Local Edition

116 Perea St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Local Edition
3.9
4.0 Stars

58 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 12
  • 4 stars 32
  • 3 stars 13
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 80 Reviews
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Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Open: 7:30a - 7:30p
Phone
+6325569655

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:30a - 7:30p
  • Monday
    • 7:30a - 7:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 7:30a - 7:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 7:30a - 7:30p
  • Thursday
    • 7:30a - 7:30p
  • Friday
    • 7:30a - 7:30p
  • Saturday
    • 7:30a - 7:30p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Patrick V.
4.0 Stars
3

It's been a while since I visited Local Edition. I like it because it's really quiet & comfy here and their Tablocha is really good!

I decided to order Hot Tablea Chocolate since it was raining that day and I also ordered a tablea brownie which I regret because both were really sweet. Hahaha.

What I didn't like was that the hot chocolate was uhm.. not hot. My friend's drink was not hot as well. And Unfortunately they do not reheat. But I liked my drink. It was very rich. A little too sweet or maybe it was because of the brownie. I like my hot chocolate a little bitter.

So sadly, I was just there, sitting with my medyo warm chocolate drink and my nakaka-diabetes na brownie, watching the rain pour from the window. 9749

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars
2

One of the better coffee shop around makati. Place is quiet and great place to avoid the crowded coffee shops. I love how this place blossom from my first visit when they were just starting. They stayed true to their endevour of cultivating local products. They have lots of locally made product like the abaka wrist band and some postcards.

My flat white is still spot on good! While the tablea brownie was delicious just lacking a little bit of more moistness in it.

Overall I love this place! 128522

Hope they could adjust their closing time to atleast 9-10pm. 7:30pm closing time is just way early for this generation.hehe

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Rose R.
5.0 Stars

Large flat white and gooey cheese sandwich. Every time. 128153

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars
6

Apparently, I've been quite a regular here. Cheers to my third review for Local Edition. Why? Because this is a good 3-5 minutes walk from work and it's proudly Filipino!

So I spent an evening chill at this place before it started to rain so bad. It felt like I owned the place with just me as their customer. The ambiance is different from the usual coffee rush hour every morning. They're open from 7:30am - 7:30pm though so you have 12 good hours to grab something. Everything is proudly Filipino though. Their beans are locally manufactured which is a great blend. On my previous reviews I have tried their Flat White and Gooey Grilled Cheese which will never disappoint you. Add another one to your list as their Affogatto at only Php 135 is a great cherry on top. Coffee ice cream with a shot of espresso. It couldn't get any better than that. The espresso is strong but when it blends with the ice cream it gives you that thick, smooth texture with a that tangy bitterness taste of the espresso. Describing it makes me want for another round!

As part of promoting their local coffee, they have these photographs of local artists which you can also buy this really nice black notebook featuring some arts of Filipino artists. I think the notebook is selling at Php 600 but I do hope they'll have this sticker thing to get it instead. For the sake of loyalty! Haha.

The place is clean, with great chill vibes and music at the evening. This is a great find at Legazpi Village; at the very heart of Makati's CBD. Staffs are kind and accommodating. And, did I mention fast and efficient wifi? Yes! That's a huge plus. You can stay here for whatever purpose you have cause this hidden gem in Makati will never disappoint.

#henrysinstaxgiveaway

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Cyndy C.
5.0 Stars

Reminds me of coffee shops in the states. And surprise surprise, wifi actually works and is fast enough! Great place to hangout, study, read books (they have books for grabs, no fee required) drinks and food are at a great price, nothing overpriced. My oolong tea with a shot of espresso (so good!) large was 145 pesos. My earl tea with honey large - 105 pesos. An area/table has their own outlets so people don't need to race to the next available table with an outlet! :)

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars

I'm back to this little place near our office. And I am yet again a satisfied customer. Grab myself a flat white with 2 splenda as usual. And tried their Gooey Cheese Sandwich. It is gooey indeed. The serving size is okay, and the cheese ... the photo can speak for itself. It's a little pricey at Php 180 but who can say no to cheese right? Their Azucarrado is a great coffee alternative too. Their interiors had changed too. With this project from a local artist that asks the question "For what or whom do you wake up for each day?". I'd say it's interesting and there's a notebook filled with answers from strangers. Postcards of art stuffs are for sale too. Really interesting collection!

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars

Been here twice over the past 3 weeks or so and i gotta say, the interiors are really nice! Plus points for the #BookProjectManila library sitting on the corner where you can take a boom as long as you leave one from yourself in its place. 128522 I also like how they go all out with their support for local products. All ingredients are sourced locally and you also get to pick up your favorite local brands like Bayani Brew, Stanford x Shaw, and Fog City ice cream!

But of course, you cant leave out the coffee! For first timers, do try their Azucarado (they use sweetened or condensed milk instead of regular milk) or the Tablocha (think of a cafe mocha, but tablea chocololate instead 128521). Its amusing how each cup of coffee comes with a little gem cookie, harking back to my childhood haha.

Thumbs up as well for the food i've tried so far. That grilled cheese is as ooey and gooey as it looks! And the 3 cheese mac was just as ooey and gooey as the sandwich! I was in cheese heaven haha

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Josette P.
5.0 Stars

Finally decided to try this cafe two blocks away from work. Located at Perea St., just across Pamana restaurant. The place is small but quiet and peaceful. Perfect for a small meeting or get together with friends. Their offerings vary in their own ways with pastries, pasta and sandwiches on the menu. They do not have frappucino besides their milkshakes. Hot or iced coffee based drinks are their specialty and I enjoyed my Flat White with 2 splenda. Just the right amount to contrast the bitterness but not sweet to overpower it. My friends had a different order who are also good too. Definitely recommending this for a quiet visit, alone time, or your next cafe hopping around the are.

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Kristin A.
4.0 Stars

Met up with my friend this rainy Saturday morning and I cajoled her into having some good proper coffee. Since we were too lazy to go all the way to Palanca, I suggested going to the more accessible Perea St and try Local Edition intead.

The shop itself is so cozy and bright, with nice tables and chairs that encourage people to get comfortable or get down to the work if they had to. It can be a little too stark with the white walls and unadorned tables, if not for the display shelf with #thebookproject books and the various merch. i personally like how clean it looks because I hate unnecessary clutter.

My friend and I got lattes, which also came with a small biscuit (forgot what this is called). For me, the coffee is strong enough but not too strong to require a teaspoon of sugar. Plus, I got a piece of choco chip sea salt caramel cookie to cater to my sweet tooth. It's soooo good!

I just hate that this place and Curator open early and close early, and I can't get my coffee fix in the evening. So I just live for days like this whenever I get the chance.

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Marti M.
5.0 Stars

Got this ice cold uber refreshing Stanford and Shaw ginger ale here at #localeditionph. Perhaps this is the only place to get this awesome drink on a weekday, in this part of town. Stanford and Shaw ginger ale is originally sold at the Salcedo weekend market.

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

I love coffee. I can drink five cups a day and still be a-okay. Fine, I will be giddier than usual and laugh at mundane things but hey, my heart still beats at a normal rate (at times). But aside from salmon sashimi, a good coffee place is my weakness. I get so thrilled whenever I discover a quaint new coffee shop.

Since the Dinner in the Dark will start around… well, dinner time, my favorite Dragon lady and I decided to visit one coffee shopafter a quick stop at Lusso. T recommended that we try Local Edition Coffee &Tea and I got curious with it since I saw a few food bloggers post a lot of photos of the coffee with Iced Gem Biscuits. It is kind of a blast from the past seeing that snack. I’m sure the 80’s kids could relate.

When we arrived, the place was almost empty as there were only two other tables occupied.

We approached the counter and stared at the menu. We noticed that there are steps to making your coffee. First, the base—coffee or tea. Second step is to choose the preparation. Last is where you could customize—level of sweetness, hot or cold, and strong or regular. T and I both chose Flat White coffee (PHP135). We also ordered an Oatmeal cookie (PHP60) for us to munch.

It didn’t take long before our coffees were prepared.

I skipped the sugar this time around as we were told that the coffee isn’t bitter and is naturally sweeter compared to other coffee. True enough, it wasn’t that strong and I was able to finish my drink without sugar.

The oatmeal cookie was quite good though I wanted it to be more crisp than chewy.

I got curious with its savory dishes but I was still full from the Mayura burger I had for lunch and the strawberry trifle I had from Lusso. Well, at least I have a reason to visit again.

See you again soon, Local Edition!

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Taking advantage of our Makati sojourn this holiday weekend...128516

I wanted to try one of the third wave coffee shops in the area... I was gunning for The Curator or Yardstick, but since we were already in Perea, we just walked towards Local Edition... Makati streets are so quiet during weekends and holidays!128522 Great for leisurely walking around!

Anyway, we entered the cafe with modern interiors... It had a designated smoking area outside, a communal table in the middle of the store, several tables lined up on one side and two bars... I thought the interiors were simple yet hip...

The store was halfway full earlier today, with students catching up with their homework and foreigners busy typing on their laptops... I chose one of their specialty drinks, the azucarado over ice (large at P165)... They do have a nonfat milk option, but I did not prod if they had soy milk available... I browsed at the display of books, finding Madeleine L'Engle books among the bunch... Ms L'Engle is one of my favorite authors...10084️ but I digress...

The azucarado was served with one piece of iced gem on top, which made me smile... A childhood favorite! But I moved the cup and the gem fell to the floor! Sad!128546 But for documentation purposes, I chose to include it in the picture! I didn't eat it, kahit wala pang five minutes!128513128513128513128513128513

This cup of coffee was strong and really good! Bittersweet and smooth! It was a unique taste that I appreciated! But it was so strong that I couldn't finish the cup due to palpitations! I may just go for the regular size or even try the Caramelo next time...

Makati is full of cool places! I'm jelly, meketipeeps!128518

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars

This is a great hang out place for coffee lovers within Makati CBD. It's our ultimate go-to place for a quick coffee fix. The ambience of the place is so relaxing and invites you to sit and chat with your friends a little longer than usual.

For those who prefer al fresco, they also have a small space outside -- which made it even better!

Their coffee is awesome and a must-try. And oh, they serve it with those little Iced Gem cookies which brings all the 90's kids to back to their childhood.

My personal favorite is their Tablocha, coffee infused with Tablea chocolates. It's so good, I'm walking headed to Perea to get a cup of it while I'm writing this. :)

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Tyrone G.
5.0 Stars

One the best hidden (well not so hidden) coffee shops in the metro, the azucarado is a must try for coffee lovers and non coffee lovers alike

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Jofel S.
3.0 Stars

i tried this place when it was really new, ordered their grilled cheese sandwich and I melted. I think they make their own bread so it's so much better than the store bought ones. I got their long black coffee and that one I got disappointed, it was a bit watered down.

the place looks hip, enough outlets to plug your gadgets if you're looking for a space to study.

I came back a couple of weeks after my first visit and ordered their sandwich again but it wasn't the same anymore. the previous one was a bit more generous on the cheese and the latter was a bit "tinipid". I need to give this place another shot and will re-assess if it's worth coming back for.

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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars

I love how this place seems a little hidden but it's actually very close to Greenbelt.

I ordered the Latte Azucarado(165php) which had a nice, bold bittersweet taste to it. Oh and they also serve it with iced gems on top of the cup. (The iced gems made me giggle a little because it brings back childhood memories)

I was not able to try their food since we came here after going to Salcedo Weekend Market so I was really full.

PS: Don't forget to say hi and play with the cute little kitty Edita outside Local Edition! 128568

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

A decade ago,  when one wants to have a decent cup of coffee,  the choices are limited -  Starbucks or the other coffee shop (that's how limited the choices are and how popular Starbucks is) Now,  you can join the third wave bandwagon, splurge or go Local.

Local Edition is one of the hidden gems along Perea Street.  Strategically located on the right side of the street,  easy to find even for direction impaired individuals.  This is a couple of blocks away from Greenbelt 1.

The shop is small yet it gives the spacious illusion.  White walls and modern furniture.  A small space is dedicated for merchandise, and a small nook with books!    #TheBookProjectManila - leave one take one policy.  Genius! 

Sorry,  got sidetracked a lil bit.  I got myself a large cup of flat white while my friend opted for a salted caramel milkshake. 

Flat White (145),  less creamy,  strong coffee taste - just the way i like it.  I love coffee but my knowledge is very limited.  As per Wiki,  flat white originated from the land down under and is slightly similar to latte and cappuccino.  The protagonist is the coffee and the milk is the supporting character.  Now i understand the flavour.

The milkshake is a lil steep,  195 bucks for a medium sized cup.  My friend enjoyed it as it is not overly sweet.  They also offer sandwiches,  pasta and pastries.  And oh,  I saw the sign for Fog City Creamery at the counter,  forgot to ask the Barista if they sell my favorite ice cream brand.  I guess i have a reason to go back then. 

The place exudes the intimate vibe.  One would enjoy meaningful conversations with an old friend,  a significant other,  an imaginary friend, or enjoy a moment of silence while contemplating the vastness of the universe over a cup of coffee.

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Peachy D.
3.0 Stars

Had high hopes because of past reviews but found it ok only. Interiors and cozy atmosphere were definitely a plus. Ordered the flat white and cappuccino but found both lacking in strength (or maybe I just developed a high tolerance to caffeine due to my constant consumption). Iced gems with the coffee was a nice touch. Also ordered the revel bar and found it underbaked and over-chocolatey. A travesty, I know, because there's no such thing as too much chocolate but this had a tad too much for my liking.

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Calvin G.
3.0 Stars

Ordered Tablocha medyo matabang badtrip! Nung nareceived ko na yung drink yung baba mainit tapos yung taas malamig kaya hinalo ko muna tapos pinucturan ko pa nga saglit kaso mas lalong tumabang hoho. Inubos ko na lang agad para hindi sayang, bottoms up at its finest kaya sumakit tuloy tiyan ko. orayt! zup local edition sana next time pagbalik ko masarap na yung drink 128074

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Vicvic M.
4.0 Stars

Ambiance: 127775127775127775127775127775

Though small, the place had a nice, comfy, homey feel to it.

Food & Drinks: 127775127775127775

The porchetta sandwich with deviled eggs salad was tasty. The serving size was rather small. I didn't find it filling.
For the drinks, I had the one with chocnut sprinkled on top. Not bad, but I've had better.

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