Ghost Coffee Antipolo Review – Best Coffee Shop Along Marcos Highway?

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In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Marcos Highway, we found an under-the-radar coffee shop that will definitely be one of our new tambayans. Find out why it is definitely worth the visit.

Ghost Coffee Antipolo Review

Note: All photos posted here are ours. NO FILTER SO YOU CAN SEE REAL COLORS!! Pics of us without face mask was just for the photo – we were masked the rest of the time.

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My husband and I were looking for a place to grab some morning coffee for Valentine’s Day. we were supposed to head up to the ‘overlooking’ spots in Antipolo but most were fully booked. On our way ‘down’, still trying to hunt for a cafe, we remembered that we have yet to try Ghost Coffee just along Marcos Highway here in Antipolo, Rizal. And so, we ended up going there!



What to Expect at Ghost Coffee

Ambiance

When you see the signage outside, you’d probably think that it’s a shabby coffee shop. BUT DO NOT BE FOOLED. Ghost Coffee is SO GORGEOUS INSIDE!!!! Mad props to my childhood friend Camille for the lovely interior design.

There’s an indoor area with quite a number of seats — there’s a table towards the back for 4 pax, some tables along the glass wall for 2 pax, and my favorite center table for 6 pax which has a gorgeous finish!

THE BEST PART: GHOST COFFEE HAS WIFI AND LOTS OF SOCKETS!!! And we mean LOTS! We tried to take a pic of them all, but they were so plenty!

The main feature though is their outdoor area, which seems to make you forget that you’re in Metro Manila (except for the noise of Marcos Highway). All the chairs and tables seem to be conversation pieces. The area is so gorgeous, relaxing and Instagrammable. Our only comment is that it would be great if there was some slight house music to drown out the car noise from the highway. Other than that though, we literally wanted to try out every seating option and take photos everywhere!!!!

GET THIS: THERE ARE ALSO LOTS OF SOCKETS IN THE OUTDOOR AREA!!! If it weren’t for COVID, we’d probably end up staying here the entire day.

We also loved the 2nd floor — where they will soon open their co-working space / event hall. Very cozy and clean!

The staff were friendly and accommodating too! (And don’t you just love than menu?)

PS: Even their bathroom is so homey and photogenic!

Food and Drinks

Ghost Coffee just opened this January, so they only have a drinks + pastries menu. We tried out a few items

Egg coffee – 180 pesos – 3.5 out of 5

Egg coffee??? What’s that??? Well, that was also our question. It’s drip coffee topped with egg foam!! Kinda weird right? But, it was well-recommended by the barista, so we tried it out. It tasted really good! The right amount of sweet and creamy without the need for sugar and cream. The 1.5 stars missing is for the price point due to the small size. If it were a bigger serving, this would easily get a 4.5 or a 5 even.

ghost coffee antipolo review egg coffee

Dark cafe mocha – 160 pesos – 4.5⭐ out of 5⭐

I think I may have found my favorite non-black coffee drink. This was so bittersweet–perfect for those who prefer…well…a darker taste 🙂 Good serving size as well, as it was comparable with the usual coffee shop sizes.

ghost coffee antipolo dark cafe mocha

Garlic cream cheese – 95 pesos – 5⭐ out of 5⭐

REALLY GOOD. This caught my attention at the counter, but I was sold when the barista recommended it. Thank God that we bought it cause it was SO DELICIOUS. My kind of snack / coffee pairing 🙂 Serving size was reasonable for the price — especially considering that there was a GENEROUS amount of cream cheese.

ghost coffee antipolo review garlic cream cheese

Blackout cake – 200 pesos – 3.5⭐ out of 5⭐

Natz fell in love with the cake because it was not overpoweringly sweet! A really good choice for chocolate lovers!! Again, the missing 1.5 is because of the price point as it could be a bigger slice, or maybe a little cheaper.

ghost coffee antipolo review blackout cake

Overall, we liked the food and drinks! BUT, we are eager to try out their pizza and pasta soon when they get added to the menu. It might be tough to “tambay” here with just the pastries offering.

UPDATE: As of March 2021, they now serve ALL-DAY BREAKFAST! We haven’t tried it out yet, but according to the barista, it’s at 245 pesos a meal 🙂 Do let us know how it is when you give it a try!

ghost coffee antipolo review food menu

Update: As of April 2021, they now also serve pasta!

Ghost Coffee Menu

Below is the latest and full Ghost Coffee menu:

Parking

There are MANY PARKING SLOTS available! They have a few outside — but if that’s full, don’t worry. They have more parking indoors! Natz even commented that it’s quite organized! It also helps that the guard was friendly and helpful. Shoutout to Kuya Lito!

ghost coffee parking

How to Go to Ghost Coffee

If you don’t have a car, it’s quite easy to commute as there are a lot of jeepneys that pass by the place.

We’ve passed by the place before, and just relied on trust ol’ Google Maps to figure out how to go to Ghost Coffee.

If you’re coming from Cubao / Marikina (via Gil Fernando) / Cainta, just drive along Marcos Highway (on the side of Sta. Lucia, Robinsons) and take a U-turn after Filinvest Homes and right before Wilcon Depot. Ghost Coffee will be to your right.

If you’re coming from Marikina (via Masinag) or from Antipolo, just drive along Marcos Highway, and Ghost Coffee will be to your right.
It really is a no brainer to get there. BUT!!!! Their signage is quite small, so make sure to pay attention if you’re near the area.

Entrance Fee and Reservations for Ghost Coffee

There’s no ENTRANCE FEE since it’s a regular coffee shop, but they will soon open their co-working space, which will have its own consumable fees
We were advised that Ghost Coffee is open from 7 am to 10 pm. Per the guard, they are testing the market, but are considering to open 24 hours soon. WE REALLY HOPE THAT THEY DO!!!

Not much people visit the cafe yet, so we did not have trouble getting a table even on Valentine’s Day. But if you want to make a reservation, you can get try contacting them via their Facebook page.

Over-all Verdict

Ghost Coffee is a SERIOUS CONTENDER among the coffee shops here in the East Metro Manila area. After our favorite coffee shop in Marikina closed, we could not find a replacement. I’m glad to note that I think I have now found the one!!!! With the nearby Starbucks always being so full of people — I would honestly recommend that you go to Ghost Coffee instead!!! Better ambiance, more private, and comparable coffee!

Video from Outside to Inside Ghost Coffee

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15 thoughts on “Ghost Coffee Antipolo Review – Best Coffee Shop Along Marcos Highway?”

  1. Ghost Coffee is a very intriguing name for a cafe! You had me at egg coffee and lots of sockets with good WIFI. How I wish that this was situated in closer to Cebu.

  2. This place looks spacious and cozy. If there’s one thing I miss so much because of the pandemic, it’s staying in a cafe. Your review is very detailed. The food looks good!

  3. The decor looked simple to me but the coffee and pastries seemed like good ones to try there. Definitely I will take a try if having a chance.
    If you have a chance to go to HCMC, Vietnam I’m surely you will love the cafe there so much.

  4. I absolutely would not have thought that this was so lovely inside if I only looked at the exterior. as well, the outdoor space is so welcoming. I would stay there all day too )if it were not for CoVid)

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