
128204128525 latte
Espresso with milk and tulip latte art! Oh my. Ang sarap ng coffee nila. True. Go here and enjoy their coffee. Comparable to EDSA bev. Hehehe.
128204choconut pie
Please include desserts during breakfast.
And i cant help it. It's not a pie. Wiki says a pie is a baked dish. This one just got vanilla-choco peanut mousse. So so lng. I was just wondering what it was. Looks cool in the display kasi.

They do not yet accept credit card. So have cash on hand before visiting.

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Wyanet Y.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

I am a frequent visitor of this cafe by now... What can I say, I can be a very loyal customer... Especially if the place is as inviting and pleasant as Drip Cafe... I am honestly not affiliated with the place, I just like their coffee and their staff... Plus the place is really relaxing and conducive to learning... Nuks!128513

This visit was no different. Save for one thing... When I was ordering, one of the waitresses/baristas said, "Kayo po si April H sa looloo diba?" Okay, natawa talaga ako dun... Masyado na akong madalas dito... I just said yes. Nahiya ako kasi parang ang dalas ko na tuloy dun... But it made me feel even more at home at this place... And that's what customers love and come back for... The feeling of being comfortable, welcome and that sense of familiarity in an establishment... 128077🏻

On a completely unrelated story, I must say that I truly understand the difficulties of putting up a business... We are small business owners too... All the time, effort and funds that go into it are no joke, whether it is a big or small operation. All the training, location scouting and product development before you can even set up shop. And even then, you need a bit of luck too...

The food industry is cut throat and no nonsense, like any other business. Customers today are very savvy and demanding of new experiences. All a business owner can do is to provide the best ambience, product, and service to entice the customers. But I think we should let the customers form their own opinion about any establishment. People may or may not like your business, but it should motivate you to push harder and become better... Excuses are just that, excuses. I feel bad when I'm in a cafe and the owners are not there and the staff are rude or lazy, because I know they have worked hard for their business. But when it's the owner that does something to piss off a customer, then that's on them. Restaurants are a service industry. Even if you are the boss, you need to mind your manners because you are still trying to entice the people to come and more importantly, to come back. I will not spend time or money at a place that doesn't provide what was promised-- good food and good service.

When I go to a restaurant, I just want to have a good time, like all people. We are not doctors, lawyers or managers while we are there. And when I write my review, I'm just a foodie who wants to share her honest experience and take on a restaurant. Again, WE ARE not doctors, lawyers or managers when we make a review. Opinions of the president of a company or a student have the same weight when it comes to review sites... That's what social media does, it's the great equalizer...

I don't claim to be an "official" reviewer or an expert or whatever. I also don't need special treatment when I go to a restaurant. Di ako pa-VIP. I don't say na-- hi I review sa looloo, pagka-guluhan nyo ako. Duh. But since I'm not paid to go to a restaurant (hello, I'm the one paying to eat out), I can very well say my honest opinion about the place and the food. I don't care if you share or agree with my opinion or not. I don't care if you read my review or not. But the last time I checked, it's still a free country and I am free to voice out my own opinion... As Reich T said, preferences vary and taste does come into play...

As I have said before, my rule is: WAG TALUHIN ANG REVIEW NG IBANG TAO. In the two and a half years that I have loyally and actively used this app, I have only commented ONCE on a review that was so completely unfair... I don't always agree with other reviewers, but even if I say so, it will just be something like, awwww so sorry that you had a bad experience or I hope that was just an off day for them... But sometimes, there is wisdom in saying nothing at all. Unfortunately, not in this case... I just don't want to draw any more attention to a place that doesn't deserve it...

This is a community of hardcore foodies who just like to eat sans drama... Censorship is a thing of the past... Honesty is encouraged, but remember one thing though: respect truly is the ultimate currency.

A PR specialist once told me, never write a comment on social media that your customers may misinterpret or may use against you in the future. How true. Common sense lang naman diba? If you can't handle criticism, then I suppose just don't open apps such as this one... You can't control what other people think, especially if you full on insult them... End of rant!128515 Now back to the usual program!128522

So sorry Drip, this rant isn't about your establishment! I love your coffee, the place, and the service!🙃🙃🙃 will definitely be back at Drip!128077 (not at the other place)

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Jenn L.
3.0 Stars

Just okay, coffee was just right. I wish they had better tasting longganisa. Place was cozy and relaxin however.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Went back here yesterday and got two drinks back to back... Wala Lang, I just wanted to try them again...
I first tried their Iced Cafe Latte, which is still as enjoyable as I remembered. I must really ask if they have soy or nonfat milk options! You guys must really try this one though when you get the chance... Just the right amount of sweetness but it will keep you up!

After a while, I tried their Matcha Green Tea Latte. Again, I don't know if this was just an off day, but I think I have to agree with Will C. . Their strength is in their coffee. It tasted a bit bland, lacking in sweetness and green tea goodness. I'll stick to the coffee the next time.

There are definitely more people here now than in my previous visits... Cool! Even met a fellow loolooer! Hi!128075🏻 I'm really just friendly!128515 Too friendly nga daw according to Carla M. Jenn N. Dastine S. and Chichi T. 128513

I was surprised to find out that they are open daily, even on holidays. From 7am to 10pm... Nice for the people who really need a place to study or hangout at! 128522

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Sas R.
5.0 Stars

I love this place!!!

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Daniela E.
5.0 Stars

Love the ambiance 10084

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Drip's Iced Cafe Latte is definitely worth a try! Strong coffee taste tempered by milk... Kept me up until late... Great with their chicken curry buns... A big glass is sold for P140, cheaper than SB and tastes better IMO.128522

I find their cold brew too bitter for my liking, good for hard core coffee drinkers... I'll stick to the latte instead...

I love hanging out at this cafe! Aside from the nice interiors and good coffee, their baristas and guards are some of the most accomodating people I have ever encountered... Hope you guys can check this place out soon...128077

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Loving the new cafe that replaced Kaffe Caffe along Banawe... For those unfamiliar with the area, it's just across POC, same side as Jollibee...

Since I'm waiting for the bf to finish his surgery and rounds, I ended up at the newly opened Drip Cafe.. I probably have a similar reaction with everyone who has been to the now defunct Kaffe Caffe-- The place is so bright!9728️ It really is an amazing change from the deep browns and dark woods of the previous coffee house... Now, it's black and white with teal accents... Pleasing to the eyes! And the bright lights make the place conducive to studying... Calling all med students!128522

Their baristas are very friendly and helpful, I love it!128525 I wanted to try their Matcha Green Tea Latte at P130... I got a mug of matcha goodness! Not too overwhelming in the matcha department, but very smooth! Calling all matcha lovers too!128522

After awhile, I decided to order their barbeque pork buns and curry chicken buns... You can mix and match, 3 pieces for P120... You can't order pork buns and not compare it to the THW version... It's smaller, flakier, with small bits of pork inside... It doesn't compare to the uber soft and crave worthy THW version, but it's not bad... I liked the curry chicken bun way better, with the curry holding it's own to the bun itself... I like the mild curry taste, mixed with a bit of carrots and potatoes... Would order that alone next time!128522

This place has a lot of pros: I like their corner location, providing lots of parking spaces (compared to other Banawe restos)... Very near Kreamy Island too!128525 Another plus? They have very clean, gender segregated restrooms!128513 Lastly, their store hours cater to both the early bird and the night owl-- open from 7am to 10pm... Calling all residents!128522

The space is now transformed into a clean, bright, and pleasing store, a complete opposite from what it looked like previously... It feels a lot more open and inviting-- calling you to stay, chill, study, and hangout... And of course, to indulge in their coffee... Only con about the place? You might want to keep going back!128077

Trivia:
Different set of owners... They are testing it out and if all goes well, they are planning to open a second branch at Greenhills...

P.S.
Carla M thank you for the matcha goodies! Tinipid ko!128514

P.P.S.
Jenn N thank you for the helpful critique!128536 Sorry naman at ininom ko na...128517

P.P.P.S.
Thank you Gino J for the editing tip!128522

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Steph Y.
4.0 Stars

I am just SO HAPPY there is a very nearby decent coffee shop in my neighborhood. In the same spot used to be an old coffee shop--not sure if same owners, I think not. Kudos to them for fixing branding and ambiance.

First, the interiors. I like the color scheme--black, white, gray, very light teal and some wooden fixtures. I like it coz it's bright, simple, clean and modern. Not your usual dim brown coffee shop where everything is just made out of wood.

Food: I only tried the Matcha Latte and it was so good!!! I'm not a coffee person and I was there at night so ordering tea was the better choice for me. They gave a whole glass bottle of water for me--I think it was too much but I appreciate the service. Perhaps they can make it like 3/4 filled so water isn't wasted :))

Service: Ok service, staff is friendly, but I just wish they'd close later than 10pm, but was able to stay 'til before 11. I wish theyd consider closing midnight even just on weekends 128539 I love hanging out in quiet coffee shops and it'd be a plus if they closed late. Wifi was also fast.

Will definitely come back, especially since it's just so near me!

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