I know that these days, a lot of us are experiencing bitterness. It may be due to the relentless bosses who won’t stop giving you tons of workloads, to the clingy schools which apparently gives you a taste of hell even on weekends, or even to our crushes who keep ignoring us even when we’re doing every bit of effort we can think of just for them to notice us. Times like this—you just want to lie down and cry. But what cool is that? Showing how pitiful you are is never a good image. For those who are indeed experiencing this, why not bask in the bitterness while keeping your cool? Drink all the bitter beverages and turn the bitter feeling off and be awesome and productive instead in these 6 coffee shops in Los Baños, Laguna.
1. CAFÉ ANTONIO
Thinking maybe you could use a little road trip away from the routine daily grind which gets you all loony and ditzy every single time? It’s the perfect time to power up and grab a brewed coffee because this café knows what’s up. In a growing community where everything can almost be acquired in an instant, you may just get dragged and beat up. Sometimes it is nicer to do and appreciate the longer processes such as brewing a coffee. (Location: National Highway, Brgy. Maahas, Los Baños, Laguna)
2. SALEEFRAN CAFÉ
Two words crossed my mind—bitter and sweet. It is massively similar to this thing we get the second we experience the genuinely happy feeling of falling in love and simultaneously knowing we are most likely to end up screwed mentally and emotionally. It’s bittersweet indeed. Now why do I say this? Well, it’s a coffee shop and a cupcake shop, after all. I could recommend you to buy cupcakes here—they’re great, by the way—and give them to the one you love, in hopes to recognize all these sweet little efforts. Or just have a nice coffee and be productive maybe because you’re bitter and hurt. Okay, hopefully not. (Location: Demarses, Los Baños, Laguna)
3. CAFÉ ELLA
A sophisticated nook tailored for students and teachers who have a pile of work to do. Environment-wise, it’s not so bad for a group or two to stay here to study and be productive. Coffee-wise, I am no expert but I hear there is nothing special about their brews and meals. Consider it as a payment for the Wi-Fi service. But, take note, there’s a Wi-Fi connection. Don’t ever take your potential “special someone” here. The background noise is not fit for an intimate atmosphere. And come on, you don’t want her checking her phone out while you awkwardly sit in front of her. (Location: Centtro Mall, Lopez Ave. Los Baños, Laguna)
4. BLACK AND BREW
This fits the legitimately hardcore bitter people—those who have fallen in love and hit the ground hard and face down. All right, fine, maybe not. But I hear they have great kapeng barako. Harness the bitterness within you after having that cup of coffee and take revenge on the one who tore your heart apart…by studying—and—eating the famous mushroom alfredo. (Location: 2nd Flr, Vega Centre, Los Baños, Laguna)
If you are a fan of Ebe Dancel, the former vocalist of Sugarfree, then this is the right coffee shop for you. I don’t know his exact schedule but he goes here quite regularly. Anyway, the place is small but it is perfect for a quick, relaxing stop to have a coffee and recharge. You could also kick in a little study session while you’re here. And of course, will I ever forget to mention dates. (Location: Ground Flr, Vega Centre, Los Baños, Laguna)
6. COFFEE BLENDS
Last and definitely not the least, we have Coffee Blends. They’re one of the first coffee shops here in town and they’ve been here for a reason- their perfect blend of coffee. This coffee shop has a great following and it’s probably because of the warm and cozy ambience that makes one ‘feel at home’. (Location: Atrium Bldg., Lopez Ave, Los Baños, Laguna)
What I’m really saying here is, aside from telling you these 6 coffee shops in Los Banos, there is always an awesome way to deal with the aggravating feeling of bitterness. It’s not always the end of the world whenever our hearts get crushed relentlessly by people who treat us like trash. It just feels that way, but it heals faster than you think. Just think about this, success is the best revenge.
…Or maybe you’re not bitter and you came here just to know more about the coffee shops. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be bitter. They’re awesome coffee shops.
Now, share the bitterness and good coffee with other people. 🙂
Looking for a food trip in Los Banos? Check these out:
10 Best Restaurants in Los Banos or 10 Affordable Places Where UPLB Students Usually Eat
Images: Photos from the coffee shops’ respective Facebook pages