Maginhawa Guide: Cafes for Every Type of Foodie

Quezon City | Jan 9 - Dec 31, 2020
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Invite your friends and check out Maginhawa’s newest and latest cafe places. We’ve listed some pretty interesting places for you to visit to quench that thirst. Here you go, fam!

If there was one place Foodies of Manila would love to visit over and over again, that would be Maginhawa. Known to be one of the most popular foodie destinations in the metro, Maginhawa is your neighborhood food hub that houses countless restaurants and cafes to visit. It is also perfect for those who’d love to do a food trip adventure either alone, with family, or with friends.

You’re in the right place at Maginhawa whether you’re a café person, a tea lover, or just simply a hungry nomad looking for places to satisfy your bellies. To help you out on your culinary journey, check out this detailed guide of places to visit in the neighborhood. We’ve categorized them so you’d know which place suits your preference. Tag a food buddy now and discover the best of Maginhawa Street in Quezon City!

For the caffeine-loving millennials


Coffeeholics and shutterbugs, this café in Maginhawa will definitely be your favorite coffee place in the North. Caffera is not your usual coffee shop. This photography-themed café is the perfect spot to admire picture-perfect shots of various sceneries and other interesting photographs.

It’s a cute space where everything is related to one’s love for photography. Even their food is wittily named after camera jargons. Have you ever tried a Lomo Latte?  How about a Mugshot Coffee? Check out their list of Frappertures if you like something iced! It’s definitely the place for photography geeks.

Address: 2/F Sona Zenona Suites, 54 Maginhawa St., Quezon City

Contact: 02-997-8368

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CafferaPh/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

The Nook Café

If you can’t afford (yet!) to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, don’t be sad ‘cause you may just be a few hours (or minutes) away from something similar, in a form of a coffee shop. In Maginhawa, bookworms and Potterheads unite to enjoy sumptuous finger food, pastries, and coffee-based drinks at The Nook Café. It’s where Harry Potter fans go to as the place is definitely a sight to behold with various memorabilia from the classic fantasy novel.

Get the chance to meet Dobby the elf, wear a house robe, or take a sip of the famed Butterbeer if you must! This café also holds Interwizarding school tournaments, spell duels, and Harry Potter trivia games so tag your fellow Potterheads and visit the lovely Nook Café.

Address: 164 A Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City

Contact: 0915-974-3660

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheNookCafe/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Catabolic Café

If you are looking for something cozy, head on to Catabolic Café. They pride themselves on delicious grub, cozy atmosphere, and superior coffee which is why they are one of the favorites when it comes to sophisticated coffee hubs. Catabolic Café is a third-wave coffee shop using beans from the well-known EDSA Beverage Design Group.

Catabolic Café is easily the best choice for yuppies who would want a relaxing atmosphere to spill out creative juices, as its simple interiors yet great culinary offerings will simply allure you to come visit often. Apart from their cups of coffee, they also serve rice meals that are really worth every penny.

Address: 22 Malingap St., Brgy. Teachers Village West, Quezon City

Contact: 02-366-8822

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CatabolicCafePH/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Cool Beans Café

This is the definition of heaven for bookworms. Let us tell you what to expect if you haven’t been there yet. Expect to see a wide range of books from classic pieces of literature to fiction and non-fiction that you can borrow to read. They call themselves the “first library café in the Philippines” with their extensive selection of local and international books and magazines.

Those who pledge to read the printed word will love spending time in this cool café which also serves homegrown brewed coffee sourced from the mountains of Cordillera. They promote the locally-grown coffee of the Philippines. So if you support local products, check out what Cool Beans Café in Maginhawa offers.

Address: 67-B Maginhawa St., UP Village, Quezon City

Email: coffeeafilipinas@gmail.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coolbeansph/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕

For the sugar rush enthusiasts

The Iscreamist

The Iscreamist stands out from the rest of Maginhawa dessert places because of their unique liquid nitrogen ice cream. Going inside their place feels like you’re in another dimension with the use of blue lights to get that (literally) cool vibe. It’s very popular for their Dragon’s Breath, a set of a dish which produces a smoky effect when served. Try the S’mores which is their bestseller.

Apart from S’mores, they also have other desserts here such as the strawberry cheesecake. Visit the place earlier so that you won’t have to line up as it gets jampacked quickly!

Address: Magiting St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheIscreamist/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream

Yet another dessert place that serves ice cream is Papa Diddi’s. This ice cream parlor uses natural and locally-sourced ingredients, from farms, markets, and gardens to make its flavorful dessert. They use carabao milk to make their ice creams milkier in taste which has the right amount of sweetness that every dessert lover will surely love.

Some of the flavors you won’t find in other ice cream shops in the metro include Roasted Strawberry, Pineapple Rhum, and Roasted Forbidden Rice—something that uses toasted rice bits to make it more delicious. Aside from their much-loved ice creams, they also have churros, soda floats, and milkshakes to choose from.

Address: 168 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City

Contact: 0917-625-8546

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/papadiddis/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

 Frosted Desserts

Those with a sweet tooth must visit this quaint cupcake shop named Frosted Desserts. This gem of a dessert place offers cute and tasty cupcakes, muffins, and cookies. They’ve got special flavors that you’ll only get here like their very own Banana Nutella, Mr. Grey (an Earl Grey tea cake) and S’mores. They also have holiday cupcakes such as Bibingcupcake made with Quezo de Bola, swiss buttercream frosting,desiccatedd coconut that’s best during the Christmas season.

Make sure to drop by Frosted Desserts to get your dose of cupcake goodness! You can also pre-order their cupcakes or you can give them as gift packs.

Address: 57 Maginhawa St., UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City

Contact: 0917-105-9986

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/frosteddessertsph/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕

Black Sugar

Experience how they do desserts in diners way back 1900s when you visit Black Sugar in Maginhawa. This retro resto will give you the sweetness overload you’ve been dreaming of as you devour on their famed funnel cakes, churros, and sodas.

Black Sugar is an American dessert diner where you’ll enjoy lots of flavorful treats that will make you wanting for more. Here’s a tip: if you can’t decide what to order, make use of their spinning wheel and let it decide what you should get!

Address: Streat: Maginhawa Food Park, 91 Maginhawa St., UP Village, Quezon City

Email: blacksugar.manage@gmail.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BlackSugarDesserts/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

For the Tea Lover’s Teatime

AntiTeasis: Books and Brews

Books, tea, and comfort await you in AntiTeasis if you’re game for some laidback teatime. This place is your go-to destination for relaxation, if you want to explore hidden Maginhawa gems alone. AntiTeasis serves grubs and mostly tea offerings on their menu. They’ve got a wide range of tea bags, ranging from organic ones, Asian, blended tea bags, special tea leaves, as well as powdered tea.

AntiTeasis is the perfect place for study groups and board games. It’s a little space frequented by those who just want to enjoy their cup of tea while reading good books for an afternoon retreat.

Address:154-C Maginhawa St., Quezon City

Contact: 0949-360-2224

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/antiteasis/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Moonleaf Teashop

One of the favoritetea shopss in Maginhawa is Moonleaf. Known for their delicious thirst quenchers, Moonleaf in Maginhawa is a spot for mlik tea lovers. They’ve got tasty beverages perfect for humid afternoons, where you can choose from their basics, milk tea-based, and fruit-infused beverages. It’s very student-friendly so if you’re looking for a place to do a quick read, you’ll find Moonleaf a conducive place to learn and be creative. They also have acoustic performances from time to time so go plan a visit now!

Moonleaf Maginhawa currently offers their Good Vibes Planner for only Php 339! It’s an undated planner that you can use to plot your schedule and write notes to plan your year ahead. Get yours online or drop by their store to know more about these planners.

Address: 103 Maginhawa St., UP Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

Contact: 899-9317

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/moonleafteashop/    

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Cha Dao Tea Place

Cha Dao in Maginhawa is another miktea place found in Maginhawa which offers healthy and affordable teas. It’s perfect for those who are on a very tight budget as they have drinks priced for as low as Php 50.00! If you’re not into spending bucks over overpriced drinks, this place will be your sanctuary for a quick afternoon milk tea time.

This cafe offers a variety of flavors including fruit teas, classic blends, and Yakult blends. You can have them delivered to your doorstep or for pick-up! Visit their branch in Maginhawa for a quick refreshment after a sumptuous meal.

Address: 111A Maginhawa St., Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City 

Contact: 02-622-7076 or 0917-863-6644

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chadaoteaplace/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕

Places for furparents

Cat Café Manila

Cat lovers of Manila unite! It’s time for you to visit your favorite kitties in this cat heaven called Cat Café Manila in Maginhawa. In this café, you’ll find cute kitties waiting to be adopted! The café has a low table dining setup so you’ll be closer to the resident cats for a totally fun cat experience. For their dishes, they offer both sweet and savory dishes to satisfy their guests’ hunger.

The café partners with CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) to ensure that the beloved kitties in Cat Café Manila are safe and cared for. Come by, pet lovers and experience the world of cats in this cafe!

Address: 2/F 189 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village, Quezon City

Contact: 0922-836-4441

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/catcafemanila/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Wagging Tails Café

Now, what about the dog lovers of Manila? Of course, there’s a special place for fur parents who’ love to play with doggos. Wagging Tails Café houses twenty adorable pets who will totally capture your hearts with their cute and playful antics, leaving you in awe. They’ve got a variety of dog breeds in there, so if you’re planning to visit, say hi to a poodle, corgis, Golden Retriever, and Shih Tzu among others!

Wagging Tails has a separate zone for the dining and dogs. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy their coffee and food as much as you’d love their furbabies. Celebrate Halloween with Wagging Tails for only Php 180.00! Just take a selfie with one of their staff, post it online, show the photo to the cashier and voila! You can now spend time with doggies this Halloween break. Promo runs from October 28 to 29, 2017 only.

Address: 120 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village, Quezon City

Contact: 0995-206-6511

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/waggingtailscafe17/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Artsy Cafes for the Art-lovin’

Artesania MNL Café

Art-loving individuals also have a place where they can get as creative as they want in the name of Artesania MNL Café. This space which is a café and an art space in one is filled with all sorts of creative stuff that will inspire you to make more art. It’s a place that encourages people to be as creative as they want to be, as they host several art events at a very affordable price.

Artesania MNL also makes you crave for their satisfying treats as their food do not disappoint. Grab the chance to order their artsy milkshakes and coffee to further boost your creative energy when visiting the café.

Address: #140 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City

Contact: 02-891-8958

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artesaniamnlcafe/

Café Meter: ☕☕☕☕☕

Whether you’re a shutterbug, a pet lover, or just a simple foodie looking for interesting spots to spend time within Maginhawa, you’ll find your own spot in this beautiful neighborhood hub. Maginhawa is definitely one of the best foodie destinations here in Manila, and you’ve got to visit the place to see for yourself. Hungry or not, tag your buddies now and explore the magic of Maginhawa in Quezon City!


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