Monkey Grounds: for the love of 6:30AM coffee in Iloilo City

“I’m outside your door, hurry!”

At 6:45AM, I picked her up for a cup of morning coffee. The first question was: “what coffee shop in Iloilo is open as early as 7 o’clock in the morning?” The quick answer is MONKEY GROUNDS COFFEE located at Diversion Road, Brgy. San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

So here’s my favorite model, Amor. ❤

Monkey Grounds Coffee is open from 6:30AM – 12:00AM, Sundays – Saturdays. Its location is just beside the Diversion Road, but the place has a very cool and refreshing ambiance. Who would have thought that along the busy road lies a cozy cafe for early risers and office employees who need a cup of good coffee before work.


You will be surprised that you won’t feel the hustle and bustle of the city while you dine here. I like how they surrounded the place with lots of green and tall plants to keep the air clean.


Amor and I are not morning persons so we grabbed some carbs to get our day started. We had Pad Thai and Pancakes plus we were in the mood for some fresh lemonade! Everything was good! I wanted to have coffee but I guess I had too much caffeine since last night (haha), thus the lemonade.

Their baristas were very helpful in choosing the best coffee or what to order and oh I must really note that they offer sweet morning smiles, in all fairness. 😉



How to get there, Rose?

Public transportation: Take any jeepney that’s plying the Diversion Road then there is a loading and unloading station under the overpass right in front of Monkey Grounds.

You can take either SM City Proper, Leganes via Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, or Pavia jeepney

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Share with me your Monkey Grounds experience here! 🙂

For more info, you can visit their Facebook page here: Monkey Grounds Coffee

Enjoy the remaining days of March!

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