There’s a proverb saying that all work no play, makes a person boring. Yes, summer is over, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and have some fun with your friends or spend some quality time with yourself. Studying can be demanding, but you should always give yourself a time to de-stress once in a while. YOLO, remember?
With numerous food parks and cafés popping up these days, Ford Philippines drove around the Metro to find cool student-friendly hangout places perfect for barkada bonding and study sessions. Make sure to note these down, okay? G!
1. TableTaft Board Game Café
Bring your pals and unleash your competitive side with your favorite board games. You can also spice up the game by dropping the iconic Truth or Dare question to the losing end. Yay! This café also offers good finger food, pasta, rice bowls, and desserts.
TableTaft Board Game Café is located at 2/F University Mall, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila.
2. IChill Theater Café
If your university is around Espana, this is a must-go chill out place with your friends after class hours. Living up to its name, this unique coffee shop gives off a theater vibe where regular performances such as acoustic concerts and film screenings happen.
IChill Theater Café is located at 1125 Dos Castillas St, Sampaloc, Manila.
3. The Study
If you happen to have long hours of break time this semester, this is the best spot to drop by. You can make use of your free time to finish pending reports or assignments for the next class. They also have sockets in case you need to charge your gadgets. Researching and citing references with your thesis buddies while savoring your fave snack and sipping frappuccino sounds great, yes?
The Study Idea Space is located at 2nd Floor, Regis Center, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City.
4. The Z Compound
Budget-friendly food never goes wrong, right? The Z has been the popular and favorite place of every Iska and Isko out there. If you’re looking for an affordable yet good-tasting lunch and merienda, then you should try this one.
The The Z Compound is located at 33A Malingap, Diliman, Quezon City.
5. Café UK
There’s nothing better than starting your day with a cup of coffee. Well, this three-storey cafe happens to be known for its vacuum-brewed coffee. It has a cozy ambiance adorned with bar stools, cushioned chairs, couches, electric outlets, and a Wi-Fi-connection. Architecture students will be delighted, as it has some drafting tables for them to work on.
Café UK-Co is located at Dona Carmen Bldg. 2, 2nd St. Cor. D.R.C Aguila St. Mendiola, Manila.
6. Alice Tea Salon
Inspired by the popular novel Alice in Wonderland, this café has quirky interior design that will make you feel like you’re living in Alice’s world. Make sure that you have your phones with you, so you can snap and pose for a photo or two in some of their Instagram-worthy areas.
Alice Tea Salon is located at 30 Pearl Dr, San Antonio, Pasig.
Now that we’ve given you these cool hangout spots, why not plan ahead and schedule the next quality time with your friends? It’s even better if you have a reliable car to haul your barkada with these fun destinations, just like the Ford EcoSport. This vehicle may be a compact car, but it is flexible enough to accommodate five people and bring them along to your much-needed break.