GIMYX: 5 Must-Visit Cafes For Shopaholics!

Gone are the days when shopping meant going to malls and spending almost half of your time walking around just to find what you're looking for. Shops nowadays are creative and innovative, bringing you exactly what you need in one roof: stylish clothes, great coffee, and tasty food. Follow our lead as gives you 5 places where you can shop and eat til you drop!


Empire Fashion Cafe

Patterned after the fashion flea markets in New York and Tokyo, the cafe opened in 2015 and instantly clicked because it has all that a certified fashionista is looking for: clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, novelty items, beauty products, and food! They have a mouth-watering menu - pastries, shakes, pasta, nachos, burgers, spam and egg waffles - in case your tummy growls.

The Empire Fashion Cafe stays true to their tagline "Shop. Chill. Repeat!" as they provide retail therapy and an excellent dining experience like no other!

Visit them at 10 Lilac St., Concepcion Dos, Marikina City and 143 Maginhawa St., Quezon City or call 9543811 (Marikina) and 5012853 (Maginhawa).


Poshmark Boutique

Poshmark is dubbed as the #everydaybazaar. This is the sole reason why many people including celebrities shop here. But as they celebrate their 3rd anniversary, the "first and original brand collection" boutique stepped up their game by opening another branch at Maginhawa and adding something that might entice people to visit them more often: drinks and pastries!

After a tiring yet fulfilling shopping session, enjoy sipping third wave specialty coffee brewed by Cearus Coffee and munching on a pastry from Baked Bites which is owned and made by actress Bettina Carlos!


As #PoshMarks3, our hearts are swelling with gratitude for our followers, our loyal customers and more importantly our brand partners for trusting us, believing in our dreams and helping us achieve another Poshmark milestone!??Personally, I am overjoyed and extremely proud of the growth and achievement that I have witnessed on these independent sellers ???. Pearly Pop Swimwear, thank you for trusting Poshmark to be your showroom when you joined last year. So proud of how you grow and diversified your business - from swimsuits to now – a nail spa ???? . StyleStunner, thank you for choosing Poshmark when you decided to have your first expansion from your flagship store in Robinsons Galleria to Timog. And now that you have 13 more branches I am grateful that you have stayed with us. ???? . Shortcuts, personally we have been together for 2 years already! Yay! Thank you so much for being with Poshmark through thick and thin. I’m looking forward to celebrating more years with you! ?? .?Jaciendera – from being one of my favorite stylists way back 2010 – I was gladly surprised when we met again at Poshmark. Now, a designer of your own clothing line. You are amazing! Congratulations! ?? .?Hershoppe, from our cozy 60 square meter space back in 2013, until we moved to a bigger space in 2014, up until when we expanded in Maginhawa – I didn’t have to ask twice, you never hesitated in joining us. I am truly grateful for that! .?For all of our brand partners, I may not list down all of you here, but please know that we will always treasure the trust and confidence that you have given Poshmark. We are all in this together. This milestone is a success for all of us! Thank you and see you all on Saturday!

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Meeting with Poshmark Marketing Professionals ????

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Visit them at 79 Timog Ave. and 109 V. Luna Ext., Maginhawa.


The Appraisery

Gamers, bibliophiles, music lovers, coffee addicts, and fashionistas, this is the perfect spot for all of you!

In the middle of busy Cubao Expo, The Appraisery greets you with a homey ambiance! Bond with your family and friends or meet new ones through playing toy collectibles, board games, and card games. But if you want alone time, you can search for your choice of book in their shelves or listen to good music. On weekends, they feature open mic poetry, acoustic acts, and visual arts from indie artists.

The Appraisery's treats do not end with that because you can also score pre-loved designer clothes and bags at a bargain price! They also take pride in their signature coffee beverages made locally and delectable food such as gourmet sandwiches and desserts.

Kind of a "jack of all trades", don't you think? But this time, they mastered all!


Are you worthy enough? . . . . . #latepost #paramaypanginstagram #supportlocal #boardgames #boardgamesnight

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Visit them at General Romulo Ave., Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Quezon City.


Tenant Manila

Who says catching the waves and walking barefoot on the sand cannot be stylish? This modern yet laid-back shop is a haven for those who love the beach and fashion!

The cafe-boutique - which opened in February - sells men's apparel, surfing accessories, and items from different brands like Saturdays NYC, Converse, Mandala, Mollusk, and Quality Peoples, among others! They also serve various kind of beverages from coffee, tea, juice, and alcohol!


Digging this shot of the shop by @thewanderlister ????Thanks for dropping by! #tenantmanila #tenantshop

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Fresh fade ?? #Shopcorners #mandalasurfboards #tenantshop #tenantmanila

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Come and try our fresh sandwiches and coffee! Tenant Cafe now soft opening from 11-8 daily. #tenantshop #tenantcafe #BLT

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Visit Tenant Manila at G/F Solace Hotel, 9369 Kamagong St., San Antonio, Makati City.


EASY Skate - Surf

Ride on board because EASY will show you how to take a break and just live. It covers goods that a biker, a skater, a surfer, or a sports enthusiast needs for a weekend getaway. From boards, bike sets to protection gears, bags and apparel, they have it!

The store also offers basic skate lessons. Consider them free if you purchase a complete set! EASY also serves specialty coffee and snacks.

Hang out at EASY and learn how to navigate through the waves and roll on the road!


Everything you need for your summer skate sessions are now ON SALE! Better get rolling! #skatesummersale

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Visit them at Unit 104 3 Brixton St., Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Have you visited any of these "shop and dine" stores? Tell us your experience in the comments!