In a sea of coffee shop goers, there are different breeds. There are some who go for the ambience, and there are others who go for the actual coffee. Then, there are those who go for the community of coffee lovers who are always enthusiastic to share about their favourite brews.
When visiting coffee shops in Cagayan de Oro, the latter must be expected above all. In the City of Golden Friendship, locals readily embrace travellers with the warmth of an old friend. If you’re ready to experience the acclaimed hospitality of the Cagayan people along with a cup of joe, don’t miss these cafés in Cagayan de Oro!
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10 Coffee shops in Cagayan de Oro
1. Bean Voyage
Wanderers will be pleased to enter Bean Voyage, a travel-inspired coffee shop in Cagayan de Oro. Maps, signages, and travel photos adorn the area; its menu even looks like a passport! But while the café boasts of foreign elements aesthetically, it exclusively sources its Arabica beans from Bukidnon farmers in its mission to support local.
Other than its fun theme, Bean Voyage is also known to be the first café in Mindanao to offer “selfie coffee” — literally, coffee topped with an edible selfie! Say cheese!
Address: Porfirio Chavez St. 9000 Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 11pm
For more information, visit Bean Voyage’s official website, Facebook, or Instagram pages.
2. Bowerbird Coffee
Bowerbird Coffee draws its inspiration from Southeast Asian hole-in-the-wall coffee shops; this explains its eclectic yet cosy atmosphere. Making use of mostly thrifted items, this cafe oozes ingenuity. Most customers drop by Bowerbird Coffee for their dose of caffeine and creativity; others just like experiencing this oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Address: 62 Justo Ramonal Street, Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm; Sundays, 1pm to 8pm
For more information, visit Bowerbird Coffee’s Facebook or Instagram pages.
3. Coffee Space
When you step inside Coffee Space, you might notice the many travel-inspired elements in the area. Notably, its aesthetic design can be attributed to one of its owners, Kim Navarro, who used to be a flight attendant. No wonder its original intention was to cater to digital nomads!
Although their market has changed quite a bit during the pandemic, Coffee Space continues to provide the best service they are known for. Looking for more reasons to board this café? Coffee Space actually sources coffee beans from farmers of Northern Mindanao and serves pastries baked by local mothers to support their economy!
Address: Block 2 Lot 3, 4C’s Bricks Building, Golden Glow Commercial Strip, PN Roa Macapagal Drive, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 9pm
For more information, visit Coffee Space’s Facebook page.
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Interestingly, Coffee-Up opened right in the heat of the pandemic — March 2020. Fortunately, the café continues to thrive; it has been adhering to social distancing protocols while serving its signature dishes and beverages.
The alfresco spaces of Coffee-Up have definitely helped in attracting customers during the new normal; but more than that, its affordable and delicious dishes have surely made guests want to come back.
Address: Iligan- Cagayan de Oro Road, Barra 9016 Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 9pm; Friday to Saturday, 10am to 10pm; Sunday, 12pm to 7pm
For more information, visit Coffee-Up’s Facebook page.
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5. H Proper Coffee Roasters
If you’re looking for coffee for the brew, H Proper Coffee Roasters serves nothing short of the best. This third-wave speciality coffee shop in Cagayan de Oro takes coffee roasting seriously, serving freshly roasted coffee every Monday and Thursday.
Its owner, Harley Keith Yu, makes sure the café is always stocked with the most excellent beans in the world; but of course, H Proper Coffee Roasters also avidly promotes local beans from Bukidnon. So the next time you’re in CDO, make sure you drop by for an exquisite cup of joe!
Address: Mastersons Ave. 9000 Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7.30am to 7.30pm
For more information, visit H Proper Coffee Roasters’ official website, Facebook or Instagram pages.
6. Modesto Coffee + Cuisine
Another newly opened coffee shop in Cagayan de Oro, Modesto is a homegrown café ready to serve customers in the new normal. Cashless payments, social distancing, and reservations have become necessary for the establishment to operate since its opening.
Even with all the hurdles, Modesto has gained quite a following for its breathtaking views that makes its dishes taste a lot more delectable! The coffee shop sits in the hills of Indahag and serves a variety of meals and beverages.
Address: Modesto Coffee+Cuisine, Daria Bermundo Compound, Poblacion, Indahag 9000 Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 7am to 7pm
For more information, visit Modesto Coffee+Cuisine’s Facebook or Instagram pages.
7. Grounded Cafe
Freshly brewed coffee and homemade cakes are the pride of Grounded Cafe, a new indie café in Cagayan de Oro that encourages solitude amid the bustling city. Grounded Cafe offers a wide variety of coffee options — from the basic cappuccino to the fun kori kohi.
Aside from coffee, Grounded Cafe also serves cookies, cheesecakes, and all-day breakfasts (in huge portions!). All of these, they serve in Instagrammable plates and mugs — perfect for flatlays!
Address: Phoenix Gasoline Station, Masterson Ave., Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 9pm
For more information, visit Grounded Cafe’s Facebook or Instagram pages.
8. Milestone Coffee
Another brave coffee shop opening on the brink of a pandemic, Milestone Coffee has nevertheless flourished since its opening. We’d like to think it owes its success hugely to its impressive menu: Milestone Coffee offers a lot of coffee options, including Horchata, Salted Caramel Cream Latte, Honeycomb Crum Latte, Viet Latte, and Spanish Latte.
Ensuring health protocols, Milestone Coffee has installed automatic thermal scanners and social distancing markings to aid its customers. More than these, the café also owns an abundance of natural air purifiers — plants upon plants!
Address: Lot 2, Blk 5, One Beacon Business Center, Beacon Ave, Pueblo de Oro Business Park 9000 Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm; Sunday, 9am to 7pm
For more information, visit Milestone Coffee’s Facebook or Instagram pages.
9. Bean Park Cafe
Inspired by all things South Korean, Bean Park Cafe offers a taste of Seoul and Hongdae through its tasty food and drinks and minimalist ambience. Go all out on the hallyu and order their Hongdae Cream Coffee or their Black Sesame Espresso! But if you’re not a fan of Korean coffee recipes, don’t worry — they have lots of other options, too.
During COVID-19, the coffee shop encourages online deliveries or curbside pick-ups. That said, guests can still dine in to appreciate the sleek and clean interiors of the place. Make sure to wear your masks!
Address: 147 Dolores – Pabayo Sts., Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm; Sunday, 12pm to 7pm
For more information, visit Bean Park Cafe’s Facebook or Instagram pages.
10. The Bike Coffee CDO
The Bike Shop CDO is not like other coffee shops in Cagayan de Oro. Fusing new normal innovation and love for coffee, this café is actually a coffee shop on wheels! Its owner, Ruggierro Nicolae Rubio, started the café because he wanted to “do both of (his) passions and hobbies while making money.”
Ruggiero usually parks his bike at the Rotunda Circle. He serves super affordable local brews: Black tea for ₱20, pour over coffee for ₱35, French pressed coffee for ₱45, and 100% Arabica coffee for ₱50. He also serves cookies, puto seko, and sticky biko that pair perfectly with the coffee!
Address: Vamenta Blvd 9000 Cagayan de Oro
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 3pm to 6pm
For more information, visit The Bike Coffee CDO’s Facebook page.
Ready to visit the City of Golden Friendship? Enjoy these coffee shops when in Cagayan de Oro!
Featured image credit: H Proper Coffee Roasters | Official Facebook Page