61 – On Stopping By For A Cup Of Joe: Triptych 9

Whenever both of us feel the need to have freshly-pressed coffee, especially after a meal, we make sure to visit coffee shops that we happen to pass by. It doesn’t exactly have to be made from Tanzania, Java, Kalinga, Sagada, Amadeo, or Batangas beans. As long as we have a hot drink, something sweet, and a place to sit on – we’re good. Today’s triptych will feature some coffee shops we visited last year.

Enough of the introductions, and let’s proceed with the pictures.

Coffee Belle
17-A West Avenue, Nayong Kanluran, Quezon City 1104
(Facebook page)

Situated right beside Saisaki / Sambokojin West Avenue, Coffee Belle is a well-known coffee spot around the Delta area. The place has been commended for its fast Wi-Fi connection and 24/7 business hours, making it a good spot for law students reviewing for their exams. The boo and I once went here after work just to have some quality time together, and we look forward to going back there again.

The Barista Box
Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
(Facebook page)

The Barista Box follows the food truck trend by serving freshly-pressed third wave coffee from a converted L300. It was featured in an article at Pepper.ph, and we put it in our itinerary during my final visit in Ateneo last November. We were fortunate to have met Migs Santiago, owner of The Barista Box, when we stopped by there. Given that I no longer have plans to visit Ateneo in the future, it has truly been a privilege to be able to have coffee at this place.

Coffee Empire
74 West Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City 1104
(Facebook page)

Less than a year old as of this typing, Coffee Empire along West Avenue is another place we tried out before 2014 ended. This establishment serving third-wave coffee from various parts of the globe is situated right beside Hap Chan Tea House, near the corner of Examiner Street. Coffee Empire serves good food, and we both agree that their Wrong Sandwich is most commendable. I suggest visiting the coffee shop so you can find out why.

Until the next post, bon appetit. And before I go, let me thank all of you guys for your support. One year, five months, and sixty posts later—I finally hit the 10,000 mark!


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