Yardstick Coffee is part of the third wave of coffee shops (read more here) sprouting up all over the metro. Yardstick is located in a tree lined, fairly quiet part of Legazpi Village in Makati. I’ve been there both on a Sunday and also on a weekday. I thought it would be hard to find parking during the weekday so we walked a number of blocks in the sun from Greenbelt only to find plenty available.
Pass quickly along the street and you might miss them completely since there’s no big sign calling out. It is situated in a fairly non descript building, right beside the one that houses Murphy’s.
The only inkling of what lies within is a metal signage of their logo as well as colorful plant pots that line the steps going into the store.
Step through the doors and be astounded at the spaciousness of the store. The place exudes a minimalist Scandinvain decor feel with touches of color to keep it fresh and fun.
Step up to the counter and get your pick. Irene and I always get the White (P140), which any preparation with milk, latte in our case. You must also pick your coffee bean blend, depending on what they had on the hopper that day. If you prefer single origins they also have those depending on what’s available but they are not available in White.
I had the Project Y while Irene had the Paradigm, they also have Legazpi but that was not available that day. I’ve had the Project Y Latte both times I’ve visited and enjoyed the light and fruity finish. Irene told me to try try her Paradigm Latte, which was a bit stronger which I also enjoyed so now I’m torn between the two.
Yardstick Coffee uses the La Marzocco Strada coffee machine, a favorite among many serious coffee shops. Since the setup is open you can actually observe how the barista makes your coffee each step of the way.
Their coffee cups may be simple but they carry their precious cargo well.
Our beautifully made Lattes, you can’t help take a picture with their LEGO like wooden blocks.
Eugene ordered a Dear Fred (P190), a combination of coffee and ale so you can kill two birds with one bottle. I was not able to try but Eugene really enjoyed it.
Gio had the Yard Shake (P180), their version of a coffee frap. Be sure to mix it well since the coffee tends to sink down.
Yedy got the B.S.T (P150), Yardstick’s version of the affogato with a small concentrated shot of coffee and a cup of vanilla ice cream with some crunchy toppings. There’s a fair amount of the cold coffee that sticks to the bottle so ask them for some water or milk to shake it out to make the affogato more potent.
I love my visits to Yardstick Coffee but it’s not the most convenient place for me to have coffee but if I’m in the area this is the place I’d go to. Great coffee + great ambiance.
Yardstick CoffeeG/F Universal LMS Bldg. 106 Esteban St, Legazpi Village Makati City, Philippines Contact No.: (632) 845-0073, (632) 624-9511, (63) 917-723-6079 Operating Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am to 6pm Sat – Sun: 8am to 3pm
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