in Quezon City
By Patti Sunio
We’ve come to this point where we choose a HOHOL place depending on access to free WiFi. The coffee and food come in second, and ambiance is third. Maybe it’s to be able to work or study together with our friends or share funny links with our S.O. Either way, the need for WiFi is here to stay.
For QC residents, here are 8 close to home:
Afters Espresso & Desserts
20 Lansbergh Place, Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Castor St. Quezon City
Open from 11am to 1am
What to try other than coffee: Their milk and cookies, affogato, and hearty breakfast plates.
Best-seller: Their playlist, quick service, and quaint ambience. If you’ve had dinner nearby any of the restaurants along Tomas Morato, this is a great quick stop for coffee and conversation before heading home.
Stockwell Cafe + Lounge
61 Sct. Tobias St, Diliman, Quezon City
Open from 9am to 10am
What to try other than coffee: The place also sells ground beans for you to take home and brew yourself!
Best-seller: Huge tables and plush sofas that are conducive to working and studying.
1103, 113 Mother Ignacia Ave, Quezon City
Open from 11am to 11pm
What to try other than coffee: Aside from their cakes that go very well with their coffee, the dishes (from the rice meals to the salads and the appetizers!) are all unique and superb, too!
Best-seller: The overall ambience is top-notch. There are long tables for huge groups and smaller areas for intimate parties. There’s an al fresco area, while the entire compound is non-smoking. The restrooms are spacious and clean, too.
74 West Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City
Open from 9am to 1pm on Mondays to Saturdays; 9am to 12am on Sundays
What to try other than coffee: Great appetizers and dinner plates!
Best-seller: It’s a spacious place you’ll want to stay in for a long time. Tables are far apart for better privacy among diners.
Blue Rocket Cafe
79 Scout Reyes corner Scout Lozano, Bgy. Paligsahan, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Open from 11am to 10pm
What to try other than coffee: Their fries! They also sell beans that you can ask them to grind before taking home, too.
Best-seller: Strategically placed tables and borders, so there’s privacy and proper space between diners. They also have function rooms you can rent for events.
102, South Triangle, Panay Avenue, Quezon City
Open from 7am to 10pm
What to try other than coffee: They have a wide range of tea options to choose from!
Best-seller: Window seats with stools for individual diners—makes a great spot for people-watching or simply relaxing by your lonesome.
32 Eugenio Lopez Dr, Diliman, Quezon City
Open from 7am to 11pm
What to try other than coffee: Their salads.
Best-seller: The place itself, since there are many spots to choose from. Each corner is begging to be Instagrammed so if that’s your thing, you’ll definitely love it here.
UCC Vienna Cafe
Tomas Morato Avenue Corner Roces Avenue, Quezon City
Open from 7am to 12am
What to try other than coffee: Their cakes and meals. Although pricey, you can always invite over a parent (who’ll love it, for sure!) or a friend you can split with.
Best-seller: Despite UCC being to oldest coffee shop on this list, its old-fashioned ambiance and unique blend of coffee remains like no other and will be the very reason why you’ll keep coming back in the years to come!
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