I was invited to the opening of Book and Borders Cafe along Tomas Morato in Quezon City a little over a week ago. I said yes right away because I’ve been meaning to check it out. That and well, it’s in my immediate vicinity… lol.
Celebrity endorsers Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuson and Benjamin Alves, both self-confessed bookworms, led the ribbon-cutting of Book and Borders Cafe.
The first thing I noticed was the colorful chairs.
And of course, the books! Book and Borders Cafe’s walls are covered with shelves which hold a variety of books. They even have children’s books.
Look, it’s The Hunger Games and the Divergent series of books! They also have books written by JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling, etc. Non-fiction books? They have those too… take your pick from marketing to aircrafts to fashion.
Borrowing books is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just pick a book and then give your ID in exchange for a number tag. Your ID will be given back when you return the book. One person can borrow a maximum of 3 books at a time — 1 of any genre and 2 children’s books.
Book and Borders has a pretty sizable menu for a coffee shop. They have hot drinks, cold drinks, smoothies, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and pastries.
The pastries are not posted on the menu, they’re displayed inside a glass chiller.
I tried the Fried Tuyo Pasta (P195). It may not look it in the photo but it’s a really big serving, good for 2 if you’re just having merienda. For the price, I’d say it’s good value for money. It was a tad too salty for me though, but I think it can easily be adjusted.
I ordered Salted Hot Chocolate (P125) because it was the drink that caught my eye when I was scanning through the menu. Wow. All I can say is wow. It’s soooo good. I felt like I was drinking thick and rich champorado (Filipino chocolate porridge). You know where they put the salt? In the cream! My drink was so hot the cream melted kinda fast but whoa. This is really a must-try! The flavors just come together so perfectly. I wanted to try their iced coffee drinks because they use frozen milk as ice cubes — Karylle said that the drink gets creamier as the ice melts. Unfortunately I can only accommodate one drink at a time so I only had Salted Hot Chocolate.
These were the pastries I got to try. My vote goes to the soft and chewy Pistachio Donut! It would go very well with a cup of hot coffee.
I will surely be back with hubby and the kids to try more of the menu offerings. I’m too curious about their iced coffees!
Book and Borders Cafe
281 Tomas Morato St. (near 7 Eleven),
Diliman, Quezon City
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