Well respected as one of the standards for great coffees in our hometown of Manila is Yardstick Coffee. Most days, you can find them serving their signature Legazpi blend, named after the village they hail from. It’s a comforting cup of coffee, especially good when had in a milk beverage. When you walk in, you’ll notice that the cafe is often populated with some variation of the same group of regulars either having a discussion with friends, or hunkered down into a laptop. Yardstick is a great place for both. Open until 11pm, it’s an awesome place to wait out Metro Manila’s traffic.
When waffle cravings strike in Metro Manila, Yardstick is the go-to stop. This fried chicken and waffle, served with a beautiful maple butter is an excellent painting for the clean pour over black coffees on bar. The Ethiopia Kochere we had alongside was perfect on its own, and the pairing opened up the experience and made for a pretty delightful brunch.