Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest We have all been there before. Amid a hectic day of beating deadlines and showing up for meetings, a sudden realization dawns that you are indeed in need of a quick break from it all. Worry no more! For these “I need a break!” feels, Drink Manila has prepared a list of where to go for quick “me time” to day drink and even eat tasty dishes at the same time! Here we go… 1) The Curator Coffee and Cocktail. There’s more to The Curator than just having your fix of good coffee. It’s right within the Makati Central Business District so you can easily de-stress and find your way there. Maybe after having a good cup of handcrafted coffee, you can wind down with any of the cocktails they offer such as Amalfi Mule (limoncello, ginger shrub, club soda) and A.O.J. (Amaretto, Orange Juice). It also helps that they have mouthwatering meal selections which include the signature “WeLoveLegaspi Breakfast (Cage Free 64 egg, bread, jam and butter),” Beef Tapa on Toast, Apple Pie French Toast, and Bacon and Cream Cheese in Croissant. Thanks for letting me use your space as my office for the day, @thecurator_ ✌🏻#TheCurator A post shared by Gen Tiu (@xyndavino) on Feb 13, 2017 at 3:21am PST Top of the morning to you! See you in a bit? #TheCurator #SpecialtyCoffee A post shared by The Curator Coffee & Cocktails (@thecurator_) on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:28pm PST Cheers to the weekend! Be sure to check out @thecurator_'s new storefront as they serve up some of the city's tastiest libations… Moreover, their signature hospitality! If you haven't heard yet, their NEW OPERATION HOURS are as follows, Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm Sunday, 7am to 7pm Photo by JP Vergara #TheCurator #EDSABDG #YKWRoasters #SpecialtyCoffee A post shared by EDSA Beverage Design Group (@edsabdg) on Jan 27, 2017 at 1:21am PST The Curator is located at 134 Legaspi Corner Don Carlos Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Business hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2) Caravan Black Coffee. If you are in need of comfort food and comfort drinks, head over to Caravan Black Coffee. Take a bite and sample their tasty Shrimp Roll, Hot Turkey Sandwich, and Goeey Cheese Melt. Caravan Black also serves all-day brunch, which includes The Caravan Breakfast (eggs, mini-pancakes, potato salad, with bacon steak, glazed ham and garlic sausage) and The Breakfast Biscuit (bacon steak, ham, egg, homemade buttermilk biscuit and country sausage gravy). They have a standard coffee menu but if you’re feeling adventurous, try their signature cocktails like Frontman (Bourbon, choco cigar bitters) or the Caravan Black Mojito (Lambanog, cold brew, soda water). Read about Caravan Black Frontman Caravan Black Coffee is located at GF Net Park Building, 4th Avenue, BGC, Taguig. Business hours: MWF: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. 3) Escolta: Champagne Brunch. Ever heard of the Champagne Brunch at Escolta Peninsula? Imagine free-flowing champagne paired with unlimited buffet of brunch favorites like home-baked breads and pastries, smoked salad, continental charcuterie and varying kinds of salads. If you’re feeling fancy, then this is the place to be. Ultimate Champagne Brunch – Peninsula The Champagne Bruch is available every Sunday, from 12 nn to 3 p.m. at Escolta, The Peninsula Manila, Makati Ave. cor. Ayala Ave., Makati City. 4) Cartel Deli. There is no shame in admitting that your favorite past time is to eat and drink—and daytime at that! Check out Cartel Deli so you can indulge in this guilty pleasure. Caffeinate yourself or have a taste of delectable sandwiches like Pork Adobo Loin and Cheese; Bacon and Cheese Baguette; or Roast Beef, Cheese and Roasted Peppers. You could even eat salads. Best of all, Cartel Deli houses a wide range of wine selections be it Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Rose Wine or Red Wine. Cartel Deli is located at 119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Business hours: 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Imagining clear, Summer skies by the sea. Doesn't that put you in a rosy disposition? Come through and sample our selection of Rosé wines and spirits. Experience a day in the (city) tropics #cartel #deli #cafe #carteldeli #wine #bottles #winenight #winelover #makati #salcedo #menu #Food #Foodie #Instafood #Instagood #Instahub #foodpic #eat #igers #igersmanila #buzzfeast #winetasting #winetime A post shared by Cartel Deli (@cartel.deli) on Mar 9, 2017 at 9:57pm PST 5) Tomatito. From Shanghai to Manila! Eat, drink and be merry at this beloved tapas bar which serves Spanish cuisine with Mexican influences. Tomatito offers sumptuous delights such as Salmon TNT (salmon with honey and truffle), Atun con gazpacho y olivas (tuna loin with gazpacho and olives), Montaditos de gambas (prawn snacks), and Croquetas Don Julio (croquettes with spicy chorizo and cheese). This is a fitting place for lunch and for moments when you feel like treating yourself to glasses of Sangria. Tomatito can also customize a drink for whatever mood you’re in. TOMATITO is waiting for you! Are you ready to celebrate THE WEEKEND???? Let's go Amigos! 🍷💃🏽 📸 by @hanzsomego A post shared by Tomatito Manila (@tomatitomanila) on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:57am PDT Our bar is ready to serve you sexy cocktails tonight! See you amigos 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 #tomatitomanila #tgif #Friday #nightout #Friday #fridaynight #bar #sexy #sexytapasbar #sexybar #cocktails #mixology #bestbar #nightcap #drinks #cheers #afterdinnerdrinks #bgc #taguig A post shared by Tomatito Manila (@tomatitomanila) on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:16pm PST Tomatito Manila is located at 11th Ave. cor. 30th street, BGC, Taguig City. Business hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 12 midnight to 1 a.m. 6) Wildflour Café & Bakery. Who says Wildflour is only for breakfast? Not only does it offer your favorite baked goodies, salad, sandwiches, and pasta, Wildflour also offers local craft beers and a fine selection of wine. PR practitioner Tricia highly recommends Wildflour’s Mimosa! Wildflour Greenhills is open everyday from 6am – 11pm. Call 775 3543 for inquiries and reservations. A post shared by Wildflour Cafe + Bakery (@wildflourmanila) on Feb 28, 2017 at 1:48am PST Wildflour Greenhills will be soft opening this weekend: Saturday: 11am – 4pm Sunday : 8am – 4pm Monday: 8am – 4pm Tuesday: 6am – 10pm Call 02 775 3543 for reservations. We are located in the New O'Square Building on Ortigas ave. Corner Wilson right in front of Unimart. A post shared by Wildflour Cafe + Bakery (@wildflourmanila) on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:16pm PST Check out their branches at Fort Bonifacio; The Podium; Legaspi Village; Greenhills; and Salcedo Village. Business hours: Mon-Thurs: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7) Belle & Dragon. If you want a fancy lunch, head out to Legaspi Village and go to Belle & Dragon. Apart from the impressive, cozy interiors, the gastropub satisfies the tummy and quenches your thirst for unique cocktails. Try the Soba Salad, Double-Fried Kimchi and Waffle and Mac N Cheese Pie with interesting signature cocktail drinks like Lucy Liu (Soju, Midori & Yakult), The 86 (Tanqueray, Calamansi, Coitreau, Grape Fruit, Angostura, Basil, Cucumber) and Dirty Gold (American Honey, Cuervo Gold, Honey, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon). Afternoon drinks. Major🔑 ||#TheBelleandDragon A post shared by The Belle & Dragon (@thebelleanddragon) on Jan 21, 2016 at 11:50pm PST Forget the fish. Try our Steak and Chips with bone-in black angus rib-eye we aged in-house and served with dijon, pomery mustards, and a batch of chips today. #Foodspotting #Food #Steak #Fresh #DiscoverMNL #TryLocalPH #ChefsTable #TheBelleandDragon A post shared by The Belle & Dragon (@thebelleanddragon) on Nov 20, 2016 at 7:00pm PST Wash away the week's sins with topnotch Jameson whiskey and other spirits. You may have missed church, but at least you've given drink to the thirsty. #ChefsTable #Whiskeys #Spirits #Booze #Sundays #TheBelleandDragon #DiscoverMNL #WhatsHappeningPH A post shared by The Belle & Dragon (@thebelleanddragon) on Jan 7, 2017 at 11:01pm PST Poetry in motion. || #TheBelleandDragon photo by Benjamin Magsino A post shared by The Belle & Dragon (@thebelleanddragon) on Jan 7, 2016 at 12:52am PST Belle & Dragon is located at OPL Bldg., 100 Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. Business hours: 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. 8) Tipsy Pig. Wolf down Tipsy Pig’s delectable plates of Belly Good Sisig Tacos, Tipsy Wings, Boneless Crispy Pata with their famed salted caramel beer and the world becomes a better place. Millennial Samantha enjoys eating and drinking in this place so much, she finds herself frequenting Tipsy Pig. Beer Can Chicken is looking awesome today. So start your Humpday eating at #TipsyPig! 📸🐷 @honnohbee A post shared by Tipsy Pig Gastropub (@tipsypig_ph) on Mar 7, 2017 at 5:52pm PST This. For your much-needed mid-week chill at #TipsyPig and #TipsyFort. So come and gather everyone! 📸🐷@stephanie_myr A post shared by Tipsy Pig Gastropub (@tipsypig_ph) on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:33am PDT Warning 👉 this view can make you go restless. Make sure you kickstart your weekend at #TipsyPig and #TipsyFort! 📸🐷@rainguevarra A post shared by Tipsy Pig Gastropub (@tipsypig_ph) on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:20am PDT And your Saturday just got better. So call on your squad and gulp all you want at #TipsyFort and #TipsyPig! 📸🐷 @melfierce A post shared by Tipsy Pig Gastropub (@tipsypig_ph) on Mar 18, 2017 at 12:32am PDT Tipsy Pig is located at Capitol Commons, Pasig City and at The Fort BGC. Business hours: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-4 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. 9) Rambla. When in doubt, go Spanish Mediterranean! Treat yourself for a weekend of day drinking and dining at Rambla. Enjoy the Saturday and Sunday brunch specials and get a taste of huevos estrellados (scrambled eggs with french fries), churros, goat cheese burgers, or passionfruit sorbet & yogurt foam dessert. Order a glass of Spanish white or red wine from their menu after a hearty meal. These awesome people creating special mixes just for you! 🍷🍾🍹🍸 R&D sessions are always the best! They know how to make your nights happy 😋 #LaLolaGroup A post shared by Rambla (@ramblaph) on Mar 15, 2017 at 1:57am PDT Happy Viernes Amigos!!! Spend your friday nights here at Rambla! #Repost @eib33 with @repostapp ・・・ Good food, friends, and wine . Opa! @ramblaph A post shared by Rambla (@ramblaph) on Mar 3, 2017 at 2:11am PST Happy weekend amigos 😊 Reserve a table tonight for the family and enjoy quality time with great Spanish food! 👌🏻 Call us at 0926 690 9774 or (02) 823 6468 #ramblaph #weekends #dinner #reservation #qualitytime #family #spanishfood #spanishrestaurant #spanishcuisine #weekenddinner #bookyph #powerplantmall #rockwell #makati A post shared by Rambla (@ramblaph) on Nov 5, 2016 at 9:20pm PDT Buenas dias!😊 Dessert or breakfast? Looks like a sunny side up egg but it's our passionfruit sorbet & yogurt foam dessert 👌🏻 #ramblaph #ramblamenu #desserts #postre #sunnysideup #bestdesserts #postres #sorbet #goodfood #dessertlover #powerplantmall #rockwell #makati A post shared by Rambla (@ramblaph) on Jul 22, 2016 at 8:28pm PDT Rambla is located at Joya Tower, 28 Plaza Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Business hours: Sun-Thurs: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 6 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri-Sat 11.30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. 10) Frank & Dean. Recover from stress by choosing to visit Frank & Dean. Enjoy pizza, salad, pasta, chicken, and grilled cheese sandwiches and later drink to your heart’s content. Drink red or white wine from Frank & Dean’s selection or try the Malibu Coconut Rum. If you love alcohol and coffee then Frank & Dean is the perfect place for you. Enjoy coffee cocktails like Espresso Martini (Kahlua, Absolut, espresso, simple syrup, coffee beans), The Truffle (Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur, Absolut, espresso, simple syrup, whipped cream, chocolate power) and Frozen Mudslide (Kahlua, Baileys in Irish Cream, Absolut, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, chocolate power, chocolate stick). Here's the #2016 welcoming committee.☕🍩 #coffee #donuts (📷 @niconuyda) A post shared by FRANK & DEAN (@frankxdean) on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:15pm PST #frankxdean Holy Week sched: Thurs March 24 – closed Fri March 25 – closed Sat March 26 – grinding! Have a peaceful vacation ahead! (📷 @coffeecrawlerph) A post shared by FRANK & DEAN (@frankxdean) on Mar 22, 2016 at 5:15pm PDT Rush hour. ☕ 🚥 #frankxdean A post shared by FRANK & DEAN (@frankxdean) on Mar 27, 2017 at 4:16pm PDT Frank & Dean is located at Forbestown Road, Burgos Circle, BGC, Taguig City. Business hours: Sun-Thurs 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Fri-Sat 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Take this as your “Happy List” so feel free to roam around, explore the world, eat, drink and enjoy!