Frantic and Calm

Needing your caffeine fix or craving for iced milk tea while in the busy streets of Taft is not torture; places dedicated for coffee and milk tea are abundant. Good thing for us Lasallians, we could avail of such drinks with no hassle. Never have I spent a day in Taft without seeing some people carrying their Starbucks or Chatime drinks. Whether they really needed to stay awake for an exam or just want a 200-calorie drink in their system, there’s always a coffee or milk tea shop nearby:


Who doesn’t like Starbucks? Being the largest coffee shop company in the world, Starbucks has infested the Philippines as well and among the places many of these coffee bombs are planted are in Taft Avenue. Get your Starbucks drink at the ground floor of Torre Lorenzo, along the area of Tokyo Tokyo and the new Mercury Drug, at the Green Place along Fidel V. Reyes St. (or Agno) in front of Brother Andrew Gonzales Hall.

Seattle’s Best Coffee

Located right beside Kenny Rogers Vito Cruz, Seattle’s Best Coffee is another coffee place to go.

Tea Central

Though nested modestly at the second floor of D’Students Place, it’s a nice little place with superb milk teas that’s worth paying a visit.

Zen Tea

Another famous drink, but more affordable. Zen Tea is located at the ground floor of EGI Taft Tower. They also have a branch in front of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila.


Want to chill and draw on cups (or write on wood) while sipping a tasty Frap? Noriter is the place to be. It’s just right above Tapa King, so why not? Note: They open at 10AM, so don’t come too early!

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

While Lasallians are lucky to have their very own CB&TL at the ground floor of the University Library, there are still two branches waiting outside, just along Taft: one at the second floor of the University Mall and another at the first floor of One Archers Place.

Tea Delite

Known to blend one of the tastiest and more affordable milk teas. It’s one of the humble food stalls in Agno eatery.


A must-try tea place situated at the first floor of One Archers Place with calming colour schemes.