Episode 94: Setting up base at Coreon Gate


To be honest, I depend on coffices to do most of my writing. Finding a coffice with good food, an environment conducive for working, and a reliable internet connection is quite a chore. Luckily, I found a good place in Manila where I could somehow settle down.

Coreon Gate is an internet café located along Adriatico Street, just near the Remedios Circle in Malate, Manila. It’s quite easy to spot; it’s at the second floor, one floor above a Thai massage parlor.

Not surprisingly, Koreans frequent the place, most of which play online games, watch movies, or download shows. A good number of students and professionals, however, come over to study and work even up to the wee hours of the morning (like me).

The café has about fourteen tables and dozens of chairs, which shows how many groups it can accommodate. The area is cozy and comfortable to work in even with the ambient noise such as the conversations or the K-pop music playing in the background. There’s a smoking area, where most of the computers are incidentally found. (That’s also where all the gamers are hanging out. Don’t worry, minors are off-limits.)

 

Customers can buy an assortment of snacks, chocolates, and meals such as noodles, sandwiches, and kimbab. The place also have a wide selection of hot and iced drinks.

What’s impressive about Coreon Gate is the internet connection itself. The place boasts of a 200Mbps internet speed, optimal for gaming, downloading, and online multitasking. Each customer is given a WiFi voucher, which lets them avail of up to 5Gb worth of internet bandwidth, consumable within six hours.

Coreon Gate is a nice place this side of Manila to hang out in while working, playing online, or just staying connected.

 

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