Whether you’re trying to supply sweets for your family and friends, or just need to wind down with some coffee after a rough day, Sweet Avenue Cafe along Leon Guinto Street can be your new go-to. It’s an extremely warm and friendly environment in a rather more quiet neighborhood in Malate, Manila. Their cupcakes are excellent, as are the cookies and cakes. Made-to-order cakes with cute designs for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings are available as well.

Review of Sweet Avenue Cafe (Malate, Manila)


Sweet Avenue Cafe is what you might call “homey” or “lived in,” a charming place to grab a drink, have a casual low-stakes dinner, get your sugar rush fix, and host some other situations—reunion with old friends, party with a group of about 30 people, or your next first date. A large glass pastry display counter stands at the center, immediately welcoming guests from the entrance. Paintings on the wall show nature and places the owners have visited. Wooden furniture further add warmth, sophistication and character in the room.


Any of the sweets and pastries here are a safe bet.

Love matcha? The Matcha Chocolate Cake (whole cake-PhP 1200, slice-PhP 125) is quite good. Featuring four layers of dense and rich chocolate cake, the matcha in it wasn’t too overpowering. Instead, it brought both rounded sweetness and a pleasant bitterness, providing a depth that’s light and refreshing. With the top layer outfitted with whipped cream, this cake is a delicious hit.

The Raspberry Cupcake (PhP 55) almost got me in the mood for Valentine’s Day. 😛 This pretty in pink, berry-luscious, moist cupcake had a tart and tangy flavor in a thick melt-in-your-mouth cloud of buttercream. I enjoyed it a lot!

Sweet Avenue Cafe’s Assorted Squares (PhP 120 for 9 pieces, PhP 220 for 18 pieces) and Cookies (Chocolate Chip-PhP 20, White Choco Macadamia-PhP 25, Matcha Almond-PhP 28) are presentable gifts to bring home this holiday season. Light in consistency, they are tasty in bite-size pieces and the flavors are interesting.

As far as pairing goes, you can go with ice blended drinks, enjoy a few with hot coffee, or go bold with fresh guyabano shake or halo-halo. Other recommended drinks are as follows: Cafe Americano, Cafe Latte, Cappucino, Cafe Mocha, Caramel Machiato, White Mocha, Irish Mocha (PhP 80-120).

Price for Value:

Sweet Avenue Cafe is a cafe/coffee shop shoot off with reliable cakes and pastries. Average price per head at PhP 100-200 is considerably affordable. If you work or live in the area, consider yourself lucky to be in the vicinity. (Note: Closed on Sundays) Gotta try their rice meals on my next visit! 🙂

Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30AM-9:00PM

1970 Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila 1004
For inquiries, call 02 2469069 ext:944 or (02) 668 2340 Ext 5238547
Date Published: 12/28/2016

Review of Sweet Avenue Cafe (Malate, Manila)
Price for Value
4.5Overall Score


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3 Responses

  1. Valerie

    I could eat the desserts off the page. What a fun place to be. The prices seem really reasonable too. I could go for a place like this.

  2. Censie Sawyer

    Looks like a great place to grab some coffee and a nice treat. The pastries and desserts look amazing. Also, I love all of the Christmas decorations. Looks so homey and nice. Looks like a great reasonable place to stop in and visit.

  3. Janell Poulette

    I absolutely love cafe’s with an overwhelming amount of delicious decedent desserts! The raspberry cupcake looks exactly the way you described it, i would love to try that one day. They look like they have so much to offer, and their name Sweet Avenue is so cute!


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