I always see this hidden coffee shop whenever I’m in St. Paul Street, Makati, looking for parking space. Most of the VTRs I’ve been attending recently are in this area, and I always told myself that I’d give it a try when I’m free.
I finally made the stop last weekend. According to loyal customers, Coffee 8065 used to be on the second floor of a building along Estrella St., but last year it moved to this more accessible location. It’s under the same management as 8065 Bagnet. Friends told me that singer Kitchie Nadal owns this café, which explains why her music is the soundtrack of the shop.
Outside there’s a bambike to mark the entrance and a large sign that says, “Hot Coffee, Bottomless Cup.” Endless cups of coffee for ₱65? Count me in! Other menu offerings: pasta dishes, Panini sandwiches, pastries, and all-day breakfast fares. All drinks are ₱110 or less.
Other elements that give the place a homey vibe include a corner shelf of books, study tables for those wanting to hoard the internet all day with a bottomless cup of brew, and artsy walls decorations. If you’ve always wondered what it would be like if your cool aunt or cousin turned her living room into a café, this is what it’s like.
Let me know if you find yourself in this neck of the woods.
Coffee 8065 is located at 7700 St. Paul Street, San Antonio Village, Makati
Tel. nos. (+632) 703-3045 890-1369