I had always been curious about the Intramuros branch of Starbucks. So last Saturday afternoon, while waiting for my scheduled badminton games, I decided to hang out at the said coffee shop which was, luckily for me, a mere block from Feathers ‘n Strings, to have my favorite tall unsweetened hot latte. Located at Puerta Isabel II along Muralla St., this branch is one of the coziest and is in fact rather unique in the sense that it combines globalization and a bit of Philippine history. I’m not sure though if the dungeon where the shop is situated used to be a torture chamber for suspected criminals, spies and revolutinoaries. There are also talks of prisoners of war buried alive under the dungeon floors by the Japanese towards the end of their occupation of Manila.

Perhaps because it was a quiet afternoon, the absence of chattering students and noisy hangers-on added to the place’s charm.

Here be the pictures:

starbucks intramuros manila

starbucks intramuros manila

starbucks intramuros manila

Starbucks is indeed everywhere.