In 2014, Villar wanted to put up a coffee shop in his mall, Starmall Alabang, that could serve as a venue for some of his meetings. In the beginning, Coffee Project was just a typical café. Now, it has over 20 branches nationwide and has become a favorite hangout spot for social media-fueled millennials.
The Coffee Project management decided to expand and add new concepts to the cafe. In terms of interior, Coffee Project wanted to bank on the things that other mainstream coffee shops didn’t have: aesthetics.
From the outside, it may look like any other coffee shop but once you get inside, you’ll notice how it’s very distinct. The rustic, homey, and garden-inspired interior is made up of a variety of decors, such as flowers, antiques, books, and paintings. Almost every corner is a good spot to take or pose for a photo.
Keeping the original idea in mind, Coffee Project wants to be known as a place with a work-friendly environment. There are a good number of power outlets available as well as private spaces where you can rent out for meetings. They also offer Wi Fi access for every purchase. For crowd-control purposes, Coffee Project limits their customers’ Wi Fi access up to 3 hours.
Aside from the charming interior, Coffee Project offers a variety of hearty meals like pasta, cakes, rice meals, and salad which go well with your coffee and beverages.
Here are some of the food and drinks you can try:
To see the complete menu, click here.
Coffee Project continues to expand and plans to open a few more branches this year. They recently opened in Vista Shaw and Katipunan. To see the list of branches, click here.
Photos by Patricia Ysabel Araza