Isn't this the perfect weather for coffee? If it weren't for the heavy rain and floods all around the metro, it would also be nice to go to these two coffee shops: Subspace Coffee House and Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery. These coffee shops have so much similarities: (1) perfect COCOL place for couples, friends and new acquaintances, (2) brings together a group of people who love the same thing - K-Pop, for one, and art for the other, and (3) coffee art.
Subspace Coffee House, Ortigas
I discovered this coffee place through Tricia Gosingtian's IG account where she posted a photo of her coffee with some drawing on it. I'm a coffee (art) lover and someday, I wish to learn how to make coffee and be able to decorate it.
On the International Museum Day last May, after visiting Ayala Museum, I was able to go to Subspace with my friends. Located at the Grand Emerald Tower in Ortigas Center, Pasig, tucked in a little space near a Korean grocery shop, there you'll find this quaint coffee shop. To be honest, we had a hard time looking for it. We had to go around twice before realizing it was just there.
With just unpainted cement wall decorated with colorful items and photos, this coffee shop felt like heaven to me. I don't know how exactly to describe the place but it was beauty in disarray. The combination of different decorations, different furniture... made me feel ecstatic just by being there.
Actually, Subspace Coffee House is home to K-Pop aficionados where 2PM, SuJu, GG, Big Bang songs playing in the background and K-Pop merchandise sold on the side.
The coffee art you can find here is more of the cute version (I know, I've said cute too many times, but that's the best way to describe it, for me haha). You can have your coffee personalized by asking the barista to draw up something for you, or you could just let their creative juices flow.
Purple Potato Latte, Php 125
It was a tad too sweet for my taste. But it was worth a try!
We didn't want to try just their coffee so we also ordered this:
Green Tea waffle? I forgot what it was called.
Loved it! It complemented the sweetness of the purple potato latte.
Magnum Opus: Fine Coffee Gallery, BF Paranaque
Back at my hometown ('hometown' talaga? haha), I heard about this coffee shop in BF and immediately, had the urge to visit it. Another one of those hard-to-find-because-it's-quite-small coffee shop. Located at The Prime building, on the corner of J. Elizalde and Aguirre St. in BF Paranaque, Magnum Opus is home to artistic people down south. You know, art and coffee, 'nuf said haha
From the name of it, Magnum Opus it's a coffee shop and a gallery. Searched it on Google and found out:
Magnum Opus: An important work of art, music, or literature, esp. the most important achievement of an artist or writer. (Synonyms: masterpiece)
There are paintings on the walls. Actually when we were there, there was a girl who was fixing the labels on the said paintings and also had her painting materials piled up on one side of the bar area.
Like Subspace, this is a coffee shop where you'd easily make friends with the baristas and other loyal customers, especially if you frequent the place. It would be nice if this doesn't become too popular. I mean, I like the ambiance, the feel of the coffee shop while there's not too many people in it.
|Doctor Who reference|
|The Smoking Area|
On a cold December night, this would be such a nice hangout area especially if they put up Christmas lights.
My friend's Piccolo Latte
Small yet strong
Hot chocolate with coffee
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