The Giving Cafe

Sheridan St. cor. Pines St., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

The Giving Cafe
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Category:
Café
Business Hours
Open: 7:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+637463231

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Cindy S.
5.0 Stars
5

The Giving Café also known as TGC: A Social Enterprise is a newly-opened café along Sheridan Street, Mandaluyong.

This quaint and homey café was opened by the owner of Henry & Sons PH (a well-known coffee equipment manufacturer) to support local coffee growers in La Trinidad, Benguet. For every coffee sold, 1% of the proceeds will go to FSCE — Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence. A non-government organization with the aim of bringing the Philippines back in the spotlight globally through sustainable farming.

From the outside, it wouldn't look like a café at first with its brick walls, quotations and artsy stuff. But once you're inside, it's a charming café with ample seating, a reading nook and a coffee bar where you can see your coffee being prepared in front of you.

We visited TGC one lazy Sunday afternoon. The place is well-lit with a homey vibe, perfect for coffee dates or just a peaceful hangout place by yourself. Being a bookworm, I really loved their reading nook! During the afternoon, natural light comes through the see-through window which makes for a perfect reading session. And during the evening, it's a nice spot to just sit, think and relax while enjoying a warm cup of coffee. They have a great collection of books, from Paulo Coelho's classics to Lang Leav's poetry. My bookworm self is rejoicing!

We ordered a cup of Hot Mocha (P95), Wintermelon Milk Tea (P105) and Flat White (P95). As we were already full from lunch, we just opted to ordered several finger food to go with the drinks — Rosemary Bacon Popcorn (P130) and Crunchy Nachos (P185).

The coffee, as expected were amazing. I had the Hot Mocha and loved the chocolate notes and the bitter aftertaste of the espresso. Price point is good, too! Considering coffee is just around P95-P150. You'd get great coffee and at the same time supporting a cause. ♥️

The Rosemary Bacon Popcorn was HUGE. Believe me, when I say it's huge, it's huge! Bet it's good for 4-5 people. Really loved this one, it's like your regular popcorn but fancier. The rosemary butter wasn't too strong just enough to create a nice flavorful kick. Also enjoyed the generous amount of bacon bits in it. Order this if you're planning to stay long and do some work or just read.

We stayed at The Giving Café for the rest of the afternoon until early evening. Ecstatic that we found this new gem, perfect for coffee enthusiasts like us! And remember, every cup of joe you enjoy is a huge help to our local coffee farmers. ♥️

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Toy G.
5.0 Stars
4

We were caught between the earthquake & the strong rain.
So we decided to wait at TGC.
We had the Americano , Capucinno & Latte
First off their coffee is very good ! P95 a cup
and you can pair it with 2 pcs pandesal & 2 fillers, a choice between strawberry jam, coco jam, softboiled egg & peanut butter. We tried the 3 except the softboiled egg. All were good! and priced right at P25 for 2 pandesal with your choice of spreads or dips.
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would have been better if they had some pastries to go with the good coffee.
the place is well lighted and nicely decorated . even the CR is top quality .
only 3-4 parking slots but we were able to park.
friendly staff.

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