Tim Hortons Manila: A Review

Curious about the hype created by Tim Hortons, I decided to check it out at their Ermita, Manila Branch.  Not surprisingly, there were lots of people lining up to get a taste of their famous coffee and donuts.  Since there are a lot of cafes and donut places here in the metro, I want to know what’s so special about Tim Hortons from Canada.

I ordered the Original Brewed Coffee (Make It A Tim Double Double, as recommended by their staff), two Signature Donuts (Boston Creme and Honey Cruller), Steak and Cheese Panini, Honey Lemon Tea, and Potato Wedges.

Cheese and Steak Panini
Signature Donuts
Potato Wedges


I love their coffee!  It had a light and smooth touch on my tongue.  There was no coffee aftertaste especially after a light burp, which was usually present in some local coffees. Same feedback on the tea.  It was light and smooth as well.  Just an observation though, I felt so sleepy after drinking the coffee.  Did they put something in it to make me relax? *kidding*  Perhaps next time, I need to order a Black Original Brew.  I prefer a strong flavored coffee anyway.

The two donuts I chose were too sweet for my liking, though I’m sure some would prefer it that way.  I had to order the potato wedges to balance the taste.  No complaints on the steak and cheese panini.  It was delicious!  I recommend it.

Tim Hortons currently has two branches:  Ermita, Manila and Uptown Place Mall, BGC.  Another branch will be opening soon in Eastwood City, Libis, QC.

What’s also great about this cafe? It’s open for 24 hours.  So if you need a coffee fix in the wee hours of the morning, then you have a place to go to.

Have you already tried Tim Hortons?  Please feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Uptown Place Mall  (Ground Floor, 36th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City)
  2. UN Square Mall   (Ground Floor, 1007 United Nations Ave, Ermita, Manila)




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