The long stretch of Escolta was once called the “Queen of Streets” thanks to its rich cultural history and crucial role in the development of what Manila is today. At the end of the war, the city saw its slow demise; what was once the hub of commercial banks and businesses has turned into ruins.
These days, the historical street of Escolta has come back to the public’s consciousness thanks to the growing number of artists and creatives converging and helping to revive its glory days. While some of these architectural have been abandoned long before the turn of the century, it now houses some of the Metro’s budding creatives. One particular establishment is now home to the Metro’s newest café store.