At first glance, Hungry Bird’s exterior looks like a beach house and only the sign and row of motorcycles reveal their true identity. Inside are a high ceiling, white walls, and home decor. The baristas are very much interested in getting to know you, asking where you’re from and how long you’re in town. Michail Seno, one of their champion baristas, was kind enough to show us their roastery and help us pick beans to bring home to the Philippines, chatting us up about common friends in the industry. Hungry Bird takes pride in the awards they’ve acquired over the years, placing high in multiple barista and brewer championships, displaying them prominently above the bar. It’s a very easy-going cafe and is the perfect spot to start your day before catching some waves, since it’s just a few minutes away from the beach.
You might have noticed a bunch of posts about Bali establishments lately, and that’s because we were lucky enough to take a trip there. One of the most memorable lattes we had there came from Hungry Bird, which is known as one of the pioneers of specialty coffee in the country. They use a blend of beans originating from Brazil, Colombia, and Sumatra. Full-bodied notes of chocolate, praline, and caramel cover your tongue with a syrupy texture. We liked our drink so much that we decided to purchase a bag of their coffee blend in order to relive the experience back home. Their lattes are served in a beautiful ceramic cup decorated with an image of a bird (of course). Hungry Bird is filled with artwork and decorations with a focus on birds, but it’s not cheesy at all. The pieces are unique and varied. Such a treat all around.