Great views, relaxing interiors, and delicious drinks — the prettiest Starbucks branches in the Philippines have it all. With more outlets than we can count sprouting all over the country, Starbucks has established itself as an essential part of Filipino coffee culture. Chalk it up to the rich and aromatic brews, the friendly baristas, the sleek and industrial design touches, or even the soothing chill of the aircon. No matter what draws you into a Starbucks, this coffee shop’s appeal can be described in one word: reliable.
From Metro Manila to Cebu, we’ve narrowed down the best Starbucks branches in the Philippines to level up your cafe-hopping adventures. Each of these Starbucks locations proudly reflects the unique character of its neighbourhood, where coffee is more than a quick stop to power up — it’s an experience to savour.
Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and changing policies on dining in, some of the establishments below may be temporarily closed or only open for take-out or drive-thru.
Best Starbucks branches in the Philippines
1. The Ridge in Antipolo
Dreaming about sipping your iced latte with a view? Between the cool breeze and the stunning views overlooking Antipolo, we can’t decide what we love more about this soon-to-open coffee shop. Located on The Ridge along Sumulong Highway, this scenic Starbucks branch caught the eye of several bikers who spotted its tall and imposing facade.
Though this branch has yet to open to the public, it already looks like it could be a popular spot for anyone hoping to escape the frantic pace of the city. And we’ll take any excuse to check out the area and explore Antipolo to the fullest.
Address: 23 Sumulong Hwy, Sta. Cruz, Antipolo, Rizal
2. Twin Lakes Tagaytay in Tagaytay
Planning a road trip to Tagaytay? Nothing beats enjoying your coffee with the lush greenery and the gentle breeze of Tagaytay competing for your attention.
Luckily, the Starbucks branch in Twin Lakes Tagaytay along Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway provides breathtaking views of nature from every angle. It helps that you can get a table outside and breathe in the fresh air, too.
Whether you prefer a cold brew or a frappuccino, you’ll find a serene ambience at this two-storey cafe that’s perfect for chilling or getting lost in a book.
Address: Twin Lakes, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Barangay Dayap-Itaas, Laurel, Batangas
3. Domicillo Design Hotel in Tagaytay
Prepare to be blown away by the spectacular lookouts at this store! With an unbeatable view of Taal Lake and its iconic volcano, the Starbucks branch inside the Domicillo Design Hotel gives you two options to enjoy its unique ambience. You can pull up a chair inside the store and marvel at the views through the floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
Or, you can opt to enjoy your food and drinks — the same as any typical Starbucks branch’s menu — in the al fresco dining area. Outside, you can also enjoy the backdrop of Tagaytay’s famous lake and bask in the soothing atmosphere you came all this way for.
Address: Km 58, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Maharlika East, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay, Cavite
4. S Maison in Pasay City
Take your coffee crawl in Pasay City to the next level by dropping by the Starbucks Reserve branch at S Maison. As soon as you see the wooden boxes on the ceiling, you know this store is a cut above the rest.
For the innovative design of the S Maison Reserve branch, Starbucks Philippines tapped visual artist Ella Hipolito to create a beautiful landscape painting on one of the store’s walls, which portrays the story of coffee farmers in the Philippines. Her art, which uses coffee grounds on canvas, shows how Filipino farmers harvest the coffee cherries and perform the hard work that brings the rich, frothy drink to our cups today.
Address: GF, S Maison, Coral Way Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila
5. Macapagal Boulevard in Parañaque City
Of course, your quest to hunt down the best Starbucks branches in the Philippines wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the biggest store in the country.
Located along Macapagal Boulevard in Parañaque City, this two-storey coffee shop’s seating area is large enough to fit 222 customers. Meanwhile, the interiors of the store feature creative touches, such as the colourful installation of a world map on the wall.
Looking for a caffeine rush but you don’t have enough time to step inside? For go-getters and coffee lovers on the move, there’s always the drive-thru option at this branch.
Address: 9 Macapagal Boulevard, cor. Bradco Avenue, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
6. Assembly Grounds at The Rise in Makati City
Need a caffeine boost and a jolt of inspiration? Many coffee shops in Makati City will try to lure you in, but the Starbucks Reserve branch at the Assembly Grounds is a haven for those who want an art-filled experience to go with their coffee.
Bold visuals and candy-coloured design are the distinctive features of this store, thanks to two murals from the Filipino artist JP Pining, a Fine Arts graduate from the University of Santo Tomas. One of his murals depicts the iconic skyline of Makati, reflecting the creative energy and vibrant appeal of the city.
Address: Unit 121 – 122 G/F, Assembly Grounds at The Rise, 7248, 1203 Malugay, Makati, Metro Manila
7. Pandiman Building Intramuros in Manila
How about visiting a Starbucks branch with an ambience like no other? Treat yourself to this Starbucks branch in the Pandiman Building on General Luna Street in Manila. You won’t have much trouble spotting this store in Intramuros, as the arches of the building and the Starbucks logo are a dead giveaway. From the store’s arched entrance to the polished wood interiors, it is certainly one of the most unique coffee shops we’ve ever seen.
History buffs, design aficionados, and coffee lovers will find common ground in this elegantly designed space with art on the walls and patterned tiles. What’s more, this Starbucks branch embraces the historic charm and the old-world atmosphere that brings anyone to Intramuros.
Address: Pandiman Building, General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila
8. St. Charbel Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City
Loyal customers know that Starbucks likes to shine a spotlight on coffee farmers and coffee-growing regions around the world. But did you know that this coffee giant can be environmentally friendly as well?
In 2015, the Starbucks branch in St. Charbel Executive Village on Mindanao Avenue became the first Starbucks in Asia to use solar energy, with a 20.5-kilowatts peak solar installation on the rooftop.
Keep an eye out for the giant coffee cup in front of the store; interestingly, it’s one of the few Starbucks branches in the Philippines to have one of these! There’s also a drive-thru for when you want to enjoy your delicious cuppa to go.
Address: St. Charbel Executive Village, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
9. Ayala Malls Central Bloc in Cebu City
For the first-ever Starbucks Reserve branch outside Metro Manila, Starbucks Philippines partnered with Filipino artist Hannah Sol Hortelano-Obcial for the new store in Cebu City. Here, the murals are modelled after the seaside landscapes and beaches of Cebu — all shown in vibrant colours. Soft curves and waves feature heavily in the interiors, depicting the graceful scales and intricate patterns of a mermaid’s tail.
Found at the ground floor of Ayala Malls Central Bloc in Cebu IT Park, this Starbucks Reserve branch is a modern haven for students, young professionals, and corporate folk alike. Customers get front-row seats to a “coffee theatre,” as the baristas prepare handcrafted beverages and showcase different brewing techniques.
Address: G/F Ayala Malls Central Bloc, Cebu IT Park, Cebu City
10. Powerplant Mall in Makati City
When Starbucks Philippines celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018, the coffee chain marked the milestone with a bang. It opened a new Starbucks Reserve branch inside Powerplant Mall — a fitting addition to the sophisticated ambience of Rockwell Center.
Notice the rippling effect on the ceiling? This unique design was inspired by the slopes in Northern Luzon, where the high elevation and altitude is conducive for cultivating high-quality coffee.
So, how about retreating to this branch for a coffee break between shopping sprees? You can also check out the Reserve Bar and sate your coffee cravings with their speciality drinks!
Address: Level 1 Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
11. Ayala Malls Manila Bay in Parañaque City
Looking for a gorgeous coffee hangout spot in the South? Far from your typical Starbucks, the Reserve branch at Ayala Malls Manila Bay boasts eye-catching interiors while dazzling customers with exclusive beverages, carefully prepared and brewed to perfection.
Here’s a fun fact about this branch: The ceiling’s design was inspired by Hacienda Alsacia, which is Starbucks’ first coffee farm in Costa Rica. But that’s not the only cool feature of this location; anytime you feel like taking a leisurely stroll outside, you can easily head out and admire the glorious sunsets over Manila Bay.
Address: G/F, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, cor Aseana Ave, Paranaque City, Metro Manila
So, there you have it: The most beautiful Starbucks branches around the Philippines. How many on the list have you visited so far?