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LA Cafe in Ermita is a huge restaurant / bar where you can find some of the cheapest prostitutes in Manila. Cost of sex is around  ~1500 pesos ($30) depending on the girl and how into you she is.

LA Cafe Girls

The LA Cafe girls are freelancers, there’s no need to pay LA Cafe a barfine, no mamasans, no lady drink commissions, and no fixed price of sex.

The working girls there are their own boss, can choose their customers and keep all of the money.

Above average for LA Cafe

It’s a fun laid back nightlife spot, has western food, pool tables, live music. No cover charge for the downstairs area, and a 100 pesos fee to go up to the second level where the live band plays.

Both levels have a lot of floor space, at peak times there are over a hundred cheap prostitutes on offer.

LA Cafe feels more like a night out back home, compared to the Makati red light district. Except the night finishes with a Filipina girl to takeaway instead of a kebab.

Heading downstairs from top level

Cheapest Sex in Manila

P. Burgos bars charge 2900 barfine to take a girl for 3000 short time. Often they try to insist you buy 2 lady drinks at 300 each before barfining her too. So 6500 pesos total ($130) plus your overpriced drinks.

‘Massage girls’ hanging out on the streets around Burgos try for 3000 tip for sex, easily negotiated down to 2k -2.5k, on top of the 500 for their ‘agent’ / shop or to cover the hour of the ‘massage’.

Some only do handjobs / blowjobs / nuru massage for 500 – 1.5k ish.

LA Cafe freelancers

Young disco freelancers at ZZYZX usually try for 3000. Sex at Airforce One KTV is 1500 for the girl but 1200 for the room, so 2700.

So LA Cafe is cheaper than all of those, similar short time prices to Angeles City, or picking up a street freelancer around Burgos who isn’t working massage.

The best girls at LA Cafe might want 2000, the worst / oldest 1000. There are some really ropey looking ones that would probably take a few hundred pesos but it may not be safe to go with them.

Downstairs restaurant

Ugliest Girls in Manila?

Don’t expect bikini bar or ZZYZX quality, there are a lot of fatties and 30+ year old chicks. I’m trying to be nice but the pics I took for this post should give you an idea.

Since there can be 100 – 200 girls there though it’s possible to find something half decent. I saw some hot waitresses, you could try getting one of their numbers and setting something up.

LA Cafe is like Climax nightclub or Soi 7 Beergarden in Bangkok. Low quality but worth a look. Like the bottom 20% of girls in Thermae.

LA Cafe waitresses

LA Cafe Unsafe?

Some girls look like meth addicts, because LA Cafe is open all night some of the most hardcore street girls in Manila will wander in.

When I took a taxi (before I started using Uber) to LA Cafe the driver said he didn’t understand ‘why foreigners like it there so much, those girls have diseases’.

On the one hand he was offering to take me for ‘lady’ at the ‘Casas’ (brothel houses) before I even mentioned LA Cafe. A lot of taxis try to take you to a Casa or KTV because they get a commission if you end up taking a girl.

Outside LA Cafe

He won’t get a commission from LA Cafe so it makes sense he wants to scare me off going there. And expats like LA Cafe because it’s fun and not a ripoff.

On the other hand, some of the LA Cafe girls really do look like they’ve been in the game too long.

The classic argument against freelancers is that the reason they work freelance is because they have STDs – places like Gogo bars or anywhere they’d have a boss, allegedly do STD checks and kick out girls who fail.

Of course, the ones who tell you this are bar owners, mamasans, and bargirls who don’t want competition from freelancers. ‘Oh those disco girls are not safe’ etc.

Cuter girls upstairs

In all likelihood bargirls that fail STD tests simply switch bars, or the tests never happen, and freelancers work freelance because they want to keep 100% of their money and not have a boss.

Freelancers will tell you they do it because ‘mamasans steal money’, or because it’s hard to compete with other girls in a Gogo. Up to you who you want to believe.

Philippines bars also pay very low salaries, and have rules like deducting wages if a girl is late or absent.

Waitresses so much hotter

Some of the girls at LA Cafe will be moonlighting as freelancers, after finishing bar / massage work.

How it Works

It’s like a bar or pub in the West, you just approach a girl yourself and talk to them.

The ugliest ones will come up to you and chat you up themselves, asking if you have a lady yet.

LA Cafe Opening Hours

LA Cafe is open 24 hours but realistically most girls start leaving when the sun comes up, 6am ish. Happy hour is 8am – 8pm.

Upstairs live band

If you’re picky and don’t care about the cost of sex in Manila there’s not much point going to LA Cafe until better places close.

So say you go out to P. Burgos and it starts closing down around 3am, or go to a nightclub that closes 4-5am and strike out, LA Cafe is a good last resort. Like an afterhours club that never closes.

Some decent girls will get there 9-10pm looking for a customer. Some will finish work late and go after midnight. Some will go in the early hours because they’re drunk and hungry and it’s the only place still open.

LA Cafe Location

If there’s no hot girls in LA Cafe when you go then ZZYZX and Exclusiv are nearby discos in Malate under 1km to the South on the Remedios Circle roundabout.

  • LA Cafe on Google Maps
  • Address – 1429 M. H. Del Pilar Street, Ermita, Manila

Amazonia bar nearby has sadly now closed down, that was another Ermita bar with freelance prostitutes.

LA Cafe Restaurant Menu

The pizza is decent but the Mexican food is pretty bad. I had the Burritos and Quesadillas.

Drinks promotions

Beef Quesadillas



Filipino food, tex mex

Mexican food menu

LA Cafe at one point changed name to Manila Bay cafe but now it’s back to LA Cafe. Also closed down at one point but now is open again.

21 Responses

  1. AnonBro says:

    Went to this place twice when I was in Manila and had great experiences both times. Highly recommend it. You can definitely find some diamonds in the rough there.

  2. Can you shore here? Not really a monger. Probably not necessary in Manila.

    Food is a bit pricy though, plus not that much into Mexican food.

    • jspill jspill says:

      I’m sure it’s possible, there’ll always be some girls who like you / aren’t really that hardcore about the freelancing / hope for a long term bf / are just friends with hookers and going along to keep them company

  3. Jasper Laguitao says:

    I got a taste of claps when I got a girl here . She looked like a hidden gem . Didn’t know she’s was hiding something else too … like the clap

  4. against ignorance says:

    try the Bistro in United Nations avenue not far from LA cafe for easy girls from 1000 to 5000 pesos

  5. Openguy says:

    Hi All. I am surprised in so many forums on this topic no one has ever mentioned the Tudor bar or Egyptians (may not be the absolute correct name?…these are 2 bars just around the corner from the Hotel Soleil near Taft avenue. In truth I never went to the Egyptian named one, just the Tudor bar. About 15-20 girls and some very cute. There is no set price for taking one out .you negotiate with her and pay her direct after. But you do have to pay the barfine…..I cant remember the exact prices, as both times I went there was drunk, but certainly very cheap. The first time I took a girl from there and gave her 5k PHP …….for 2 days with me.

  6. Guy says:

    1500…man I got worked 😄.

    Took a girl from there for 3K, only got a bj the morning after and gave another 500 for taxi.


  7. aby says:

    I heard from girl there that transgender/ladyboy are not allowed to get in LA Cafe, is it true? Some of the girls do look transgender to me.

  8. manceau says:

    Careful of LAcafe waitress forget to give back the change

  9. Daniel Aggressor says:

    I’ll like to visit. I’m eager to go & explore Manila. Any suggestions, please. I’m from Odisha,India.

    • jspill jspill says:

      LA cafe and the street girls around P Burgos to avoid Manila’s expensive barfines, also head up to Angeles City for part of your trip, just 2 hrs away and better for hookers.

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