LOCAL EDITION COFFEE & Tea: Everyone’s Neighborhood Café

Mayfair Mansion 116 Perea Street, Makati City |7:30AM – 7:30PM (Mon-Fri), 10:00AM – 7:30PM (Sat-Sun)
Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City | 7:30AM – 9:00PM (Mon-Fri), 9:00AM – 9:00PM (Sat-Sun)

I love going to a usual busy place on a slow weekend. I love the juxtaposition of the high-rise buildings and the quietness of the place with barely a few people walking by. Off-peak. Rest day.

Whenever I picture an urban escape, the windy, tree-lined Perea Street in Makati City instantly comes to mind. I see myself turning in the street from Paseo de Roxas on my way to Local Edition Coffee & Tea. You cannot go wrong in a creative and cozy place with a pretty decent wifi and good coffee whenever you feel like your day is getting a bit too crazy for you to function. We all have those days, right? A visit to Local Edition might be what you need!

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What makes this place more awesome is that they are 100% local – from the coffee they source in Benguet and Cavite (to name a few), the food they serve they get from a local market to the creative space they create for local artists. I feel so proud whenever I look at the art installments and photos around the shop while sipping my flat white with an iced gem on the side.

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They are very community-driven. Aside from the support they give to local coffee and artists, they also have a corner for #BookProjectManila. What you only need to do is bring a book (or more!) that you want to share to other bookworms. You are free to get the same quantity of books you shared.

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And the family is growing! If you happen to be at Serendra in Bonifacio Global City, you might see a smaller version but still as welcoming and as artsy of Local Edition. You may be always on-the-go, but remember that there’s a place like Local Edition waiting for your visit whenever you just want to breathe and chill out.


Article by Franz Domasian | Photos from Iana Peralta

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