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.