Taking Shelter at SGD Coffee

Remember that one holiday Monday in June, when Rg and I went to UP to shoot the sunflowers but we were met with an abnormally strong afternoon shower?

Before we got ourselves completely drenched, we sought refuge at a nearby cafe to wait for the dark clouds to pass. We’ve been hearing good things about SGD Coffee in Teacher’s Village for a while now, so we thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to check it out.

We were warmly welcomed by a wonderful barista at the counter, and we ordered his personal recommendations. The Etag carbonara was AMAZING, and the omelette (made with vegetables from Sagada) was a fresh take on the breakfast classic.

SGD Coffee prides itself in local, sustainable, quality coffee. I’m no coffee connoisseur, and I’m very basic in a way that my palate is very Filipino. I’m all for bold, chocolate-y notes, while Rg’s the more experimental one. I’ve never tried Philippine coffee beans that I didn’t like so it wasn’t hard for me to completely fall in love with this place.

The interiors were unpretentious in a good way, since cafes nowadays tend to all look the same because of what’s trendy. On the second floor were some rooms that could be used for coffee seminars and workshops. I’d love to sit in on one of those.

Just last month, I heard their “Bana’s Coffee” won a Gourmet Award at a prestigious international contest in Paris. More reason to go for a second visit!


SGD Coffee and Coffee Science Center is at #45 Maalalahanin St., Teachers Village, Quezon City.