Their Salmon Bagel is totally overpriced. At upwards of HK$150. Which idiot would pay that much?! Me. Coz good bagels are hard to find in Hong Kong and there’s just something delightful about the fact that it’s bigger than my face and satisfies all my cravings. Though today, I noticed the Lounge at Four Seasons has those bagels as well! And I haven’t tried it but I ought to see how they compare. I also like their coffee (definitely better than Four Seasons‘ instant one-button tap coffee machine... in fact, why haven’t these hotels upgraded and hired proper baristas for coffee? In this day and age... but I digress). Oolaa’s coffee is real coffee (maybe not always the perfect espresso) but definitely none of that instant Nespresso junk.
I always pass by Commune when i go to Rockwell and it always catches my attention because the interior and setup looks so nice. So one time i tried working here over coffee and the vibe is just great. Plus it carries the rainbow flag, promoting that its a safe space for everyone 🌈
Commune is a gem of a café in this lively part of Makati – tucked in the middle of Rockwell and the vicinity of Ayala Avenue.
The café, which champions Philippine coffee, is famous for its three-dimensional lattes and its pair of resident cats. However, it also flies the rainbow flag – a message that in this space, where everyone and everything is welcome.
It’s also a venue for talks and other events (such as improv shows). Sometimes, these concern the LGBTQ+ community, so it’s particularly busy and buzzing during Pride Month.
I frequented this cafe way back when I was still based in Manila. I just love the aesthetic and vibe of this place. Plus, their coffee and food are irresistible! I always get their iced Timpladong Puti, cheese sticks, and ’silog meals. Yum!