LA Cafe Review Girls & Pics | The Cheapest Manila Prostitutes
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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 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 /1000 / 1.5k ish.
High class Filipina escorts on Smooci which recently launched in Manila, go for 4000+.
LA Cafe freelancers
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.
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.
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.