It’s been known that caffeine is a recognized trade tool of cyclists for it prompts the release of adrenaline for energy, stimulating better endurance for sports activities.
Cycling and coffee have always been the perfect blend in individual performance gains and social interactions, boosting athlete performance as it provides lifting properties on the central nervous system and raises social ride experience when cyclists gather as a group, chatting over a cup of joe in between bike rides.
Here we present cycling shops around the Metro, magnifying as a cafe where you can find good coffee, cycling equipment, and services. These cycling cafes can perfect the blend of not just individual performance and social ride experience but also the quality of your equipment:
Celeste Cafe & Cycles
Inspired by Bianchi’s cafe in Milano, Italy, Celeste Cafe & Cycles features the perfect ensemble of good coffee, cycling equipment, and cycling services. This outlet offers a gallery of affordable, high-quality bikes and accessories, bike wash, and adjustment services, topped off with a relaxing atmosphere serving a good variety of pastries and coffee.
Located at Industria Rd., Circulo Verde, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Celeste Cafe & Cycles is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 8AM to 8PM.
Started as the exclusive distributor of Colnago in the Philippines; Colnago — one of the top manufacturer of high-end road-racing bicycles in Italy; Colnago Manila was established in 2014 to give the best cycling experience by equipping your dream bikes with the finest Italian components such as Campagnolo and Deda Elementi that will surely boost performance, quality, and elegance. It wouldn’t be a perfect cycling experience without some caffeine; thus, Colnago Manila also features a mini cafe where you can get their specialty coffee that can elevate your cycling experience. While this shop sheds more light on cycling equipment, they recently launched a new brand, presenting a perfect balance of good coffee and cycling lifestyle called Bikes and Coffee Manila. If you prefer a more balanced coffee and cycling adventure, you can visit their new cycling hub. If you choose to go heavy on equipment and gear, Colnago Manila is the way to go.
Located at 88 Banawe Street, Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Citic Tower, Quezon City, Colnago Manila is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 10AM to 5PM.
Bikes & Coffee Manila
One of the newest cycling hubs in town, a home for all cycling enthusiasts, Bikes & Coffee Manila caters to all your cycling needs — lifestyle, dining, and services. Inspired by the cycling culture in Italy, this cycling cafe nurtures both coffee and cycling junkies. They feature a wide selection of cycling equipment, merchandise, gears, accessories, and services that can enhance your cycling experience as it builds style, attitude, and character. For electrifying a perfect trail, they offer pastries and coffee that are crafted from specialty beans.
Bikes & Coffee Manila is located at Uptown Parade, 9th corner 36th Street Uptown, Taguig City. Open on weekdays from 8AM to 7PM, and on weekends from 7AM to 7PM.
This newly opened bike shop that doubles as a cafe can be one of your promising discoveries as it also features a bike spa where you can refine your bikes for your next adventures.
As they gear up and pamper your equipment, this camp offers more ways to unwind and revitalize as they provide affordable and high-quality cycling brands that present an array of equipment, apparel, and cycling gear. Their exhibit of homemade sandwiches, cakes, and specialty coffee completes the experience.
Located at 267, 1550 Haig, Mandaluyong City, Pedal Camp is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 9AM to 7PM.
You can check out these cycling cafes around the Metro and discover how each hub uniquely presents support for your cycling lifestyle. While these cafes are originally designed for all the cycling enthusiasts out there, getting a drift of the spectacle could be worth a shot -- whether you're a cycling junkie or not.