It was 4:53 pm, and I was waiting for a friend in a cafe called Good Shi*t Coffee; yes, that’s how it’s called, nope, I didn’t censor the word; the owners did. I just discovered this cafe via Google Maps, and you can find it along Enriquez Street, in our favorite hangout spot, Poblacion, Makati. It opened in November 2021, according to the barista.
The cafe is small, the barista bar occupies about one-third of the room, and the remaining space is where you can find the seats. Against the lime-washed wall on the far left side of the room is a long cushioned bench. Three round tables were attached to the sides of the bench, flanked on each side with contemporary, multi-colored backless chairs. Outside, additional seatings are available, but it was so humid that I chose to hang out inside.
While waiting for my friend, I ordered a guava cheese roll (PHP 120/USD 2.17) and salted caramel coffee (PHP 150/USD 2.71) with oat milk. Plant-based milk alternatives (oat, soy, or almond) are available, but you need to pay an additional PHP 50 (USD 0.89).
The barista asked whether I wanted my coffee hot or cold, and I replied hot, yet she served me an iced coffee. I thought it wasn’t worth throwing a fit over, so iced coffee it is. Good thing, I ended up loving the taste of the coffee. It had that burnt taste that wasn’t overpowering and complemented the drink’s sweet and salty flavors. The coffee had a bit of a grainy texture, which I assume may have come from the caramel or oat milk. In m opinion, it was indeed some good shit coffee.
The guava cheese roll was equally pleasing. The pastry had a bit of flaky texture like a croissant but was denser.
The cafe has free WiFi that is remarkably fast and reliable. Never had I gotten disconnected while I was there, although I would still have to test it with a laptop for better evaluation. Maybe next time.
And there will be next time because it deserves a second visit; well, any cafe that serves excellent coffee does.
Because Good Sh*t Coffee proved its name’s promise. They do offer good shit coffee, yes I didn’t censor it out.
Good Sh*t Coffee Menu
|Cold brew (Latte/Spanish)||₱+50||$0.90|
|White chocolate mocha|
|Alt milk, oat, soy, almond||₱+50||$0.90|
|Additional plastic cup||₱+5||$0.090|
|Beer on tap||₱150||$2.71|
|Curated T2 tea||₱120||$2.17|
|Soda in can||₱100||$1.81|
|Cinnamon swirls 2 pieces||₱120||$2.17|
|Guava cheese roll||₱120||$2.17|
|Cookies Nori white chocolate / triple chocolate chip||₱120||$2.17|
|a la mode||₱+80||$1.45|
|Pan au chocolat||₱150||$2.71|
Good Sh*t Coffee
Address: 5872 Enriquez St. Poblacion, Makati
Business Hours: Sunday – Thursday – 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Friday – Saturday – 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact number: +63 995 907 8070
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/goodshtcoffee