With recent news coming in about Instagram’s four-photo grid, app users and photographers are taking to the media the distaste and uproar behind the update that will devastatingly ruin the years and years work of perfecting the three-photo grid feed. Take it easy, let these four spots shed some light and be the focus of the inevitable update set to bring you back to your Instagram square-one. – Hola Pauline
Enclosed in a tiny 25 square meter is Malate’s very own takeaway on japanese minimalism. Originally intended to be a furniture shop, Blocleaf Cafe is a hidden relaxation refuge for its neighboring lost souls that goes above and beyond being a Kinfolk instagrammable haven.
1850 M. H. Del Pilar St, Malate
Spoon + Eat and Drink
Take a much needed breather from the smoke-belching and rambunctious Metro. Spoon + Eat and Drink, a heavily inspired New York and Brooklyn repurposed food grub perfected with a pseudo roof deck and rustic metal accents, is the ideal slice of botanic heaven filled with great food and picturesque corners.
319 Aguirre Ave, Paranaque
Buku Buku Kafe
Plunge into the depths of black vocabulary ink and explosive imagination cocooned by the aromatic smell of herbs and spices in an industrial Alice In Wonderland-esque space. With curated art, book chandeliers, and vintage photographs mounted on walls, Buku Buku Kafe is the quintessential eclectic spot to spend those idle hours.
Ground Flr, SM Southmall
Caffeined by Mozaic Living
Built to be the ideal partner of Mozaic Living’s very own furniture shop, Caffeined brings in a one of a kind home away from home straight out of a magazine. Unlike the rigid furniture shops we’re all familiar with, Mozaic allows an all 5 sense experience for its customers. So, shake those jitters away and relax in one of their locally-sourced pieces.
1550 Sheridan, Mandaluyong