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Coffee Rush Binangonan Review

If you need a place for good coffee and stunning view away from the city, you should visit Coffee Rush in Binangonan. It is situated on top of a hill in Rizal. You should visit this coffee shop in Rizal if you’re craving for coffee, pastries, and fresh air.

It’s me in my natural disposition.

I assume you have read my post about the best coffee shops in Rizal. I have to update this list because Coffee Rush is not yet included there.

I’ve first encountered Coffee Rush in their small kiosk in Eastwood, Quezon City. Ever since, I’ve been a fan of their Spanish Latte, whether it’s hot or iced. In QC, they also offer the popular strawberry cake from Baguio. As of this writing, that branch is already closed.

Maybe, they’ve closed that branch because of the bigger and wider branch in Rizal. It is near ArtSector Gallery and Chimney Cafe which is the first overlooking café in Eastridge. So, if you’ve been there, you already know how to go to Coffee Rush.

It is my second time to visit the place in Rizal before convincing myself to actually write a lengthy review about it. Here are the reasons why you should really go here.

1. I love their coffee. Love is an understatement to be honest. They offer unforgettable coffee lattes. I’ve tried their Mocha and Spanish Latte. Both are great.

2. You would love their pastries, too. It is mouth-watering. You would also great find lots of pastries that are not usually offered in other shops.

3. Their all-day breakfast are all yummy. From their sisig to bangus meals, their silog-like meals are something to try here.

4. They have invested on a spacious area. If you need to have your alone time, go here. If you need time to spend quality kwentuhan with your friends, bring them here, too.

5. I seldom write about coffee shops because I make sure that I have tried them before recommending. So, if you are still reading up to this part, please, try their coffee.

Aside from their food, you would also love the view. You would see Laguna Lake and the refreshing view of the countryside. The air is really fresh despite the number of private cars going. There is enough parking, by the way. You just need to keep your receipt and show it to the guard upon exit.

You can easily search their location on Waze. If you want to avoid lines and crowd, go there in the morning. If you want to enjoy the city lights, maybe spend more time lining up outside the shop before entering.

Here are some of my photos from the coffee shop. I am not a good photographer so I think my writing will suffice. Hehe. Also, it is my tenth year of somehow writing blogs. Happy to be consistently writing and updating here. I still have a lot of pending blogs about my recent coffee shop reviews.

Do you have other recommendations? Let me know in the chat box.

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Best Coffee Shops in Rizal 2021

If you are looking for a coffee shop in Rizal in the time of pandemic, then you are reading the right blog. I am a Rizaleño since birth so I have been to different coffee shops in Rizal. There are lots of coffee shops not in the list. You may have seen them trended online on Facebook, but I won’t let the trend affect my personal bias.

I have listed my favorite coffee shops because I have personally went to their store/ordered from them online. These are the first shops that come to my mind whenever my friends ask me “Kim, anong magandang kapihan sa Rizal?”

I highly recommend these coffee shops if you are looking for some cozy vibes, chill place, and affordable meals. As of this writing, it is still pandemic. So, please, go out with precautions.

Are you ready? Here we go!

5. Trabi Cafe (Binangonan, Rizal)

I have written about Trabi even before they transferred to their new location. They are now located in Binangonan, Rizal. You can easily search them on Waze or on Google.

trabi cafe binangonan

You will love their pasta, frappes, and fruit teas. There are books in their coffee shop. You can also work here silently because they have plugs and free wifi.

There are outdoor dining and they are open until 10pm, depending to the IATF rules.

Visit their Facebook page here.

4. Figaro Coffee (Cainta, Rizal)

This has the best homey vibes. It is situated in Brickroad Sta. Lucia, Cainta, Rizal. They have pleasing aesthetics and warm atmosphere. You will love their Filipino dishes paired with coffee or frappe.

Photos at Figaro - Coffee Shop in Cainta Brickroad

They have also wifi and sockets just in case you need them. Only few people are eating here (in my experience) and most of them are studying I think. So, if you are looking for a quiet coffee shop, go here.

Visit their Facebook page here.

3. Cafe Esque (Antipolo, Rizal)

This one is in Antipolo, and no, it does not have that overlooking thing. What if offers is peace, comfort, and warmth. It has satisfying meals and drinks that you would never forget. You will love the vibes, and the paintings displayed here (with no additional cost or entrance). The shade.

Cafe Esque

You may also consider working here if needed. You can also have a group meeting here once the pandemic ends, hopefully.

You can search them here.

2. Art Capital Cafe (Angono, Rizal)

I have been here before, and in 2021, it has never changed. The artsy feels and cozy vibes are still present. I still love their nachos, and coffee. Their coffee is something you’d like to drink for the rest of your life.

Art Capital Cafe

You can also eat rice meals, pasta, and snacks here. Good for family trips. Go give this a try!

1. Drip Kofi (Taytay, Rizal)

This coffee shop has helped me cope with pandemic. I saw them on Instagram. Through IG, I ordered Ca Phe Sua Da. And boom, it’s like a lifetime relationship with this coffee. It is indeed authentic Vietnamese coffee. It has been my go-to cafe whenever I go out.

Drip Kofi taytay

You will love their coffee. Period. Also, they have a very friendly staff and the owner is really nice. Believe me when I say Drip Kofi in Taytay is really good. Hayyy! They have aesthetically-designed cute shop in Taytay, Rizal. They also have branches in Binangonan, Antipolo, and Rizal.

The photos are from not mine, they are from each coffee shop’s Facebook page.

Let us support local businesses. They are thriving this pandemic. Our support matters.

Do you have any recommended coffee shops in Rizal? Let me know in the comment section.

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Regina RICA in Tanay, Rizal

It was November 30, 2012 when I first visited Regina Rica. I even posted about it on my blog. Today, January 31, 2014, I got another chance to visit this wonderful place.

After the orientation with a nun from Dominican Sisters, we immediately started to walked the trail going to Mama Mary. The trail started here:

As mentioned by Sister Efy (not sure about her name), RICA is a place for prayer. Their sole purpose is to let the people draw closer to God through contemplating. They are encouraging every visitor to pray and contemplate as they walk. They also encourage the people not to be noisy because the place is kept to be holy.

When I reached the top of the hill, I noticed the candle lighting station there. I didn’t hesitate to pick a candle for my intention. There’s a donation for that candle, too. After picking out what candle to light, I also picked a paper to write my intentions on it. I had two papers, good enough to cater my prayers. Then, I already went to the station meant for the lighting of the candles. There you would find a prayer to be read as you light your candle.

I had no chance to take a picture of a place they call ‘Labyrinth’ because I had fun while walking on it. It was a trail as well, a circular one, which allowed the people to follow the blocks which will be leading them. The end station of the trail was in its center part. There stood a tree wherein you can pray silently.

I didn’t have a chance to visit the Adoration Chapel. But it’s located inside the image of Mary. We just had our some pictures near Mary’s image.

This was on our way down the trail.

Picture with Ate Beth, my friend and church mate.

Perfect view.

Literally, a lost sheep who visited us during our lunch.

 

If you are tired listening to the voices you hear in the city, you must visit this place. Even though its location is too far from Manila, you will surely find it worthy to visit. In just one day, I have attended the Mass, been healed, and been blessed. I also find this place perfect for recollections, retreats, and other contemplating activities.

I also adore their VEGIE SANDWICH. This sandwich is made purely of vegetables. Their bread is also free from any oil for it was steamed. This costs P100.00 but good for three persons.

If you’re interested, call the good people who made this place possible. You may reach them by calling 401-20-36.