Habitual Coffee

2135 Chino Roces Ave., Makati, Metro Manila

Habitual Coffee
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  • 22 Reviews
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  • 21 Reviewers
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Coffee
Phone
+639175741119

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Most Recent Reviews

Cindy S.
4.0 Stars

Habitual Coffee has been forever on my list of "Must Visit Coffee Places" and I'm happy that I finally had the chance to visit today. They're just hidden along Chino Roces Ave. in Makati. I suggest you take a cab or have a car when visiting. 128077 Went there around 1:30 in the afternoon and the place was already close to full, we got a seat by the window which was nice. (Natural light for taking pics!)

So the boyfie and I tried their Berry Nut Ricotta Waffle (260php) and Iced Mocha (180php). The waffle was good! It's crispy on the outside and soft inside. I love the generous amount of blueberries with it, plus the almonds! ♡ But why o why ours didn't have those pretty edible flower petals? #sad. It was quite filling too, as after I think four bites I was full. Now the coffee, the Iced Mocha was bomb! Initially, I wanted to order the Hot Mocha Latte (me and my love for latte art. 9996) but the sun was scorching, so I opted for iced instead. There aren't many coffee shops around that could nail legit mocha, but Habitual Coffee does! ♡

I'm definitely sold! Plus the service was awesome, friendly baristas! 128522 If it weren't for them being so far from where I live, you'd most probably see me there once or twice a week! 128513

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars
5

If only this cafe was near my office, I would hide here. Hahaha. I liked its raw and rough appeal. It's interiors are not well done that makes staying longer possible. For that afternoon, I had their White Cold Brew and Grilled Cheese. The sandwich was just awesome! It was a mix of cheddar, colby jack & mozzarella with some homemade fig jam. The jam added that sweet factor which was just great. As for the coffee, 127775127775127775127775127775. This is the home of AeroPress winner so coffee was top-notch. Acid was present though cooled down by the drink's temperature. Perfect combo for such a chill afternoon 128524

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Marjorie S.
5.0 Stars

Just because I read your article about the top most reviewed cafe in the metro and since my boyfriend is a coffee lover we woke up early one morning and look for Habitual before we go to the office.

The place is quiet and a bit small. The one thing I loved is the grilled cheese! It's my first time to try a grilled cheese with fig jam in it. It gives a contrast to the saltiness of the cheese and a nice crisp flavor. Thumbs up for the unique sandwich. The flat white is a regular flat white and the good thing is it is not acidic. Forgot how much we spent for this but it's almost the same as other cafes price range. 9749 we spent almost 2 hours in the cafe just drinking coffee and talking about anything and everything under the sun. Mornings are the best10084

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Marjorie G.
5.0 Stars
10

I celebrated my birthday recently, nothing fancy, I just met my friends over coffee. I think I've had enough of Bo's, Starbucks, and CBTL so I searched for a coffee shop that I've never tried before. That's how I learned about Habitual Coffee and it's located along Chino Roces. Imagine I lived in Makati for 3 years yet this was the first time I've heard of it (did I live in a cave?).

So I told my friends to meet me there. It was only along Chino Roces yet I managed to get myself lost 128514. Anyway, I found it eventually, but not after wasting an hour of my life on the road. My friends were already there and the only reason they forgave me for being late is that it was my birthday. 128514

Okay on to the review. Habitual Coffee is one of those cafes that offer specialty coffee. Specialty coffee means coffee that are not commercialized. They are usually roasted on the spot and they have shorter shelf life (only 1 month) to ensure the quality of the coffee. That's what I learned from the cupping event that I attended of late.

Habitual gets their coffee from Belis Washing Station in Atok, Benguet. I am partial with specialty coffee because they really taste better than those you can buy from regular cafes.

But let's talk about the interior first. Habitual Coffee takes on the industrialized minimalist theme that has become the signature look of hip cafes. But they have this raw unfinished look that is so very masculine. I loved it.

The cafe shares a building with Primal Ape, a crossfit gym so most of the patrons here are the "crossfitters."

I ordered my favorite coffee flavor, Flat White. It has a strong woodsy and nutty notes with a bit of a sour aftertaste. It was awesome!

Since it was my birthday, my friend got me a cake. It's chocolate cake, which surprisingly passed to my liking (I'm not big on chocolate cake you see) because it was not overly sweet. The staff garnished it with some flowers, a nice touch that I truly appreciated. The wine candles are from my friend by the way.

We also had two sandwiches, they were just okay to me, nothing remarkable.

All in all I loved Habitual and my friends and I agreed that it was worth returning to. And I definitely will, one of these days.

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Pötpöt P.
4.0 Stars

When the base coffee is good, all what-fancies-have-you in your other coffee-based drinks are sure to end up well in a cup. Just like this newfound brewing station along Chino Roces Avenue called Habitual Cafe.

The beans are well-roasted & made just at the right temperature. Many people don't care about the consistency but at Habitual, they just do it quite nice.

There's nothing much on the food menu but delightfully you'll find the essential coffee pairs. Their buffalo chicken sandwich & grilled cheese are flat-out damn delicious.

Set in industrial interiors, clean lines & neutral finish, this cafe is chic & chill.

However, I find the coffee serving too small for the price. And oh, I wish they could have thought more about its name.

Overall, it was a pleasurable experience being here.

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Russel F.
5.0 Stars

This is one of the cafés that I'm really excited to try! Since I've read mostly good reviews, I've prepared myself on what to expect with their food especially with their coffee. So I decided to go here on a Saturday afternoon to finish some freelance work with my notebook.

Upon entering, I immediately noticed the almost "bare" look of the cafe as it was not exorbitantly shaped up in the likes of third wave coffee shops in the city (e.g. Starbucks, Bo's, name it). Highly-elevated ceilings with some wooden and metal foreground that keeps that "less is more" feel of the place. Like most reviews mentioned, it looks like a warehouse that was redesigned and molded into an industrial-looking café.

Their AC wasn't on full power when I checked in. There were few seats by the counter, few tables and chairs near the window, and a long couch with few wooden tables on the opposite site of the entrance. The place is also a perfect spot to catch up with your lectures or work, or just simply hang around by yourself.

I tried their Ice White and got an Ensaymada Toast to pair with my coffee. like the Iced White mainly because it's not too strong but not too mild - it's just right! The Ensaymada toast is definitely the perfect choice for snack to pair up with your coffee! Brioche topped with sweet buttercream, and grated Edam cheese. For Php 180, you can share this toast with a friend because it's quite big!

Serving time wasn't that long. They have free wifi but I didn't ask to access it since the cellular signal was strong even inside the café. There's also a portal next to their neighbor Primal Ape Crossfit box.

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Clarisse D.
5.0 Stars
5

Saturday is the busiest day for the music and poetry scene of our country. Indie music and spoken word events are happening all at the same day, in different places. But there were two events nearby. Both in Makati.
Jack Daniels Future Legends Indiefest in Globe Circuit Makati and Focus: Lagablab in Habitual Coffee.

I went to Circuit first because I need to hear Reese Lansangan, Tide/Edit and Runway Criminals. I wanted to be omnipresent that time because W H Y DO T H E Y N E E D T O H A P P E N O N T H E S A M E D A Y?!

So after tide/edit's set, I head straight to Habitual Coffee, one of my favorite places to have coffee. I went there alone. I don't know how to process things of having new friends so I'm scared at first but nah, I should master the art of being alone.

I will not be reviewing the place by their coffee because their coffee will always be a five for five for me. I'll review Habitual coffee on how they process things when their vicinity is used as an event place.

It was full house. I came minutes before 8PM (start of the program) and I head straight to the rest room because I cannot find a seat. 128517 I'm not anti social, I just don't know where to place myself comfortably. Every seat seems to be taken already.

First minutes on standing inside, I realized that the AC is not enough to cool the warm hearts inside. (Or baka pareparehas nang malamig mga puso namin kaya feel ni aircon kaya na namin tong init)

But the AC functioned well and enough as soon as the program started.

Kaye Ong was there. Kaye Ong was there.

So, since the Jollibee I ate during my ride from circuit to habitual was easily processed by my dysfunctional metabolism machine, I need to order something. They only had three bar foods. I ordered their grilled cheese because HOW DO I MISS THAT FOOD???? I MISS IT A LOT. It costs a hundred and the serving is half of half of the original serving. Quite fine. Tastes still the same, yay.

Observing, while I drink from my light beer, they are all really doing their best to make the orders. They are sweating. But they're calm so everything went good and nice. They are able to quickly memorize costumers' faces and orders so no need to call "for clarisse?" "For anna?" something like that because Kaye Ong knows who ordered which.

They actively participate with the event. It is an open mic event, so there are spoken word performances. And if there's spoken word, there will be poems made by past tragedies that will make you go "awww" "hay life". They are doing their job while being part of the audience. They sing along, clap with us, and even make positive comments. Because why not, tao rin naman sila nakakaramdam din.

Habitual Coffee's very own barista, Kaye Lavin, had her performance. I didn't know she was part of the line up so when she was called I was like, wow. Active participation nga.

Their cocktails, so I was trying to escape too much beer because I love my liver, I went for their Gold Rush. It's part whiskey and the other part I think is calamansi. I like the mix of it, parang calamansi juice lang na may onting tama 128517128517

I need to go home early so I wasn't able to finish the event. But all the performances I was able to witness were all good, the place is kinda crowded by 9PM but they still accept orders from costumers who are not for the event, but only for limited choices of their coffee.

All in all, Habitual Coffee is a great place to have small and intimate events. They do their work as if they are just part a committee that are to serve the food to fellow attendees of the event. They never fail to make the people inside their place happy.

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Erika D.
5.0 Stars
3

Habitual Coffee is my go-to coffee shop whenever I'm in Makati. Located along the long stretch of Chino Roces, the cafe seems like it was molded out of an empty warehouse: high ceilings, black and gray tones, metal and wood accents, industrial and “untouched” feel.

In spite of those, the cafe’s star is really its coffee. Their latte, aka the drink that I always order, is smooth yet mild in coffee taste. The baristas seem to know what they are doing.

I had breakfast at Habitual Coffee one morning and paired my latte with an ensaymada toast. The saltiness of the edam cheese topped on brioche and richness of the toast’s butter very well complemented the milkiness of the coffee. I suggest you go out one time and try the no-fail combination. The cafe opens at 8am daily.

Coffee shop campers are also a regular sight at Habitual Coffee, perhaps largely due to the cafe’s free wi-fi access. Don't get me wrong, it's a chill place to hangout alone or with a friend regardless of internet connection. Apart from that, the cafe has a nice selection of magazines including Monocle, Grid, and Harvard Business Review.

Another good thing about Habitual Coffee is their washroom, which is always kept clean (hand soaps courtesy of Ritual!). You don't need to worry about sharing it with other tenants of the warehouse too because the cafe has its own. Meanwhile, their parking spaces may get limited late in the afternoon because of the Crossfit gym situated beside the shop.

Nonetheless, I’ve made it a conscious habit to drop by the coffee shop everytime I'm in the area. No wonder they call themselves Habitual.

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Roberto S.
4.0 Stars

While Son is at crossfit primal ape, I'm here at habitual (this will be a habit) haha food is good.

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Jinky U.
4.0 Stars

Cold brew 128076
Grilled Cheese Sandwich 128523
Cosy vibe of the place 128077
Yummylicious hunks from the crossfit gym nextdoor 128293128170128584128540
Verdict : 11088110881108811088

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

Breakfast at far far places from my place sure is fun. Thanks for the company Marco Jose L . magreview ka na ulit.

The place still is quite bare. But nice anyway. Sunlight could pass thru the ceiling--though effect might be lessen because of the incandescent light hanging low. The place has an alternative genre vibe. They only have one server cause that time there were no other customers except is three.

Parking space is very good. Upto 8 cars inside.

128204Cortado
This espresso drink has a 1:1 ratio of milk and espresso and the espresso was quite strong. The latte art skill performed was just ordinary. Cortado serve in a short glass.
128204Grilled cheese.
I was surprised so know that they only serve two sandwiches. The very, very very interesting waffle reviewed by Ron M is not available. Saad. Why doea this always happen to me! 128557
So i ordered this popular grilled cheese. Well, it's not really that big! But it does taste food! Not just all salty. May pagkassweet din siya cause it has some kind of jam in there.
The chips at the side were quite salty.. Salty More than the usual potato chips.

They're still in soft opening because their official receipt has not yet been launched. No CR inside too.

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Preecess P.
5.0 Stars

It was my first time in this place. I had mocha. I am not really a coffee lover and I usually opt for a tea. But this one is worth it. The best mocha I had ever tried so far.

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars

When Habitual moved to Makati, you can imagine my excitement. The place is along Chino Roces and isn't hard to locate. Of course, I had to try their flat white which is smooth and has the right blend of milk, with strong beans. The place is cozy too but small. They have pastries and sandwiches but I haven't tried any of them. It's a good place to spend time with yourself, or a few friends. Or maybe, a coffee stop after a filling night at Little Tokyo.

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Anton M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Christine Anne d.
5.0 Stars

Grilled cheese sandwich worth it at 200 pesos. Tastes like french toast with lotsa lotsa cheese!
Got a lemon something tea only because I already had coffee earlier, thought that was fine but not worth 120. My igi got a hot chocolate and he especially loved the cup! Loved the industrial interior and the sun basking through the glass windows! Worth the drive from QC!

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Haru G.
3.0 Stars

One of the few coffee shop that offers a strong flavours for your coffee. If you want that added kick, I suggest that you try their coffee. I ordered Latte (hot), which was kinda strong but I like it. Every one needed that power to jumpstart their day. 9749
When I and a friend went here, we wanted to try their waffles but unfortunately it wasn't available so we opt to try their toasted ensaymada and buffalo chix sandwich. Well honestly, I didn't quite like their toasted ensaymada (which was ordered by my friend). It's a bit tasty for me, the flavour was a bit overpowering and a bite can actually make you sated, I suggest pairing it with Iced coffee to even up the taste.
On the contrary, I enjoyed my buffalo chix sandwich (shout out to the potato chips on the side 128588🏻, which was a winner on its own). It was good 128076🏼. The chips complimented the outburst of flavours from the sandwich, which is a good thing. So as not to leave your tastebuds hanging from an unwanted taste.
The place is quite cozy, despite its location being near the bustling roads of Makati. Kinda weird that you hardly heard the noise outside, not to mention their choice of music (which was a great addition to the coffee vibe that surrounds the area), The downside would be the appearances of some traffic jams on the road while enjoying your coffee.
Nonetheless, it was a great experience. I'll surely be back to try their waffles. 128513
*I'll rate it with 3 stars (for now) and hopefully, when I get back 2 stars will be added 128077

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Clarisse D.
5.0 Stars

Ever since my phone got stolen, this place had been my sanctuary. And yes, after two months, I finally had a photo when I went here with my friend to do some serious business.
I ordered my usual iced mocha and let my friend have the iced white which was the very first that I tried here. We also had grilled cheese sandwich which comes with chips.
The sandwich is tasty! Yep, the cheese were seducing us, looking at us through the ends of loaf. It has a jam which made it more sweet and fun to eat! The chips added life!
The mocha has been my usual because of the dominating flavor of the coffee, but still has this sweety chocolate-y touch on my tongue. The iced white, as from what my taste buds remember, is that it’s rich in taste, smooth, and creamy. Although most of the people who saw my instagram photo of the mocha alone, they thought it wasn’t worth the price because of the big tube-like pieces of ice on my coffee. Well, it won’t change anything if I drink it as soon as it’s served. Maybe they’re just too used to drinking a cup of coffee for two hours on the window seat of a very famous white-girl coffee shop, lol just kidding, I’m sorry.
Some reasons why Habitual coffee has been my habit is because its location is not really hard to find, easy to go to if you’re familiar in Makati; their coffee honestly lessen my academic stress and satisfies my caffeine fix, plus the music they play inside the store is definitely relaxing (some may make you shake and nod your head like yeah); and the warehouse where it’s located houses two art galleries so relaxing made even more interesting. Plus, the service is always thumbs up. We even saw the baristas calibrate coffee! Yay. It’s definitely a habit.
Oh and thanks to them because they once gave me a free coffee coupon for a friend. Gave it to my professor who loves to drink coffee also… Too bad, I think he didn’t use it.
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Alexandra C.
4.0 Stars

If there's one thing I know about third-wave coffee, it's that it is not for everyone.

We're in a generation where coffee is no longer just something to give us a dose of caffeine every day, so the only way we'll be able to appreciate places like this is if we have a deep love for coffee, itself.

Habitual Coffee isn't like the mainstream sugary, sweet, and syrupy coffee we all know. Their coffee is strong, and I like that. It may not be something you're into, but it's definitely worth a try.

I recommend the Mocha with their grilled cheese sandwich. It is seriously, the best 128076🏼

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Anna d.
4.0 Stars

Tried Habitual Coffee for the first time today. I have read a lot of good reviews about this place, which is maybe why I got a bit disappointed with it.

The coffee was OK. I ordered Flat White, since this is my favorite blend. I've had better. My friend ordered Iced White, which she said was also just so-so.

HOWEVER, their food and dessert were both so yummy that we forgot we went there to get our coffee fix! Haha. Would recommend their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and Macadamia Sans Rival!

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Alecx A.
3.0 Stars

Tried the Espresso Shot (kahit na di naman talaga ako nag-cocoffee and have no idea sa mga coffees)
Ang Tapang!!! Pero masarap yung cookie!
+ it's expensive 128148

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