Living Small Is Living Easy: My Top 5 Favorite ‘Mini’ Places in Makati City

Makati City, Philippines – We live in a capitalist world that dictates: bigger is always better. But in a major city such as Makati-the country’s premier financial district-it’s nice to know that there are still small things and places that offer simple joys amidst the seemingly endless rat race.

Here are my top 5 ‘mini’ places in Makati City that you should check out:


These 24-hour convenience stores are all over the country.  We often ignore them because of their ordinary stature. But if you’re lost, hungry, and on a limited budget in an expensive city like Makati City, a Ministop branch offers refuge and affordable snacks and other personal items.

Lil Orbits Mini Donuts

Everybody’s on a diet these days. Did you know you can satisfy your sweet cravings without the extra calories? Check out Lil Orbits in the second floor of Greenbelt 1. You can choose from various flavors plus watch these miniature treats get cooked right in front of you!


Anything you can’t find in Ministop (like stuffed toys, headphones, and other fun items that you will probably need in your travels) are probably in Miniso. This Japanese dollar store in Glorietta is so adorable and their prices are not so bad either.

Chinese Mini Mart

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‘God made the world. Everything else is made in China.’ Get some of the most fantastic food and obscure items in this small 24-hour store at the basement of Palm Towers in the San Antonio area. You should definitely check this out when you’re in the city!

Mini Suites

The Mini Suites Eton Tower Makati puts you in the center of all the sights and sounds of the city as you enjoy first-class accommodations all with full amenities and indulgent beds & pillows, you are sure to find that perfect mix of modern practicality, convenience, and touches of luxury to suit your needs. One of the best hotels in Makati with a pool, these suites will end your search for where to stay in Makati City.