When I was in Makati, I chanced upon The Kismet Cafe which is just near my hostel. I spent my two mornings sipping their coffee that goes well with their vegan cookie.
The word “kismet” means fate or destiny. And the stars aligned to lead me to this cafe to enjoy their coffee and vegan meals.
My eyes had a field day as they feast on brightly colored murals. The laid-back ambiance is very homey yet artsy. I also noticed regulars like a foreigner who always drops by at a certain time after or before her run; a monk who speaks broken English and tried to sell me overpriced bracelets, and a handful of newspaper-reading foreign guests.
The bartender in the photo gave me helpful tips like to join the FB group of motorcyclists to help me go around the city and suggested vegan/vegetarian restaurants.
I also found out that they closed their cafe in Poblacion, Makati last year but they will be opening in San Juan, La Union this year. If ever I find myself in La Union in the future, I will definitely visit this cafe.
The Kismet Cafe is one of the many stops of my Makati food trip for personal research. Traveling and seeing different concepts fuels my creativity. Poblacion, Makati is always bustling with new food options to try and creative executions to cater to their target market: foreigners and backpackers.