I always tell people that where I live is only a booty shake away from Rizal, specifically, Taytay. Yet, for some reason, I don’t frequent it and limit my wanderings in other nearby cities like Makati and Taguig. But late last year, in my bid to find aesthetic cafes to feature on my YouTube channel, I’ve started extending my Google searches to Rizal.
It was All Saints Day; typically, I’d go to the cemetery to visit the dearly departed, but since social gatherings were still highly discouraged due to COVID 19 during that time, the most I could do was pray for their souls. But I didn’t want to waste the day, so I went out and visited Feynman Coffee.
The cafe is located on Cabrera Road in Dolores, Taytay. To get there, I booked Joyride, a motorbike taxi; travel time took only took 23 minutes.
I was immediately impressed by the cafe’s interior design when I stepped in. The use of woodwork is prominent in its architecture, from the floors, the beams on the ceilings, the stairs, the wall paneling in the restroom, the coffee bar, and other furniture.
They have a space on the second floor where guests can dine in. It’s low-ceilinged, furnished with two long tables flanked with dining benches and single arm-chairs with a distinctive woodwork structure. The overall vibe is warm and inviting; this cafe is well-designed, and I’m very impressed.
Another thing I found impressive is the fast Internet connection. The barista has given me a voucher that allowed me to use their WiFi for 1.5 hours, and it works great. But even without connecting to their WiFi, I had no trouble using my Globe mobile data. There are also several power outlets around the cafe.
I saw a few items on their menu that sounded interesting, like the hot matcha, crimson joy (not sure what that is), and cranberry latte. Unfortunately, they don’t have a plant-based milk alternative, so I just ordered a cup of americano. I also wanted to munch on something, so I asked for an oatmeal cookie.
There are a couple of stool chairs outside the cafe facing the road. I stayed there for three hours, thinking about some stuff and appreciating the moment of being away from home. I was so done being caged in my own home that I took any chance I got to get away, even for just a few hours.
In conclusion, I liked this cafe, from the well-designed interiors, the friendly barista, and fast WiFi. The coffee is not half as bad as well, but I’d love it even more if they’d consider adding plant-based options so I can try more of their drinks and food offerings.