Yardstick Coffee

G/F Universal LMS Bldg., 106 Esteban St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Yardstick Coffee
4.1
4.0 Stars

187 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 64
  • 4 stars 90
  • 3 stars 29
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 0
  • 250 Reviews
  • 489 Recommend
  • 187 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Open: 7:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6328450073

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 8:00a - 6:00p
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Paolo S.
5.0 Stars
7

Steak and coffee anyone? After trying out that combination over at Exchange Alley in Alabang, i knew i'd be doing the same at Yardstick when I saw their beef dish aptly called 'But First, Beef!'

Its inspired by Guatemalan Hilachas: Onglet (French name for a cut known as the hanger steak), Grilled Cabbage, Potato Crisps, Hilachas Sauce, Tomato Rice. The beef is a little chewier (but still tender) and more gamey tasting but that doesnt take away from how good this is overall. The gamey taste went hand in hand with the seasoning and the Hilachas sauce, i found myself wiping the plate clean.

Paired this with a Vanilla Flat White - Espresso, Madagascar Vanilla, Fluffy milk. Another winning cup from Yardstick!

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Marjorie G.
3.0 Stars
9

I had real high expectations for Yardstick, at least when it comes to their coffee. After all, they hold coffee courses. Then I took one sip of their iced coffee and cringed in disappointment. It is highly acidic that I had a hard time trying to finish it. Actually, I didn't finish it. I couldn't, it's too damn sour that I wondered if I was drinking coffee or vinegar. I know there are people who like acidic coffee; not me. They probably over roasted the beans, whatever it is, I was not pleased with it. My friend had her coffee black and hot, and it tasted the same.

Good thing their salted egg pasta is a winner. I would even go as far as say that this is the best version that I've ever had, even better than Gino's Brick Oven.

It looks more like a classroom than a cafe and I think they made it so because of the courses/workshop that they offer. Most of their patrons are yuppies working in Makati.

I will come back, but only for their salted egg pasta.

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Jerrah L.
5.0 Stars
3

Tried Salted Caramel Waffle (220pesos good for two) and hot choco (140pesos) my verdict: Masarap talaga sya, ung tipong babalikan mo. lalo na ung salted caramel 128525 medyo pricey lng pero worth it! Cozy place + good food = 128077128077 masarap i-pair ang chocolate lava cake and hot choco 128522

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Marti M.
4.0 Stars
4

Going to a place that has 184 reviews here at looloo (and a constant 4-star rating as of this writing) only shows how excited
we were to try out the food and of course, the coffee here. It's no wonder that those eager customers who posted their photos and reviews are excited.

Don't expect Starbucks-like service and ambiance but a few baristas do give a warm greeting as you come in. This isn't my first visit here at Yardstick. I am still excited though we were actually dismayed during our first visit as the prices displayed on the menu board doesn't include the 6% service charge. It might not matter for some but for most of us, the "sakto" generation, this is a major issue. Oh, and they do not accept credit (or debit) cards here if you might ask. By the way, the prices indicated in this review also excludes the service charge.

You'll know there have been a lot of thought preparing the sriracha chicken wrap (1st photo) that was referred to us by the barista. We were simply awed as it was served. It's actually roast chicken that was cubed and served with shredded lettuce with a special oriental sauce. It's quite spicy but the spice just gives justice to the wrap. At P290, this wrap can be shared.

The salted caramel vanilla waffle (2nd photo) is also really good. The waffle was not really soft as I expected but it was chewy and the caramel glaze was just right - not too sweet even with the double scoop vanilla ice cream. This waffle may be a little pricey at P220 but when you see, and taste it, it will be all worth your hard-earned peso.

We tried Yardstick's hot mocha (3rd photo) and cold flat white (4th photo) and these were simply great. I've been to quite a lot of artisan coffee shops and Yardstick's straightforward interiors always had me wowed with its simplicity.

Yardstick offers coffee brewing and latte art lessons here among others. Perhaps this is the reason why the coffee machines and other coffee brewing paraphernalia are arranged the way they are, giving full access to customers as your coffee is prepared, the ideal barista way. This made us appreciate our coffee more.

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Norman Lester T.
4.0 Stars
3

The last time I went here with my friends I tried one of their newest drinks, Vanilla Flat White.

I was quite intrigued if what will be the outcome if my favorite coffee drink will have a twist of vanilla. My verdict? Hmmmm it was sweet. Too sweet that it overpowered the vanilla taste. Buuuuut good thing Cindy S ordered the iced version. And man, I'm telling you the iced one was waaaaaay better. I'm thinking that the ice balanced out the sweetness of the drink. The kick of the caffeine was there. At first sip it would be bitter then the taste will slowly become mild, sweet, and milky.

Yardstick has a nice, laid back vibe. It's spacious and bright. I love that they have outlets especially if your phone is out of battery.

Aaaand one thing I love at Yardstick is that you can watch the barista while preparing your drink. You may even take pictures. Like I did. They're approachable!

P.S. There's a huge door connecting Yardstick and Your Local.

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Cindy S.
4.0 Stars
2

After having an amazing lunch at Your Local, I guess it's just natural to head to Yardstick for a cuppa (or two, wink wink!) My friends and I did exactly just that a few weeks back.

Though it's just my second visit, I have always loved their coffee! People here really know their thing. We had Iced Vanilla and Flat White. It didn't disappoint. Just what you'd need after having a hearty lunch. And the price is quite reasonable! The baristas are friendly and very willing to accomodate your coffee questions (and coffee pics!).

The place is bright and airy, it's perfect for a weekend chill spot. They've got some new items on the menu. Will make sure to try 'em on the next visit! 10084

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Brie K.
3.0 Stars
3

Yardstick Coffee is one of the third wave coffee shops near my office. And I go here to sit, browse my photos and observe people. Yeah, I observe people. Introverts, raise your hands up! 128514

The store is very spacious, with a minimalist design. It works as it doesn't stress you out with a lot of things to see. The lighting is good for photo taking so get those Instagram pictures taken.

Hmmmm, baristas. Are just okay.. Not as friendly as your neighborhood SB barista but I think presentable. 9996🏻

I just had a white coffee which taste alright and bitter? Haha. So I need to ask for some sugar just to get my perfect sweet coffee. But the serving for me is not at par with the price. I have no idea why but probably because of the coffee beans or the rent perhaps. And again, the artsy stuff expected on this kind of coffee shop is lacking. Refer to photo number 1 (May citation! 128514)

If you want to just have a quick coffee, and read a book. This place is for you. And ow, am I the only one that feels like, "No other laptop brands are allowed except a Mac." 9996🏻

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#WhyWouldITravel #EasyhanSaYardstick

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Karissa M.
4.0 Stars
2

Tried black coffee while one of my best bud tried lava cake both were just ok..

Ordered Meatball Pasta for hubby and he loved it...

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Anna D.
5.0 Stars

Power breakfast!

Was supposed to try out their new vanilla flat white but we were informed that their milk supplier has not yet arrived for the day hence, all drinks with milk were not available. Got the day's daily brew and Bartender's Breakfast for him, and an iced black and Salmon & Eggs on toast for me. The salmon was fresh and the eggs were poached perfectly with just the right amount of seasoning. The cherry tomatoes and cucumbers all helped tie up to balance the meal. The iced black was slightly acidic, with tasting notes of caramel and peach.

It was my first time to try their food as I usually only come here for coffee on the go and overall, I had a more than pleasant experience. I will definitely be back to try their pasta, waffles and of course, the vanilla flat white.

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Kates A.
4.0 Stars

My real aid to beat energy gap! Yardstick's sleeper hit. Its strong flavor will definitely keep you up all day!

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars

After our dinner at Made Nice Supper Club, we went to Yardstick Coffee which is a block away. I had a hot White for Php140.00.

Hot White - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"A find the coffee a little bit pricey, mabuti na lang hand crafted and may latte art."

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
2

So after party, it was still too early to call it at night and our feet couldn't just go home. Since most of us are game, we went for kokols here.

This is my first night experience at yardstick. Compared to my morning experience, your company here will be working people age group-- the classier ones. People who still got clients, who found refuge during their nightshift breaks; there were millennials too. The vibe is dry and woody.

If you don't like the taste of coffee in the evening, your option would be tea or chocolate. I opted their over ice chai tea. This would be an opportunity to compare it to CBTL.

They got better presentation of course. All those dark tea parts settling at the bottom, and pure milk on top. I hate overwhelming ice, so i opted for light ice (it could make your chai diluted too)

The taste is milky, as compared to my cbtl sweet and watery experience, i like this more. Not the best though, still im reserving my first place to wheres marcel. I have yet to try a full glass of iced chai from the latter.

Power outlets check. Going to the CR would be a little inconvenient since you'll have to go out of yardstick premise. Go get a pastry to go with this, but thanks to Abe's kuchinta from Baguio we need not to.

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars

The Salted Caramel Waffle of Yardstick Coffee was truly delightful. We've tried it when we had an eat up at Your Local and we do a cross order at Yardstick for dessert.

Salted Caramel Waffle for Php220.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

#ilovetoeat 12851510084

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Sandra Y.
3.0 Stars

Back to this spacious and hip cafe just beside Your Local last Friday. So right after our hearty dinner, coffee is the next thing we had in mind. No hassle!

I had mocha (P180) as this item is available in their bigger cup. My friend got her Chai Latte (P160) and The BF got Hot Chocolate (P160). We shared the Brownie Cheesecake (P130)

Verdict: My cup of Mocha, is good though nothing spectacular. It has a chocolate taste but with a distinct taste of coffee with a kick. The brownie cheesecake is ok, nothing really special. Well, this coffee place is pricey. What's good it that it is not crowded and convenient since we came from its neighbor resto.

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Jill T.
4.0 Stars

Coffee was good but food a tad too pricey! Revel bar was filling.

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Raisa R.
3.0 Stars

di masarap. hirap pa mag connect sa net nila kailangan mo pa mag register.

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Jonats P.
4.0 Stars

Good coffee and cool interior. Great place to chill or have some alone time. Spacious and relaxing

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Abe C.
3.0 Stars

I had their coffee while I was eating at adjacent Your Local (they actually have a big ass sliding door that allows people to move between these two restos) a few days ago. This is just a review of their coffee.

I ordered their Iced Americano. At P140, the glass' size was not so big. The coffee was decent, though nothing memorable, just a well balanced Arabica like coffee that's ever so slightly watered down in taste.

I didn't understand whether this was part of that 3rd wave coffee or not because the barista was not that good in explaining things, so I'm assuming that this is a well designed casual coffee shop. But the interiors were nicely done. Brightly lit with the big windows, bleach colored tables, chairs and benches, and lots of coffee machines on hand both for display and for selling.

I contemplated eating here at first but my first 3 dishes asked about were all out of stock, so I ended up next door in Your Local instead. Their staff needs to improve. I wasn't that encouraged in speaking to her both in her knowledge of their food, and in their coffee. Even their Blends were unavailable. They deserve a 3 at best. For service alone, they deserved a 2. Only thing that got them to 3 was their interior design.

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Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars
8

Extra special Mandatory coffee on Sunday morning. We're back on this place decorated by stark simplicity. Seeing all the espresso machines, coffee cups and long wooden tables and round chairs are just a great view for coffee lover like me. This place has another level of showing how serious they are with their coffee. Barista workshops are offered here that's why most furnitures are noticeably movable for modification or scenery change in case of events.

Been here before and I can even recall how l love taste of the eggs in raclette. And their coffee too! Me and my bf happens to order a big breakfast today.

I had B'fast of Champions (P390) it has bacon or sausage (either of the two, i had sausage10084️), mushrooms, pickled cucumber, grilled tomatoes, ciabatta bread and 2 sunny side up eggs- heavy meal! But manage to finish it all. Well all the veggies in it are good it goes well with every thing. Pang Champion talaga 128522 for my coffee,

I tried their Black Magic (P150, small cup), it is an Amerikano coffee + Chocolate, bitter sweet tasting and perfect! Something new and good to try. Small yet satisfying.

He had, Barista's Breakfast (P260) it has bacon, mushrooms, 2 sunny side ups and creamed spinach dips and strips of toated ciabatta- a heavy meal too, i tasted the dip and its along qith the bread. Love it! And he had hot chocolate (P140)

Food: second time to experience and has never failed my tastebud. All is good and of quality. Coffee is noteworthy here, yes they are serious with their coffee.. Not the watery type128522 happy about it

Ambiance: its simple yet modern. Very spacious and natural lighting from their big windows. A nice place to chillax

Price: its Pricey. But you'll never complain since food served is of quality. But compared with other breakfast places this pricing is quite high.

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