Imagine, sitting inside a café and sipping a brewed coffee while listening to the songs from vinyl records. Indeed, good music should come with a great coffee (or beer!). Even though we already have the digital platforms to download and stream the kind of music we like, listening to records is still a one-of-a-kind experience.
If you are a music enthusiast, coffee person, or maybe someone who’s just looking for solace amid the hustle and bustle, then why don’t you check out the places rounded up in this list?
From their interior and design, you’ll get the vibes of old shops from the ‘90s. The brick and wooden style structure and warm lights will give you a cozy and relaxing ambiance. Then, you’ll be fascinated by shelf displays of their most prized records. Perfect for those digging from classic pieces to the latest releases. You might want to check out their upcoming release of Taylor Swift’s version of her album, Red!
As you get enticed with their collections, you’ll also be tempted by the variety of drinks and dishes that they serve. From their signature cold brew coffee to their appetizing array of foods, such as sandwiches and pasta.
Satchimi is located at 4F SM Megamall Fashion Hall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Based on the current mall’s operating hours, they are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Trax Manila Records
Started as an online record store in 2012, they, later on, built a physical store in 2016. Along with their white interior and abstract paintings, you’ll be welcomed with many crates categorized according to their genres. The store has a wide array of collections to choose from. If you’re into OPM, they have records from iconic bands such as Eraserheads, Air Supply, and VST & Company.
From vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs, turntables, name it, they might have it! They even have records for musicals and soundtracks.
While sifting through these crates, you can order freshly brewed coffee or cold beer.
Treskul Records & Café Bar
Right before you enter the café bar, you might be stuck in the shopfront as it will leave you in awe. As soon as you step your foot inside, your eyes would wander on the classic and unique pieces displayed in different areas. There are posters, discs, cassette players, and many vintage items placed on their walls.
At the corner, which seems to be the highlight of the place, lies their vinyl and LP records. According to its owner, DJ Arbie Bulaong, they try to have a “broad selection for different kinds of music” to make everyone happy. Among titles in OPM, hip-hop, classic rap, etc., they hold precious pieces such as original first pressings and rare collections.
Aside from that, the café bar also offers buy-and-sell, ideal for those wanting to share their collections.
But, it’s not just your eyes that will be satisfied but your stomach as well! Aside from coffee and beer, they also serve Pinoy favorites meals such as tapsilog, sisig, and bopis.
Treskul Records & Café Bar is located at 641 Cifra Building, Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City. Operating hours are from 12 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Check out their Facebook page and Instagram account for more information.
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Sheldeen is a writer who loves to watch series and to play with her dogs in her free time — ways to pause and take a break. She also aims to write to advocate for animal welfare and rights.