Cafe Noriter @ Taft Manila
“Noriter” means playground in Korean. This is very fitting for this cafe because of their cute interior and cozy ambiance.
What makes Cafe Noriter different from other cafes is that instead of the usual tables and chairs, they also have platforms / booths with mats and pillows. That said, it has been my favorite hangout place since college because of the very “chill” vibe.
Cafe Noriter is just in front of DLSU-Manila. Ironically, I invited my Atenean friend to hangout here. It’s been awhile since I’ve went here (don’t guess my batch!), so I really missed the place.
We ordered my college-usual, which was their honey bread and Cookies & Cream Frap:
The warm toast and the sweetness of the honey bread would have been perfectly paired with a cup coffee. Too bad, I was trying to skimp my caffeine intake. And it was so hot outside, I needed a milkshake! Good thing, their Cookies & Cream Frap still tastes as good as I remember it.
There are doodles, artworks, and notes around the cafe – exactly how my room would look like if only I had the freedom to design it.
The booths makes it so cozy because you can sit whichever way you want.
In case you would like to sit down though, normal tables and chairs are also available in the café.
The lights are also dim, just the way I like it. It gives it a bit of a dramatic feel. If you’re planning to read a book though, better stay in the area near the light.
We had so much fun catching up that we didn’t realize how much time we’ve spent. It was really a great afternoon!
I’m so happy that Gloria also liked Cafe Noriter. And she told me that they didn’t have a place like this in Ateneo. WIN.
What I liked
- Very cozy setup
- Interior is super cute.
- Honey bread is my favorite
I have never tried their other food selections, but they also offer sandwiches, cakes, and desserts. I’ll try this out on the next visit.
Am I going back here? Yes! Cafe Noriter is still as cute as how I recalled it. Going back to this cafe is just like going back home. This cozy feel makes it one of my favorite cafes still.
What do you think about Cafe Noriter? Let me know in the comments! 😉
Enjoy life. Cheers!
- Location: Second Floor, Reyes Building, Estrada Street, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila
- Other branches: (02) 516-1430