5 Best Cafes to Study in Manila

The city of Manila is home to several colleges, universities, and review centers. Hence, the demand is huge for spots where students can study and do schoolwork. In this list, we compile 5 of the best cafes for studying, based on key criteria such as the availability of electrical outlets, Wi-Fi, and ample study space.

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Bo’s Coffee – España Branch

Located at the intersection of España Boulevard and Tolentino Street, Bo’s Coffee is a popular choice among UST and FEU students, as well as board exam reviewers due to its proximity to review centers. While the café offers a generous table capacity, it can get crowded during peak hours.

Bo's Coffee - España
Bo’s Coffee – España

Bo’s Coffee España provides a variety of coffee drinks priced from 105 to 215 pesos, along with cakes, pastries, pastas, and grilled sandwiches. Operating from 6 AM to 2 AM, the branch offers limited WiFi and electrical socket availability.

Tim Horton’s – United Nations Branch

Situated at 1007 United Nations Avenue, Tim Horton’s United Nations is conveniently located near Rizal Park and UP Manila. Walkable from the United Nations LRT station, this branch operates from 7 AM to 9 PM, offering free parking for 2 hours.

Tim Horton’s features coffee drinks ranging from 100 to 170 pesos, as well as a selection of sandwiches and pastries. Electrical sockets are also available.

Manila Cafe

Found at Anie’s Place along P. Noval Street, Manila Cafe sits adjacent to the University of Santo Tomas (UST). Open daily from 9 AM to 12 MN, the care features a brutalist interior design adorned with three Iron Man figures.

Manila Cafe P Noval
Manila Cafe – P. Noval

Manila Cafe offers affordable drinks ranging from 90 to 155 pesos, including pastries, pizza, pasta, corndogs, and potato snacks. It also provides free WiFi for 3 hours and accessible electrical sockets.

Caffeine District

Located at Ultima Building along Legarda Street, Caffeine District mainly caters to students from nearby universities, including San Beda University and Centro Escolar University. Operating daily from 10 AM to 10 PM, the café offers free 1-hour WiFi for every order and available electrical sockets. Along with drinks priced from 75 to 145 pesos, Caffeine District provides an array of affordable food options, including pastas, salads, and sandwiches.

Caffeine District - Legarda
Caffeine District – Legarda

Midnight Coffee

Midnight Coffee is one of the few cafes in Manila that operates until late at night, open from 11 AM to 3 AM. Situated at 1039 Tolentino Street, near UST, the café’s main offerings include coffee drinks ranging from 120 to 215 pesos, complemented by food options such as grilled cheese, kamote chips, and cheesecake. While the space may not be expansive, it serves as an ideal spot for nocturnal study sessions.

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Ron Lao is an engineering graduate with a passion for writing informative content and exploring new places, cultures, and food. He loves science, cats, badminton, and anything wellness-related.

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