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Coffee Shop Review: Flower Ranch Cafe, Mandaluyong, Philippines

When I went to South Korea in 2018, I intended to visit coffee shops. I spotted several of them in Hongdae, also known as Seoul’s hipster + artsy district. However, my travel companion wasn’t too keen on the idea, and just like that, I let it go. To this day, I regret missing the opportunity to try as many coffee shops as I could in Seoul. I could have gone solo; it’s not like we were joined at the hips, you know.

This is why I was so fascinated when I found a coffee shop in my country reminiscent of those I saw in Hongdae. I found it in one of my Google searches and wasted no time visiting the place. It’s called Flower Ranch Cafe, a coffee shop + floral shop in Mandaluyong.

ℹ️ Coffee shop – Flower Ranch Cafe quick information

πŸ“Address: Beacon Plaza, Shaw Boulevard, corner Ideal, Street, Mandaluyong, Philippines
πŸ•‘ Store hours: Open daily, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 
πŸ’° Price range: USD 0.59-2.71 (PHP 35-160)
🍴What to order: Rose tea cold brew, Spanish bread
πŸ”— Website: https://www.flowerranchcafe.com/

πŸ“Coffee shop – Flower Ranch Cafe location

Flower Ranch Cafe-Mandaluyong, Philippines facade

Flower Ranch Cafe can be found along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong. You can see it on the side of the road, but it’s so small it’s easy to miss it if you’re not paying attention. As a matter of fact, I didn’t spot it right away when the motorbike taxi driver dropped me off at the location.

If you’re going there, just look for the Beacon Plaza; Flower Ranch is on the right corner in front of it.

πŸ–ΌοΈ Coffee shop – Flower Ranch Cafe ambiance and interiors

Flower Ranch Cafe-Mandaluyong, Philippines interiors

I went to Flower Ranch Cafe last year and even featured it on my YouTube channel. Back then, there were some pandemic restrictions in place; hence the coffee shop could only accept two persons at a time inside. I’m not sure if that’s still the case now. But the coffee shop is tiny; it can only fit at least four customers if we’re being generous.

Now the interiors have got to be one of the prettiest I’ve seen. The space is filled with beautiful flowers, some are fresh, and some are dried. Even the ceilings are covered with hanging flowers. And because of these flowers, the coffee shop smells like spring. Just being there, surrounded by these fragrant blossoms, will greatly improve your mood. It’s almost impossible to be gloomy in such a place of beauty.

You can purchase the flowers either from the shop or online via their website.

πŸ’» Coffee shop – Flower Ranch Cafe WiFi

Flower Ranch Cafe has no WiFi.

πŸ”Œ Coffee shop – Flower Ranch Cafe electrical outlets

Flower Ranch Cafe has no electrical outlets.

πŸ₯― Coffee shop – Flower Ranch Cafe food

Spanish bread  

Price: USD 0.59 (PHP 35)

Flower Ranch Cafe-Mandaluyong, Philippines spanish bread
The photo was taken from the Flower Ranch website

Their menu is not extensive, just a few drinks and only two choices for food; Spanish bread and cookies. I ordered Spanish bread, and though it’s overpriced (it’s only $0.59 in local bakeries), I didn’t mind because it was delicious.

β˜• Coffee shop – Flower Ranch drinks

Iced long black

Price: USD 2.20 (PHP 130)

Flower Ranch Cafe-Mandaluyong, Philippines iced long black

Apart from the fact that I loved their coffee, I also loved the dried flower attached to the paper cupβ€”what a nice touch. As with the coffee taste, it has a hint of a sour flavor (probably because of the lemon used for garnish) and a slightly bitter aftertaste. They use 100% Arabica beans to make their coffee, which they source from Sitio Pluto, Balutakay, in Mt. Apo, Davao del Sur.

Rose tea cold brew

Price: USD 2.71 (PHP 1.60)

Flower Ranch Cafe-Mandaluyong, Philippines rose tea

The barista recommended their bestseller drink, and it’s not coffee; it’s Rose tea cold brew. Initially skeptical as a non-tea person, I ended up loving it more than the coffee. It’s sweet and refreshing, and as you can see in the photo, it looks so pretty with all those bits of dried roses on top.

πŸ₯˜ Coffee shop – Flower Ranch menu

Click the accordions below to see the menu. Note that prices may change without prior notice. USD conversion is based on the currency exchange rate on September 28, 2022.

Rose Tea Cold Brew – $2.71 (β‚±160)

Iced Espresso Tonic – $2.71 (β‚±160)

Cafe Mocha – $2.37 (β‚±140)

Long Black – $2.03 (β‚±120)

Iced Long Black – $2.20 (β‚±130)

Latte – $2.20 (β‚±130)

Iced Latte – $2.37 (β‚±140)

Cappuccino – $2.20 (β‚±130)

Spanish Bread – $0.59 (β‚±35)

Cookies – $1.27 (β‚±75)

🫘 Coffeehan scale

I give Flower Ranch Cafe 3 coffee beans.

🫘 Sad. Will never come back again.

🫘🫘 Meh. Lots of things to improve. Might reconsider a visit but maybe not anytime soon.

🫘🫘🫘 Good! There’s room for improvement, but overall, it was awesome. I will come back.

🫘🫘🫘🫘 Great! It’s almost perfect, but not quite there yet. Definitely, I will come back.

🫘🫘🫘🫘🫘 Magnificent! It’s a coffee shop done right. The coffee is heavenly, the ambiance is perfect, and the crew is fantastic! Definitely worth the bucks and a revisit.


Author’s Note: Coffeehan’s scale pertains to Mara’s general feel about a coffee shop. The rating is based on her personal opinion, which is primarily influenced by the coffee’s taste more than the place’s aesthetics. The rating doesn’t aim to change, nor does it represent another person’s view of the coffee shops featured on this blog.

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Do you want me to review any coffee shops? Leave your suggestion in the comment box below, and I’ll make time to check it out. πŸ’•

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