8 Book Cafes for the Introvert in You


*curls into a ball*

Not everyone enjoys being alone, and most feel awkward being alone in a public place. Well it doesn’t have to be awkward when your nose is deeply under a book and your mind, in a magical world, or you’re simply just enjoying quiet time with a laptop–with awesome food and a cup of coffee on the side, of course!

Here are 8 book cafes in the metro that your introvert selves will most probably appreciate. Find them on the Booky app and easily use the ‘Navigate’ feature to avoid getting lost.

Cup Fiction – Katipunan

Owned by Saab Magalona, Cup Fiction is a library cafe concept that serves good coffee, light meals, and delicious pastries and desserts. It has a small bookshelf with books you can read while enjoying your hot cup of coffee. 

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Photo from @cupfictionph

No reservations accepted
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141 White Plains, Katipunan Ave, White Plains, Quezon City
(0917) 539-7778

Tweedle Book Cafe – Tomas Morato

A coffee shop and wine lounge for foodies who love to read all sorts of books from fiction to comics.

Tweedle Book Cafe
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Tweedle Book Cafe
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No reservations accepted
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106B Scout Gandia, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(0922) 805-1688

Cool Beans Cafe – Maginhawa

Cool Beans Cafe is the first library cafe in the metro whose extensive collection includes coffee table book, travel magazines, contemporary novels, timeless classics, fiction, children’s books and more. 

Cool Beans Cafe
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Cool Beans Cafe
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Reservations are accepted
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67A Maginhawa St., UP Village, Quezon City
(0917) 706-4711

Press Cafe – Rockwell

Press Cafe is an artsy book cafe tucked inside one of the most popular book stores in the metro, Fully Booked. The two are from the same owners.

Press Cafe
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Press Cafe
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Reservations are accepted
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3F Power Plant Mall
(02) 901-4177

Antiteasis: Books and Brews – Maginhawa

AntiTeasis is a tea house slash library where customers can enjoy their books and sip their brews to their hearts’ content. Primarily serving the UP crowd and the nearby residents, more recently, it has become a foodie’s destination, along with the other restaurants in its neighborhood.

Antiteasis Books & Brews
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Antiteasis Books & Brews
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Unit C, 154 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
+63 906 342-4599

Dorissimo Pastries – Maginhawa

Dorissimo Pastries is a bakery and cafe serving homemade goodies including breads, cupcakes, cookies, and other pastries. They also serve sandwiches, pastas, smoothies and mocktails. They have books on shelves for your reading pleasure.

Dorissimo
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Dorissimo
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No reservations accepted
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122 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
+63 2 263-1465

Here are 2 bonus out-of-city book cafes you may chance upon when you go out of town.

Under the Tree Book Cafe –  Baguio

A Korean-owned book and boardgame cafe (that’s not actually under a tree) offering a wide selection of coffee, smoothies and teas as well as some light snacks (Hint: cream puffs). Join their membership program, monthly contests, regular reading activities or donate a book to get a free cup of coffee.

Under the Tree Book Cafe
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Under the Tree Book Cafe
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No reservations accepted
26 Baden Powell Inn, Governor Pack Rd., Baguio City
(074) 244-7121

He Brews Cafe – Batangas

A book cafe for believers of Christ. The walls are painted with quotes from the Bible and shelves are stocked with devotionals and other Christian books, as well as some fiction and novels, etc. Aside from serving pastas, sandwiches and coffee, they also hold book sales from time to time.

He Brews Cafe
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He Brews Cafe
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Reservations are accepted
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43 Barangay 9 P. Burgos St., Batangas City
(073) 984-5325

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